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Entrant: W Agency Co., Ltd., Shanghai
Douban - "My Inner Space"

Corporate Name of Client: Douban

Client Supervisor: Meini Yang

Client Account Manager: Bryce Zhang

Client Marketing Director: Jie Yang

Media Companies: W Agency Co., Ltd.

Agency Account Supervisor: Yiyun Pan

Agency Account Manager: Chen Lok

Advertising Agency: W Agency Co., Ltd., Shanghai

Creative Director: 3water Lee

Copywriter: Clara Lee

Art Directors: Fan He/Ting Chen

Executive Agency Producer: 3water Lee

Agency Producer: Chen Lok

Production Company: YuanYuan Production, Taipei

Director: GingZim Lo

Executive Producer: Qiujia Lee

Director of Photography: Tse-chung Lin


Description of the Project:
Project Background
Douban.com, a MySpace.com website, started its business with books, music and movies. But it has never done a brand promotion in the past decade, leading to incomprehension or even misunderstanding by the market. Now, with so many users and media holding back to see, how will Douban.com start its first marketing campaign?

Solutions 
I. Review the past decade, focus on the spirit cores

From books, movies and music to Group, City, FM, Things and Radio, Douban.com functions constantly goes deeper and deeper at spiritual level. Now, the extensive and magnificent Douban.com family has been an irreplaceable part of millions of Douban.com users’ spiritual world. Thus, we created the brand image “The Corner of Our Spirit” and made it the breakthrough of Douban.com brand promotion.

II. Forge poetic image style, explain the spirit values of Douban.com style

Aware of the independence of our users’ mind, we made an innovation by combing the first perspective filming with GoPro camera and the later stage film reproduction in making films, adopting a poetic and film-style narration and monologue. This video displays the spiritual course through different life stages and periods, showing the progress that Douban.com has made in the past ten years in exploring and satisfying people’s spiritual needs. Then, we defined Douban.com with a clear and unique brand symbol, “the corner of our spirit”, and showed the market its innovative interpretations.

III. Connecting online and offline markets, making Omni-channel propaganda 

For the first time, Douban.com made brand promotions in subways and airports where there is a massive audience. We made creative packaging, concept posters and attractive games on bus bodies, billboards and in stops. By doing so, we connected the online with offline publicity, creating the Omni-channel for publicity, and maximized the effect of it.

Results
I. Shortly after the publicity video of Douban.com came online, 2,040,000 views were recorded (statistics from Tencent.com, Youku.com and so on), which set a new record of publicity of Douban.com.

II.The new slogan “the corner of our spirit” was appreciated by the users, and became the hot topic on the internet. The slogan was searched for 8,300,000 times.

III. The unique way of filming and the high quality of the video not only contributed to the innovation of the form of TVC, but also gave rise to lots of discussion and spontaneous transmission from both internal and external of the industry. Consequently, Douban.com gained unprecedented attention and propagation.

IV.This video attracted the attention of users and media on the first brand promotion of Douban.com, making it a hot social event.