Veikkaaja Sports Magazine: Supporters From Finland
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Objective: Veikkaaja is the biggest Sports Magazine in Finland. Every summer as football season starts, the sales dip. Veikkaaja needed to boost both football and sales.
Insight: Finland is not a Great Football nation, but a Great Nation of Sports Fans
It was time for the Football World Cup. But again, Finland was not playing in the Final Tournament and Finnish Fans were cheering for other nations as they would have been their own.
Idea: We gave birth to an imaginary entrepreneur and his company that sold Finnish Football Fans who had no team of their own to cheer for. People volunteered as fans and were promised a chance to get to South Africa to cheer for their favourites. Later on Veikkaaja claimed its role as a proud sponsor of the company.
Results: Many thousand registered fans got a special deal and subscribed to
the magazine, resulting in sales increase against the usual trend. A Brand that had no previous connection to the football community, was now an active part of it.
Advertising Agency: hasan & partners, Finland
Creative Director: Anssi Järvinen
Art Director: Mikael Nemeschansky
Copywriter: Lasse Paasto
Graphic Designer: Jarkko Talonpoika
Producer: Antti Zetterberg & Liisa Frick
Account Director: Jussi Lindholm
Additional credits: Björn Axel Sjöblad, Johannes Lassila, Sanna Rantanen, Teemu Neiglick, Jani Halme, Tuomas Peltoniemi, Terhi Hakli
Published: May 2010