Ogilvy’s KFC Journey of Hope campaign named as South Africa’s PR Campaign of the Year
JOHANNESBURG, April 09, 2013 – Ogilvy Public Relations (OPR) South Africa was in top form at the 2013 PRISM Awards this weekend when the OPR Johannesburg team walked off with a Gold award in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) category as well as the prestigious Campaign of the Year award for its KFC Add Hope: Journey of Hope campaign.
In addition, OPR Cape Town garnered bronze awards for its Chappies Did You Know for Kraft Foods (joint entry with Plato Communications) in the Integration in Traditional & New Media category; Be The Champion Coach for Carling Black Label, in the Reputation & Brand Management Online category (for the second consecutive year); and the launch of the American Express Global Travel Card.
OPR Cape Town Account Director Sam Pugh also won in the Best Public Relations Professional in Media Liaison category. A Stellenbosch University trained dietician and winemaker before she took up her PR career, Pugh delivered outstanding results for her three major clients – Times Media, Heinz Foods and American Express.
Ogilvy Public Relations Johannesburg MD, Joanna Oosthuizen, says Ogilvy is delighted andhonoured to have won across both its Cape Town and Johannesburg agencies. Our focus remains delivering on campaigns which unlock our client’s business objectives. The campaigns that won in Cape Town and Johannesburg were all successful in delivering on this mandate.
“KFC Add Hope: Journey of Hope was successful not just because it generated outstanding media coverage but because this was an idea that was devised to feed hungry children. With so many children in our country in need of nutrition to ensure they become functioning members of society, we put our hearts into the KFC Add Hope: Journey of Hope campaign,” she says.
A KFC corporate social responsibility campaign, the KFC Add Hope: Journey of Hope initiative involved renowned South African adventurer, Riaan Manser, consuming limited calories while cycling the word “hope” across South Africa over a two-month period to draw attention to KFC’s corporate social responsibility programme, Add Hope. Manser’s cycling odyssey highlighted the plight of hunger and
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