Headbanging to Taylor Swift & Singing to Lorde in GRAMMY Awards Campaign
The Recording Academy and TBWA\Chiat\Day have teamed for the eighth consecutive year to promote the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards with an advertising campaign titled "The GRAMMY Effect." The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
"The GRAMMY Effect" campaign is built around the insight that what happens on the GRAMMY stage transcends the show itself, creating iconic music moments that ripple through all parts of popular culture. More than just an awards show, the GRAMMYs has a unique power to influence fans, artists, fashion, social media and music sales. This year alone, the Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 were impacted following the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, while eight of the Top 20 songs on the Digital Songs chart were performed live on the GRAMMY telecast. The show also garnered 30.15 million viewers and 34 million social media impressions.
"The GRAMMY Effect" campaign celebrates the cultural impact of Music’s Biggest Night through TV, print, social and outdoor executions featuring some of the biggest, most influential acts in the industry: 17-time GRAMMY winner Beyonce, six-time GRAMMY winners Daft Punk, two-time GRAMMY winner Lorde, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Taylor Swift, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams.
Three TV spots demonstrate the various ways in which these artists and their own GRAMMY moments have influenced music fans everywhere. The initial commercial shows several karaoke enthusiasts singing various renditions of Lorde’s GRAMMY-winning megahit "Royals," while emulating the dance moves performed by the artist herself at the 56th GRAMMY Awards. Other spots, highlighting the "GRAMMY Effect" inspired by Swift and Williams will be launched closer to the 57th GRAMMY telecast.
This year's GRAMMYs campaign will also offer fans unique social engagement opportunities and will feature a few unexpected, candid stunts in the same spirit as last year's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis impromptu bus takeover performance, which received extensive global media attention and more than 4 million YouTube views.
"In previous years, our campaigns have focused on the fans, or the artists, or the relationship that people have with music. This year, we want it to be all about the GRAMMYs itself," said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer of The Recording Academy. "The GRAMMY Awards and the GRAMMY telecast are a cultural force, and we want to illustrate how the show — the people, the performances, the fashion, the fans, the scenes and the social chatter — permeate our culture and live on long after the lights go down at Staples Center."
"The GRAMMYs has long been a launching pad for new sounds, new artists, new trends and new ideas,” said TBWA\Chiat\Day’s LA's Chief Creative Officer Stephen Butler "This campaign celebrates the fact that the GRAMMYs is about more than making music. It’s about creating and celebrating cultural moments
Advertiser: The GRAMMYS
Account Director: Mike Peditto
Account Manager: Cindy Toledo, (Assistant) Arya Boghraty
Creative Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day LA
Art Director: Chaz Whitworth
Business Affairs: Lisa Lipman, Mimi Hirsch
Chief Creative Officer: Stephen Butler
Copywriter: Yahkeema Moffitt
Creative Director: Guto Araki, Anders Gustafsson, Rick Utzinger
Executive Producer: Eric Voegele
Group Creative Director: (President) Rob Schwartz
Planner: Dan Ansell
Producer: Cristiani Ladki, (Jr) Chelsea Larner
Edit Assistant: Collin Ketterer
Edit Company: Nomad
Editor: Jared Coller
Executive Producer: Nicole Steele Batzofin
Producer: Kirsten Zastrow
Director: Jonathan Klein
DOP: (Taylor Swift) Robert Humphreys, (Lorde) Tami Reiker
Executive Producer: Ralph Laucella
Production Manager: Devon Clark
Category: Events , Sports and leisure
Genre: Comedy , Music performance