Broadcast

Solar Aid BBC Radio 4 appeal

by Joe Burnett

In 2013, when given the opportunity to be included in this prestigious appeal, SolarAid brought in renowned author Ian McEwan, a passionate supporter of the cause, to deliver the plea and outline the great work SolarAid does. Find out why.

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HIV/AIDS Alliance: ‘Come Together’ a bold and risqué TV advert

by Joe Burnett

A bold and adventurous campaign by The HIV/AIDS Alliance called ‘We Come Together’. In the most risqué TV advert ever broadcast on UK television, late at night, of course, they celebrated safe sex and prompted viewers to visit a bespoke website where they could buy a cheeky safe sex kit, the profits from which would go to the global battle against AIDs. Please note this case study contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. The video in this exhibit is sexually explicit so please don’t view it if you are likely to be offended. 

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Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders): powerful storytelling without words

by SOFII

This advertisement produced for television and cinema is an effective demonstration of powerful storytelling even though nobody speaks a word in it.

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BBC Television: the 1966 documentary, Cathy Come Home

by SOFII

Cathy Come Home, the powerful story about a young family’s slide into homelessness and poverty was a defining moment in 1960s television. The controversy it created led to public outrage at the state of housing in Britain and to the launch of several charities, including Shelter. Here you will see the deeply moving final scene, presented by Chris Barraclough at last year’s IWITOT.

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Islamic Relief: ‘Hey, you with the beard!’ Great video fundraising to mark the start of Ramadan

by SOFII

These short, dramatic, upbeat videos combined with the matched funding opportunity were sure to be real winners for Islamic Relief.

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Giving Scotland: crisis campaign

by SOFII

The Giving Scotland campaign was launched in the face of intense scrutiny of charities in Scotland but this courageous campaign changed everything.

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SickKids: ‘together we will’ campaign

One of the print ads.

by SOFII

This campaign from SickKids Foundation exceeded all of their goals through terrific use of video and proves the power of good storytelling.

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Oxfam UK: the £2.00 a month proposition to new donors

man fishing

by SOFII

Oxfam’s first foray into television advertising was a disaster and they very nearly ditched the whole thing. But a chance remark turned disaster into a monumental success and added a new dimension to recruiting new donors.

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The Medical Foundation: immortality auction

Ad creative, 2

by SOFII

A durable, readily replicable fundraising idea. This concept from the Medical Foundation is not just simple it seems hard to imagine it not being a success in the right hands.

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Who Gives a Crap: the ‘sit down’

by Sue Kershaw

Who Gives a Crap is a new and innovative organisation and SOFII will be watching to see how this initial, creative and funny campaign develops.

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