In May 2012, an Airbnb guest, Cathrine, told us a powerful story of a trip she took to Berlin with her father, Jörg, a Berlin Wall guard at the height of the Cold War. She wanted to show him the vibrant city Berlin had become, but it was the man they met at their Airbnb apartment that changed everything for Jörg.

AWARDS

WEBBY AWARDS - "Best Online Animation (Branded)" - People's Choice Winner

D&AD Awards - "Animation For Film Advertising" - Graphite Pencil

ADC Awards - "Advertising, Digital & Motion" - Bronze Cube 

AICP Awards - "Best Animated Advertisement" - Winner

Shorty Awards - "Multi-Platform Campaign" - Finalist

 

PRESS

Ad Age: How Airbnb Brought Two Berlin Wall Border Guards Back Together - Lodging Website Uses True Story to Illustrate the Power of its Brand

Mashable: Airbnb Turns a Touching Berlin Wall Anniversary Story Into Ad Campaign

Adweek: VCCP, Airbnb Animated By Cold War Memories

Campaign: World's Talking About Wall and Chain

Brandingmag: Airbnb Breaks Down Walls While Opening Up Doors

INC: What Airbnb Can Teach You About Content Strategy

Contently: How Airbnb Is Using Content Marketing To Stay On Top