Three guys from Italian ad agency Le Balene decided to do something a bit different to pitch a piece of business. They decided to walk from their agency in Milan to a prospect's office in Reggio
Emilia, a distance of 125 miles.
Agency CEO Marco Andolfato along with creatives Davide Canepa and Francesco Guerrera left their office last Friday, and if all goes according to plan, the
trio will arrive at the prospect's office today, Friday.
The brand they are pitching is a mobile accessories provider and the purpose of the trek, according to Andolfato, is to
demonstrate just how mobile society has become and how much actual work can get done outside the confines of an office because of the mobile tools available today.
Elaborating on this,
Andolfato told AdWeek
: "We want to demonstrate that technology is an enabler
of whatever you want to do. Every worker is a mobile one these days, and every worker can use technology to work better. As advertising people, to work better we need to take more time to think, and
technology is helping us to savor slowness, and to think faster. So, we decided to walk the 200 kilometers from our office to the client's, working on the presentation while on the journey."
Here's a video
of them on the excursion. They've hashtagged their journey #mobileworkers and their experiences will be incorporated into their pitch once
Andolfato explains: "We are preparing a movie — shooting during the days and editing it during the evenings. This should exemplify the idea, but just in case, we're
preparing 4/5 strategic slides. Of course, we're planning to enter the meeting room with backpacks and boots.