Better than a Kindle. A PR GOLD Lion in Cannes by LiveAd São Paulo.
To pay tribute to one of Brazil’s most respected writers, Machado de Assis, the largest TV network in Brazil was launching a mini-series based on one of his books, Dom Casmurro.
Through the launch of the mini-series, we needed to build up TV Globo’s reputation with a new generation, disconnected from the television.
We created a website with the book and divided it into one thousand excerpts. In the website, people could choose and record pieces in real time with their webcam. We enabled a large scale collective reading.
At the same time, we hid one thousand DVDs with unique scenes in public places for people to find them and hide them again once they had seen it.
In less than a month, the reading was completed.
Influential admirers talked about it in public. 33 million viewers watched the series’ first episode. The media called it the best tribute to Machado de Assis of 2008.
Almost 106 million people were exposed to press notes related to the mini-series. The subsequent media exposure was worth the equivalent of 6,7 million dollars in advertising spend.