France's Museum of Great War creates Facebook profile of a young man in 1914
Jun 04, 2013
The Museum of the Great War (Musee de la Grande Guerre) in France brought World War 1 to life by imagining if Facebook had existed in 1914 and posting the story of an individual young man and his family. The campaign, through DDB Paris, created a Facebook profile for Leon Vivien, an ordinary young man who becomes torn apart from his family by the War (and eventually dies, in 1915). When the campaign kicked off in April, the page already contained 10 months of posts, and two months of live daily updates then followed. The page received over 50,000 followers within the first two weeks, 5,000 comments and the museum (based in Pays de Meaux, Marne) saw its visitors increase by 45%.