A Shred of Decency was a very simple idea that became global phenomenon. We wanted to do something to help support the campaign for Marriage Equality here in Ireland, so we came up with the notion of recycling homophobic flyers into beautiful confetti to raise money for Yes Equality. We teamed up with Daintree Paper – a little stationery shop in Dublin and called in a lot of favours.
The results were completely overwhelming. Starting with just a couple of posts on Twitter and Instagram it spread to millions of people across the globe. The campaign generated hundreds and thousands of likes and shares, with more than 62 million media impressions in earned editorial coverage and over 6.2 million social media impressions over the course of the campaign. It was featured in publications all over the world – from Buzzfeed, to the Huffington Post, to Mashable and many, many others. Incredibly this was all organic reach – not a single cent was spent on media. .
Unsurprisingly, we sold out of confetti – with packs being delivered as far as San Francisco and New Zealand. Thousands of euro was raised for Yes Equality, and we’re proud to say we helped take lies and hate out of the marriage equality debate.
The commercials were produced by Piranha Bar.
Art Director: Stephen Rogers
Agency Producers: Stevi Russell and Jessica Derby
CANNES LIONS 2015:
Bronze – PR Crisis & Issue Management
KINSALE SHARKS 2015:
Gold – Web Campaign
Gold – Media Excellence – Return on Investment
Silver – Viral Film
Bronze – Social Media
Gold – Creative for Change
Gold – Earned Media
Bronze – Web FilmMASHIES 2015
Finalist – Digital PR Campaign
Gold – Low Budget
AN POST SMART MARKETING AWARDS 2016
Gold – Digital Campaign
Gold – Standout Small Business
Finalist – Advertising & Media: Brand Strategy
Finalist – Best PR