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London EC1Y 1AT
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Phone: (+44) 20 7584 5033

Alex Leikikh

Alex Leikikh

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Naomi Troni

Naomi Troni

Global Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe Group

Phone: (+44) 7540 964 758

James Fox

James Fox

Global Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Group
Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Jose Miguel Sokoloff

President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
Hugh Doherty

Hugh Doherty

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, MullenLowe Group
Helen Bell

Helen Bell

Unilever Chief Operating Officer, MullenLowe Group
Vincent Digonnet

Vincent Digonnet

APAC Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Francisco Samper

Francisco Samper

President, MullenLowe Group Latin America & Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe SSP3

Phone: (+44) 1 605-8000

Anthony Hopper

Anthony Hopper

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Open
John Moore

John Moore

Global President, MullenLowe Mediahub
Aaron Reitkopf

Aaron Reitkopf

Global Chairman, Mullenlowe Profero
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe U.S.

Phone: (+44) +1 4247386700

Mark Wenneker

Mark Wenneker

Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe U.S.
Jeremy Hine

Jeremy Hine

CEO, MullenLowe Group UK

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Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, SEO, Web Design, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Media Buying/Planning, Corporate Communication, Recruitment/Motivation, Crisis Communication, Public Affairs, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 1981

Employees: 6400

Awards: 778

Creative Work: 274

Clients: 53

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, SEO, Web Design, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Media Buying/Planning, Corporate Communication, Recruitment/Motivation, Crisis Communication, Public Affairs, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 1981

Employees: 6400

Awards: 778

Creative Work: 274

Clients: 53

MullenLowe Group


London EC1Y 1AT
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 20 7584 5033
Alex Leikikh

Alex Leikikh

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Naomi Troni

Naomi Troni

Global Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe Group

Phone: (+44) 7540 964 758

James Fox

James Fox

Global Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Group
Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Jose Miguel Sokoloff

President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
Hugh Doherty

Hugh Doherty

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, MullenLowe Group
Helen Bell

Helen Bell

Unilever Chief Operating Officer, MullenLowe Group
Vincent Digonnet

Vincent Digonnet

APAC Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Francisco Samper

Francisco Samper

President, MullenLowe Group Latin America & Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe SSP3

Phone: (+44) 1 605-8000

Anthony Hopper

Anthony Hopper

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Open
John Moore

John Moore

Global President, MullenLowe Mediahub
Aaron Reitkopf

Aaron Reitkopf

Global Chairman, Mullenlowe Profero
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe U.S.

Phone: (+44) +1 4247386700

Mark Wenneker

Mark Wenneker

Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe U.S.
Jeremy Hine

Jeremy Hine

CEO, MullenLowe Group UK

When It Comes To Sound, Image Means Nothing

These headphone ads poke fun at rivals’ use of influencers

A new campaign from German audio brand Sennheiser pokes fun at rival brands’ glossy efforts to use influencers to promote their products.

The first work for the company by MullenLowe Group, the ads start off in the manner of other headphone brands (we’re looking at you, Beats) with the products being pitched by celebrities in an “inspiring” manner. In one, a basketball player steps onto the court wearing headphones and telling us solemnly “to get to the top, you can’t lose focus…that’s why I always have my music playing.” However, the action is abruptly interrupted as we see he’s on a film set, as the sound guy comments, “Would you really take sound advice from a basketball player?”

Another ad featuring a fashion model unfolds in a similar cliched vein, as she tell us the headphones help her forget the “cameras, crowds and the haters,” while a social spot shows another basketball player who’s actually revealed to be a DJ. The tagline is “When it comes to sound, image means nothing.”

The spots were filmed in Kiev, Ukraine and directed by British director Sam Pilling, who is known for his Run the Jewels “Nobody Speak” music video, via Pulse Los Angeles.

MullenLowe U.S.’ SVP creative director Jon Ruby says: “We wrote scripts with the most clichéd voiceovers to poke fun at the astounding lack of audio credibility when it comes to typical celebrity endorsers promoting headphone brands.”

Media for the campaign, via Mediahub, includes online digital video and audio partners like Spotify. Additionally, MullenLowe Open designed an online and offline retail experience for the brand.

This article was originally published on Ad Age

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