Our task was to modernise the way missing persons information is distributed to the public, thereby recruiting more young Australians to help find missing persons within the all-important first 24-hour period.
This was a proactive idea with a budget of $0. It took an incredible team effort by BWM Dentsu, Cox Inall Change and Vizeum - to launch, promote and get people talking about Disappearing Person Alerts.Strategy
By using Snapchat, police are able to instantly contact the public in a targeted area, at all times. The power of this data enabled us to create 'Disappearing Person Alerts' - a disappearing message to help find disappearing persons.Execution
Using Snapchat, the alerts now communicate vital information (name, photo and place last seen) to the public within a specific area - when time is of the essence.
Using the native functionality of Snapchat - the alert, disappearing after 10 seconds, communicates a highly emotive message 'Help find John Citizen before he disappears'.
Vizeum helped promote the campaign through acquiring 280K of pro bono media (TV, radio, cinema, OOH, digital and print).
Through the work of Cox Inall Change, the launch gained national recognition with 1.1 million media impressions from $0 budget.
The campaign has activated the platform that engages 90% of the group most at risk of going missing - teenagers.
The first alert was sent the day the campaign went live. Culleah, a young female from Queensland, was found the next day. Since the launch, 95% of Disappearing Person Alerts assisted in the person being found.