Capgemini takes the elevator again for its new 100% internet campaign

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Capgemini continues with its 100% online advertising campaign with new episodes of the “elevator” series which began last year.

After the success of its 2009 campaign, Capgemini is continuing its 100% online advertising campaign with new episodes of the ‘elevator’ series which began last year. Viewed via video banners, the series of humorous sketches set in an elevator (a highly symbolic place for businesses) illustrates the challenges facing clients in the current economic situation and Capgemini’s response. The campaign will be launched on 17 May on more than 50 general, business and specialised IT websites in seven countries: France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

A 100% online campaign now available on mobile networks and the iPad

This new 100% internet campaign uses the main levers available through the internet to increase interactivity with web users:

  • multiple high visibility advertising formats rolled out in two waves, the second during the World Cup, and interactive video banners making it possible to contact Group experts or automated information sent in a couple of clicks, as well as promotion on major websites such as Le Monde, Les Echos and Boursorama in France;
  • Capgemini’s website will reflect events and contain areas devoted to the Group’s new proposals; - presence on social networking sites, particularly YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, as well as Capgemini’s blogs and a synchronized Google campaign;
  • the launch on 17 May of the mobile version of the Group’s website with content fully adapted for this purpose – a first in the IT services sector;
  • a significant media mechanism on the mobile versions of several major websites (particularly The Guardian, the BBC and Le Monde);
  • media presence on the iPad (on the New York Times application for one month), making Capgemini one of the first to use this medium.

Messages responding to clients’ post-crisis concerns

The five films in the campaign discuss:

  • assistance for clients with their choices: “Cut your costs, not your potential” and “It is time for action. Elevate your business today.”
  • and the Group’s expertise via new recently launched offers on cloud computing: “With Capgemini, virtualise your IT and realise your productivity.”
  • Information management: “Turn your data into a competitive advantage.”
  • And management of the life cycle of IT applications: “When your applications landscape becomes flexible and productive, so does your business.”

For Philippe Grangeon, Capgemini Group Marketing and Communication Director, “by generating more than 800 million banners viewed in 2009, our international 100% internet advertising campaign lived up to expectations. In 2010 we are strengthening the online communication mechanism to consolidate our international reputation and support our commercial objectives. And we are demonstrating innovation; we are the first in our sector to launch a multiplatform web campaign integrating mobile networks and the iPad as communication platforms.”

For the advertising campaign and the mechanism, the Group has been assisted by Publicis Conseil and Publicis Modem.

Capgemini has been working with Havas Media International to establish the media plan.