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Samsung Smartwatches Revolutionise Lives in So Much More Campaign

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RAPP devised the campaign inspiring Samsung owners to buy a Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2

Samsung Smartwatches Revolutionise Lives in So Much More Campaign

As the creative agency responsible for leading this Samsung UK campaign, RAPP has devised a highly targeted campaign to promote Samsung’s Smartwatches, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2.

The work uses the provocative line ‘Don’t Just Watch’ along with relatable scenarios that show the devices’ innovative features at their best. With multiple variants of the creative, the campaign delivers a matrix of different smartwatch products, features and messages, to a wide variety of custom YouTube audiences – depending on their individual preferences.

It will feature on YouTube, Pinterest, online video (Condé Nast, Teads, Hearst, The Trade Desk) and OOH (roadside, National Rail, Underground and buses) until the end of June.

RAPP’s brief was to develop an overarching creative platform which inspires Samsung owners to buy a Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2.

The campaign shows how smartwatches can help people to 'Push harder, Pay quicker, React faster, Dream bigger, Move freer' and 'Own your health.'

Using inspiring imagery, powerful language, and relatable user scenarios, the campaign shows how their incredible features can revolutionise Samsung users’ lives.

Rather than being product led, the ads are all about how the watch can integrate into the customer’s lifestyle. Samsung’s hardware, software, services and partnerships have enabled its smartwatches to offer so much than simply the functionality of the smartwatch. For example, one ad is about how it can be used to monitor and improve sleep, from dimming the lights ready for bed with SmartThings, to tracking your sleep through the night with Sleep Score. Another demonstrates how the watch doesn’t just allow you skip songs on Spotify, customers can download the tracks and be totally free of their phone.

The ‘Don’t Just Watch’ construct allows the brand to talk about everything from features and activities to topical events and other launches. It also stands alone - saying everything you need to know about the watch in just three words.

Sharon Hegarty, marketing director at Samsung UK & Ireland said: “Our goal for the ‘Don’t Just Watch’ campaign was to bring to life the rich suite of unique features found in our smartwatch range that often go missed. This work tells the story that Samsung Galaxy wearables not only support health goals but provide so much more, made possible by their fantastic range of services and features”.

Al Mackie, chief creative officer at RAPP adds: “We set out to show emotion in relatable, aspirational and eye-catching scenarios - whether it’s listening to your favourite playlists, monitoring your heart rate or blood pressure, making payments or messaging friends - we have used a creative lens to show features in situ, alongside a testing matrix which targets different audiences with different executions. The highly targeted ads and test and learn execution aim to capture a feeling or a moment, while audience insight will inform subsequent activity.”

The tone and style of the campaign has been devised to work through the line, from big, bold print statements to data-driven DOOH. It also showcases details and key features on formats such as Facebook Instant Experience and Instagram Stories.


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Chief Creative Officer: Al Mackie

Creative Director: Sid Gordon 

Senior Art Director: Luke Clark  

Senior Copywriter: Dave Willis  

Junior Motion Designer: Abhi Kamalanathan

Head of 3D Motion and Graphics: Jeffrey Osbourne

Senior Account Director: Jamie Marks 

Senior Account Manager: Lisa Solomon 

Strategy Director: Joe Hoppard

Strategist: Joe Morgan

Project Manager: Emma Jones 

Agency Producer: Michelle Grainger  

Director and Photographer: Will Douglas

Production Co: High Stakes Films

Producer: Sophie Oller

Genres: People

Categories: Smart watch, Consumer Electronics

RAPP, Thu, 13 May 2021 14:35:41 GMT