TBWA\Zurich and Coop ensure a magical Christmas with Nevi

TBWA\Zurich and Coop open the season of Wiehnachts campaigns and focus on the magic that only happens when people are there for each other. The story is told of the lonely snow monster Nevi, who finally becomes happy again.

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Christmas is the time when wishes come true. But some wishes only come true with a little magical support. Like the one for a white Christmas. In director Tobi Fueter's two-part Christmas commercial, a real snow monster plays one of the main roles.

An adventurous brother and sister set out to find the lonely snow monster Nevi. After initial shyness on both sides, a very special friendship soon develops. The children finally surprise Nevi with a unique gift. The little ones' grand gesture manages to dispel Nevi's loneliness. And ensures that what everyone wants finally comes true: A white Christmas.

The elaborately produced spot is a mix of real scenes shot in Switzerland and CGI. Matt painting turned the summery forest into an autumnal-mystical backdrop for the snow monster. By the way, Nevi's character design was further developed by the internationally renowned top artist Michael Kutsche, who otherwise works for Tim Burton and other Hollywood greats.

 

Specially composed soundtrack

The moving story is accompanied by the soundtrack "By your Side", sung by 26-year-old Argyle Singh. The song was composed and produced by HitMill especially for the commercial.

In addition to advertisements, banners, DOOH, in-store and social media activities, there is a special mega-poster in Basel, which, equipped with a chain of lights, sparkles in the vicinity of Coop's headquarters in competition with the Christmas lights.

 

Audio book and painting activities

An audiobook with 3D sound effects, spoken by Jörg Reichlin, narrates the prequel of Nevi and takes children on a fairytale reading journey. The audio book can be found on all known streaming platforms. Painting activities around Nevi and a dedicated snow monster game in the Coop app round off the campaign.

The Christmas campaign, featuring the first part of the commercial, launches on Friday and can be seen on all channels.

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Responsible at Coop: Thomas Schwetje (Head of Marketing/Digital Services), Sacha Zuberbühler (Head of Marketing Communications), Vanessa Finzer (Head of Advertising), Cassandra Zamorano (Head of Advertising Own Brands/Image), Rahel Kühne (Head of Social Media/Online Campaigning), Oliver Pursell (Project Manager Social Media), Anja Nowak (Project Manager Online Campaigning), Simon Flatt (Head of Media), Karin Rieth (Head of Media Classic), Lukas Schmid (Senior Project Manager Digital Media). Responsible at TBWA\ Zurich: Manuel Wenzel (ECD), Tizian Walti, Angelo Sciullo (CD), Susanne Weeber, Ennio Cadau, Anouschka Tschudi, Naomi Gulla, Noemi Russenberger, Aron Meier (creation), Esther Ortega, Evelyn Möbius, Sabrina Iseli, Marija Suvajdzic (consulting), Simona Mink, Marc Pflug, Toni Rubera, Noemi Rubera (DTP and image editing), Pierre Copsey (content creator). Responsible at Onfilm by Stories: Tobi Fueter (Regie), Pascal Walder (Kamera), Yves Bollag (Executive Producer), Nicole Spring (Producer), Heike Schreyer (Production Coordinator), Su Erdt (Art Department), Damaris Eigenheer (Styling),  Schnitt (Benjamin Fueter), Michael Kutsche, (Character Design), Victor Huang (Lead Animation), Marina Starke (Color Grading), The Frank Barton Company (Postproduction), Gian Dolder (Sound Design), Dennis Krez, Sven Sauer, Marc Zimmermann (Matte Paintings), Nicole Spring, Anna Fueter (Producer Postproduction), Edoardo Moruzzi (Postproduction Supervisor), Serge Hoeltschi (Fotograf), Daniela Berther (Producer Stills). Responsible at HitMill: Georg Schlunegger (Composition, Songwriting, Producer), Fred Herrmann (Mix, Co-Producer), Roman Camenzind (Executive Producer), Noemi Mathis (Project Management). Responsible at TWmedia: Stephan Küng (overall responsibility), Manuela Renner (Media Planning), Damiano Vitali (Head of TV), Sven Däschner (Head of Online). Responsible at Valencia Communication / Nueva: Tommy Schilling (Chief Creative Officer), Remo Brunner (Managing Director), Stéphanie Zeller (Senior Digital Consultant), Meret Renggli (Consultant), Marc Groth (Art Director), Frank Matuse (Head of Technology), Janson Cheeramkunnel (Creative Frontend Developer). Responsible at Monami: David Cappellini (overall responsibility), Tim Schaerer (project lead), Valentin Mattes (visuals, moving image), Luis Balzer (animation), Gregory Hedrich (animation), Nathalie Krebser (visuals), Eric Lucombo (creation). Responsible at Eg+: Sven Eliewsky (Project Manager Digital), Aline Eggert (Developer). Responsible at Cover Media: Baschi Thommen, (sound engineer, voice recordings, sound design/mixing), Michel Zürcher (consulting).

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