Campaign Spotlight: Keep on Fallin’ — The new Bouygues Telecom film by BETC

Sometimes, a good film gets elevated by the perfect music. It's a rare occurrence that almost feels magical when it happens. And this feat was achieved in this latest Bouygues Telecom spot by BETC, where Alicia Keys' hit "Fallin'" fits the ad like a glove. Keep on fallin’ ...

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PARIS, FRANCE — Would the one that has never dropped its smartphone raise its hand?

No one? Yes, that’s also what we thought. Whether it jumps out of our hands, escapes out of a pocket, or is a victim of a pet’s strike, a smartphone will lose its battle against gravity a huge number of times during its journey.

And often these drops are synonymous with breakage. It turns out that one out of three clumsy French people doesn’t necessarily think of bringing their smartphone to a repair shop when it’s damaged. That is an incredibly low number, especially when you know that extending the life of a smartphone by one single year reduces its carbon footprint by 30%.

Bouygues Telecom - Fallin' (en)

That’s why Bouygues Telecom, the French telco, has created Sustainable Smartphone Solutions for its clients to extend the lives of their smartphones. It is a program built around four propositions: trade-in, recycling, refurbished smartphones, and repair. Any Bouygues Telecom subscriber will be able to repair its smartphone at a discount rate up to two times per year.

Getting mobile users to repair rather than to replace their devices is the behavior change that Bouygues Telecom wants to create with this ad created by its agency BETC.

In the commercial, a woman and a man meet for the first time while trying to catch a falling phone. It is love at first sight. Over the years, we get to follow their lives during small and bigger moments, always through the slow-mo point of view of the same smartphone that keeps falling. The insanely great “Fallin'” hit by Alicia Keys serves as the soundtrack and drives home the message of the spot.

Directed by Vellas and produced by Frenzy, the campaign started airing on September 17th on French TV.

Brand: Bouygues Telecom
Brand Managers: Tanguy Moillard, Anne-Laure Dreano, Salome Lhote
Ad Agency: BETC
Agency Managers: Mathieu Laugier, Sophie Roberts, Andrea Jeanroy
Executive Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras
Creative Director: Olivier Aumard
Art Director: Jonathan Baudet-Botella
Copywriter: Olivier Mille
Musical Creative Director: Christophe Caurret
Strategic Planner: Alexandre Ben-Soussan
Traffic Manager: Nathalie Sanseigne
Creative Producer: Sebastien Lintingre
Production Company: Frenzy
Director: Vellas
Sound Company: GUM

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