Latest New York Times ad campaign focuses on subscribers

The ads highlight the eclectic tastes of the newspaper’s subscribers, and how they can all be served by the brand (natch)

The campaign is the latest offering from Droga5 for the New York Times, and features a new tagline – ‘Independent Journalism for an Independent Life’. It is rooted in the wide and varied tastes of NYT subscribers, and how the brand’s breadth of coverage provides them with the intellectual sustenance they need.

To illustrate this, the ads – which include TV, digital, print, out-of-home, social and audio spots – build on the aesthetic featured in the previous Truth campaign. Using both headlines and visuals from the newspaper and online, the TV spots create a written portrait of individual subscribers, with these images then also used in the out-of-home ads.

The use of the New York Times’ signature fonts and styling add up to elegant spots that reinforce the brand in every setting they appear, while the text itself reiterates the intelligence and uniqueness of its readers – certainly a clever and flattering ploy to bring in subs.

Agency: Droga5
Co-Chief Creative Officer: Tim Gordon
ECDs: Laurie Howell, Toby Treyer-Evans
Senior Copywriter: Nico Baumann
Senior Art Director: Inna Kofman
Copywriter: Sara Muchnick
Art Director: Jessica Pester
Designer: Lee Pozin
Senior Designer: Rachel Hess
Production Company: LFR Productions
Director: Scott Perry
Editor: Beau Dickson, Cut + Run
Post: The Mill
Sound Design: Wave Studios