Ready for next? - Gaz Métro launches new ad campaign created by Cossette

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro and Cossette have just launched a campaign—their first since joining forces last year—entitled Ready for next? This multi-platform campaign is intended to strike a chord with Quebecers on the issues of energy and the environment by demonstrating Gaz Métro's commitment to cleaner energy. In order to mount it, Gaz Métro and Cossette worked together to review the brand's positioning and the creative platform, as well as its development and production over the past year.

"Gaz Métro is a leader in the energy sector, and our vision goes beyond natural gas. We want to be known as a company that develops multiple energy options to accelerate the emergence of sustainable solutions in Quebec. Our employees build on this vision daily, and we believe they are the best possible ambassadors for this campaign," said Valérie Sapin, Marketing Director at Gaz Métro.

It was with this in mind that Cossette decided to involve actual Gaz Métro employees in the campaign, asking them "Are you ready for next?" during videotaped discussions. What's "next" is sustainable energy sources that don't contribute to the problem of greenhouse gases and therefore global warming. Renewable energies, responsible consumption and less dependence on oil—these and other solutions were examined. Participants defended their points of view, giving rise to the campaign's key messages that appear in the TV spots, web ads and print ads.

"Once you're aware of Gaz Métro's energy projects in Quebec and Vermont, you can't help but admire the company's expertise in the matter. And Gaz Métro employees are highly engaged individuals who want to share their know-how for the benefit of all Quebecers. That's why we decided to feature these ambassadors of change, who are striving to build a better, more energy-efficient future. The tone is just right—thought-provoking and inclusive," noted Antoine Bécotte, Chief Creative Officer at Cossette.

Cossette created TV spots and web ads in both English and French, as well as web banners, digital signage, print ads and eye-catching ad placements, including some on the sides of Montreal metro cars.

About Cossette
Cossette is an independent, fully integrated marketing communications agency that holds a dominant position in Canada and can call on a network of specialized agencies operating around the world. Cossette is a community of talents, a unique gathering of expertise and creativity that builds strong brands for its clients and maintains a dialogue with consumers. Cossette has offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax.

About Gaz Métro 
With more than $6 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves more than 300 municipalities and more than 195,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of more than 305,000 customers. Gaz Métro is actively involved in the development and operation of innovative, promising energy projects, including natural gas as fuel and liquefied natural gas as a replacement for higher emission-producing energies, the production of wind power, and the development of biomethane. Gaz Métro is a major energy sector player that takes the lead in responding to the needs of its customers, regions and municipalities, local organizations and communities while also satisfying the expectations of its partners (Gaz Métro Inc. and Valener) and employees. 




For further information: Marilyne Levesque, 514 985-8214; Catherine Houde, Gaz Métro, 514 598-3449


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