Auchan Retail celebrates everyday French heroes in its first campaign with Serviceplan France 

Serviceplan France announced their first campaign for Auchan Retail since winning the global communication strategy 4 months ago. Auchan Retail France retailer is back on television with a 90 second testimonial film. This is the starting point for a major 125-day promotional campaign – “Auchan 125 Days”.  The themes of the “Auchan 125 Days” will be supported each week on radio, digital and via the distribution of leaflets throughout France.

After five years of advertising silence, the Auchan distributor unveiled on French Prime Time TV  on September 30, the founding axes of its new brand position through a 90-second spot created by Serviceplan France. This film, directed by Michael Lawrence (Wanda Production) is a true statement to those everyday heroes who daily, all over France, “Act to change the lives of the French”.

Punctuated by a succession of scenes shot in the daily reality of its stores, with employees of the brand, this authentic film highlights evidence of Auchan’s commitment to consumers, chosen from hundreds of initiatives gathered on the site Auchan-agit.fr.

Dimitri Guerassimov and Fabien Teichner, Partners and Creative Directors of Serviceplan France explain:

Through this film, we wanted to salute the entrepreneurial spirit of thousands of Auchan employees, daily allies of French consumers. To give breath to this narration, we entrusted it to a director capable of restoring all the emotion that resides in the simplest moments of life, Michael Lawrence (Wanda Production)”.  They add: “We were looking for a soundtrack that rises throughout the film to take the audience on a journey. A music that is both dynamic, epic and lyrical, while not very well known so that it becomes easily Auchan music. The original band of the Fighters (Prologue by Hit + Run) corresponds perfectly to what we were looking for .

The playlist of the launch campaign was carried out in partnership with DEEZER.

Fabienne Mainguy, Director of the Auchan Retail France Brand, explains:

This film and all the elements of the communication device reflect Auchan’s societal mission. As a heritage company with a special place in the heart of the French, we must work every day to make their lives better. It is in this state of mind and with this desire that our employees are working all over France to provide our customers with daily proof of this commitment

Credits:

Client: Auchan Retail France
Agency: Serviceplan
Media agency: Havas Media
Joint Partners and Chief Creative Directors Serviceplan France: Dimitri Guerassimov, Fabien Teichner
Advertiser Directors: Fabienne Mainguy, Alexandre Personne
Account Directors: Stéphane Perrot, Lydie Bocquillon, Philippa Cave
Production Company: Wanda Production
Director: Michael Lawrence
TV producer: Laurent Rebeillard
Sound production: THE
Soundtrack: Bande originale des Combattants / Prologue par Hit+Run

Serviceplan France is the French subsidiary of Europe’s leading independent communications group Serviceplan Group. Serviceplan France brings together under one roof the advertising agency Serviceplan, the media agency Mediaplus, the digital agency Plan.Net, the print and digital production platform Solutions and a dozen other agencies, all led by entrepreneurs committed to shared success. Serviceplan France has 215 employees and represents a turnover of 34 million euros. In 25 years of existence, the agency has always experienced a steady growth rate. She is also present in Lyon, directed by Carole Giroud.

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