Never underestimate the power of taco trucks to change the world — or at least the minds of fickle, fashionable millennials.
Gap approached us to help them drive consideration and trial of the 1969 denim line among millennials and trendsetting consumers heading into the key Fall fashion season. Our target audience had a preconceived notion of Gap’s design sensibility. We needed to intercept them at their local summer hang-outs in an unexpected, culturally relevant way that would challenge perceptions in a uniquely Gap 1969 way.
We rolled out Pico de Gap, a fusion of food and fashion in the form of vintage-inspired taco trucks that operated in key markets over three months. The program plugged Gap into the food truck craze and celebrated the brand’s newly established denim design studios in Los Angeles. For $1.69, a consumer could purchase two tacos and a beverage, accompanied by an in-store offer. Menus were created by up-and-coming chefs in deals negotiated by the agency. Additionally, PR opportunities were leveraged in every market — Extra, Good Day LA, celebrity photos, TV appearances and tweets.
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Nicotine = Brain Poison = Clio
Our work for CTCP has awakened parents to the teen vaping epidemic and won a slew of awards in the process (not nearly as important, but nice). The latest is that most venerable of ad accolades: the Clio.
SGX NYC | #hairgoals
SGX NYC wanted to increase awareness around winning two Allure Best of Beauty Awards and reinforce the brand’s positioning with cost-conscious consumers looking for premium products. We hit the bullseye with three well-known #hairgoals influencers.
Citi | “Citigrammers”
Citi wanted to increase awareness and favorability on social media, particularly within the music and dining categories. We assembled a team of influential visual artists to create the sort of shareable content the brand couldn't.
Million-dollar talent from Upwork
To support COVID-19 projects, Upwork is donating a million dollars of time from their network of independent professionals. And who better to tell us about it than the pros themselves?
e.l.f. Cosmetics | Coachella
e.l.f. wanted to launch Beauty Shield, an all-new skincare line powered with antioxidants and SPF to help protect your skin against environmental aggressors. DCLA provided the perfect testing ground.
Cotteleer in Campaign US
DC’s chief experience officer speaks with Campaign about the virtual world and how COVID-19 has actually brought DC’s SF and LA offices closer.
Empowering the pandemic parent
Amy, along with our CEO Andy, talking to MediaPost about the agency’s support plan for working parents suddenly at home with kids.
Loyalty or discount program advertising often dwells in the downscale world of the coupon clipper — a turnoff to savvier online shoppers. Our strategy was to present Rakuten as every bit as premium as the brands it offered rebates on.