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About Bartle Bogle Hegarty

"When the world zigs, zag"

This philosophy was born out of the first print execution we ever produced back in 1982 to launch black Levi's. It became something of a model for our own business…and how we approach Client's problems always seeking to challenge the prevailing or conventional wisdom.

The philosophy has created moments in our own history when we decided to go against the grain of our industry. We were the first agency to become financially transparent. We were the first agency to create a micro network to serve global business. We were the first agency to recognise the need for channel planning to be at the heart of all creative development so we created a discipline called Engagement planning.

Engagement planning, not to be confused with media planning, is focused on understanding the consumer journey, bringing clarity to the roles different channels play in the marketing mix, identifying how brands can be built through interaction and participation, and most importantly using disruptive channel thinking to get to bigger ideas that deliver a step change in communication effectiveness.

At BBH, we believe in one central belief; that big, enduring ideas are the key to successful communications that create value for our Clients. It was true in 1982. It is even more true today. And in an increasingly complex and competitive world, it will be truer still tomorrow. So everything we do and all our structures support that single thought.

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Missing people charity encourages Pokémon Go players to search for the thousands of people who are missing in the UK

Whilst searching for virtual animals, seek out the people who need to be found

A new ambient campaign created by BBH Barn, the creative placement scheme run by BBH London, seeks to take advantage of the current Pokémon GO craze in order to raise awareness for the real high risk missing people who desperately need to be found and made safe.

Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm, with players using their phones to search for virtual animals that are hidden in real locations all over the country. As a result, huge groups of people are now searching high and low, and real world locations like bars, cafes and parks have been turned into hunting grounds or recharging stations.

Over 5 million people play Pokemon Go in the UK and around 250,000 people go missing every year in the UK. The new campaign urges people playing the game to look for real missing people while they’re out searching for the virtual Pokemon.  

Missing People is an independent charity which offers a lifeline when someone disappears. The charity searches for missing people on behalf of their  friends and families left behind, and provides specialised support to ease their heartache and confusion.

Vinyl posters of missing people borrow the look and feel of Pokemon balls to target gamers in the area the at risk individual was last spotted. They ask anyone with information to call the charity’s free, 24/7 and confidential helpline 116 000.  The Vinyls were placed on the floor to be most visible to Pokemon gamers looking down at their phones. Posters will also run in high visibility sights in popular Pokemon hotspots as well as transport hubs, including London Waterloo station. Media has been donated by JCDecaux - one of the UK's number one leading out-of-home advertising companies company, and a key supporter of the charity.

To determine the most relevant places in which to activate the campaign, BBH has cross referenced locations where high risk missing people were last spotted with popular Pokémon GO hotspots. The first of these took place at an organised Pokemon GO walk in Trafalgar square - a mass quest to catch Pokémon, battle and trade with others around central London, which attracted over four thousand attendees.

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