Canon Europe today is launching an integrated multi-market campaign for its PIXMA printer range, celebrating the chaotic nature of modern day life where work and personal lives continue to blur together.
Created in partnership with EMEA creative agency of record, VCCP, the campaign centres around the versatility of PIXMA printers and its ability to seamlessly tackle everything from work admin to life admin to the ‘last-minute school project’ admin, showcasing that it is a printer designed for The Stuff of Life. The increasing importance that the ‘home office space’ plays in the modern home has led Canon to create this integrated campaign which will roll out across EMEA.
A hero 30” AV is a whirlwind of words, graphics and images mirroring the printing process and dramatising the wonderful chaos of everyday life. The unrelenting list of tasks and challenges which the PIXMA calmly undertakes is captured and reflected; depicting real things like life admin, work admin, admin admin, maps to campsites, kids’ artwork, lost and found flyers, moodboards for wedding dresses, and the important financial forecasts for work - the stuff of life.
The films were directed by world renowned HLA director Simon Ratigan with post production and animation by multi-award winning VFX company Electric Theatre Collective. Girl&Bear, VCCP’s global content creation studio, managed all social post production and the transcreation process, with the campaign running in key markets: UK, Germany and France across TV, digital and social until 5th November.
A further 11 European markets have been supplied with localised versions of the hero and social campaign assets to run local campaigns. With such a spread of markets there has been great effort in both translation and transcreation to accurately capture the tonality and charm VCCP have pursued.
Susie Donaldson, European Marketing Director at Canon said: “It’s a simple truth that our lives now overlap and merge more than ever before as the home office has become the nerve centre of the modern household. PIXMA is the calm, reliable, creative tool that keeps things moving as chaos unfolds all around and we juggle a multitude of personal and work priorities. We know what it takes to get that balance right and wanted to celebrate PIXMA’s ability to handle The Stuff Of Life.”
Jim Capp, Creative Director at VCCP London added: “If my own family is anything to go by, modern life is a chaotic mix of the fun stuff, the admin stuff and life stuff. We really enjoyed the home made process of capturing this for Canon’s range of home office PIXMA printers.”
The campaign launches today in key markets including UK, Germany and France across TV, digital and social until 5th November. A further 11 European markets will run localised versions of the campaign. Media planning and buying is managed by Merkle and Dentsu.
We really enjoyed the home made process of capturing this for Canon’s range of home office PIXMA printers. Jim Capp, Creative Director at VCCP London