Entrant FP7/BAH Manama, BAHRAIN
Type of Entry: Media: Product/Service
Category: Fundraising, Charities, Appeals, Non-Profit Organisations, Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness
Entrant Company: FP7/BAH Manama, BAHRAIN
Advertising Agency: FP7/BAH Manama, BAHRAIN
Name Company Position
Fadi Yaish FP7/BAH Creative Director
Fadi Yaish FP7/BAH Art Director
Lara Hamman FP7/BAH Art Director
Lara Hamman FP7/BAH Copywriter
Ryan Atkinson FP7/BAH Copywriter
Steve De Lange FP7/BAH Copywriter
Fadi Yaish FP7/BAH Graphic Designer
Results and Effectiveness:
- We cut paper consumption of Batelco offices around the network by 50%. - 15 local companies and Batelco’s regional network adopted the initiative and together will save 104 tonnes of paper, nearly 2200 trees - Campaign incurred 0 cost: Union Press sponsored printing. All magazines and few leading newspapers sponsored up to 3 months ad space. Kassab Media sponsored outdoor and indoor sites. City Center and Seef Mall sponsored sites within premises. - Generating over USD 294,429 of unpaid media, it spread environmental awareness in Bahrain. - Over 320,000 Facebook tab impressions, 30% of Bahrain’s population.
We collected used sheets of paper in boxes placed around the Batelco office. The sheets were then flipped around, cut and turned into notepads to write on the blank sides. The rest of the paper was stacked, wrapped into reams and used for printing again on the blank sides. The notepads and the reams were mailed to Batelco employees around the network. Our notepad covers were 8 Different environment communication messages creating public awareness, which covered topics such as the conservation of electricity, oxygen, water and more. To raise public awareness, these notepad cover designs were turned in to ads and into indoor and outdoor posters across Bahrain, printed on the back of Batelco's old campaign posters. To increase awareness further, the environment communication messages became radio spots. An interactive Facebook application raised consciousness online and generated engagement, comments and multi-layered interactions.
Insights, Strategy and the Idea:
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading Telecommunications Company, wanted to design a notepad for internal use. The problem was that environmental concern is not one of the highest priorities to the Bahraini community. With restricted land, Bahrain’s landfills need to be carefully controlled. Yet, of Bahrain’s daily waste 800 tonnes is comprised of recyclable paper. However chemicals used for recycling are not entirely environmentally friendly. Batelco’s 1600 employees in Bahrain use 16 million sheets of paper per year themselves. The challenge was to produce notepads for Batelco without adding to the problem.
The Outdoor Advert titled NOTEPAD was done by Fp7, Bahrain advertising agency for product: Batelco Voice SMS (brand: Batelco) in Bahrain. It was released in the Apr 2010.