Doremus Creates Glass Is Life Campaign for O-I

Top Quote Glass Is Life campaign for O-I sends a clear message. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 08, 2011 - O-I (Owens-Illinois), the world's leading glass packaging company, is launching a global advertising campaign that promotes the qualities of glass; reminding the audience what they've always known about one of nature's timeless materials.

    Created by Doremus, the business communications specialist, the campaign is called Glass Is Life™, and puts the spotlight on why glass is a uniquely special packaging material.

    • It delivers true taste. Foods and liquids packaged in glass remain themselves.
    • It is healthy. Glass comes from nature.
    • It has sustainability. Glass is 100 percent recyclable and safe for oceans.
    • It has quality, elevating the brands it contains.
    • It has versatility. Glass can be reused. It can also move from microwave to table to fridge.

    Glass Is Life™ is targeted to business audiences in 12 countries in seven languages. It launches June 7th in print, direct, online, video and social venues.
    CEOs, brand managers, environmentalists, designers, parents and other thought leaders around the world have rallied behind the campaign to share their passion for glass on the microsite (

    Participants in the campaign include: Environmentalist Celine Cousteau (granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau); Stefano Agostini, CEO of Sanpellegrino S.p.A.; Chef Geir Skeie, winner of the 2009 Bocuse d'Or; Zefferino Monini, CEO of Monini Olive Oil; John McClean, CEO of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks; Co-Founder of True Fruits Nic Lecloux; CEO Edson Auricchio of OLÉ Foods; Sean O'Neill, president of Bookbinders Specialty Foods and Juan Gabriel Gonzalez, CEO of Agua del Nacimiento; as well as Designer Francesco Lucchese. The testimonials also include two mothers of young children who prefer to serve their children food packaged in glass because it is a natural product.

    Erasmo Schutzer, vice president and chief marketing officer for O-I said, "It's time to tell the world about the benefits of glass. The thought leaders featured in O-I's Glass Is Life™ campaign are instrumental in helping us launch a more aggressive marketing strategy. Together we'll show how glass preserves flavor, is healthy, protects the environment, enhances quality and builds brands."

    Evelyn Neill, co-executive creative director of Doremus said, "Who doesn't love glass? It's beautiful and endlessly recyclable. People have just never been urged to choose glass. Our goal for this campaign is to engage multiple audiences and remind them of how wonderful glass is. Wine belongs in bottles, not in boxes. Food belongs in jars, not pouches. It is a pleasure to speak on behalf of glass. What a great product!"

    Doremus Creative Credits
    Creative Directors: Evelyn Neill; Marcus Kemp
    Art Director: Ashby Parsons
    Copywriter: Maggie Powers
    Photographer: Michael Muller
    Production House: Producit
    Web designer: Skive
    Digital: Skive & Joshua Davis Studios

    Doremus is lead global agency on the Glass Is Life™ campaign, handling planning, creative, digital, and media in North America. Other Omnicom company partners involved include: TBWA Paris and Sao Paulo; OMD for the Europe and Latin America media buys; PhD AsiaPacific for Australia/New Zealand media, as well as global public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard.

    About O-I
    Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. With revenues of $6.6 billion in 2010, the Company is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs more than 24,000 people at 80 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, effective and sustainable glass packaging solutions to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit

    About Doremus
    Doremus is a specialist in a world of generalists. With offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, it specializes in business communications, helping companies align their communications with their business objectives. It does this by leveraging a unique understanding of the complexity of their industries and audiences, and translating that into compelling business-building solutions.

    Doremus is a part of the Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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