Describe the brief from the client: Bastei-Lbbe Verlag is the largest publisher of sappy romance novels in the German-speaking countries. One of its most prominent authors is best-selling American author Sasha Lord. Due to her enthralling romantic adventure novels, Sasha Lord has become one of the most successful international best-selling authors of her genre. Across a Wild Sea, yet another promising title from the Bastei-Lbbe publishing house, came out at the beginning of 2009. To promote the title, our customer wanted to have an extraordinary campaign that would do justice to the love story and significantly increase the number of pre-release orders. Creative Execution: The number of people who read sentimental literature is very large as is the number of titles competing for space on the market. In spite of this, Sasha Lord has over the course of the years written her way into readers hearts and defended her title as a best-selling author. Her readership and their expectations of her are enormous. So the most obvious thing to do was give readers what they want: emotions. With this promotional concept, we want to let the target audience know without a doubt that this title is best-selling author Sasha Lords most emotional work yet. Describe the creative solution to the brief/objective. The way that an excerpt of the material was presented was a good clue as to the tear-filled content of the novel: the first chapters of the tear-jerking book were printed as an exclusive preview on paper handkerchiefs. At first the weight and look of the excerpt makes it seem just like the real version of the book. Upon opening the hardcover however, the reader realises that a box of tissues is hidden inside the book. The pages of this box have the first chapter of the novel printed on them. This pocket-handkerchief book in a tissue box was sent to 200 publishers dealers and about 300 loyal readers. Describe the results in as much detail as possible. The response of regular readers addressed before publication was gigantic. 70% ordered the book directly from the publisher even before the official sales launch. The eye-catching advertising campaign caused sales to reach the level forecast for the whole month of January in just the first week!
Type of Entry: Use of Media Category: Dimensional Mailing Title: PAPER HANDKERCHIEF BOOK Advertiser/Client: VERLAGSGRUPPE LBE & CO. Product/Service: BOOK PUBLISHERS Entrant Company: SERVICEPLAN Munich, GERMANY DM/Advertising Agency: SERVICEPLAN Munich, GERMANY Creative Credits Name Company Position Alex Schill Chief Creative Officer/Executive Creative Director Christoph Everke Creative Director Cosimo Moeller Copywriter Alexander Nagel Art Director Annemarie Moeller Account Supervisor Anja Krumrein Graphic Designvia www.coloribus.com