Photojournalists Shot All Pics for This Newspaper on Moto Z Smartphones -- for Three Months

Innovative Branded Content Project Saw Brazilian Daily Estadao Cover News With Motorola Mobile Phones

By Laurel Wentz. Published on Jun 15, 2017

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In an unusual content partnership between Motorola and leading Sao Paulo daily O Estado de Sao Paulo, all the photographs and videos that appeared in the newspaper and on its website for three months were shot by staff photographers on a cellphone. Smartphone users want high quality pictures, and the idea of "Hello News Project" was to demonstrate the professional quality in daily life offered by the new Moto Z phone.

The project was hatched during a lunch at last year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity when execs from Motorola, Sao Paulo digital agency, and O Estado de Sao Paulo (often called simply Estadao), talked about the upcoming launch, and Motorola's desire to do branded content. From there created "Hello News Project," which is called EZtadao in Brazil, combining the Estadao name with that of the Moto Z smartphone. said the staff photographers were enthusiastic about working with the Moto Z, equipped with a snap-in Hasselblad True Zoom lens, for three months starting in mid-January. After being used editorially, the best pictures were featured in a series of six advertorials that appeared at 15 day intervals, and in a special photo exhibition in Sao Paulo.

The campaign debuted at the Wave Festival for Latin America in April in Rio de Janeiro, winning the Grand Prix for Branded Content. It's entered at the Cannes festival, where Estadao always has a presence as the official festival rep for Brazil and often enters its own notable campaigns

In April, in a partnership with FCB Brazil called "Invisible Sexism," Estadao highlighted "victim blaming" against women in the country by paining messages of empowerment on fashion show models that only showed up in photos.

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Jun 15, 2017
Fbiz Comunicação Ltda
Moto Z
Marcus Mesquita
Erich Moreira
Guilherme Jahara
Executive Creative Director:
Alessandro Bernardo
General Creative Director:
Guilherme Jahara
Account Services:
Juliana Possato
Account Services:
Daniela Lancellotti
Account Services:
Natália Teixeira
Account Services:
Andreia Amaral
Project Director:
Felipe Capalbo
Bruno Araldi
Victor Berto
Vinícius Xavier
Karen Kimura
Mariana Tolosa
Eduardo Nassar
Marcelo Magdaleno
Client Approval:
Renata Altenfelder
Client Approval:
Bruno Couto
Client Approval:
Carolina Lima
Client Approval:
Andressa Almeida

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