Is this still advertising or is it already art

They are colourful, they are fresh, they are simply awesome: of course, we are talking about the new Chimpy advertising that set out to conquer Europe.

Anyone who had to go to the kiosk in Switzerland in the last few days and weeks to satisfy their cigarette addiction or steal a pack of chewing gum could not overlook them: the new Chimpy advertising campaign. At hundreds of points of sale of our partner, the good pieces hung on walls, newspaper deliverers, stuck to the cash register or – hold on – were even animated as screen videos.

With the new fresh look we finally wiped the virus stench off our shoulders and welcomed the summer with open arms. And because a little freshness couldn’t hurt not only Switzerland but also EU Europe, we quickly made our advertising campaign an export hit. In other words: the fine advertising material can also be seen in Germany, Paris and Barcelona.

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Wait, wasn’t there something else? Yes and no.
One of our layouts (price question: which one!?) was branded as racist in the course of the protests around the Black Lives Matter movement. Shitstorm? If two mails are considered a shitstorm, then yes. Nevertheless, the complaints were clearly taken seriously by us and could be cleared up with the respective persons. A task that Creative Brand Manager Clement (yep, also author of this text) took over. The reaction when he (i.e. me) heard about the accusations for the first time:

Battery and SwissCovid app: 9 tips on how to keep the app alive all day long

Since today the SwissCovid app is available. Since only a charged cell phone protects us from the second corona wave, we have to make sure that the battery is fully charged. But how do you do that if you have to explicitly switch off the battery optimization for the app?

The Swiss tracing app requires a constant supply of cell phone power throughout the day. Read 9 tips on how to keep the SwissCovid app alive all day long in the German blog post.

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Battery optimization for the SwissCovid app must be switched off. What to do to get through the day anyway?

Chimpy Powerbank now available at over 60 locations in Berlin – and growing

We are happy to announce that starting from today Chimpy powerbanks are available in Berlin. We have started with a network of 60 locations, mainly located at train and subway stations all over the city. We are adding new locations weekly. And we even launched a limited edition Chimpy powerbank just for Berlin.

Read the full annoucement in the German language blog post:

Chimpy Powerbank jetzt auch an über 60 Standorten in Berlin leihen

Rent at vending machines, return anywhere

Selecta’s automated vending machines are an important institution in Switzerland. Especially among the party people during night-time, when all the shops are closed, it is where you’ll still find something to eat and drink. You’ll get condoms, chewing gums and other items that might suddenly become important.

Rent at selecta, return anywhere

 

We are very happy to introduce our rental power banks at Selecta vending machines in Zurich. You rent a Chimpy at the vending machine, charge your phone on the go, and return it at every train station and k kiosk convenience store in Switzerland once you are back to 100%. Read the full story in our German language blog

Find all Chimpy locations in Zurich below

Chimpy Powerbanks now available in Hamburg

Starting from today, Chimpy powerbanks are available throughout the city of Hamburg.

City dwellers and commuters who run out of power while on the go, have now access to Chimpy’s rental powerbanks almost anywhere in Hamburg. This is possible due to a dense network of 50 and soon 100 partner PoS. They are located mainly at train and subway stations.

Read the blog post about the rollout in Hamburg by our co-founder Andreas (in German)