Vodafone targets cynical mobile users
In Australia, mobile carrier Vodafone has launched an integrated advertising campaign to target consumers who show cynicism and distrust towards the “mobile deals” offered on the market. Rosie Gray-Spencer, General Manager, Brand and Communications at Vodafone, explains the concept:
Moving on from this assumption, Vodafone asked JWT Sydney to create an integrated campaign using tv, radio, print and online advertising to make people think about how they’re being treated by their mobile provider and dispel the myth that you have to always do it their way.
A part from the nice words spent by Vodafone, what is interesting about this campaign, is that the actors for the TV spot have been recruited via SMS among Vodafone’s existing customers. In a massive casting exercise, real customers were recruited through viral email, by TXT and in store. After only one day over 3,000 customers had responded to the TXT message alone, starting a month long casting process before the final selection.