On Saturday we took to the skies on kulula.com’s Most South African Flight Ever. The campaign celebrating South Africaness was a giant collaborative project byÂ King James, Society, Punk, Hammer Live Events, Atmosphere PR and Proof.
The thinking behind the campaign was this:
Every day kulula zips ordinary South Africanâ€™s around the skies and one thing weâ€™ve learned is that diversity isnâ€™t about skin colour or where you come from.Â Being South African means being part of a giant pick and mix bowl of wildly different individuals that donâ€™t fall into the standard clichÃ©s or stereotypes (a few trips on a kulula flight will illustrate this). So to celebrate this and the fact that kulula has grown from nothing to what it is today by taking ordinary South Africans all around the country, day in, day out, we have createdÂ The Most South African Flight Ever.
To pick their passengers, kulula ran a Facebook competition on their page where interesting South Africans could nominate themselves to be part of the flight. Just short of 5000 entries were received, read through and narrowed down to the final selection.
The event, which took 2 months to co-ordinate, was a non-stop surprise-fest from start to finish. TheÂ departure hall entertainment included power-dressing gumboot dancers, a contortionist, a magician, puppeteers, soccer ball tricksters and a set by Jack Parow.
On the flight, from Lanseria to Lanseria, we enjoyed a scenic tour of Joburg skies, with entertainment by MC and comedian, Kurt Schoonraad and a pop-up choir seated throughout the brand new plane singing the national anthem.
Here’s who made it all happen:
Group Chief Creative – Alistair King
Executive Creative Director – Matt Ross
Head of Art – Karin Barry-McCormack
Client Service Director – Melanie de Winnaar
Art Director – Moe Kekana
Creative Head – Paige Nick
Account Manager – Stephanie Binns
Designer – Esti Le Roux
Production Manager – Wesley Coller
General Manager – Annemarie Blaensdorf
Creative Director – Ivo Brodnik
Senior Designer – Richard Masefield
Senior Designer – Emile Rohlandt
Account Director – Dan Pinch
Account Manager – Anika Theron
Social Media Producer – Cat Drowley
Videography – Ryan Eyden
Account Manager – Lindsay van Duuran
Account Director – Marise Lerm
Hammer Live Events:
Project Manager – Grant Pleming
Project Manager – Tasneem Kariem