Revealing the next star employee for businesses


Campaigns Global

Canon’s Consumer Imaging Group wanted to increase sales of printers and scanners to small businesses but faced heavy competition and lacked a clearly-articulated message.

We defined a playful, differentiating proposition and created a high impact video-based DM aimed at key channel partners, devised ‘The 11 O’Clock Club’ for Canon to own a time of day for sales team talks and empowered Canon’s Sales teams with digital resources that fuelled their marketing.


3x increase in website page views

87.27% increase in average time on site

UK/FR UK campaign adopted by France for a key mailer


For a small business, being able to print proposals, presentations and leaflets without stress and on time can make their printers just as important as their employees.


We filmed four small businesses owners talking about the qualities of their star employee, and the value they add to their business, before revealing that each star employee is, in fact, a Canon printer.


All of the competition was talking about speeds and feeds, so we gave printers names and personalities – giving Canon that all-important standout.

The campaign enabled us to gain traction with our resellers and disrupt a crowded vendor space. It is fun, innovative and has longevity... It has also put personality into what are effectively boxes and the response internally and externally has been fantastic.

Tracey Fielden
Trade Marketing, Canon