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Kony 2012

Published/Aired: 
March 2012
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KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

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force-7's picture
force-7
Activity Score 2

I found Kony 2012 so interesting when it first kicked off. My social media was covered in opinions from those for it and those against, and it even sparked some serious arguments between friends! Working for marketing agency the whole concept of Kony 2012 was really interesting for us to witness, especially seeing how young people reacted to it through social media. We're hoping to feature some opinions on topics like Kony 2012 in the latest edition of our youth insight magazine SEVEN.

You can have a look at the Winter Edition here to see the kind of work we're doing:
http://issuu.com/force7/docs/magazine_final_v2

We're on the hunt for some fresh and exciting insights on this topic and others for our new edition. If it sounds like something you'd be interested in then drop us an email at seven@force-7.co.uk to get some more info about it!

Shawali's picture
Shawali
Activity Score 8442

While this is an awesome use of the social medias with a huge success in terms of global outreach, there is something definitively with the kind of message Invisible Children is delivering.

Read this : http://siena-anstis.com/2012/03/07/on-invisible-childrens-kony-2012-ca...

No one cares about child labor, eye donation or saving the Earth: NO PSA!!! http://adsoftheworld.com/forum/135094

LNNS's picture
LNNS
Activity Score 10

I think you an adjective.

chuckieT's picture
chuckieT
Activity Score 680

30 mins long? I am afraid to even click on it.

alistair's picture
alistair
Activity Score 162

click. you won't regret it.

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
Activity Score 6992

Well, here it's the success that makes this ad (is it an ad?) great. As an idea, I don't think of it as extremely innovative.

On another note; on the Dutch news there where 'African-experts' saying that Koni is no longer a real threat - that the Koni campaign ran for long, it's a tad obsolete now. It would still be a nice victory of social media though.

mark3r's picture
mark3r
Activity Score 1949

Bravo.

vote4pedro's picture
vote4pedro
Activity Score 4601

40 million views in four days. I'd say it did its job.

andylefty's picture
andylefty
Activity Score 4535

It's very good.

thedesignaddict's picture
thedesignaddict
Activity Score 5403

Best initiative I've seen in ages. Fantastic, meaningful message that will no doubt motivate millions of people. 50 million impressions in just a few days - talk about penetration. Crazy.

hoozn's picture
hoozn
Activity Score 353

Great use of social media and children's tears.

Just like most ads, this is full of exaggeration and wrong facts. But unlike ads, its marketed as some sort of "documentary"...

From an advertising point of view: Genious.
Other than that: Misinformation on the highest level.

who cares? ima play some tunes instead http://www.mixcloud.com/hoozn/

force-7's picture
force-7
Activity Score 2

I found Kony 2012 so interesting when it first kicked off. My social media was covered in opinions from those for it and those against, and it even sparked some serious arguments between friends! Working for marketing agency the whole concept of Kony 2012 was really interesting for us to witness, especially seeing how young people reacted to it through social media. We're hoping to feature some opinions on topics like Kony 2012 in the latest edition of our youth insight magazine SEVEN.

You can have a look at the Winter Edition here to see the kind of work we're doing:
http://issuu.com/force7/docs/magazine_final_v2

We're on the hunt for some fresh and exciting insights on this topic and others for our new edition. If it sounds like something you'd be interested in then drop us an email at seven@force-7.co.uk to get some more info about it!

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