18: CRAFT (Outstanding Animation (film/video))
Birds Records ('Dich' by Ivan Dorn) - WWF Russia, Yandex. Music
|Title of Entry:||Birds Records ('Dich' by Ivan Dorn)|
|Brand:||WWF Russia, Yandex. Music|
|Client:||WWF Russia, Yandex. Music|
|Entrant Company:||BBDO Moscow|
|Creative Agency:||BBDO Moscow|
|Duration of Entry:||03:06|
|Craft Leader(s):||Alexey Fedorov|
|Creative Director:||Alexey Fedorov|
|Art Director:||Alexey Litovka|
|Production Company:||Petrick Animation Studio|
|Date of Release:||2019-10-10|
|Notes:||More and more birds go extinct every year. Globally, at least 40% of bird species are in decline and one in eight birds are on the verge of extinction. We had to come up with a solution that would provide a sustainable flow of donations and raise awareness of the issue of bird extinction. But charity in Russia is still in its infancy. Just 2% of the population subscribes to a monthly donation.
To create a sustainable revenue stream, WWF, Yandex.Music and Universal Music transferred the music streaming model to the charitable sector. We turned the birdsong of endangered species into music samples and made them available to artists for free, on condition that all proceeds go to WWF to fund bird protection. It became the basis for our record label monetizing birdsong.
The music video “Dich” is the starting point for Birds Records. “Dich” features the voices of endangered bird species from the IUСN Red List. The birds speak through Ivan Dorn. Their song is about people who don’t realize that their behavior leads indirectly to bird extinction. Streaming “Dich” and other Birds Records’ tracks generates money for the WWF.
“Dich” is an illustration of human activities that influence the extinction of rare bird species. The video consists of 9 stories in 9 different styles. Issues resonate with the audience more through the lens of visual style. Pollution is illustrated with dirty ink and the birds’ last dance consists of 120 hand drawn frames. Over 20 artists of various disciplines worked on “Dich”.
Birds Records got over 1B impressions. Russia’s most popular late-night show dedicated the whole segment of the show to the project. The results are more than impressive: traffic to the WWF website increased by 50% resulting in a steady growth of donations. For the first two month we got over 1 million rubles, it’s 65% more than the previous most successful WWF campaign for birds.
But most important is that we changed the donation model itself, making it as simple as clicking the “play” button on a streaming service. Our solution provided WWF with a stable flow of money to protect rare bird species.
|Music Company:||Universal Music Russia|
|Other Credits:||Managing Director: Natalia Tsyganova|
|Other Credits:||Client Services Director: Alexandr Kuznetsov|
|Other Credits:||Account Director: Anastasia Vikulina|
|Other Credits:||Account Manager: Valentina Zubareva|
|Other Credits:||Songwriters: Ivan Dorn (lyrics, music), Syren Tomasyan (music)|
|Other Credits:||Support organization: Union for the protection of birds of Russia|