Dubai Lynx

Happy Alphabet

IMPACT BBDO, Dubai / ETISALAT / 2020

Awards:

2 Shortlisted Dubai Lynx
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Overview

Background

The UAE is looking to become the happiest place in the world, happiness is an actual national policy goal. Etisalat wanted to find a way that they could spread happiness and positivity amongst their customers.

We identified their call centres as a place that people could potentially be frustrated and therefore an opportunity to make a positive change.

Our operators were still using the military phonetic alphabet when addressing customers, which has many negative connotations, and in a country with over 200 different nationalities, we saw an opportunity to spread a positive message.

Our objective was to create more positive interactions between our staff and customers, highlighting our efforts to be part of the government's happiness policy.

Idea

We looked at the place where customers have the most potential to be frustrated, call centres, and decided to implement a new initiative where we could make our customer interactions a more positive experience.

To celebrate the International Month of Happiness, we launched The Happy Alphabet.

A new phonetic alphabet made up from positive words totally changing the way people communicate. This was a complete u-turn from the military phonetic alphabet that was used perviously.

Strategy

The UAE is a massively diverse nation, with over 200 nationalities calling the country home. We wanted to find a way to celebrate the nation's promise to fulfil it's obkective of being the happiest country on earth and bring a new positive way for people of all nationalities and races to communicate.

Any and every Etisalat customer. Etisalat's Call Centres are open to any customer which gave us a great platform to execute this campaign - we had the opportunity to speak to the masses through one brand.

We asked our customers to help choose the new words that would make up our alphabet by voting for their favorites online and on social media. Running radio and social competitions alongside an outdoor campaign, inviting the people of the UAE to come together and create the Etisalat ‘Happy Alphabet’.

Execution

We invited the people of the UAE to come together and create a world first ‘Happy Alphabet’.

We ran an integrated campaign inviting our customers to help choose the new words that would make up our alphabet by voting for their favorites online and on social media. We utilised Facebook and Instagram to interact with our followers and start the conversation on social media.

We set up a microsite where people could vote for their favourite words, the most popular of which would make up the new, positive, phonetic alphabet.

We amplified the campaign with a radio campaign and competitions that allowed people to pick their favourites and win prizes in the process.

Outcome

15,000,000 Media Impressions

18% Increase in Social Engagement

12% Customer Satisfaction during the First Month

12,000,0000 Happy Customers

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