BBC New Art Installation Commissioned in UNILAG
BBC World Service commissioned a huge art installation in Lagos, Nigeria to support their ‘Make More Of Your World’ campaign.
The on-ground marketing event was witnessed by some renowned faces – rising celebrity photographer Amazing Klef and top comedian Omo Baba – and Jamie Angus, the director of BBC World Service.
The campaign was developed in-house by BBC Creative, who worked in partnership with the renowned graffiti writer turned artist INSA. INSA is at his very best when on location where he creates bright and beautiful artworks straight into the environment. As part of the campaign, the BBC Marketing team commissioned a wall at the University of Lagos where INSA produced a bespoke artwork that connects directly with the surroundings, literally making more of the world around us.
INSA divided the wall space into separate frames used to illustrate the story of tech and business growth. The narrative comes alive through a meticulous and intricate artistry that involved making subsequent images change ever-so-slightly each time. The end result is completely captivating and awe-inspiring, generating a continuous loop of ‘GIF’ that blurs both the offline and online worlds. At either side of the wall, people can scan QR codes taking them to YouTube pages where audiences can view the 30-second TV ad.
Lisa Santoro, Head of BBC Marketing, World Service, says: “This was an extremely ambitious campaign from the outset. The extensive market research, developing a creative proposition that would work across an entire country and launch in 4 languages was an amazing achievement. We delivered an integrated marketing campaign that allowed us to be innovative, creative and dynamic in a fast-moving, competitive market.”
BBC World Service has enhanced existing language services and has launched 12 new services, including three in Nigeria – Igbo, Pidgin, and Yoruba. This means the BBC World Service will be available in 42 languages including English. Along with developing these language services BBC World Service continue to ensure their editorial offering covers News in its widest sense and that audiences are aware of this.
The campaign drives people to consume BBC News content to help them make more of their world!