THE SYRUP

TitleTHE SYRUP
BrandINTERMARCHÉ
Category E03. Print & Publishing
Product/ServiceINTERMARCHÉ
Entrant ROMANCE Paris, FRANCE
Idea Creation ROMANCE Paris, FRANCE
Production MIKROS IMAGE Paris, FRANCE
Production 2 THE Paris, FRANCE
Credits
Name Company Position
Christophe Lichtenstein Romance CEO
Alexandre Hervé Romance Executive Creative Director
Yvan Hiot Romance Creative Director
Adrien Plouard Romance Creative Director
Clémentine Guillopé Romance Art Director
Marie-Laure Dangeon Romance Associate Director
Emilie Frank Romance Associate Director
Sarah Holgado Romance Account Manager
Antoine Groun Romance Account Manager
François Coquerel - Photographer
Pia Schneider Romance Print Producer
Anne-Marie Gaultier Intermarché Marketing et Communication Director
Vincent Bronsard Intermarché trategic and Operational Marketing Manager
Camille Sassi Intermarché Brand and Communication Manager
Vincent Fièvre Intermarché Brand and Communication Director
Emilie Place Intermarché Advertising managers
Augustin De Vulpian Intermarché Advertising Manager
Laurence Carboneill Intermarché Advertising project manager

Cultural / Context information for the jury

In 2019, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Intermarché, the 3rd French food retailer, wanted to go beyond classic anniversary promotions usually practiced in the category and connect with its customers on a more in-depth emotional level. The brand carried out an industrial prowess hand-in-hand with manufacturers by bringing back in-store French consumers’ favourite iconic products in their 70s packaging, such as the Goldorak Amora mustard or the Grenadine Teisseire syrup, and hence all the happy memories and comfort that go with it. In a world evolving at break-neck speed, the brand made the choice to pause time and make people travel back in time in their “good old days”. Specific to this ad: In France, children particularly like to add mint or grenadine syrup into water.

Translation. Provide a full English translation of any text.

In the 80s, even the water was fluorescent. You’re twelve years old and you’ve just been invited to your first dance party. You can’t wait! You’ve circled the date three times in fluorescent highlighter in your diary and added some hearts for good measure. The big day comes, and you wear your new yellow plastic earrings with matching tights. Your mum drops you off at the door of your friend’s garage, which has been turned into a makeshift party venue. On the table, there are big bowls of sweets, lemonade, syrups and a boom box. A boy – the one you have a secret crush on – asks if you’ll dance with him to the first slow song. Your friends giggle when you lean your head against his denim jacket. A little later, he sends his best friend over to ask if you want to be his girlfriend. You meet your admirer at the garage door. You can still taste the mint syrup when you share your first kiss… Today, the same bottle of Teisseire syrup and the memories it brings back are only €2.18 at Intermarché. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, iconic products from the past are now back in-store. Intermarché

Tell the jury about the copywriting.

We’ve created a large set of print ads, each ad being specific to one of the iconic vintage products that are back in-store for Intermarché’s 50th anniversary. Each product comes with its own universe and cultural references. The copy has been meticulously written in a particular narrative style to tell a very specific story and memory linked to the product, that every single French person can identify with. Moreover, each copy is deeply rooted in French iconic cultural references from the 70s that French consumers can connect with, from the Citroën “deudeuche” family car to the iconic “booms” parties where teenagers share their first dance while drinking fluo syrup. As a result, the copywriting strongly elicits emotion, filled with nostalgia, comfort and happiness, amongst all generations of consumers. A smart way to show that Intermarché has a lot more to share than just products or promotions with its customers.