ENTER THE 2021 SHORTY IMPACT AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

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2021 SHORTY PHENOM AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

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#WhatWeDoNext

Entered in Multi-Platform Campaign

Objective

The overall goal of the #WhatWeDoNext campaign was to put the spotlight on brilliant, inspiring Gen Z minds from diverse backgrounds who are building a better future through connected technology. Gen Z is often negatively stereotyped as screen-obsessed, self-serving, superficial, social media addicts who are disengaged with “reality”. 

The aim of the #WhatWeDoNext campaign was to bust this particular myth by showcasing and celebrating the broad range of raw talent in this generation. An additional goal was to activate the followers and generate engagement by launching the innovative #WhatWeDoNext face filter and challenges. International influencers supported the face filter challenge to achieve additional reach and relevance in the key markets.

Strategy

This campaign’s centre-piece was a viral video starring Billie Eilish as the voice-over, highlighting and refuting the negative Gen Z stereotypes. The campaign message pushed back against the idea that Gen Z is disconnected from reality ‘on’ their devices by highlighting the powerful political, social, cultural and environmental movements that can be activated by connecting ‘through’ technology.

As part of this campaign, Billie Eilish is championing 6 Gen Z influencers who are doing extraordinary things with their platforms: 

  1. Eirini Vougiouka -  Climate change activist who advocates for an environmentally conscious lifestyle across all generations. 
  2. Philipp Kalweit - Renowned IT security expert who has been advising companies on IT security issues since he was 16.
  3. Anna-Laura Kummer - Sustainable fashion activist and founder and creative director of ‘The Slow Label’.
  4. Jahkini’s Bisselink - Her mission is to make political enfranchisement a reality for young people everywhere. She began working at the United Nations as the Netherland’s youth representative at just 18 years old.
  5. Leo S - Co-founder of the FINESSE collective, known for throwing its trap parties and bringing artists such as Suicideyear or Places + Faces to Poland.
  6. Fabian Grischkat - German musician, comedian, and YouTube personality who uses his popular channels to advocate for LGBTQI+ rights, including releasing a video in conjunction with Youth Against Aids to commemorate Christopher Street Day. 

In order to increase relevance for the campaign message in the main target audience, the collective members shared creative Instagram Stories and Posts in which they showed their engagement for relevant GenZ topics. They shared specialised videos about their area of expertise (sustainability, politics, tech, diversity, music etc) and tagged each other, driving a chain of engagement among each other and their followers. In phase two, the #WWDN face filter challenge was launched by Telekom in collaboration with other creative agencies to activate the communities and provide GenZ with the stage to show the world that everyone can make an impact and change the world for the better at any time with just small, simple challenges.

Results

The careful selection of influencers was the key to the success of the campaign - as was the significant degree of creative freedom we allowed the influencers. By trusting the selection process and moving forward with the very best creators, we were able to issue the creative freedom for the influencers to produce content that they knew would resonate. The selected influencers were therefore able to inspire their communities and raise enthusiasm for the campaign by creating high-quality content with authentic storytelling. Their own motivation and engagement for their specialist topics were well received by their audience and led to a high overall engagement.

We were able to generate strong interaction and synergies not only within the target communities but also among the chosen influencers. The creative storytelling, complex campaign dynamic and the highly engaging #WhatWeDoNext face filter led to the development of a community that was very engaged with the campaign and message.

Along with Pulse, the agencies which worked on this campaign were: MindShare, Emetriq, eSome, Saatchi & Saatchi, Proud Robinson & Looping Group.

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Pulse Advertising, Telekom

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