|Title||THE BUDDAH’S PROVIDER|
|Product / Service||CHARITY|
|Category||C02. Use of Social in a PR campaign|
|Entrant||TENCENT Shenzhen, CHINA|
|Idea Creation||TENCENT Shenzhen, CHINA|
|Media Placement||TENCENT Shenzhen, CHINA|
|PR||TENCENT Shenzhen, CHINA|
|Vincent Li||Tencent||General Manager|
|Akae Wang||Tencent||Executive Creative Director/Copywriter|
|Ivy Huang||Tencent||Art Director|
|Dong Xie||Tencent||Art Director|
|EMMA LIU||Tencent||Art Director|
|Hunter Zhang||Tencent||Account Director|
|Susi Song||Tencent||Account Executive|
Tencent is a technology and culture-based Internet Company. Protecting, connecting and inheriting Dunhuang culture are the missions of "Be the Buddha’s Provider", which aims to bring more people closer to traditional culture with the help of digital technology. The project strengthens Tencent's "Cultural" brand image and promotes public awareness of Tencent's sense of social responsibility. As a result, Tencent's brand reputation among the public has been enhanced.
The Mogao Caves with a history of 1600 years, is facing the danger of deterioration and possibility to forever lose its precious cave painting. It requires support from each individual, however no one is looking after her like an elder living alone. How do we bring public attention to this challenge, and raise enough fund for digital restoration and bring radiance again back to The Mogao Cave?
A Buddhist deity symbolizes guardian and protector to ordinary mortals in ancient China. How to get public attention for the Mogao Caves’ Buddha? Every June, a million households will encounter the challenge of their lives in China, the National Colleague Entrance Exam. This is the time when people seek divine assistance for guidance to success. We took the opportunity to launch A Provider campaign. We’ve turned the Buddha into the digital divinity and created 34 different guardian charms incorporating Mogao Caves’ Buddhist elements. Combining with the big data tags, each individual is matched with a specific charm including study charm, career charm, peace charm and so on. Donate 1 RMB upon receiving the token to become the provider.
The Mogao Caves with a history of 1600 years, is facing the danger of deterioration, how do we quickly raise fund for The Mogao Caves? We turned the ancient culture legacy into familiar guardian charms for mass public via digital technology, reaching audiences with oriental guardian culture on WeChat social platform that owns 1 billion users. To keep this luck, each individual can donate and become a provider. Users are transformed into digital missionary on social media to support the fundraising for The Mogao Caves restoration project.
We’ve created 34 different guardian charms incorporating the Mogao Caves’ Buddhist elements, and hid them inside the social media for students. Students could donate 1 RMB upon receiving the charm to become the provider. Incorporating big data tags, each individual is matched with a specific charm. Some participants went further to start their own collection, because they want them all. This charm exchange game became viral on social media and gathered a total 25 million providers. A provider’s event empowered by digital technology, bridged the Buddhist image with mass public and supported the fundraising for The Mogao Caves, so that the treasures can be preserved.
1. The event recruited nearly 25 million providers. 2. Was forwarded more than 1.4 million times. 3. Over 45 media outlet and social media reported this event, and earned media reached impression of 100 million. 4. Regarded as one of the Top 10 Chinese Creative Events in 2018.