Starbucks Love Project

To break through the typically shallow and empty wishes of traditional holiday marketing, we wanted an idea that would resonate with customers on a deeper level. On December 7th, 2009,  musicians in 156 countries sang "All You Need Is Love" at exactly the same time. The performances were broadcast live on StarbucksLoveProject.com. The song was chosen not only for its meaning, but also for its historical significance; The Beatles performed it in 1967 in the first-ever global satellite broadcast. On the website, users were invited to sing the song or create a Love drawing with each submission generating a donation to the Global Fund. Additionally, a music video was created from the live event and posted online to further generate contributions. The Love project helped generate enough money to buy more than seven million days of medicine for people living with HIV in Africa. The event set a new Guinness World Records record for "Most Nations in an Online Sing-along." The music video topped the Top 20 Viral Videos and has had more than 1.6 million YouTube views. The average time spent on the site on December 7th was 5 minutes, 49 seconds. Total site visits are over a million. More than 19,000 Love drawings were submitted, and people from 99 countries submitted videos.

Project Roles
Art Director, Designer
BBDO New York
Art Direction, Design
Events, Television, Websites
Project Industries
Advertising, Beverage