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Robin Wood Makes a Meal Out of Forests for Deforestation Awareness

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Serviceplan Campaign X launched the prints to raise attention to issues caused by cattle farming for meat consumption

Robin Wood Makes a Meal Out of Forests for Deforestation Awareness

Using the claim ‘Every Serving Comes With a Price’, Serviceplan Campaign X has developed a campaign for the German environmental NGO ROBIN WOOD that illustrates the immense damage done to forest areas by deforestation due to cattle farming.  

In South America, cattle breeding and soybean cultivation are the main causes for the - mostly illegal - deforestation and slash-and-burn clearing of tropical forest areas. Still very present are the pictures from last year, when slash-and-burn in the Amazon region was considered one of the causes of the most devastating forest fires in years. A study released in September 2019 by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) stated that over 125.000ha of forest were both cleared in early 2019 and then burnt at the beginning of the Amazon's dry season, as land owners claimed new land for agriculture and pasture using the slash-and-burn technique. 

The campaign was launched as a print ad and OoH and on the Robin Wood site.  

A comprehensive social media campaign (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) will follow in the coming weeks. For more information about Robin Wood visit here.   

Based on the visual similarity of the texture of meat to deforested and burnt forest soil, motifs were developed to illustrate the contrast between culinary pleasure and destruction.

Fenna Otten, ROBIN WOOD's tropical forest advisor, says: "It is very important to us to stop the large-scale deforestation of tropical forests for meat production. We can only achieve this if we make consumers aware of the effects that unchecked meat consumption has on the environment. This is why we have launched a campaign with powerful visual motifs that encourage consumers to rethink their own behaviour.”

Markus Maczey, creative managing director of Serviceplan Campaign X adds: "The basic idea of the campaign is to work with detailed and photorealistic illustrations, which at first glance entice with something appetising, but then, with a delay, reveal their visual drama. This creates a surprise effect and enhances the impact of the motifs. 

In the course of the picture, what appears to be an enticing piece of meat for consumption, morphs into memorials of the devastating forest destruction.”

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Serviceplan Group

Chief Creative Officer: Alex Schill

Chief Creative Officer Germany: Matthias Harbeck   

Creative Managing Director Serviceplan Campaign X: Markus Maczey

Creative Managing Director Serviceplan Campaign X: Hans-Peter Sporer

Executive Creative Director Serviceplan Campaign X: Lauigard Hagl 

Management Supervisor Serviceplan Campaign X: Julian Rinnewitz 

Senior Art Director Serviceplan Campaign X: Michael Lux 

Junior Copywriter Serviceplan Campaign X: Jan Cordes

Junior Art Director Serviceplan Campaign X: Norman Nelich

Junior Account Manager Serviceplan Campaign X: Sophia Goossens 

Group Head Consultant & Planner & Creative Media Manager Mediaplus Media 1: Jonas Binder


Producer: Geert Jansen 

Photographer/Illustrator: Fulco Smit Roeters

Categories: Awareness, Corporate, Social and PSAs

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:24:57 GMT