Paris: Total is launching its new international multimedia advertising campaign simultaneously in 21 countries on October 2nd to develop the Group’s brand awareness. The campaign highlights Total’s operations in oil production, refining and marketing, as well as its role as a major player in natural gas (50% of its output) and as the global number two in solar power, through its affiliate SunPower.
The campaign provides a tangible illustration of the meaning behind the Group’s new baseline, “Committed to Better Energy”, which puts the emphasis on producing “better”, not “more”. In this way, the Group is sharing its conviction that the path to a responsible energy future lies first and foremost in energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible.
To help shoulder this commitment, a large number of Group employees were involved in producing the campaign, and most of the scenes in the commercial were filmed at Total sites.
“Total is a leading global energy company. It needs a powerful brand over the long term to support the growth of its businesses. This large-scale campaign is the first of its kind in Total’s history. It reflects both our size and our ambitions,” explains Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Total’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. “Our vision and our continuous improvement approach – ‘always better’ – are seen in our work in the front lines, alongside and for our stakeholders. This isn’t just a promise for the future, it’s the everyday reality for Total’s 100,000 employees.”
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications: Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier
Vice President, Corporate Image & Brand: Valérie Laugier
Agency: Publicis Groupe, Marcel agency
Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Worldwide: Arthur Sadoun
Chief Creative Officer: Anne de Maupeou
Director: Samir Mallal
Samir Mallal, a Canadian director of Indian origin, is best known for his documentaries, including Bombay Calling, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2006, and Nollywood Babylon, nominated at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.
Kavinsky (birth name: Vincent Belorgey) is a Parisian electro artist who has collaborated often with such acts as Daft Punk, Mr. Oizo and Sébastien Tellier. He became widely known after providing music for the soundtrack of Drive in 2010.
Photographer: Michael Warren
Boston-based photographer Michael Warren has a passion for capturing real people on film. He made his mark with people-centered series on twins, twirlers, campers and American football fans.
The campaign will be deployed in 21 countries and will run in successive waves over the next three years on television, in the press, on the web and on social networks. It will also be featured in airports.
Displays in 15 international airports (Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Dammam, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Lagos, London Heathrow, Luanda, New Delhi, Paris CDG, Paris Orly, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai).
Commercials on 80 television channels and advertisements in more than 230 publications worldwide.
On the web, over 1 billion impressions will be delivered during the first wave;