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Refugees Welcome: "Search Racism. Find truth." (2016) case study (Germany)

FCB Zurich partnered with the organization Refugees Welcome to create the “Search racism. Find truth.” youtube pre-roll campaign.

Like the "Friends" pre-roll campaign, it relies on what people are searching for to load up a video response.

As of 9am on April 19th, anyone in Germany searching for videos on YouTube, by using search terms like "Pegida Dresden", or "immigrants don't integrate" etc, they will get pre-roll clips of refugees who rebut the videos that have been requested. The people who appear in the rebuttal videos use facts, personal anecdotes, and even humor to disarm prejudices. The ads are un-skippable, and use a combination of channel and keyword targeting to appear before very specifically selected videos. The pre-rolls are supported by Google Adwords search targeted keywords as well, which lead viewers to the microsite search-racism-find-truth.com, where you can find more videos about the people participating in the campaign.


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Campaign Name – “Search racism. Find truth.”
Client – Flüchtlinge Willkommen
Agency – FCB Zurich
Chief Creative Officer – Dennis Lück
Creative Director – Andy Lusti
Creative Director Digital – Hanja Baruschke
Content Developer – Emanuel Büchler
Account Director – Mirjam Milenkovic
Account Director – Mark Becher
Art Direction – Olivia Schläpfer
Art Direction – Fabian Sigg

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