Naked Absolut Employees Celebrate Brand Transparency

Staff at Its Swedish Distillery Bared All in Spot by BBH

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Feb 07, 2018

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Absolut has found an attention-grabbing way to communicate that it's a totally transparent brand: It's made an ad full of naked employees.

The brand's latest film, by BBH London, was made at its distillery in Ahus, Sweden, and features 28 real-life staff, all in the nude (with the rude parts blurred out, naturally), as well as actors. Shot in the style of a typical employee induction video, it features the earnest Gunnar (played by an actor), who talks us through ingredients, quality control, employee culture and the production process, all while stark naked and accompanied by colleagues in the buff.

Anthony Austin, executive creative director for BBH, says in a statement: "When we first discovered how Absolut make their vodka, we were immediately taken by how proud they were of their process. From the wheat they grow to the recycled glass for their bottles, it is uniquely transparent at every stage. We wanted to celebrate that openness, in a way that felt true to their Swedish identity, so we figured the best way to show that you are 'The Vodka with Nothing To Hide' would be to take all your kit off and stand in a field and talk about it. And being the good humoured Swedish souls that they are, they jumped at the chance to bare all to the world."

The film was directed by Sam Hibbard via Somesuch. It is part of Absolut's ongoing platform Create A Better Tomorrow, Tonight, that includes collaborations with various creative folks.

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Feb 07, 2018
BBH London
Anna Malmhake
VP of Global Marketing:
Craig Johnson
Global Communications Director:
Gaia Gilardini
Global Senior Marketing Manager:
Tobias Hökeberg
Global Head of Digital:
Fredrik Thorsen
Global Marketing Manager Digital:
Stephen Brown
Global Brand Manager:
Georgia Mcdonnell-Adams
Global Brand Manager:
Oscar Danielsson
Executive Creative Director:
Anthony Austin
Associate Creative Director:
Pablo Gonzalez de la Pena
Creative Team:
Doug Fridlund
Creative Team:
Mikael Alcock
Business Lead:
Kate Roberts
Account Manager:
David White
Strategy Director:
Melanie Arrow
Raphael Bittner
Flo Robertson
Natalie Parish
Assistant Producer:
Sarah Finnigan-Walsh
Production Company:
Sam Hibbard
Executive Producer:
Seth Wilson
Lou Gagen
Director of Photography:
Mårten Tedin
Post Production:
The Mill
Saam Hodivala
Editing House:
Work Post
Sound Director:
String and Tins

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