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Agency behind ‘Love the Philippines’ tourism video sorry for using shots of other countries

Agency DDB Philippines apologises for using ‘highly inappropriate’ images that stock footage providers offer from Brazil and Indonesia

A tourism campaign for the Philippines backfired after the creators of a video promoting the archipelago nation as a holiday destination said it had used stock shots from other countries.

Advertising agency DDB Philippines apologised on Sunday for the “highly inappropriate” images, which included rice terraces in Indonesia and sand dunes in Brazil.

The agency was behind the video for the government’s $900,000 “Love the Philippines” tourism campaign , which launched on 27 June.

Philippines tourism campaign uses stock footage from other countries – video

The tourism ministry said the previous day it was investigating allegations that DDB’s video included “non-original shots”, and the video was later removed from its Facebook page.

Tourism is a key industry in the Philippines, which boasts pristine dive spots and white sand beaches, but arrivals lag those of its neighbours due to poor infrastructure and high costs.

There were 2.7 million inbound tourists to the Philippines last year, down 68% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, according to data from the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.

Questions emerged after popular Philippine blogger Sass Rogando Sasot posted on Facebook that several images in the campaign video were from other countries.

Analysis by Agence France-Presse’s Fact Check team confirmed that the video showed places in Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

DDB apologised on Sunday for using “foreign stock footage”, describing it as an “unfortunate oversight on our agency’s part”.

“Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed,” DDB said in a statement. “The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT’s [Department of Tourism’s] objectives.”

The video was produced at its own expense, DDB said.

The tourism ministry said in its statement it had “repeatedly sought confirmation from DDB on the originality and ownership of all materials contained in the AVPs (audio-visual presentations) and key visuals presented to the department”.

“In all these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order,” the ministry said.

Some of the images used in the promotional video can be found on the websites of stock footage providers.

For example, footage of rice terraces is on Pond5, which identified the location as Ubud on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

Videvo has the same aerial shot of sand dunes as the one used in the Philippine ad but says the location was Cumbuco in north-eastern Brazil.

Other footage shows a fisherman casting a net while wearing a hat that is not typically worn in the Philippines and a person driving a buggy over sand dunes in the United Arab Emirates.

A spokeswoman for the tourism ministry did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday.

The tourism minister, Christina Frasco, told local media last week the new branding campaign cost 49m pesos (nearly $900,000).

Frasco said the ministry conducted a global survey which found that, in the post-pandemic era, tourists wanted “authentic interactions with communities”.

The new slogan replaced “It’s more fun in the Philippines”.

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A Philippines advertising agency has apologised for using footage of other countries in a promotional tourism video.

The campaign used images of rice terraces in Indonesia, sand dunes in the United Arab Emirates and an aircraft landing in Switzerland.

The agency, DDB Philippines, apologised for the "unfortunate oversight".

Philippine's tourism secretary, Christina Garcia Frasco, said no public funds had been used to make the video.

Ms Frasco said the Department of Tourism had repeatedly sought confirmation from the advertising agency, DDB Philippines, that the materials used in the video were their own and were original.

She said on "ALL these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order".

It was made as a part of a £708,298 (US 900,000) "Love the Philippines" campaign, which was launched in late June.

The use of the videos from other countries was first uncovered by analysis by French news agency AFP and Philippine blogger Sass Rogando Sasot.

Ms Frasco said the department would ensure DDB Philippines took accountability for the video.

DDB Philippines said in its own statement that the use of stock footage in mood videos is standard in the advertising industry, but apologised for using other videos in this instance.

"The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines in highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT's objectives", it said.

The video has been removed and the company said it would assist the department of tourism with its investigation.

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DOT probes 'Love the Philippines' video over alleged use of 'non-original shots'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is investigating its "Love the Philippines" campaign video after netizens pointed out that it had allegedly used "non-original shots" of locations outside of the country.

