Royal Philips

Better Than New

Agency: LePub


Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced the launch of its ‘Better Than New’ campaign to create awareness and traction for Philips’ refurbished products. The creative thinking behind the campaign focuses on the tension between ‘new equals better’ and ‘better than new’. Responding to the needs of an increasing number of consumers and building on the company’s commitment to sustainability and driving a more circular economy, Philips’ goal is to make products that can be refurbished and reused. The Philips Refurb Editions ‘Better Than New’ campaign, which has been co-created with creative agency LePub (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and co-founders of the Italian image-only magazine TOILETPAPER (artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari), uses the creativity engendered by a seeming conflict of ideas – new equals better versus better than new – to turn the stereotypical idea of innovation on its head.

Philips has always been at the forefront of innovation, the company’s purpose being to improve people’s health and wellbeing through meaningful innovation. As part of Philips’ response to today’s consumers’ needs and through its commitment to sustainability and driving a more circular economy, it is the goal to make products that can be refurbished and reused. The environmental impact of using refurbished products is less than buying a new product because the need for raw materials and new parts is reduced. Today’s consumers are more informed and aware of the need for sustainability than ever before and keen on finding innovative ways to live more sustainable lifestyles. And as consumer behavior shifts and changes, how people buy products and services and how brands sell them continues to evolve. Consumer surveys suggest that sustainability is playing an increasing role in how people buy – for example, 38% of consumers say they are willing to pay more for a durable product and 40% buy second-hand products. Philips believes that as well as a brand-new product there should be a brandnew choice: the option of new or refurbished. Philips Refurb Editions – products that are given a second life with guaranteed Philips quality and the same two-year guarantee as a new product – offer consumers that exciting and simple alternative. It also means less waste. With more than 39,000 refurbished products finding a new home, Philips already avoided 139 tons of e-waste in 2022.

This professional campaign titled 'Better Than New' was published in Germany in June, 2023. It was created for the brand: Royal Philips, by ad agency: LePub. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Health and Household Products industries and contains 8 media assets. It was submitted 11 months ago.


Agencies: LePub
Campaign: Philips Sustainability - Refurb is the future
Advertiser: Philips
Head of Marketing Center of Excellence - Claudia Calori
Global Sr. Director Marketing Communications: Josefien Olij
Marketing Planning & Operations Director - Timo Wassermeier
Senior Integrated producer: Gustavo Velho
Global CEO LePub, Global CCO Publicis Worldwide & CCO Publicis Groupe Italy: Bruno Bertelli
LePub Global Creative Team
Chief Creative officer: Milos Obradovic
Creative Director: Jessica Kersten
Creative Director: Sandrine Le Goff
Jr Art Director: Alejandro Gutierrez
Jr Copy Writer: Nikolaj Malchev
LePub Global Strategist
Chief Strategy Office: Isabella Mulholland
Strategic Planner: Martina Rinciari
LePub Global Account Team
General Manager Publicis Italy: David Pagnoni
Business Director: Francesca Baldrighi
Account Director: Sanne Kragten
Account Manager: Ayuningtyas Baskoro Djarot
Chief Production Officer: Francesca Zazzera
Head of Video Production: Anna Sica
Art buyer: Rossana Coruzzi
Producer: Sabrina Sanfratello
Post producer: Alina Chaplygina
Digital Art Director: Ariberto Anastasi
Production e Print Manager: Tina Paolella
Digital Project Manager: Ornella Scarparo
Digital Producer Supervisor: Simona Caldarini
Motion Graphic Designers: Prodigious Stefano Moretto, Matteo Marzano
LePub Global PR Team
Global Head of PR & Communication: Isabella Cecconi
Global Senior PR & Communication Manager: Julie Foulet
Photographers : Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari
Creative Director : Micol Talso
Art Director : Antonio Colomboni
Art Director Assistant : Sara Matacena
First Assistant Photographer : Chiara Quadri
Second Assistant Photographer : Andrea Ceppi
Stylist : Elisa Zaccanti
Stylist Assistant : Bianca Luini
Casting Director : Simone Bart
Casting Assistant : Alessandra Richiardi
Set designer : Michela Natella
Set builder : Lorenzo Dispensa
Set designer Assistant : Giulia Varisco
Hair & makeup Artist : Lorenzo Zavatta
Hair & makeup Artist Assistant : Federica Russo
Digital : Tommaso Bressan
Creative Retouching Studio : Martin & Rainone
Production Coordinator : Stefania Biliato
Production Assistant : Fjoralba Murati
Production General Assistant : Alessandro Pagani
Backstage Photographer : Manfredi Prestigiacomo
Media Agency
Media agency : OMD

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