Thursday, 5 September 2013

YouTube Preroll helps find missing persons for Aussie Police

There are 1,600 missing persons cold cases in Australia. To help families find their loved ones, the Australian Federal Police and agency VML took to YouTube with the "The Missing Persons Pre-Roll."

During Missing Persons Week, YouTube showed photos and stats about each missing person. These were location-specific, targeting YouTube viewers who lived close to where the missing individual was last seen.

To spread awareness about Missing Persons in the country, instead of the "skip ad" button, viewers were given the chance to click "Yes, I have" or "No, I haven’t" seen the missing individual. so people were forced to think a little before they clicked.

The ads used geo-location targeting to show persons that were missing near you. The ads got 1.2 million views over five days.

Best of all, Two hundred and thirty-eight people clicked "yes," and were taken to a page where they could update the cold case file and help provide police with leads.

Click on the link below the pre-ad to view

The Missing Person Pre-Roll from VML on Vimeo.

Thursday 5 August 2013


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