The new Samsung Galaxy S8 should be perceived as a new iconic design on the iPhone-dominated Swiss market. But how can you communicate to the entire population at once that Samsung is revolutionising the market with innovative design?
For that, the design of something that all Swiss people hold in their hands every day was radically changed: their beloved “20min” newspaper.
Describe the creative idea
On the Galaxy S8’s launch day, the largest daily newspaper in Switzerland was completely redesigned. The layout was entirely changed, the font was updated, a uniform image concept was created, and icons were designed for each section. By doing this, an analogy to the innovative design of the new Galaxy S8 was established.
Describe the execution
A new and uniform image concept was created for the newspaper. Nothing was left untouched, creating a totally new experience with Switzerland`s most popular newspaper. The layout was changed, the font was updated, a new image concept was developed and fresh icons were designed for each section.
List the results
The newspaper design edition even evoked a response from rival press outlets across Switzerland, and design blogs from around the world reported on this radical approach to the supposedly traditional print channel. The message “the Samsung Galaxy S8 is synonymous with revolutionary design” reached four million contacts and increased sales fort he new Samsung Galaxy S8 by more than 40% compared to the previous S7 launch. These numbers mean: For the first time ever, Samsung has overtaken Apple in Switzerland.