BBC World Service commissions Huge Art Installation in University of Lagos

Omobaba No 1;Dominic Okwuchukwu Martins,Creative Director Amazing Klef Studio; Kate Jacobson, Marketing Manager, BBC World Service; Sarah Fox, Art Director , BBC Creative ;INSA ,Artist; Bebe Kiffin, Producer With BBC World Service; Adetoba Caf-Obasa, Boomerang Communications During Make More of your World Campaign in University of Lagos

BBC World Service has commissioned a huge art installation in Lagos, Nigeria to support their ‘Make More Of Your World’ campaign. This successful on-ground marketing event was witnessed by some renowned faces – rising celebrity photographer Amazing Klef and top comedian Omo Baba – as well as the director of World Service, Jamie Angus.

The campaign was developed in-house by BBC Creative, who worked in partnership with the renowned graffiti writer turned artist INSA. INSA is at his very best when on location, creating bright and beautiful artworks straight into the environment. As part of the campaign, the BBC Marketing team commissioned a wall at the University of Lagos where Insa produced a bespoke artwork that connects directly with its surroundings, literally making more of the world around us.

Jamie Angus, Director of BBC World Service Group and INSA, Artist

INSA split the wall into different frames to beautifully illustrate the story of tech and business growth. The narrative is brought to life using an image that changes ever-so-slightly each time, a labor-intensive and meticulous task. The end result is completely mesmerizing, creating a looping ‘Gif’ that blurs the offline and online worlds. At either side of the wall, people can scan QR codes taking them to YouTube pages where audiences can view the 30-second TV ad.

This brand campaign highlights new BBC World Service local languages that are now available to audiences in Nigeria. The main objective is to drive reach and to position the BBC as a news provider that offers something unique for audiences.


Lisa Santoro, Head of BBC Marketing, World Service, says: “This was an extremely ambitious campaign from the outset. The extensive market research, developing a creative proposition that would work across an entire country and launch in 4 languages was an amazing achievement. We delivered an integrated marketing campaign that allowed us to be innovative, creative and dynamic in a fast moving, competitive market.”

BBC World Service has enhanced existing language services and has launched 12 new services, including three in Nigeria – Igbo, Pidgin, and Yoruba. This means the BBC World Service will be available in 42 languages including English. Along with developing these language services BBC World Service continue to ensure their editorial offering covers News in its widest sense and that audiences are aware of this.

The campaign drives people to consume BBC News content to help them make more of their world!

Written by PH

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