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TitleYOUR NAME GOES HERE
ClientMONASH UNIVERSITY
Product / ServiceMONASH UNIVERSITY
CategoryE07. Content Placement
EntrantY&R MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation Y&R MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Production AIRBAG PRODUCTIONS Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The Campaign

We renamed a whole university after exceptional high school students. The best academics from Monash University have campus buildings named after them, immortalizing their legacies. So, we did the same for the next generation. Just 24 hours after they received their final school results, they were emailed a unique video of the Monash campus that showcased their name on a building. This was their personal invitation to accept their scholarship.

Creative Execution

498 unique videos were created, emailed, viewed and shared in just 24 hours. On the morning the students’ results were released, we targeted the top 1% with their own unique videos. Every name was built in Nuke 3D software and placed on its own building to look lifelike. It was then placed in a unique edit timeline. The videos were then emailed directly to each student in a custom-built EDM. The whole process was streamlined by creating purpose-built code, and the result was seamless.

498 videos were edited and emailed in just 24 hours. We achieved a 100% click-through rate, a 76% share rate and over 200,000 views. Most importantly, Monash University received the highest number of scholarship acceptances in 56 years.

This strategy was based on acquisitions. While other universities send letters of offer in the mail, we did something different and more personal. We showed the top 1% of high school students they can reach their potential at Monash University by sending them each a unique video with a Monash building named after them. This was a different strategy for the category and inspired students in a new way, achieving results that far exceeded any previous scholarship campaign.

Credits

Name Company Position
Jake Barrow Y&R Melbourne Executive Creative Director
Josh Moore Y&R Chief Creative Officer
James Wills Y&R Melborne Senior Copywriter
Shane Dawson Y&R Melbourne Senior Art Director
Matthew Hunt Y&R Melbourne Group Account Director
Sarah Wood Y&R Melbourne Account Manager
Zoe Rixon Y&R Melbourne Senior Producer
Christine O'Keefe Y&R Melbourne Senior Strategist
Travis Hogg Airbag Director
Nick Venn Airbag Producer
James Wills Y&R Melbourne Senior Copywriter
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