Each year, 500 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed in Romania. Another 5.000 children are already undergoing treatment. Unfortunately, pediatric cancers can only be treated in a handful of specialist clinics scattered throughout the country, often far from the children’s homes.
There is a famous saying in our office whenever we meet a hurdle in our day-to-day collaboration: “stop the pressure, we’ll find a solution, it’s not like we’re doing brain surgery”. This project gave us the possibility to actually say that yes, we, the PR team, are also “doing” brain surgery. Our challenge: how do we use technology to establish a national breakthrough in field of health/medicine? Our answer: Broadcast a brain surgery, live in 360-degree virtual reality.
On a Sunday morning, the Hollywood Multiplex (HM) cinema “woke up” in the midst of a crisis. This occurred because Raluca Zdrobiș, a single mother as well as a blogger, stated that an employee of the cinema refused to sell her the Family package of tickets and called her and her kids “not a real family”. In 24 hours, her article is the most popular in the blogosphere, with an estimated reach of 350,000 persons (including influencers), who blame the brand and demand explanations.
In 2017, CITR Group understood that saving the companies from bankruptcy and restoring them into the economic circuit is not enough. They had to address the stigma that entrepreneurs are facing when confronted with difficulties. We launched a corporate communication platform called “Second Chance”, in order to generate empathy towards entrepreneurs in distress and promote the Group’s expertise.
Food waste is something people have been living with for a long time. Most might have overlooked it, though. The idea of the “Replate Waste” campaign was assembling a digital mechanism that transformed a general “infamous” individual deed (generating food waste basically almost every time you eat) into the inspiration for a creative process and, ultimately, a good deed. We turned to digital to make people part of a change: awareness on a global issue, on one hand, and support for a social cause, on the other.
In 2018, Lidl was moving to new headquarters, a high-class building in terms of sustainability standards (Breeam Oustanding standard). At the same time, Lidl was in a process of transforming the leadership principles, the values, and the organizational culture. The new office building became the voice of Lidl as a brand, as an employer, as an innovator, all within the context of sustainability.
The Romanian labour market has been facing multiple difficulties in the past few years in terms of employment, with the main affected industries being trade, tourism, retail and food service. There is a constant need for attracting new employees and, when it comes to McDonald’s, people are usually undecided whether to work with you or not. The mainstream opinion: „Working at McDonald’s is hard, exhausting and not very appealing”.
The last couple of years haven’t been easy for Pampers. Although a dominant leader of the category, Pampers was losing ground with moms. By mid-2017, Pampers, whom before was a true love brand, started confronting with a lot of negative reactions from moms turning the brand’s Facebook page into a section of complaints.
Romania is facing a social crisis, with steadily decreasing natality, demographic decline, and an unwanted top ranking in infant mortality and abortions across the EU. In 2018, Philips Avent, market leader in products for baby and toddlers, needed to tap into new opportunities to secure its decade-long leadership and further increase its share on a shrinking market. Graffiti PR created a brand campaign that regained followers, advocates and consumers by confronting Romanians’ cultural stereotypes regarding parenting.