(Photograph by Paul Burke )
Boys+Girls, the Dublin-based creative agency has partnered with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to launch the university’s first major philanthropic campaign in its 400 year history.
Boys+Girls developed the strategy and creative platform for ‘Inspiring Generations’; a series of events and media which harness the past and present achievements of the university, and the successes of its students, alumni and staff, to inspire belief in its visionary plans for the future.
The agency picked up the TCD brief following a competitive pitch that involved a number of agencies including Publicis and BBDO Dublin.
‘Inspiring Generations’ will support transformative and educational experiences across the university; including the funding of Ireland’s first ever dedicated Cancer Institute, and the assembly of Ireland’s first E3 Institute, both of which will put Ireland at the forefront of scientific research and technological innovation. It will also ensure that the old library and its collections continue to exist for future generations.
The multichannel campaign will showcase a launch film featuring Oscar Nominated Ruth Negga as the voiceover and multi-platinum recording artist Hozier’s ‘Take me to Church’ as the soundtrack. The campaign also consists of 12 pieces of online and outdoor content, and the unveiling of a giant installation featuring famous alumnus Samuel Beckett and current Trinity Access Program student, Leah Kenny.
According to Dr Patrick Prendergast, Trinity Provost: ‘At Trinity our history inspires and informs our future. ‘Inspiring Generations’ will enable us to achieve our ambitions in education and research, to fearlessly advance the cause of a pluralistic, just and sustainable society’.
Boys+Girls Creative Director Laurence O’Byrne adds: “It’s a privilege to work with Trinity College on such a good cause, bringing together global Irish talent to build a campaign which not only celebrates the fantastic work the university and its alumni does, but ensures its successful future”.
‘Inspiring Generations’ launches in London today, and will be rolled out internationally in the coming weeks across regions such as Paris, the US and Asia.
Project Title – Inspiring Generations
Territories – UK/International
Agency – Boys + Girls
Agency contact – Kate Goldsmith
Agency contact job title – New Business Manager