|Entrant agency||Golin / MullenLowe Romania|
|Client||Vanilla Skype Theater Play|
|Executive creative director||Eugen Suman|
|Creative director||Victor Oprisan|
|Creative director||Andrei Munteanu|
|CREATIVE PRODUCER||Valentin Ionescu|
|PR MANAGER||Ana Maria Trif|
|PR Specialist||Raluca Manaila|
|PR Specialist||Bianca Stoica|
|PR Specialist||Alexandra Alboiu|
|PR Specialist||Raluca Duta|
|CLIENT SERVICE DIRECTOR||Alina Balan|
Romanians don’t find going to the theatre as attractive as a decade ago. 63% of Romanians NEVER go to the theatre. 72% of young people, aged 14-29, don’t choose theatre at all during their spare time. Our client is Vanilla Skype – an experimental play, with the best-known Romanian actors and written by one of the most appreciated Romanian cultural figures. The very nature of the play and its creative approach are designed for open-minded people and certainly for youngsters. So how do we convince them to come see the play?
Vanilla Skype - The Audience Casting. The first play where you had to audition on skype, as a spectator, to receive a ticket for the play.
From the very start, we positioned the play as something that is not easily, nor conventionally accessible with the “audience casting via Skype” concept. We thought of the perfect online partner - the casting would be held by the leading actor, Marcel Iures, for a truly memorable experience. He is the only Romanian actor famous for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters. We created the Skype account – Vanilla Skype Theatre and invited people to connect with it and pass the audience casting. KOLs, journalists immediately picked up the subject and started a debate around the play and its provocative communication. All who entered the video call on Skype were welcomed by Marcel Iures and went through a 3-minute interview with the actor.
All representations of the play were sold out. Generate engagement with the target on Facebook: social media posts and videos on Vanilla Skype page – engaged users: 20,791 (+107%) | Reach: 607,593 (+102%) | Interactions (likes, shares, comments): >2,000 (+100%); Reach: Press – 4,779,597 audience and readership; Over 280,000 views (+86%) on the videos which promoted the show; Over 40 KOLs (+300%) wrote about us; Over 150 articles and 50 online posts (+185%). Vanilla Skype was one of the main Romanian cultural events in September.