Shell LiveWIRE campaignShell & KVK
Shell LiveWIRE is the leading nationwide prize for startups and the programme for ambitious, young and innovative companies. Shell LiveWIRE is an international Shell programme, conducted in 14 countries worldwide. The KvK is a partner in the Netherlands. Over the last 12 years, 2500+ startups have been through the LiveWIRE programme.
The programme has been running for 18 years now and it needed to be repositioned. The market for “startup programmes” has changed hugely in recent years with the arrival of e.g. Startup-Bootcamp and Rockstart. The strength of LiveWIRE was no longer showing through clearly amongst these other programmes: its own image needed a face-lift, and that’s what we gave it.
We developed the whole campaign for LiveWIRE as it progressed towards the final. The concept was utilized widely: from the communications strategy to a multi-channel campaign consisting of print, outdoor advertising, event decoration, online displays and a strong social media content strategy. The goals of LiveWIRE – more visitors and more enrolments in the programme – were achieved with plenty to spare, to the great satisfaction of Shell and the KvK.
GET WIRED! Visually, wires were used as a leitmotif, a connecting element throughout the campaign. The wires symbolized our programme and reappeared in all the media.