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Boomtown creates celebration ad for Lafarge

As part of Lafarge Zambia's 70 years celebration, Boomtown created an emotive commercial for online platforms and local television.
Boomtown ad shoot.
The commercial, made by Boomtown’s creative team, was designed to highlight how Lafarge Zambia and its cement products have helped build Zambia through the years, from airports to universities and stadiums, since 1949. The commercial shows Lafarge Zambia’s role in the growth of the country and emphasises “how the company builds dreams for life”.

To create a TVC with real authenticity, Boomtown and Lafarge both agreed that it would be best to partner with local teams in Zambia, resulting in collaboration with a local activation company, a TV production company and local actors. This approach produced a high-quality final product that was genuinely Zambian.

Talking about the narrative, Boomtown strategic director Glen Meier said, “Based on our strategy to leverage on the global Lafarge brand reputation, it was important to also convey the significance within Lafarge’s local market heritage.”

The TVC sees a grandfather reminiscing with his grandson, reinforcing the message that Lafarge cement is “reliable, high-quality, and built on a foundation of 70 years within Zambia”.

“This message is especially important as Zambia is experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in terms of investment in cement capacity compared to the rest of the continent. We are proud to be a part of the role Lafarge plays in the continual development and prospering of a nation,” added Meier.

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