These Posters Encourage Pokemon Go Players to Search for Missing People

Creative Interns at BBH Barn Tap Into the Virtual Game

Published On
Aug 15, 2016
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A team of creative interns at BBH London has tapped into the Pokemon Go frenzy to raise awareness of missing people in a charity campaign.

The work was created by BBH Barn, the agency's creative placement scheme, for Missing People, an independent charity which searches for missing people on behalf of their friends and families, and provides specialized support to them. It consists of vinyl posters of missing people that borrow the look and feel of Pokemon balls to target gamers in the area the at-risk individual was last spotted, asking anyone with information to call the charity's free helpline.

The posters were placed on the floor to be most visible to Pokemon gamers looking down at their phones, and will also run in high visibility sights in popular Pokemon hotspots as well as transport hubs, including London's Waterloo station. Media has been donated by JCDecaux.

To determine the most relevant places in which to activate the campaign, BBH Barn cross-referenced locations where missing people were last spotted with popular Pokémon Go hotspots. The first of these took place at an organized Pokemon Go walk in London's Trafalgar Square, which attracted over four thousand attendees.


Aug 15, 2016
Brand :
Missing People
Client :
Missing People
Agency :
BBH Barn-London
Creative Team :
Clare Cook
Social Media Manager :
Clare Cook
Creative Team :
Daniil Liakh
Creative Team :
Joshua Croston
Creative Director :
Jack Smedley
Creative Director :
George Hackforth-Jones
Creative Director :
Pablo Gonzales de la Pena
Business Lead :
Cressida Holmes-Smith
Account Director :
Kayleigh Hall
Producer :
Laura Graham
Production Company :
Black Sheep Studios
Director :
Ricky Stanton
Producer :
Michelle Hagan
Print Producer :
Tandy Tatter
Typographer :
Christian Tunstall
Social :
Damola Timeyin

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