The award honors media led ideas that are powerful enough to become the genesis of the communications program itself.
Change4Life Sugar Smart
The average child eats three times the recommended amount of sugar, with 1/3 now overweight when leaving primary school. No parent wants this. We identified the problem, parents don't understand how much sugar is in the food and drink they give their children. Our solution was Sugar Smart a campaign which instantly visualised sugar levels in food and drink through an app. Over 2,000,000 people downloaded the app, scanning over 14,000,000 products, with 81% of users stating they cut sugar in their child's diet as a result of the campaign.
Brand: Public Health England
Client: Public Health England
Agency: MEC UK
Always launched the #LikeAGirl movement in 2014 with the objective of stopping the drop in confidence girls experience at puberty by taking on culturally relevant, but social damaging issues. This year, we took on the stereotypical depiction of girls in emojis. By only showing girls wearing pink and doing their nails, these emojis subtly reinforced societys prejudices towards girls. This campaign rallied girls to demand non-stereotypical emojis which resultedin over 40 new inspiring emojis.
Client: Procter & Gamble
Vodka Cruiser TV LIVE on Facebook
The challenge was big- get a generation (the notorious millennials at that) to connect with a legacy brand that held the stigma of 'uncool / too young for me' to now be perceived as ‘a brand I'd like to be seen with'. Our answer, VCTV- a category first innovation at the intersection of creativity and digital smarts. A fast and funny chat show streamed weekly on Facebook LIVE. We took the platform into unexplored territory, changing its usage to 'interactive TV' We not only managed to change perceptions, but also tripled sales. All amidst a shrinking category, reduced media investment and a society that's re-thinking its love affair with alcohol.
Brand: Vodka Cruiser
Client: Vodka Cruiser