Berlitz Don't Be A Parrot

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Company: Integrated Marketing Services, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Company Description: Take the best talent from a variety of marketing communications and market research disciplines such as media research, strategic research, strategic planning, advertising, design, public relations, investor relations, and crisis management — and put that rich blend of experience to work, crafting the right strategies and messages for the right audiences every time.
Nomination Category: Video Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Sales: Direct Response Marketing

Nomination Title: Berlitz Don't Be A Parrot

The date on which this nominated production was first distributed or otherwise made public: September 9, 2015

Briefly describe this entry’s communications objectives and how it met those objectives (up to 125 words):

The video is intended to communicate, in a funny and innovative way, the benefits of learning a language with Berlitz rather than trying to parrot phrases and words presented by a “box”. The intent was also to create a more youthful image of Berlitz, drive social media traffic and generate internal interest and excitement within Berlitz.

Results: 2,101 YouTube hits for the 1 minute spot and 15,397 YouTube hits for the 30 second spot. Internal excitement with emails from Berlitz employees, high engagement scores on social media, and sales. One person wrote to Berlitz “I do not want to be a parrot” and enrolled.

List the appropriate creative and production credits for this entry: Advertising Agency/City: Client: Art Director: Cinematographer: Creative Director: Designer: Director: Illustrator/City: Music Producer/City: Photographer/City: Printer/City: Producer: Production Company/City: Programmer: Writer: Web Development Firm/City:

Advertising Agency: Integrated Marketing Services/Princeton, NJ
Producer: Jack Maley, m3digital/New York, NY