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Carrier Bag Commitment – Creating behavioural change

Carrier Bag Commitment – Creating behavioural change

BAGGING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE; CHANGING SCOTLAND’S SHOPPING HABITS

CLIENT : SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

THE BRIEF

With the Scottish Government about to introduce a new 5p charge for single-use shopping bags, our task was to win the hearts of the Scottish public to support something that could be unpopular and change the shopping habits of everyone from hardened shopaholics to impulsive purchasers.

THE CAMPAIGN

In a bold move we focused our strategy on offline media to build large scale coverage and support, used social media to talk directly to the consumer, established a consumer advice service and worked with influencers to engage younger audiences.

THE RESULTS

Following on from our launch activity, 98% of Scots were aware of the legislation change. Within six months, research showed that major retailers were giving out 80% less single-use carrier bags – a significant transformation of shopping habits, with over £2 million raised for a good cause.

SAFETY FIRST – MAKING SAFETY RESONATE WITH MOTORBIKERS

SAFETY FIRST – MAKING SAFETY RESONATE WITH MOTORBIKERS

MAKING A SAFETY MESSAGE RESONATE WITH MOTORBIKERS

CLIENT : SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

THE BRIEF

Motorbikers make up one per cent of Scotland’s road users, but account for 13 per cent of its fatal road accidents. Our brief was to raise awareness of best practice and biking safety among the biker audience. No mean feat when many have been riding for years – 25% of those bikers are men aged 40-49 – with long engrained riding habits.

THE STRATEGY

Our campaign was simple: ‘live fast die old’ – a fun campaign grounded with a serious message. Stripe brought the campaign to life with an extensive media programme, social media campaigning, partner engagement and a whole load of creative content.

Extensive research helped us to understand the biker camaraderie, what influences them and to find a voice that would resonate, paying particular attention to the phrases the biker community love to use but no one else has heard of, from “weekend warriors” to “belly-shovers”.

The aim was to get bikers talking about the campaign, highlight safety advice, and encourage them to share their good and bad safety stories. Best practice all the way.

THE RESULTS

Stripe pushed safety up the bikers’ agenda. 72% of the ‘40-49 male biker’ target audience felt motivated to improve their road safety after being exposed to the campaign. One in four said they’d mentioned it to someone else and 78% felt it had improved their understanding.

The social media campaign generated almost 87,000 likes, comments and shares with a total reach of 2.5 million people. One YouTube video created for the campaign had 196,000 views alone.

In a post-campaign survey, 67% of people said they heard about the campaign because their friend had liked or shared info about it. Two thirds shared information themselves and over a third invited friends to like the LFDO Facebook page.

Drink Drive Legislation Change Campaign

Drink Drive Legislation Change Campaign

SAVING LIVES BY DRIVING AWARENESS

CLIENT : THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

THE BRIEF

When Scotland’s drink driving law was changed in December 2014, we were tasked with creating a campaign to raise awareness of the upcoming changes and to highlight the consequences to drivers – prior to the legislation coming into effect.

THE CAMPAIGN

Built around a simple idea – ‘just one drink is enough to break the law’ – our national launch in Edinburgh was followed up with photo opportunities and press calls across the country. Social media played a vital role, and our partnership strategy with brands such as Innis & Gunn (‘Innis & None’) spread the message even further.

THE RESULTS

506 media pieces were placed across print, broadcast and online media – creating over 365 million opportunities to see or hear campaign messages. 310,000 people were reached through our Facebook activity, with 6,500 users engaged on Twitter. Most importantly, the campaign helped to deliver a 19% reduction in drink drivers detected across Scotland.