|Title||THE WORLD'S FASTEST BAND|
|Product / Service||4G MOBILE NETWORK|
|Category||D01. Social Video|
|Entrant||BLKJ Singapore, SINGAPORE|
|Idea Creation||BLKJ Singapore, SINGAPORE|
|Production||BLKJ Singapore, SINGAPORE|
|Production 2||ABUNDANT PRODUCTIONS Singapore, SINGAPORE|
|Production 3||YELLOW BOX STUDIOS Singapore, SINGAPORE|
|Rowena Bhagchandani||BLKJ||Founder/Chief Executive Officer|
|Sid Lim||BLKJ||Associate Creative Director|
|Michael Chin||BLKJ||Creative Group Head|
|Rachel Chew||BLKJ||Senior Writer|
|Christine Lim||BLKJ||Senior Art Director|
|Nur Aida Sa'ad||BLKJ||Junior Art Director|
|Vivien Foo||BLKJ||Senior Account Director|
|Yan Ting Tan||BLKJ||Account Manager|
|Emily Teng||BLKJ||Agency Producer|
|Endy Susanto||BLKJ||Agency Producer|
|Peter Lee Scott||Freelance||Director|
|Benjamin Siow||Abundant Productions||Executive Producer|
|Yarshini Sivanathan||Abundant Productions||Producer|
|Rennie Gomez||Yellow Box Studios||Executive Producer/Composer|
In 2018, StarHub was crowned Singapore's fastest 4G network. But deep down, we knew people didn't give a s**t. So, when we were tasked by our clients to announce the achievement, instead of wasting our time making a chest-beating ad that no one would remember, we focused on entertaining people as best as we could.
We formed The World's Fastest Band. A band comprising 6 of the world's fastest Internet stars, including Guinness World Record holders like the world's fastest finger snapper and the world's fastest 'bum skipper', as well as The Backpack Kid, creator of 2018's fastest and most viral dance move: "The Floss". Then, we entertained the hell out of the Internet. From a music video that meshed the sounds of our stars' actions into a supercharged symphony, to Facebook videos challenging people to beat our stars' insane speed records, we created a series of content that hyped people up all over social media. One line tied every piece of content to our product and brand. "Like things fast? Switch to Singapore's fastest 4G network.”
We took a social-first approach – a strategy that we believe reflects the shifts in consumer tastes and behaviour. Instead of creating one big film and pulling it down to multiple cut-downs, we created multiple pieces of content that pulled up to one big film. And instead of traditional celebrities, we chose to feature the Internet famous: our stars were all Youtube or Instagram famous in their own right. This allowed us to shine the spotlight on the remarkable talents of our stars and tell an even more compelling story. Also, it allowed for a stronger and more natural tie-in to our product – our 4G network.
Our campaign kicked off with multiple pieces of content introducing the band, leading up to the music video launching on 11 August 2018 – it ran nationwide over the next 2 months on TV, online, in cinemas, and across a range of outdoor digital media. In addition to the music video, the campaign featured a series of content including 6- and 15-second YouTube pre-rolls showing duets between our stars, Facebook videos challenging people to beat our stars' records, and Instagram polls letting people choose what world speed records our stars would set next.
13.1% increase in brand consideration. 97% positive reactions. Over 3.7 million online views altogether in less than 1 month. In a country of just 5 million people.