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August 2020
ALDI: Misplaced
ALDI: Misplaced
ALDI: Misplaced
ALDI Outdoor Ad - Misplaced
ALDI Outdoor Ad - Misplaced
ALDI Outdoor Ad - Misplaced

Description

At a time when French attitudes towards consumption are changing, the traditional model of the mass retail sector is losing market share every year. It's within this context that ALDI has committed to a different model revealed in its brand platform last January: "The Place of the new consumer".

A brand platform that embodies ALDI’s new consumption model: small, more responsible, more local, qualitative and price oriented. To promote ALDI’s commitment to no variation of price from one ALDI to another, ALDI displayed the prices of its summer products on billboards posted in the four corners of France, but... not in the right place! Thus, the price of the vanilla-chocolate cone on the billboard posted in Nice was valid at ALDI Nantes, on the other side of France, and vice versa.

The French took to Twitter posting photos of the ALDI geographically misplaced billboards believing that the advertising team did a big mistake: “Why is there an ALDI product price offer advertised for Lille but displayed in Bordeaux?”

All you had to do was read the dubbing strip on the billboard carefully to see that the error was not really a mistake. A simple campaign that plays with consumers and helps them become aware of the misguidance still being shown by some major players in mass distribution.

Outdoor advertisement created by Ogilvy Paris, France for ALDI, within the category: Retail Services.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Paris, France
Presidents: Matthieu Elkaim, Emmanuel Ferry
Chief Creative Officer: Matthieu Elkaim
Creative Directors: Julien Bredontiot, Alexandra Offe
Sales Team: Thomas Crouzet, Alice d'Anglejan, Anna Silve
Strategic Planning: Fanny Camus-Tournier, Martin Denoix
Print Producer: Valérie Saulnier, Florence Loshouarn
TV Production: Julien Sanson, Barthélémy de Champsavin, Lucille de Chateaubodeau
Head of sound and music: Johanne Kenniche
Sound Producer: Céline Bazard
Studio Manager: Jean-Jacques Hubert
Sound Assistant: Mallaurie Guittard
Chairman: Jean-Philippe Chevret
Business Partner: Elodie Courreau
Account Executive: Sébastien Roitel
Photographer / Videographer: Aurélie Hyson
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