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CD. Greater China PR Campaign of the Year


Winner
Campaign Title

The Rubber Duck Joy to the World Campaign: Putting Harbour City & Hong Kong on the World Map
Client

Harbour City Estates Limited
Agency

Harbour Cityset the target of organising at least one mega event each year to bring amusement beyond shopping to the public. In 2013, it invited Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman to exhibit his classic masterpiece – a gigantic inflatable ‘Rubber Duck’ in Greater China for the very first time near Harbour City. Standing at 16.5m tall, it was a free exhibition and Hong Kong’s first-ever maritime installation. The objective was to apply local execution to an international project to put Harbour City and Hong Kong on the world map in terms of marketing excellence, and to position Harbour City from a leading mall to as a ‘must-visit’ landmark representing Hong Kong.

The Rubber Duck is an existing project, which has been to 13 cities. However, the previous campaigns didn’t generate much publicity. The Hong Kong mall implemented an integrated marketing strategy to maintain the momentum of the 39-day exhibition (which is the longest ever) via traditional media, online/offline activities, crossover with celebrities, e.g. Asian movie star, Andy Lau, and live events to elicit emotional and rational responses, Rubber Duck view restaurants and themed dishes, sales of limited edition premiums for charity, tailor-made WeChat Emoticon of Rubber Duck and specific Sina Webpage.

The Rubber Duck Art Exhibition was by far the most successful mega event for Harbour City. The exhibition served as an invaluable platform to promote Harbour City from local and regional to international by creating an influential worldwide topic. It contributed a PR breakthrough, which bringing Harbour City to global eyeballs and achieved our new level of engagement.

Certificate of Excellence
Campaign Title

Olay AQUA Long-lasting Hydration Flight
Client

P&G
Agency

Devries Global, Beijing

The hydration product market in China is fiercely competitive. Olay entered the market two decades ago. However, its brand image was generally perceived as old and less energetic. It needed to distinguish itself from competitors and build strong credentials. It also wanted to create social buzz to reach younger consumers.

The brand created and integrated online and offline communication campaign to engage consumers and drive them to participate in or follow a physical event. The brand set out to challenge the driest environment in the world — in-flight cabins. It launched a full scale PR event on business class flights from Beijing to Sanya.

Olay long-lasting hydration flight ranked in Weibo hot topics, generating 3 million ‘buzz’ and 1.4 million in ‘engagement’ — the highest ever for the brand. E-commerce sales of the brand went up by 20 per cent over the same period a year ago.