|Product/Service||ALFA TELECOM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN|
|Entrant||DDB DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
|Category||Business Citizenship / Corporate Responsibility|
DDB DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
BIG KAHUNA FILMS Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Why is this work relevant for PR Lynx?
It appears that a very big problem hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. There have been innumerable incidents of people losing their jobs, being arrested and even committing suicide because of what they or others shared on their social media channels. We wanted to use social media as a platform to get a discussion underway about the importance of posting and sharing things responsibly.
Over the last couple of years, there have been innumerable incidents of people losing their jobs, being arrested and even committing suicide because of what they or others shared on their social media channels. The task was to address the importance of sharing and posting things responsibly on social media with the objective of raising awareness, kickstarting a discussion and letting people know that some things are just best kept private.
Describe the creative idea.
We created a series of interactive billboards that appeared on buildings all across Beirut. At night they came to life. Private moments became public for all to see. It made people realise how things that are private shouldn't be shared for the whole world to see. The idea was bold, provocative but very impactful. The video of this activation was a huge source of discussion, debate and analysis online, generating tremendous word of web.
Describe the strategy.
Our target audience was a younger demographic by and large. A generation that had grown up in the age of the Internet and who were digitally native. We need to appeal to them in a way that was relevant, impactful and disruptive. The interactive outdoors appeared in relatively trendy neighbourhoods of Beirut where there was a high footfall of young people. At night the billboards came to life, a time when our target audience was out on the town socializing.
Describe the execution.
We installed a series of interactive billboards that appeared on buildings all over Beirut for over a week. At night they came to life in a very disturbing way. The video of the activation lit up social media. From high profile influencers to the average Joe, everyone joined in the discussion. The exposure and reach of this idea were tremendous. And it really got a discussion underway about the importance of sharing and posting things responsibly on social media. The campaign was supported and amplified on social media for two weeks in October 2018.
List the results.
The video of the activation lit up social media and the statistics were impressive.
Over 1.5 Million Earned Media Impressions
An Engagement Rate of 7.3%
Responsible Sharing Inquiries Rose 23%
200K Page Views.
$100K In Free Media
|Firas Medrows: Executive Creative Director Zahir Mirza: Group Creative Director Kapil Mayekar: Associate Creative Director Ahmed Otaibi: Art Director Ahmed Otaibi: Writer Firas Medrows: Art Direc
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