Prostate Cancer Research Foundation Outdoor, Ambient, Digital, Viral, DM, Design & Branding, Case study Give A Few Bob by London Communications

Give A Few Bob

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Industry Against Cancer
Media Outdoor, Billboard, Poster, Transportation & Vehicles, Ambient, Digital, Interactive & Mobile, Viral, Direct marketing, Design & Branding, Case study
Market United Kingdom
Agency London Communications
Creative Director Alan Curson
Released July 2007


Cannes Lions 2008
Direct - Gold

Credits & Description

Type Of Entry: Integrated Campaigns
Category: Integrated Campaigns
Advertising Agency, City: THE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY, London
DM/Advertising Agency, City: THE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY, London
Chief Executive, The Communications Agency: Robert Prevezer
Head Of Art And Design, The Communications Agency: Shaun Patchett
Creative Director, The Communications Agency: Alan Curson
Senior Account Director, The Communications Agency: Caroline Jenkins
Account Manager, The Communications Agency: Rachel Patman
Executive Producer, Red Bee Media: Laura Gould
Production Manager, Red Bee Media: Bridie Harrison
Bookings Co-Ordinator, Grand Central Studios: Gemma Pasierb
Managing Director, Resonate: Tricia Moon
Partner, Experience Communications: Anthony Clifton
Experience Communications: Greg Turzynski
Men do not appreciate how common prostate cancer is and that it's killing one man every hour in the UK. Even worse, research clearly showed that men were reluctant to talk about their health or confront serious medical issues. Our core objectives were as follows:1. To raise awareness of Prostate Cancer in the UK. 2. To de-stigmatise the disease and hopefully raise money for research. 3. To achieve the maximum effect with the minimum budget possible. 4. To raise the profile of the charity to generate wider interest. 5. To build the donor database for future fundraising.
Solution:We created a 40" film which showed the late comedian Bob Monkhouse talking about losing his battle with prostate cancer, in his own inimitable style. This was launched through a PR campaign, generating unprecedented levels of national coverage appearing in national media continuously for a week.In addition, an extensive integrated campaign was developed, negotiating partnerships with national press, outdoor media and cinema to reach as many people as possible with our core campaign message. A retail partnership with WH Smith meant that badges were sold in every store in the UK. The campaign was supported virally and online. In addition, DM targeted high value potential donors.
Results:We created over Ј3million worth of media value with a budget of less than Ј50,000.An estimated 83% of the UK population has seen the campaign an average of 4 times. The PCRF annual income from June 2007 is forecast to show an increase of 70% year on year. Traffic to the website increased by 500%. There has been a 228% increase in the charity's donor base including a rise in the number of regularly monthly donors by 580%. Mark Emberton MD, the Charity's medical advisor, commented: "I have seen a marked increase in patients being tested and diagnosed with the disease as a consequence of having seen the Bob Campaign".