FCB Brasil Helps CNA Students Learn English, with Pizza

By Erik Oster 

Last year, FCB Brasil teamed up with language school CNA for “Speaking Exchange,” a program which brought together English students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes. This year the agency teamed up with Culver City, California-based pizza parlor Bella Vista Pizzeria to once again provide CNA students with real-world English speaking experiences.

The agency utilized a technology that allowed them to intercept calls from patrons ordering pizza from Bella Vista Pizzeria and transfer them to students at CNA, who then fielded the orders. Customers were given the option to ask for a regular carry-out order, or receive a discount (based on the length of the phone call) for talking to a CNA student. If they spent enough time on the phone, customers could even receive a free pizza. Students then sent the orders back to a printer at Bella Vista over the Internet, who got the pizzas in the oven while customers were given the option to continue speaking with the students to add to their discount. While it may lack the heartwarming qualities of last year’s “Speaking Exchange,” it’s still a clever way to provide real-world English speaking experiences to CNA students. And with the potential for customers to earn a free pizza, it’s really a win-win for everybody.


Advertised brand: CNA
Advert title: Hello Pizza
Product: English School
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waqIuNFcZfY

Advertising Agency: FCB Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
VP Creative Directors: Joanna Monteiro and Max Geraldo
Digital Creative Director: Pedro Gravena
Creative Directors: Adriano Alarcon and Carlos Schleder
Copywriter: Alessandra Muccillo and Lui Lima
Art Director: Andre Mancini and Rômulo Caballero
Digital Production: Bolha
Project Manager: Lia D’Amico and Suelen Mariano.
Information Technology VP: Gerson Lupatini
Account: Mauro Silveira, Alec Cocchiaro, Pedro Führer, Diogo Braga and Thiago Figueiredo
Planner: Raphael Barreto, Frederico Steinhoff, Alice Alcântara and Stephanie Day.
Media: Alexandre Ugadim, Cris Omura, Rafael Amaral, Monica Oliveira, Aline Lins and Camila Oliveira
RTV: Charles Nobili and Ricardo Magozo
Production Company: Crash of Rhinos
Director: Miguel Thomé
Co-Direction: João Luz
Photographer: Marcos Ribas
Account Production Company: Diego Melo and Mary Lacoleta
Editor:  Miguel Thomé
Sound Producer: Cabaret
Editor: Guilherme Azem
Account Sound Producer: Cayto Trivellato
L.A. Producer: EAT (Entertainment, Art, Talent)
Client Supervisors: Luciana Fortuna, Nicadan Galvão e Ricardo Martins