|Title||MAN ON THE CURTAIN|
|Product / Service||MAN ON THE CURTAIN|
|Category||B02. Promotional Item Design|
|Entrant||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|PR||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Oki Miichi||DENTSU INC.||Copywriter|
|Toshihide Kimura||DENTSU INC.||Creative Director|
|Takayuki Murano||DENTSU INC.||ArtDirector|
|Akiyoshi Kanoko||DENTSU INC.||Account Executive|
|Yosuke Mizumura||DENTSU INC.||Account Executive|
|Chisako Kimura||DENTSU CREATIVE FORCE INC.||Producer|
|Shunsuke Nakamura||AOI Pro. Inc.||Producer|
|Ryohei Kumamoto||AOI Pro. Inc.||Director|
|Miyu Suzuki||Work up taki Co.,ltd.||Designer|
|Yoshinori Itoh||SEIBIDO Co., Ltd.||Platemaking|
|Akira Funakoshi||Platinum, Inc.||PR planner|
Leopalace 21, "Security 1st. Apartment Management Company" presented a project "Man on the Curtain". In order to prevent home invasions, we developed 12 different projected images of a male silhouette to trick criminals. We carefully adjusted the movements of the silhouettes, so that they look real from the outside. The projector kits were given to female residents; all they had to do was to connect a phone to a projector and project the image on the curtain.
We designed 12 different projected images of a male silhouette and made projector kits. The main point in our work was to show the male silhouette as if the man was really there. We tested over and over to figure out, for example, how far the man should be standing from the curtain, how he should move to look natural, how his movements should be combined together, etc. Projector kits were given to female residents. The kits have been used roughly 36,000 times so far. We created the service which is available on the smartphone so that anyone can use it easily.
Professor Deguchi testified “having a man’s shadow on the curtain can greatly help prevent crimes for the residents.” Media impression with no ads was worth $2.71million The percentage of women who felt safe by using the kit was 97% The percentage of brand trust in Japan went up to 82.5% The project not only became the most trending news in Japan, but also spread to global news, such as Reuters, Associated Press, and more.