Collection: Lucky Strike Modern
When Brown & Williamson took over the Lucky Strike brand in 1995, they sought to reposition the brand toward a younger demographic by introducing the “Spotlight” campaign. The new campaign featured the classic Lucky Strike roundel in full-color super-imposed onto the floor or wall of a scene, while the rest of the environment was depicted in low-saturation colors or even black and white to convey a sense of the classic(1). The campaign incorporated the slogan “An American Original” to convey the product’s authenticity, but juxtaposed this sentiment with modern scenes and models to provide the ads with a sense of timelessness. The campaign targeted “urban, hip, individualistic free-thinking” young males (2) and used models who evoked a “cool, laid back, even arrogant” personality (3).
1. B&W. 13 May 1999. http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/dvt12d00
2. Cheyne, S. 4 Nov 1998. http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/wgo02d00
3. B&W. 24 Apr 1996. http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/reb77a00