The small publisher PressOne wanted to reach a much larger audience while changing Romanian society for the better and to influence the Romanian society mentality.
With this campaign, ENEL and SOR have managed a premiere at European level: the first mobile application dedicated to a citizen science project aiming at implementing a stork census. Enel showed deep involvement in the welfare of the community and environment protection as it contributed both to securing the stork nests placed on electric poles thus protecting the storks from the danger of electrocution and to insuring proper function of the electric grid. The initiative has rapidly found its enthusiasts, and in the month while the pilot project was implemented, more than 8.000 storks have been identified.
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.
The national imprint was more than a brand statement, it was a manifest for promoting family values, bringing people together and making them feel empowered when they are next to their dear ones. Who would have thought that family meals have real, tangible effects on children and adults personal development, that its benefits are more than reuniting with our family, or who was curious enough to rediscover traditions and understand the history of family meals, so that could create so many wonderful opportunities in the future?
On the night of September 4, 2017 Romania was losing against Montenegro and missed the qualification to the 2018 World Cup. Yet another failure, as the last time we qualified for a World Cup was with Hagi leading the way for us at the 1998 (!) Coupe du Monde in France.
So, Gillette decided to team up with the Romanian Football Federation not as a sponsor of the National Team, but more as a supporter of the future of football in Romania.
On February 2017, MSD Romania, one of the most important pharmaceutical companies in our country and the producer of the anti-HPV vaccine, decided to launch an educational campaign on the topic of cervical cancer and other HPV related diseases. While the need for education on this topic was immediate, the subject was highly sensitive due to the one of the biggest immunization campaign failures in our country which was implemented in 2008 by the Health Ministry.
Romania holds the last place in Europe by the number of blood donors: only 1.7% of Romanians donate blood, almost 10 times less than the Danes. The first half of 2019 was marked by an acute lack of blood: in the first quarter of this year, at the Blood Transfusion Center in Bucharest, the largest blood transfusion center in the country, registered 1,100 fewer donors than in the same period of 2018, while the need for current blood remains double. In this context, the morning show of ROCK FM – Morning Glory with Răzvan Exarhu initiated a campaign encouraging people to donate blood, constant and voluntary, in partnership with the blood Transfusion center of Bucharest and Donorium, an application that makes blood donation We started the campaign from the insight that people donate blood when they are triggered by an inner resort. That resort would be, in our case, the music. Music that can change the world, because music can change people, as artist Bono said.
In 2018 the media landscape has dramatically changed. The specialty media of IT&C and gaming has lost some of its traction. The gaming and tech PR industry is facing a big challenge: their client’s messages don’t reach the public. Once again, neatly but away in a box labelled “kids wasting time with games”.