Doner's First Campaign for L.L. Bean Reaches City-Dwellers to Get Them to Spend More Time Outdoors
L.L.Bean has launched its new campaign, the first developed by its new agency of record Doner.
An expert on both outdoor attire, equipment and recreation, L.L. Bean believes in the power of fresh air and getting outside, regardless of where “outside” is. The Greater Good Science Center supports this notion, and interest in being outside has grown by 20% over the course of the past year. With that notion in mind, the iconic American retailer has partnered with Doner to concept its latest multichannel campaign, “Be An Outsider in the City,” which celebrates the simple moments spend outside in the city and highlighting the benefits of experiencing the fresh air.
The campaign reaches city-dwellers through a variety of disruptive advertising assets, including building projections, sidewalk stencils, and custom branded benches. Situated in strategic, contextually relevant locations, each element highlights the many benefits of spending more time outdoors – in any capacity.
The effort also highlights two long-term L.L.Bean partners. It spotlights The National Park Foundation by offering guidance on opportunities to experience parks within cities and The Trust for Public Land by sharing stories of park projects both partnered on over the past several years. This campaign also launches in tandem with the brand’s newest partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America; L.L. Bean will help the organization build an outdoor curriculum, bringing team-building and leadership development activities to select clubs through their Outdoor Discovery Programs. The retailer recently published a 2020 year in review on its site, which speaks to L.L. Bean’s giving impact and more.
The campaign will run across organic social with influencer and brand partnership content, dedicated campaign website, and email communications, with all OOH elements appearing in Boston and Chicago starting today.
Director of Brand Engagement: Kathryn Pratt
Senior Manager, Brand Amplification: Michele Martin
Agency: Doner LA
Chief Growth Officer: Jeb Blatt
CCO: Jason Gaboriau
President: Lauren Prince
SVP Director of Client Service: Perry Cottrell
SVP Brand Leader: Sara Schwartz
VP Strategy: Eddie Moraga
Associate Design Director: Mallory Hern
ACD: Ryan Sims
ACD: Lauren Geschke
Senior Designer: Hana Jeon
Art Director: Alex Gunderson
Copywriter: Katie Stone
Account Executive: Sarah Elise Schwartz
Director of Digital Production: Julian Smith
Digital Producer: Scott McDonald
SVP, Director Print & Digital Services: Ron Sheffield,
Art Production Supervisor: Kathryn Lyons-Urbanek
Integrated Production Print Supervisor: Doug Thomson
Retouching Studio Supervisor: Matt Sommerfield
Retoucher: Tyler Osgood
Production Designer: Greg Parsons
Proofreader: Paul Brown
Proofreader: Sharon Remington
Partner: Lauren Barbara
VP Associate Director: Sarah Podziomek