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Y&R NY’s New Xerox Spot Cuts Through The Buzzwords

Y&R - North America, 2 years, 1 month ago

‘Work Can Work Better’ film directed by Smuggler’s Chris Smith

Y&R NY’s New Xerox Spot Cuts Through The Buzzwords

Work has changed; it’s frenetic, process-laden and regulation-heavy. But improving the work itself is within reach.

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has launched a brand strategy that declares, “Work Can Work Better.” This new brand platform describes what is possible when business solutions are designed around both new technology and human insights.

“The business environment is complicated and noisy,” said Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and chief executive officer. “Our customers look to us to simplify their business processes and develop solutions that improve their operations and performance.

John Kennedy, Xerox vice president and chief marketing officer, adds, “The technology choices available to address business problems continue to expand. Clients need practical solutions that address the way people, business processes and technology intersect for real business outcomes.”

Xerox’s new brand strategy takes a human-centric view of the benefits made possible when “work works better” and is supported with new advertising and digital campaigns.

The advertising effort is initially led by two 30-second television spots describing how Xerox works behind the scenes to manage business processes and improve how work gets done. Four subsequent spots dive deeper into specific industry issues and the company’s perspective on customer carehuman resourceshealthcare and transportation.

Other media will include six print ads, the first of which will debut this Sunday at the US Open tennis tournament. The print ads will also appear in airports and in digital advertising.

Xerox also redesigned to be content and social driven, enabling engagement from any device. It includes shareable stories that highlight Xerox clients and their industries in a personalized and user-centric way.

The advertising campaign will launch in the U.S., followed shortly thereafter by the U.K., with a phased global rollout of the new experience


Brand: Xerox

Creative Agency

Art Director: Fern Cohen, Y&R; Aaron Frisch, Y&R; Wendy Wen-Stadler, Y&R

Associate Creative Director: Gary Baker, VML

Chief Creative Officer: Leslie Sims, Y&R

Content Producer: Zamile Vilakazi, Y&R

Copywriter: Margot Owett, Y&R

Creative Agency: Y&R New York; VML New York

Creative Director: Margot Owett, Y&R; Aaron Frisch, Y&R; Fern Cohen, Y&R

Digital Creative Director: Brian Musich, VML

Photographer: Chris Frazer Smith

President: Jim Radosevic, Y&R

Print Producer: Louisa Gargiulo, Y&R

Production Company

Director: Chris Smith

Production Company: Smuggler

Category: Finance/insurance , Investment

Genre: Comedy