Best of 2015 No. 6 Integrated/IX: That Bag of Chips Is Also an Airline Ticket

Les Gaulois Behind Smart Idea for Transavia to Convert Potential Airline Travelers Into Real Ones

Published On
May 15, 2015

Editor's Pick

Until New Year's, we'll be counting down the best work of the year in TV/Film/Branded Content, Print/Outdoor/Design and Interactive/Integrated (IX) as our picks of the day.

At No. 6 in Integrated/Interactive, French agency Les Gaulois and Transavia brought budget airline tickets arguably to where they'd never been before -- the aisles of the grocery store. In an effort to convert potential travelers to actual flyers, the brand created innovative new packaging for snacks like chips and gummy bears into easy purchase vehicles for tickets to destinations such as Portugal, Barcelona and Berlin.

Original Story:

How do you convince convert potential airline travelers into real ones? With a bag of chips -- in the case of this clever stunt for Transavia, created out of French agency Les Gaulois.

In order to distinguish itself from other airlines, whose tickets can easily be bought online, Transavia went totally offline and into the aisles of the grocery store and in vending machines. The company turned bags of chips, chocolate bars, gummy bears and other snacks into plane tickets. Each was labeled with a specific destination, such as Barcelona, Portugal ior Berlin, and included a QR code through which customers could reserve their flights.

The campaign was accompanied by outdoor ads, online and a series of online films showing people entrenched in their boring work lives -- reaching into their bags of snacks to arrive at a dream destination. A smart, fun strategy to induce a new kind of "impulse" buy.


May 15, 2015
Agency :
Les Gaulois-Paris
Brand :
Client :
Creative Director :
Marco Venturelli
Creative Director :
Luca Cinquepalmi
Art Director :
Julien Doucet
Art Director :
Lilian Moine
Head of TV :
Christopher Thiery
TV Producer :
Sarah Bouadjera
Director :
Julien Bouvet
Creative Director :
Gilbert Scher

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