Media Innovation - Existing Channels

This award showcases those who have the insight and creativity to change the way a particular media channel is consumed. 

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People who make good decisions don't end up homeless, right? Urban Ministries of Durham wanted to challenge this perception and change the national conversation about homelessness. Without any paid media. So we created an online game where players must survive a virtual month on $1,000 rent, groceries, car expenses, child field trips, vet bills and all. Across the globe, in classrooms and even in collections employee training sessions, millions of people are living on the brink. And UMD raised more than $34,000 on a site not optimized for donations.


Brand: Urban Ministries of Durham
Client: Urban Ministries of Durham
Agency: McKinney
Language: English

"The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" Responds to the Internet

How could Old Spice leverage "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" to engage with people on a more intimate level? The result was the "Response" campaign, an experiment in real-time branding in which "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" recorded 186 personalized YouTube messages. The work became one of the most popular interactive efforts in history and changed the way brands interact with their fans. What's more, the work boosted the bottom line with record results, as sales of Old Spice body wash doubled from the previous year.


Brand: Old Spice
Client: Procter & Gamble
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Language: English

Concert In A Bag

Doritos Late Night was one of nearly thirty new product introductions in the salty snack category in 2009. We had to create a hit where only 3% of launches become one. We realized our audience snacked more on entertainment than they did on chips. By thinking like an entertainment company, rather than just selling snacks, we transformed a bag of chips into a ticket for an exclusive music performance. In so doing, we helped create the most valuable salty snack introduction of 2009 and a long-term platform for the brand.


Brand: Doritos
Client: Frito-Lay, Inc.
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Language: English

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