"As one of the many other forthcoming components of the launch of the enhanced tourism campaign, the DOT's contracted agency, DDB Philippines, prepared and published an audio visual presentation which has recently been the subject of scrutiny on the alleged use of non-original shots in certain parts of the AVP," it said Saturday.

The DOT also said it repeatedly sought confirmation from the contracted agency on the originality and ownership of all materials used in the video, adding that the DDB had assured the department that everything was in order.

Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco earlier told CNN Philippines' The Source that the DOT spent ₱49 million on the "Love the Philippines" campaign and slogan.

"While no public funds have been paid for the AVP in question as this particular component of the launch was released on the account of DDB, the DOT holds the responsibility of promoting the country to the highest standard," the department said.

"The DOT is currently conducting an exhaustive investigation to determine the veracity of, and to gather the full faculty of facts on, these allegations," it added.

The DOT launched its promotional video and new tourism campaign on June 27.

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Outrage at tourism agency after Philippines advert uses footage from other countries

On Sunday, the agency released a statement and said it "profusely" apologised to the Tourism Secretary and The Department of Tourism (DOT), as well as people from the country, for the use of the incorrect stock footage.

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A tourism agency has apologised after a video advertising the Philippines as a holiday destination showed footage from other countries.

On Sunday, the DDB Philippines agency released a statement and said it "profusely" apologised to the country's Tourism Secretary and The Department of Tourism (DOT), as well as the people of the Philippines .

The company used "non-original" stock footage in a video shown to launch one of its campaigns called Love The Philippines .

The video featured many different shots including aerial footage of sand dunes in Brazil as well as footage of a man riding a buggy in the desert in the United Arab Emirates .

Explaining the mishap, the agency said in a post: "While the use of stock footage in mood videos is standard practice in the industry, the use of foreign stock footage was an unfortunate oversight on our agency's part.

"Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed. The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT's objectives."

The agency said it was also "cooperating" with the DOT during its investigation on the matter.

The DOT released a statement on Monday and said it stands in "solidarity" with "fellow Filipinos" in their outrage over the matter.

The statement was also posted by the country's Tourism Secretary, Christina Garcia Frasco, on Facebook and Instagram

The DOT added it "reserves the right" to terminate a contract if the agency is "incapable of the project".

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The department said it will remain "fully committed" to developing and promoting the country as a "powerhouse of natural wonders, culture and heritage, and a fount of warmth and hospitality which is a source of great love and pride for all Filipinos".

Blogger Sass Rogando Sasot, who also uncovered the use of other countries in the video, called out the agency and said "at least four scenes" were stock footage - which included shots from Thailand, Indonesia and Dubai.

"When the people in the government and mainstream media didn't realise that the rice terraces and airport in the #LoveThePhilippines aren't in the PH, it means one thing: they themselves do not know our country... and you cannot truly love what you don't know," Ms Rogando Sasot said in a Facebook post.

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Company behind ‘Love the Philippines’ stock footage fiasco apologizes

MANILA, Philippines – The marketing communications company behind the “Love the Philippines” campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT) apologized for using stock footage of Thailand, Indonesia, and Dubai in a promo video on the country, noting that the video was meant for internal use only.

In a statement on Sunday, July 2, DDB Philippines said the presentation uploaded on social media was meant to be a “mood video to excite internal stakeholders about the campaign.”

“While the use of stock footage in mood videos is standard practice in the industry, the use of foreign stock footage was an unfortunate oversight on our agency’s part. Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed. The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT’s objectives,” DDB Philippines said.

The DOT told reporters that the government “did not pay, and will not pay” for the video. The agency declined to comment on the company’s apology.

In its statement, DDB Philippines said: “No public funds were released, or would be released, to fund the video. This was a DDB initiative to help pitch the slogan.”

It added that it was an “isolated incident” and succeeding ad materials for the campaign have yet to be produced.

“We sincerely hope this will not diminish the genuine love and appreciation the stakeholders and the public have been showing for the Love the Philippines campaign,” DDB Philippines said.

