The Next Normal

Agency: DDB


After 1945, UNESCO was born of one conviction: the most serious crisis in our history could give birth to a better, more united humanity. This idea is more topical than ever after the global coronavirus crisis, which called into question our priorities, our ways of life and the very functioning of our society. At the same time, new hopes and forms of solidarity were born. But as the world starts to emerge from the pandemic, there is a great temptation to simply forget and return to our former lives: back to normal. We know too well it could cause a future health, economic and social crisis.
It’s the right moment for UNESCO to raise the alarm with a campaign urging us not to forget the lessons learned. The 2.20-minute film doesn’t need complex arguments to do that: just facts. Facts about the world before and during the epidemic. Put together, they lead us to an unsettling conclusion: our “normal” world wasn’t normal at all and we better use this moment to change it. This is the objective of UNESCO. To encourage action and to mobilize people all over the world to question what should be normal and what the world of tomorrow could look like.

This professional campaign titled 'The Next Normal' was published in France in June, 2020. It was created for the brand: UNESCO, by ad agency: DDB. This Film medium campaign is related to the Public Interest industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted over 3 years ago.


Advertising Agency: DDB Paris, France
Executive Creative Director: Alexander Kalchev
Art Director: Mickaël Jacquemin
Copywriter: Benoît Oulhen
Agency Supervisors: Vincent Leorat, Mathieu Bliguet, Olivier Guillerot
Strategic Planner: Cédric Ledoux
Production: DDB Paris
Sound production: Sound Machine
Producer: Quentin Moenne-Loccoz
Music: Clint Mansell / Faith, Hope, Fear & Falling in Love
Music Supervisor: Charles-Henri de Pierrefeu / Universal Music Publishing
Music Supervisor: Andrew Kahn, Erik Sutch / Good Ear
Sound: Machine London
Sound Designer: Alex Bingham, Patch Rowland
Sound Producer: Matej Oreskovic
Press Relation Director: Anne-Marie Gibert


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