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Baldwin Reimagines Luxury for a New Generation in Latest Campaign

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In & Out Productions’ Michał Sabliński directs the truly international campaign, spanning Poland to Colombia

Baldwin Reimagines Luxury for a New Generation in Latest Campaign

Luxury hardware retailer Baldwin has teamed up with brand transformation agency SCS and In & Out Productions to bring luxury to a new market with its latest campaign, ‘Obsession is Good’.

Having embodied the image of prestige for generations, Baldwin has set the standard for all others to follow. Continuing to pioneer, the hardware retailer is now expanding its horizons, welcoming a different market with a new vision of luxury. Shifting focus to HENRYs, (“High Earners, Not Rich Yet”), who represent the future of wealth in America, the teams at Baldwin, SCS, and In & Out collaborated to appeal to an audience that is not drawn in by status or heritage alone, but by relevant connections with a brand, as well as timeless yet modern design.

The captivating ‘Obsession is Good’ campaign, directed by In & Out’s Michał Sabliński, debuts the new Baldwin brand with a bang. Sledgehammers, clashing metal, and choppy editing collide with stunning visuals to craft an abstract and arresting spot that redefines the look and feel of luxury door hardware for a new market.



A dedicated international effort, the diverse production team included partners from Poland and Colombia, and was shot on location in and around Bogotá. With stunning visuals in every direction, there was plenty of inspiration for the crew. 

Director Michał Sabliński comments: “Shooting in Colombia, with all the freedom I had been given, was such an amazing time. We were motivated by this desire to be different, and I felt I’d rather play with what I could do during pre-production than try to imagine too much on a piece of paper. It’s the best feeling to combine meticulous preparation with moments of pure improvisation. One moment we’d be shooting precise macro shots of the lock’s mechanism, and 10 minutes later we’d be freestyling crazy shots with a beautiful androgenic model. It doesn’t get better than that.”

Matt Zimmer, Vice President Marketing - Security Hardware at Spectrum Brands, adds: “This is not a shift or approach we take lightly. We’re making a number of strategic moves to ensure the future of the Baldwin brand, and shifting our tone is important for us to show the industry—as  much as the audience—a new face and new passion for Baldwin as a brand.”

The campaign launched with a 60” and 30” second spot, as well as a suite of 15” second spots, along with 6” spots that will reach across broadcast television, CTV, paid and native social content.


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Client

Client: Baldwin

Vice President Marketing: Matt Zimmer

Senior Manager Brand Marketing: Erik Glassen

Agency

Agency: SCS

Founder & CEO: James Schiefer

Chief Strategy Officer: Jeff Roach

SVP Brand Solutions: Tommy Campagne

VP Marketing: Kirsten Wright

Chief Creative Officer: John Zegowitz

VP Content: Catherine Gudvangen

Content Producer: Dave DeSantis

Copywriters: John Zegowitz, Eric Spiegler

Art Director: Amy Higgins

Junior Copywriter: Schuyler Vanderveen

SVP, Media: Andres Torrente

Associate Media Director: Marvell Lam

Integrated Media Supervisor: Julianna Sarkasian

Director Project Management: Chris Sparks

Creative Production

US Production Company: In&Out Productions

US Production Company Executive Producer: Mari Tato

Director: Michał Sabliński

Post Production

Post Production Studio: Televisor

Producer: Iwona Kachel, Tadek Zwierzynski

Online Artist: Hubert Dluzniewski

Grading: Aleksandra Kraus

Editor: Robert Gryka, Irek Grzyb

Sound Studio: Juice

Sound Editor: Kuba Pietrzak

Announcer: Jason Kappus

Genres: Luxury, People

Categories: Home, DIY

In & Out Productions, Tue, 31 May 2022 14:00:00 GMT