The DOT, however, noted that it will “not hesitate to exact accountability and take the necessary action to protect the interest of the country even as it continues to exhaust all efforts to develop and promote the Philippine tourism industry.”

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DDB Philippines will be paid P49 million for the campaign, in which it is required to deliver market research, key visuals and logos, a branding guideline across media platforms, as well as five audio-visual presentations.

Meanwhile, the DOT has another rebranding endeavor pegged at P250 million, according to a bid notice abstract uploaded on the department’s website. Rappler learned that this bid notice is for an “entirely different” branding project.

DDB Philippines is part of DDB Group Philippines, the country’s first integrated marketing communications and services network.

Incorporated in 1992, DDB Group Philippines is comprised of three agency networks – DDB PHL, DDB MNL, and Tribal Worldwide; three specialist agencies – Ripple8, Agile Intelligence, and Bent and Buzz; and seven strategic business units – Touch XDA, Optimax, Beyond, Field Outsource Asia, Philippine Movers, Strawberry Jam Creative Services, and The Bernbach School.

This is not the first time that DDB handled a DOT project. It was behind the award-winning “Balikan ang Pilipinas” campaign.

Other campaigns include the Philippine International Dive Expo’s “Our Sea, Our Story,” Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation’s “Maniguro, Magbangko,” and the Department of Health’s “RESBAKUNA: Kasangga ng Bida.” – Rappler.com

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Philippine tourism officials were left red-faced after the creators of a video promoting the archipelago nation as a holiday destination revealed they had used stock shots from other countries.

Advertising agency DDB Philippines apologised for the “highly inappropriate” images, which included rice terraces in Indonesia and sand dunes in Brazil.

The agency was behind the video for the government’s $1.3 million “Love The Philippines” tourism campaign launched on June 27.

The tourism ministry announced late on Saturday that it was investigating allegations that DDB’s video included “non-original shots”. The video was later removed from its Facebook page.

Popular Philippine blogger Sass Rogando Sasot had posted on Facebook that several images in the campaign video were from other countries.

Analysis by AFP’s Fact Check team confirmed that the video showed places in Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

DDB apologised on Sunday for using “foreign stock footage”, describing it as an “unfortunate oversight on our agency’s part”.

“Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed,” DDB said in a statement.

“The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT’s (Department of Tourism) objectives.” The video was produced at its own expense, DDB said.

The tourism ministry said in its statement it had “repeatedly sought confirmation from DDB on the originality and ownership of all materials contained in the AVPs (audiovisual presentations) and key visuals presented to the Department”.

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“In ALL these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order,” the ministry said.

Some of the images used in the promotional video can be found on the websites of stock footage providers.

For example, footage of rice terraces is on Pond5, which identified the location as Ubud on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

Videvo has the same aerial shot of sand dunes as the one used in the Philippine ad but says the location was Cumbuco in northeastern Brazil.

Other footage shows a fisherman casting a net while wearing a hat that is not typically worn in the Philippines and a person driving a buggy over sand dunes in the United Arab Emirates.

A spokeswoman for the tourism ministry did not respond to AFP’s requests for comment on Sunday.

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Tourism minister Christina Frasco told local media last week the new branding campaign cost 49 million pesos ($1.3 million).

Frasco said the ministry conducted a global survey which found that, in the post-pandemic era, tourists wanted “authentic interactions with communities”.

The new slogan replaced “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”.

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched an investigation into the “Love the Philippines” tourism video after several netizens claimed that some of the stock footages utilized in it were shot in other countries.

Earlier, the DOT changed its tourism slogan from “It’s more Fun in the Philippines” to “Love the Philippines.” The tourism department tapped advertising agency, DDB Philippines, for the country’s latest tourism campaign.

“As one of the many other forthcoming components of the launch of the enhanced tourism campaign, the DOT’s contracted agency, DDB Philippines, prepared and published an Audio visual presentation which has recently been the subject of scrutiny on the alleged use of non-original shots in certain parts of the AVP,” the DOT said in a statement.

