2014 Winners & Shortlists


CategoryFundraising, Charities, Appeals, Non-Profit Organisations, Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness Messages
Entrant Company IMPACT BBDO Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA
Advertising Agency IMPACT BBDO Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA

Results and Effectiveness

With the arrival of Eid, more than 665,749 messages were printed and delivered with toys filling the hearts of the little ones with warmth and joy. +3 Brand I Love vs. PAGO +1 “Supports causes that help our society” vs. PAGO 84% campaign recognition vs 50% norms 96% Positive Sentiment 11,000+ Twitter mentions 44,000+ Facebook interactions 1.9 million TVC views online 15 million+ Facebook impressions 2 million website visits & 11 million page views In the end the children may or may not remember the toys they got, nor the participants remember what they gave, but both will never forget the special words written in each other’s hearts.

Creative Execution

To exploit the idea to its potency of “giving”, we partnered with well known charity organisations, 'Inssan' and 'Al Birr' that supervise and take care of orphans. Through our brand facebook page, a microsite (www.yallana3ti.com) and on-ground special booths, we invited consumers to get involved and write a personalized message coupled with a toy of their choice dedicated to these orphan kids. A yallana3ti hashtag was created for Facebook and Twitter to nurture the positive conversation further. As consumers chose their gifts, simultaneously, a dedicated on ground team was converting the gifts and messages into real ones to be delivered to the intended children. TV and Radio spots came to support the campaign, driving more people to the microsite and to our social media pages.

Insights, Strategy and the Idea

Ramadan is a time for compassion and good deeds. However, the act of giving has gradually become more mechanical and impersonal. The aim was to revive the true meaning of giving by growing the emotional tie between those who give and those who need. Pepsi is positioned to be a stimulating refreshment that makes consumers feel current and connected, at the same time Ramadan is about being connected with values and good deeds, so we thought this would be a perfect brand fit. As a result, a big idea took shape through a powerful motto of – yalla na3ti. True Giving is not about an amount or a quantity, it is about how much one pours his heart into it. And mostly, it is about making others happy but also feeling genuinely happy about it. Since words are the most genuine forms of emotional expression, we gave the public a platform to contribute genuinely from the heart.


Name Company Role
Mohamad Sarhi IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Creative Director
Shafiq Alam IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Associate Creative Director
Wissam Chaar IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Senior Art Director
Samer Khansa IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Regional Account Director
Nazih Hajj IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Account Manager
Imtiyaz Ali IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Art Director
Sajid Ali IMPACT BBDO Jeddah Junior Art Director
Junaid Khan IMPACT BBDO Jeddah 3d Visulaizer