100 days after the elections, and with the politicians going nowhere, Leffe decided to create the longest terrace ever in the hope of uniting the two communities and bringing them back together. The beer brand placed 1000 tables along the 400 km language border in Belgium, and invited 1000 Flemish and 1000 French speakers to share a beer together. Participants were also asked to discuss 10 political questions set by a Professor and political scientist, and reach (at least) 1000 compromises. In order to set an example to the national politicians that they should come together to create a new government as soon as possible.
The objective was to stimulate the debate. And the least we can say is that Leffe and BBDO Belgium have succeeded! This campaign was a real success and generated lots of reactions, participations, PR mentions in major national and international media, such as The Wall Street Journal, Euronews, ZDF… but also an impressive sales rise!