Cannes Lions

HELP FIND ME

GREY GROUP, Singapore / MPAN / 2015

Awards:

1 Shortlisted Cannes Lions
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This is a campaign about how Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN), a non-profit organization to help find missing Australians, transformed the Internet’s most important feature – the search bar, creating an innovative, fast and direct channel to aid finding a missing person.

‘Help Find Me’ – a world-first, nationwide initiative, engaged both everyday Australians and major corporations during a seven-day campaign period to reach close to 43% of its total population to bring awareness collectively and help families and friends of missing Australians.

With zero media investment, ‘Help Find Me’ earned over AUD190,000 (USD150,000) in media value. Most importantly, the campaign helped MPAN reached a much larger audience in its continued bid to raise awareness of Australia’s missing persons.

Execution

In an effort to widen the search for Australia’s missing, MPAN launched ‘Help Find Me’ – a world-first, nationwide initiative with the potential to reach almost every Australian through the simple act of searching online.

When a user lands on a participating website and uses the search function, the profile and image of a missing person will automatically pop up. A link to the campaign website is included for anyone who may have any information or wants to learn more, and get involved.

In order to reach a significant portion of the consumer market, ‘Help Find Me’ partnered corporate Australia, with many companies ‘donating’ the use of their high-traffic website’s search bar for the cause.

Companies including St George Banking Group, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, and Mitre10 (Australia’s second largest player in the home improvement and hardware industry), are some of the major corporates involved in ‘Help Find Me’.

Outcome

During the seven-day campaign, ‘Help Find Me’ reached out to over 10 million people in Australia, covering close to 43% of its total population.

Average time spent on the MPAN asset on these websites was 1 minute 30 seconds, 3.5 times more than time spent on rich media banners.

Fueled by participation of 6 major companies from corporate Australia, ‘Help Find Me’ gained further momentum in the country when MPAN and the campaign was featured in over 150 print and online publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, the front cover on The Weekly Review, and by the Australia Broadcasting Corporation radio stations, aiding in the amplification of the message of MPAN across the country.

With zero media investment, ‘Help Find Me’ earned over AUD190,000 (USD150,000) in media value.

Most importantly, the campaign helped MPAN reached a much larger audience in its continued bid to raise awareness of Australia’s missing persons.

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