Qantas has a campaign in Australia connecting the airline with the Beijing Olympics. At the centre of the advertising campaign is a television commercial, “Suitcase”, in which champion swimmer Liesel Jones takes a suitcase full of best wishes on to the plane to China. The TV ad is screening constantly on commercial television but has also been added to the Qantas YouTube Fan channel. Qantas registered the channel in 2006 but has only activated it in the last week.
Olympic athlete Cathy Freeman and people from a number of walks of life send their greetings to Australian swimmer and Qantas ambassador Liesel Jones. Members of the public are invited to upload their videos in response.
Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)
The Qantas Olympics campaign was developed at M&C Saatchi, Sydney, by group heads Mike Mille and Andy Flemming, executive creative director Ben Welsh, regional creative director Tom McFarlane, digital creative director Matt Cumming, senior account director Kerrie Jones, digital account supervisors Elly Gillis and Rebecca Bezzina, agency producer Baz Milas.
See my earlier post on the history of the I Call Australia Home campaign: The Spirit of Australia.