The Village-Phone Promotion Had Callers Interrupting a Quiet Swiss Town

By: Hayley McGlone - Aug 1, 2016
References: creativity-online & adweek
The small village of Tschlin in Switzerland, is known for being incredibly peaceful and quiet, until the Village-Phone promotion began.

The Village-Phone promotion was a tourism campaign that had a phone in the village square interrupting the quiet little town. Anyone could call the village square phone and if a town resident didn't answer the phone in time, the caller would win a vacation to the Graub√ľnden region in which the town is located or other prizes. The ad shows locals going about their daily lives, but dropping everything to try to answer the phone in time.

The campaign had both locals and callers interacting and the campaign received a lot of attention. In the six days the campaign ran for, there were over 30,000 phone calls, 3,906 conversations and an estimated 23 million people saw the campaign through media and online exposure.