(Documentary Feature, Native Advertising)
This Clio Award Winning feature documentary was produced as part of a branded content campaign for WP Engine.
From the heyday of TV advertising, to the dawn of the Internet, to the rise of the digital experience, make|SHIFT explores the art and science behind the advertising industry’s 20+ year evolution.
See how creative technologies drove a shift from pushing messages through TV, radio, print and outdoor ads to delivering increasingly engaging, immersive and valuable digital experiences to consumers. While some advertisers struggled to evolve, a brave new generation grasped the possibilities—both creative and strategic—and harnessed these fast-changing technologies to enhance their creativity, test new business models and press ahead.
Here is a case study of the project, to see how the feature documentary was used by WP Engine and the ad agency (Hey Let’s Go) to generate brand value:
BEHIND THE FILM
makeSHIFT is a story about the agencies and makers behind the brands. Our team interviewed a range of leaders from developers to designers to creative directors to founders at some of the most innovative agencies in the world, both small and large, digital and traditional.
Featuring interviews with over 40 folks at top agencies around the world, including David Droga, Alex Bogusky, PJ Pereira, Fura Johannesdottir, Nick Law, 72andSunny, Media Monks, W+K, Active Theory, Unit 9, Instrument, Elephant, Hello Monday and many others.
The film takes an inside look at how these makers and agencies have shifted and re-shifted their skillsets, creativity and businesses, as new creative technologies emerged, declined, and were replaced by the next technology in an endless cycle of change. makeSHIFT shines light on this beautifully frustrating pattern, and celebrates the makers that have embraced the shift and thrived.
Agency/Co-Production: Hey Let’s Go
Director: Casey Suchan
Co-Director: Tim Cawley
Editor: Matt Prekop
Executive Producers: Barry Poltermann & Jeremy Coon