Short List
Category B05. Use of Broadcast
Name Company Position
Peter Ampe DDB Brussels Creative Director
Odin Saille DDB Brussels Creative Director
Kenn Van Lijsebeth DDB Creative
Sylvie De Couvreur DDB Account Director
Silvie Erzeel DDB Account Manager
Anneleen Vande Voorde DDB Account Executive
Kenn Van Lijsebeth DDB PR Manager
Peter Baert Rayun Music Composer
Dieter Hautman Dieter Hautman Photographer
Wietse De Ridder DDB Brussels Designer
Christophe Gesquière DDB Developer
Adeline Andre DDB Digital producer
Raygun Rayun Radio Studio
Liesbeth Demolder Rayun Client Service Director
Mathias Lewis Rayun Sound Engineer
Toon Jansegers Rayun Voice Coach
Tiele Mulier Landvogel DOP
Thomas Cassiers Landvogel Executive Producer
Yannick Verdonck Landvogel Producer
Tom Syryn Landvogel Offline edit
Glenn Renard Landvogel Online edit

The Campaign

The Alzheimer League Flanders launched a series of radio-documentaries to give young onset dementia sufferers a voice. These portraits aired on national radio during prime time. Six courageous patients shared their dearest memory, the one which they refuse to lose. The documentaries called upon other dementia patients to immortalize their dearest memories on our platform imstillhere.be. A new transmitting platform where people could record messages and have it sent to their loved ones on a future date of your choice. When dementia might have taken over and they are no longer able to tell them their selves.

Creative Execution

The Alzheimer League Flanders developed a new platform in collaboration with the Paradox Dementia Expertise Centre, on which people with dementia can leave their memories for later. The website is accessible to everyone. Anyone who wants to immortalize a message can do so via imstillhere.be. It’s very simple, just enter the recipient’s contact details, leave a message and decide when it should be delivered. The mini-documentaries which accompanied the website aired on national radio stations. These were specifically broadcasted before and after official news bulletins which only helped strengthen their impact. They aired on national radio stations during prime time for a week.


I’m still here conquered the hearts of Belgians in a rapid pace through radio, written press & television. Our campaign made headlines throughout the country: - Most shared topic in Belgian press during the campaign period. - Front-page news in Belgium’s biggest papers and cultural magazines (Het Laatste Nieuws, De Morgen, Knack etc.). - Full-page reports in two major newspapers including reader’s letters about the campaign. - Main item during the evening news broadcast on television station VTM reaching 1.500.000 viewers. - Additional airtime was offered by radio stations and Belgium’s biggest cinema chain Belgium, Kinepolis. Over 33 million impressions (population: 6 million in Flanders), resulting in 19.700 shared articles online and over 4.000 unique visitors on the dedicated site. And to finish it off, we got the official support of Belgium’s Minister of Health who decided to improve the existing health plans for dementia patients.

"I’m still here” repurposed classic radio commercials promoting brands and their products. Instead we created a series of radio-documentaries which aired during commercial breaks before and after the news bulletins. Supported by a digital platform which allowed other dementia patients to be a part of this taboo-breaking campaign as well, this became a documentary created by the Alzheimer League Flanders, but completed by the public.

Breaking the young onset dementia taboo required a large enough reach which wouldn’t be achieved if only the Alzheimer League Flanders would be talking about it. It would require the participation from patients (and their loved ones) as well. That’s why we chose to create a tool they could actually use instead of a more traditional one-way communication campaign. Combining this tool with the first examples of a few courageous patients which aired on national radio helped us clarify the devastating impact of young onset dementia to a much broader audience as well.