Category A11. Charities & Non-profit
Entrant PER HøJ Oslo, NORWAY
Idea Creation PER HøJ Oslo, NORWAY
Production 2 PER HøJ Oslo, NORWAY
Name Company Position
Mads Rønold Per Høj Copywriter
Christopher Køltzow Per Høj Developer
Linus Hjellstöm Per Høj Art Director
Vetle Gjevestad Agledahl Per Høj Digital Producer
Torbjørn Aksdal Per Høj Planner
Nanna Grønli Per Høj Project Manager
Vilhelm Camillus Paus Per Høj Account Director
Joe Langdon Per Høj Motion Designer
Christoffer Rontén Per Høj Art Director and Creative
Ida Thurmann-Moe Tangrystan Director
Andreas Grødtlien Tangrystan Director
Beate Tangre Tangrystan Producer
Lottie Smith Tangrystan Producer
Arne Andreas Opheim FRI Marketing Co-ordinator
Ingvild Endestad FRI Chief Executive Officer

The Campaign

Show the importance of Pride Parades through those that don't dare to attend. “Every reason to stay home is a reason to show up”

Creative Execution

We gathered 300 stories from people who didn’t dare to attend the Pride Parade. A press release was sent to LGBTQIA magazines where we asked the main reasons for not attending the parade. We set up a website where people could submit their reason anonymously. Over 300 stories was sent in. We contacted 25 celebrities that volunteered to tell the story as their own in front of a camera. The call to action in all the films was to visit www.walkforme.no to find someone to walk for in the parade. On the website, we had gathered all the stories along with an explanation of what FRI does for the submitters situation.

2.9 M video views (5.2 million inhabitants in Norway) 3.4 K comments 134 K Likes 4 K Shares 40+ articles in the press Featured in the evening news at Norway's two biggest TV-channels 64% increase in participants across all Norwegian parades compared to 2016

People attend pride for many reasons, but the strongest proof for its necessity is all the people who don’t dare to attend. By collecing their unique stories and retell them, we gave people who didn’t already plan on going a reason to attend. Both straight and queer. To ensure a broad reach we got a wide range of celebrities to volunteer: The Prime Minister, journalists, authors, bloggers, actors and athletes used their own social media channels to reach their fans. All films start with the celebrity “coming out”, which has a strong stop effect in the social media feeds.

Dreamy and slightly surreal, Ice Skaters for Ikea from CZAR Brussels

Ice Skaters shows the dreamy and slightly surreal spectacle of a middle aged couple spinning and gliding on the polished wood floors of an elegant, high-ceilinged apartment in their socks. With the tagline 'Bring life into your living room' it is a beautifully crafted advert creating a warm, nostalgic mood for the brand, Ikea. It won Bronze at Eurobest in 2018 for production company CZAR Brussels. Director, Joe Vanhoutteghem and producer, Lander Engels talk to Eurobest about the experience of creating the work. 

How do you make an idea work when your entire media budget is pulled, a week before launch?

The team at Marvelous Moscow have the answer. CCO, Artem Sinyavskiy shares the story of how their work for Skylink, 'The 1 MB Campaign', went on to win Bronze at Eurobest in 2017, despite the media budget being pulled a week before the launch of the campaign.

The gin, the city, the song and the search for the special colour of Seville

PS21 Madrid, the creative transformation company set up by founder of creative agency dommo Agustín Vivancos, was in its first year when the team began work on Searching for the Special Colour of Seville. It was a piece of work that would not only go on to win the agency’s first major award, Bronze in Creative Data at Eurobest in 2018, but would also become part of Seville’s cultural heritage. We hear how the idea came to life from Strategy Director, Sergio Garcia and Executive Creative Director, Victor Blanco.

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