“The DOT  is currently conducting an exhaustive investigation to determine the veracity of, and to gather the full faculty of facts on, these allegations,” it went on.

The tourism department said it has repeatedly asked for confirmation from the DDB on the originality and ownership of all materials contained in the audio-visual presentations (AVPs) and key visuals presented to the DOT.

“In all these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order,” the agency pointed out.

The DOT, meanwhile, clarified that no public funds have been paid for the AVP in question, saying such was a “particular component of the launch” and that it was “released on the account of the DDB.”

As the DOT holds the responsibility of promoting the country to the highest standard, the agency said it will “not hesitate to exact accountability and take the necessary action to protect the interest of the country.”

In a Facebook post, blogger Sass Rogando Sasot alleged that at least five of the footages used in the tourism video were taken from different locations such as  Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and another location she said was not taken in the Philippines.

She accompanied her post with links of the videos used in the tourism video. All of them can be accessed on the Storyblocks website.

One of the apparent stock footages used in the tourism video resembles to the Philippines’ Rice Terraces, but according to Sasot, the footage used was actually taken from a rice farm in Bali, Indonesia.

Other netizens also had the same observation as the blogger and posted screenshots and links to prove their point.

In a recent television interview, Tourism Secretary Christina G. Frasco revealed that thy spent P49 million for the development of the new tourism campaign of the country—“Love the Philippines.”

“The process of procurement was done and initiated. The total cost of the entire study, coming up with the logo and everything, and the components of this branding campaign totalled to P49 million,” she said.

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A general view of an empty beach on the Philippine island of Boracay, April 26, 2018. (AFP Photo)

The creators of a video promoting the Philippines as a holiday spot revealed recently that they had used stock footage from foreign countries, leaving tourism officials of the archipelago nation red-faced.

Advertising agency DDB Philippines apologized for the “highly inappropriate” images, which included rice terraces in Indonesia and sand dunes in Brazil. The agency was behind the video for the government’s $900,000 “Love The Philippines” tourism campaign launched on June 27.

The tourism ministry announced late Saturday that it was investigating allegations that DDB’s video included “non-original shots.” The video was later removed from its Facebook page.

Popular Philippine blogger Sass Rogando Sasot had posted on Facebook that several images in the campaign video were from other countries.

Analysis by Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Fact Check team confirmed that the video showed places in Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

DDB has apologized for using “foreign stock footage,” describing it as an “unfortunate oversight on our agency’s part.” “Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed,” DDB said in a statement.

“The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT’s (Department of Tourism) objectives.” The video was produced at its own expense, DDB said.

The tourism ministry said in its statement it had “repeatedly sought confirmation from DDB on the originality and ownership of all materials contained in the AVPs (audio-visual presentations) and key visuals presented to the Department.” “In ALL these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order,” the ministry said.

Some of the images used in the promotional video can be found on the websites of stock footage providers.

For example, footage of rice terraces is on Pond5, which identified the location as Ubud on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

Videvo has the same aerial shot of sand dunes as the one used in the Philippine ad but says the location was Cumbuco in northeastern Brazil.

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The creators of a video promoting the Philippines as a holiday spot revealed on Sunday that they had used stock footage from foreign countries, leaving tourism officials of the archipelago nation red-faced.

Advertising agency DDB Philippines apologized for the "highly inappropriate" images, which included rice terraces in Indonesia and sand dunes in Brazil.

The agency was behind the video for the government's $900,000 "Love The Philippines" tourism campaign launched on June 27.

The tourism ministry announced late Saturday that it was investigating allegations that DDB's video included "non-original shots." The video was later removed from its Facebook page.

Popular Philippine blogger Sass Rogando Sasot had posted on Facebook that several images in the campaign video were from other countries.

Analysis by Agence France-Presse's (AFP) Fact Check team confirmed that the video showed places in Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

DDB apologized on Sunday for using "foreign stock footage," describing it as an "unfortunate oversight on our agency's part."

