9.01 General recommendations
Real footage is believable. It should be used to tell product, technology, or benefit stories as consumers feel reassured with this kind of content. By presenting everyday items in a clean and contemporary way, we display intelligence and understanding of both our products and customers.
Adding a dash of everyday humour helps support our human, witty and reliably easy brand. An interesting use of props helps elevate the content - stop motion, for example, is simple, light-hearted and feels on-brand.
9.02 CGI Animation
Real footage is always preferable however if CGI animation is the only available option, there are a few considerations to help keep this on brand:
Focus on the tech benefits.
Presenting lifestyle imagery using CGI feels false.
Don’t use Zanussi hero product CGIs (renders) as a basis for videos.
9.03 Lifestyle recipe
Shot from above video works really well for recipes and sits in line with the simple, easy feel of Zanussi.
Add a human element (e.g. hands setting a plate on the surface).
Show tech in action (e.g. an oven cooking a dish) and overlay the Zanussi icon style.
Introduce the tertiary colour palette and natural wood textures to break up the yellow and black.
You can find current music files on the Electrolux media library.
We have worldwide rights to use it. Excluding broadcasting.
It is important to note that if you are reducing the length of these files, you must keep the end section to give clear space for the Zanussi logo to appear.
Choosing new music:
Music gives viewers an instant impression of the tone of the video. We, therefore, draw inspiration from Zanussi’s brand to make our music choices:
|The Zanussi brand is...||Musical Interpretation|
|Everyday ease||Medium tempo, not too fast but not too slow|
|Simple||Not over produced - stripped back|
|Bright||Optimistic, fresh and enjoyable|
|Peace of mind||Relaxing, reassuring|
|Contemporary||Modern take on a classic style|
|Witty||Punctuated, unexpected tempo. Personality|
|Practical||No more than four or five instruments/musicians|
|Affordable||Popular, not overly sophisticated|
|European||With Italian accents. Artistic|