Product / ServiceSTRIDING ON
CategoryA13. Not-for-profit / Charity / Government
EntrantPHD Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Idea Creation PHD Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Media Placement PHD Hong Kong, HONG KONG

The Campaign

CONTRADICTING CONSUMER INSIGHTS Contrary to the bleak health statistic, data shows that Hongkongers exercise more than other countries. Hongkongers HAVE ATTEMPTED TO EXERCISE and LIVE HEALTHILY, but it WASN’T SUSTAINABLE. They dropped off after taking the “First Step”. We needed to motivate these “First Step-ers” to turn heathy living into a habit. CULTURAL INSIGHTS INSPIRES CREATIVE STRATEGY This is in line with the CORE PHILOSOPHY of the campaign: Striding On | ??? ??? takes inspiration from the Chinese saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Regardless of what one wishes to achieve, one must take the first step and be persistent in working towards one’s goal. Hence, our STRATEGIC DIRECTION is to target these receptive “First Step-ers” to sign up for our Striding On: 21-day Challenge and motivate them to gain momentum till the lifestyle becomes a habit.

Creative Execution

A.I. INNOVATION FIRST IN HONG KONG Our campaign is the FIRST IN HONG KONG to employ A.I. Image Recognition Technology to assist in targeting. It operated in 3 STEPS: THE “3-Ds” FRAMEWORK 1. DECIPHER by unlocking image data 2. DEFINE data needed for accurate targeting 3. DEPLOY immediately at point of need 1. DECIPHER •The A.I. crawls through images audiences posted in social networks •It reads and machine-learns them to identify high-potential First Step-ers •It ascertained if the prospect is at the gym or home at a certain location 2. DEFINE •TARGETING ACCURACY ENHANCED through PAIRING data signals generated from the A.I. with location and contextual social media mentions data 3. DEPLOY •Visual data signals activate instant-moment targeting. Consumers TARGETED WITH RIGHT-MESSAGE-AT-RIGHT-TIME based on images shared on Facebook & Instagram •Within minutes, our A.I. detects the data signal. Once one leaves their social media page, they are invited to participate

STRIDING ON SPIRIT contributed to COMMUNITY BETTERMENT – THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING • Thanks to the active participation of Hongkongers, HKD 2,000,000 was raised by HKJC for UNICEF HK with each task completed HIGH PARTICIPATION & ENGAGEMENT with interested audiences • 85% engagement rate • 90% interested to participate in similar programmes by HKJC • 83% will recommend to others • 100,000+ completed tasks and 277,000+ unique visitors IMPROVED AWARENESS OF HKJC’S PURPOSE & VALUES • 6.8m views of online video content • 79% aware of HKJC’s “Striding On” spirit through the campaign • 75% agreed HKJC drives betterment of Hong Kong • 68% agreed HKJC supports and encourages people to progress together ENHANCED BRAND IMAGE • More people perceived HKJC as a progressive organisation (+2ppt) • More people acknowledged HKJC’s contribution to the community (+2ppt) • 80% agreed HKJC contributes to society

To extend HKJC’s core values of supporting Hongkongers and community betterment, the STRIDING ON: 21-DAY CHALLENGE, a digital fitness program was developed to encourage Hongkongers to live healthily. To reach high-intent users, A.I. IMAGE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY was deployed to tap into IMAGE-FIRST trend in social updates. Through pairing image data gathered with contextual and location data from social media, we deployed the right-message-at-the-right-time to the right audience segment. The inventive use of A.I. assisted targeting allowed for PERSONALISATION-AT-SCALE, allowing audiences to be deeply engaged and embody the ‘Striding On” spirit, propelling Hongkongers to better themselves together with HKJC.

Insights, Strategy and the Idea

SO HOW DO WE TARGET OUR “FIRST-STEPPERS”? As the Striding On: 21-day Challenge sits on a digital platform, we targeted our First-Steppers through mobile platforms. MEDIA TARGETING CHALLENGE However, traditional targeting methods run into various challenges as: •Hong Kong is a highly dense vertical city making LOCATION-BASED TARGETING A MESS •The prevalent use of “KONGLISH” ONLINE LEADS TO INACCURACIES IN CONTEXTUAL TARGETING But MEDIA INSIGHTS show that there is a shift towards IMAGE-FIRST from text-first in social media updates •Social media photos document our daily activities and these image signals provide a wealth of information especially selfies •Deciphering these images unlocks an insightful source of data for accurate targeting So, our DIGITAL STRATEGIC SOLUTION is to Employ INNOVATIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMAGE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY to leverage these image signals.


Name Company Position
Clement Chung PHD Hong Kong Managing Director
Kimy Wong PHD Hong Kong Associate Director
Roger Lee PHD Hong Kong Senior Planner
Jeffery Chan Uth Creative Group Account Director (Digital)
Nicky Chan Uth Creative Group Associate Account Director (Digital)
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