"Proper screening and approval processes should have been strictly followed," DDB said in a statement.

"The use of foreign stock footage in a campaign promoting the Philippines is highly inappropriate, and contradictory to the DOT's (Department of Tourism) objectives."

The video was produced at its own expense, DDB said.

Tourists want 'authentic interactions'

The tourism ministry said in its statement it had "repeatedly sought confirmation from DDB on the originality and ownership of all materials contained in the AVPs (audio-visual presentations) and key visuals presented to the Department."

"In ALL these occasions, DDB repeatedly assured the DOT that the originality and ownership of all materials are in order," the ministry said.

Some of the images used in the promotional video can be found on the websites of stock footage providers.

For example, footage of rice terraces is on Pond5, which identified the location as Ubud on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

Videvo has the same aerial shot of sand dunes as the one used in the Philippine ad but says the location was Cumbuco in northeastern Brazil.

Other footage shows a fisherman casting a net while wearing a hat that is not typically worn in the Philippines and a person driving a buggy over sand dunes in the United Arab Emirates.

Tourism minister Christina Frasco told local media last week the new branding campaign cost 49 million pesos (nearly $900,000).

Frasco said the ministry conducted a global survey which found that, in the post-pandemic era, tourists wanted "authentic interactions with communities."

The new slogan replaced "It's More Fun in the Philippines."

Tourism is a key industry in the Philippines, which boasts pristine dive spots and white sand beaches, but arrivals lag those of its neighbors due to poor infrastructure and high costs.

There were 2.7 million inbound tourists to the Philippines last year, down 68% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, according to United Nations' World Tourism Organization data.

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DOT tsinugi ad agency: Paul Soriano kaladkad sa tourism video scandal

Nakaladkad ang pangalan ni Presidential Adviser on Creative Communications Paul Soriano sa kontrobersiyal na “Love the Philippines” tourism slogan ng Department of Tourism (DOT) na nabistong gumamit ng stock footage mula sa ibang bansa at hindi sa Pilipinas.

Ayon sa rebelasyon ng isang netizen, ang DDB Philippines daw ang gumawa ng storyboard ng tourism slogan pero noong naaprubahan ay umeksena na raw ang mister ng actress-host Toni Gonzaga.

Nagkabanggaan pa raw ang creative director at si Soriano kaya isa pang creative director ng DDB ang pinalit pero huli na dahil natapos na ng DOT at ni Soriano ang proyekto.

“So those scenes in question now is not the agency’s fault. Paul Soriano should take accountability for those. But he is not even mentioned in their official statement,” ayon sa netizen.

“Remember how involved he was with the “We give the world our best” campaign. Turns out it was a Paul Soria­no’s project. Looks like anything creative, he can very well get involved. After all, he has Junior’s confidence. DDB needs to play along if they want a gov’t contract,” tweet ni @anakmartiallaw.

Naglitawan din ang mga tweet na si Soriano at ang DDB ay dating nagkasama sa paggawa ng ads ng Duty Free Philippines. May mga tweet din na hindi lang P50 milyon ang halaga ng ads kundi P250 milyon.

Samantala, pinutol na ng (DOT) ang kanilang kontrata sa DDB Philippines matapos mabistong kinopya nito ang video na ginamit sa audio-visual presentation (AVP) ng “Love the Phi­lippines” tourism slogan.

“As DDB Philippines has publicly apologized, taken full responsibility, and admitted in no uncertain terms, that non-original materials were used in their AVP, reflecting an abject fai­lure to comply with their obligation/s under the contract and a direct contravention with the DOT’s objectives for the enhanced tourism branding, the DOT hereby exercises its right to proceed with termination proceedings against its contract with DDB,” ayon sa DOT.

Ang blogger na si Sass Rogando Sasot ang unang nagsiwalat na limang video ang kinopya ng DOT mula sa stock footage. Wala pang pahayag si Soriano sa pagkakadawit ng kanyang pangalan sa kontrobersyal na ads. (Juliet de Loza-Cudia)

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