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Guy Cotten - "A Trip Out To Sea (Teaser)" - CLM BBDO

  • A Trip Out To Sea (Teaser)
  • Guy Cotten
  • Guy Cotten
  • France
  • A Trip Out To Sea
Product CategoryBoats, Marine Supplies & Equipment
More Information
Date of First Broadcast/PublicationApril 2014
Media TypeWeb Film / Viral
Length61 Seconds
Awards Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 2014 (Bronze Lion) for Online Advertising in a Promotional Campaign
Production Company Wanda Paris
Sound Production THE
Executive Creative Director Benjamin Marchal
Executive Creative Director Olivier Lefebvre
Executive Creative Director Matthieu Elkaim
Creative Team Charles Dessaux
Creative Team Emile Martin
Creative Team Cécile Pimont
Director Ben Strebel
Production Company Producer Perrine Schwartz
Head of Production Julien Floutard
Agency Producer Thomas Laurent
Account Manager Romain Bruneau
Account Manager Andéole Vu Dinh Ba
Post Production Thomas Cornet
Digital Producer Muriel Garilli


In order to generate massive awareness, we created an interactive and immersive experience: A Trip Out To Sea, that makes people sense and experience what it feels like to drown, in the hope of making lifejackets a natural reflex. A subjective point-of-view film directed by Ben Strebel and produced by Wanda digital/Grouek realistically reproduces this life and death experience.

The principle is simple, scroll without stopping to stay above the surface.

During several minutes, your only chance of survival is to scroll continuously. The experience puts you in the place of the victim, asking you to interact in order to stay alive. Scrolling continuously however is physically and psychologically exhausting. Quickly, tired of scrolling, you give up and drown, revealing the following message: At sea, you tire faster than you think. Whenever you go out to sea, wear your lifejacket.

You then understand how tiring it is to swim at sea without a lifejacket, just like it is tiring to scroll continuously. 


Guy Cotten, a brand leader in marine clothing and safety equipment, and CLM BBDO raise awareness about the importance of wearing a lifejacket at sea by making you sense and experience what it feels like to drown. 


Each year in France too many people drown at sea because they neglect to wear a lifejacket. 43% of French people believe that because they can swim they do not need one. However, no matter whether you merely enjoy water activities, are a boating enthusiast or a genuine professional, in the case of an accident, the chances of surviving without a lifejacket are unlikely.