Unbabel: STFU Campaign

Content Creation, Content Strategy, Distribution Strategy

The Client

Unbabel is building a Language Operations platform that helps every team across a company easily interact with customers in any language.


Campaign Management, Campaign Planning, Copywriting, Ebooks, Interactive Content, Motion Graphics, Paid Social, Social Media Content


Unbabel is the first ever “Language Operations” tool, a category they are seeking to establish and lead across global business. To help educate small businesses about Language Operations and why it’s the ticket to global reach, Unbabel approached us to execute a bold and edgy campaign.


To make a splash, we wanted to do something risky—both from a visual and narrative standpoint. So we built a fresh campaign with 4 provocative letters: STFU. Whereas that phrase is usually NSFW (traditionally standing for Shut the F*** Up), we reimagined its meaning, encouraging people to Start Translating Fearlessly with Unbabel. With this bold phrase, we were able to communicate the key benefits of Unbabel while engaging the audience in an entertaining and non-traditional way, including a hero video, eBook, blog articles, social media content, the eye-catching interactive game Unbabel It, and a custom swag box that encouraged people to “STFU and Relax.”