Credits & Description:
Category: Public interest
Brand: The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children's Hospital
Advertising Agency: Milk Reklambyrå, Sweden
Copywriters: Rasmus Andersson, Anders Holmström, Torkel Norling
Art Directors: Peter Eriksson, Gunnar Skarland
Digital creative: Axel Tagg
Account Manager: Anna Reynold (Milk)
Illustrators: Children At The Hospital
Published: December 2012
To illustrate the need for toys, we didn’t mail the letters directly. Instead, we gave them to the children in the hospital and asked them to play with them. After the detour, we sent them on to the right addresses.
Client Brief Or Objective
The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital raises funds for toys, healing gardens and activities for the 500,000 children who stay at the hospital every year. Our objective was to contact previous and future donors by mail, asking for a small donation.
22% of the recipients gave money, and donations increased by 370% compared to the year before. When the campaign received attention in Sweden, our message also found its way online, spreading to press, blogs and webpages in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia, as well as 200,000 Twitter users all over the world. Putting the local hospital on the world map for the first time.
As every letter had been a plaything for a few hours, it became a unique and physical reminder of the fact that children need to be children, even when they’re in the hospital.
The Direct marketing titled A Childish Letter was done by Mad in Sweden advertising agency for product: The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children's Hospital (brand: The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children's Hospital) in Sweden. It was released in the Nov 2012.