LOLA TECHIE

TitleLOLA TECHIE
ClientBAYAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Product / ServiceBAYAN DSL
EntrantBBDO GUERRERO/PROXIMITY PHILIPPINES Makati City, THE PHILIPPINES
Entrant Company:BBDO GUERRERO/PROXIMITY PHILIPPINES Makati City, THE PHILIPPINES
Advertising Agency:BBDO GUERRERO/PROXIMITY PHILIPPINES Makati City, THE PHILIPPINES

Credits

The Campaign

The brief was to grow the subscriber base of Bayan DSL, the fourth player in the broadband service category. The target was made up of young adults who used the internet the most. But Bayan DSL had only 10% of its competitors' budget, and could not compete with their promise of high internet speed. Its only virtue was that we could claim it was easier to use.

Success of the Campaign

In just two months, GrandmaTechie became a viral hit and internet celebrity in the Philippines with over 95,000 Facebook fans and free media impressions worth P144 million (six times the value of Bayan DSL's paid media). Customer inquiries rose by 700% and Bayan DSL's subscriber base by 9%.

Describe how the campaign/entry was launched and executed across each channel in the order of implementation.

While competitor's used hip and happening people in their advertising, we turned a 66-year old grandmother into an internet celebrity. The idea: 'Bayan DSL is so easy, even a grandmother could use it. ' Virals showed how Grandma Techie (Lola Techie) could video chat, play shoot-em-up online games, respond to Youtube hits, and even to a local celebrity's sex video. To reinforce her tech-savvy character, we made sure she had online accounts in all the popular social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter, Multiply, Youtube and Plurk. A team of online responders kept her active online and resulted in as many as 7,000 interactions with the target in a single week. Grandma Techie's virals and social media accounts all led the target to www.lolatechie.com, where they could fill in a subscription form for Bayan DSL.

Credits

Name Company Position
David Guerrero BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Chairman & Chief Creative Officer
Simon Welsh BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Executive Creative Director
Joel Limchoc BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Executive Creative Director
Tin Sanchez BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Creative Director - Head of Copy
Brandie Tan BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Creative Director - Head of Art
Manny Vailoces BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Graphic Artist
Vilma Magsino BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Graphic Artist
Lyle Sacris Director
Telly Arce Producer
GeiserMaclang PR Agency
Ombet Traspe BBDO Guerrero/Prximity Philippines Account Director
Eric Oandasan BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Account Manager
Shirley Gadia BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Account Manager
Al Salvador BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines Print Producer