SPOKESANIMAL

Short List
TitleSPOKESANIMAL
ClientHUAXIA ANIMAL PROTECTION FOUNDATION
Product / ServiceANIMAL PROTECTION FOUNDATION
CategoryA03. Best Use of Live Events, Stunt and/or Celebrity Endorsement
EntrantDDB CHINA GROUP Shanghai, CHINA
Entrant Company:DDB CHINA GROUP Shanghai, CHINA
PR/Advertising Agency:DDB CHINA GROUP Shanghai, CHINA

The Campaign

Every year in China, 73 million sharks are decapitated to make shark fin soup. Almost 800 million minks are skinned alive for their fur. Over 10,000 bears are disemboweled for their gall bladders, to be made into Chinese medicine. But you couldn’t have heard them. Because while there have been campaigns to raise awareness, they have mostly fallen on the deaf ears of governments, trade industries and the public. We say enough is enough. We needed a powerful voice to speak up and sound off their cry for help. A spokesperson that simply cannot be ignored.

The Brief

Help millions of others suffering in silence

Results

Public awareness of wildlife conservation in China raised by 56%. 79% of consumers interviewed indicated they would stop buying animal-cruel products.

Execution

We spent three months training three parrots for this task. We taught them how to stand in front of a microphone and speak up for those animals who couldn’t do so themselves. We then took our message directly to point-of-sale locations of animal-cruelty products -- A shark’s fin restaurant, a fur and leather fashion store, and a traditional Chinese medicine store. Our spokes-animals even got on the phone with leaders of government departments and trade industries.

The Situation

Because while there have been campaigns to raise awareness, they have mostly fallen on the deaf ears of governments, trade industries and the public. We then took our message directly to point-of-sale locations of animal-cruelty products.

The Strategy

We say enough is enough. We needed a powerful voice to speak up and sound off their cry for help. A spokesperson that simply cannot be ignored.

Credits

Name Company Position
Michael Dee DDB China Group Chief Creative officer
Victor Ng DDB China Group Executive Creative Director
Jody Xiong DDB China Group Creative Director
Victor Ng, Jason Jin DDB China Group Copywriter
Jody Xiong,Cong Ding, Jack Xuan DDB China Group Art Director
Jody Xiong DDB China Group Illustrator
Jody Xiong DDB China Group Designer
Jody Xiong DDB China Group Typographer
Jenny Liu DDB China Group Planner
George Ooi, Rico Zhang DDB China Group Agency Producer
James Chen DDB China Group Print Production Director
Chongwen Zhu Happy film Production House Producer
Keno Zhao Refine Images Photographer
Qingsong Liang Happy film Director
Qiu Bo Director