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Fund for Peace Launches 'The Bottom 100'



Campaign via Havas Sydney created to fight against global poverty.

Fund for Peace Launches 'The Bottom 100'
Havas has today launched The Bottom 100, an international campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the issue of global poverty for international not-for-profit organisation, Fund for Peace. In a world-first, The Bottom 100 is a look at the other end of global 'rich lists', revealing the faces and stories of one hundred of the world's poorest individuals from around the world.

Through the powerful content featured within the Bottom 100, Havas and Fund for Peace are working to create a greater platform for lobbying of Governments, businesses and influential organisations to provoke greater worldwide action to combat global poverty.

Monica_Apio_1280x720.jpgWhile 'Rich Lists' detail the wealthiest individuals, their assets, investments and net worth, The Bottom 100 highlights individuals and their families facing extreme poverty caused by war, ethnic, religious, or social persecution, climate change or forced displacement. Many within TheThick_Mawiet_Chang_RGB_LR.jpg Bottom 100 have been forced to flee their homes and countries, leaving behind everything they own and any security for their future.

To launch the digital platform, Havas, with support from Red Agency and Havas Media across its international network, have created a campaign which will run through OOH, experiential, digital and PR. The concept will be brought to life locally through a pop-up gallery in Sydney's Surry Hills from 21st June until 24th June where visitors will be able to see the faces of those within The Bottom 100 and read more about their stories of struggle and survival.

Says Stuart Turner and Seamus Higgins, joint executive creative directors at Havas Sydney: "We are incredibly proud to be launching the Bottom 100. It's been a huge team effort over 2 years to make this happen across the global Havas network and through support from strategic partners including FINCH and Cream. Our combined capabilities have enabled us to give a voice to these 100 people who represent millions living in similar circumstances around the world. Our hope is that this campaign helps people see through the faceless crowds and look at the individuals and their struggles for a better life for themselves and their families."

The Fund For Peace's Bottom 100 took almost two years to complete with interviews taking place across five continents, covering 23 different nationalities and many more ethnicities and languages. While all of these stories feature struggle and suffering, they also tell a story of resilience, perseverance, and courage in the face of extraordinary challenges.

The new initiative forms part of the FFP's commitment to promote sustainable security for those living in debilitating poverty, and has been launched in response to the current global migrant crisis.

Says J.J. Messner, executive director at Fund For Peace:  "When the world talks about rich lists, the focus is always at the top. But there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about those at the other end of the spectrum. We believe the more people hear stories like these, the less common they will become. The stories of these 100 people are just as important as those at the top and deserve to be heard. We encourage everyone to take a stand on behalf of the people featured in the Bottom 100 - and the millions facing the same struggles. It's time to take a stand and make clear that poverty alleviation is a high priority for us all."  

To see the faces and names behind The Bottom 100 online and support the cause, visit

Client: Fund for Peace
Executive Director: J.J. Messner

Creative Agency: Havas Sydney
Executive Creative Directors: Stuart Turner, Seamus Higgins, Tim Green
Senior Copywriter: Kevin Masters
Senior Art Director: Jeremy Hogg
Copywriter: Jeremy Vernon
Copywriter: Joe Ranallo
Art Director: Tom Twiby
Head of Design: Darren Cole
Senior Designer: Nic Adamovich
Senior Designer: Alex Dale
Senior Designer: Nina Troeger
Designer: Michael Macgregor
Designer: Dylan Reid
Designer: Serlina Wong
Designer: Michele Wong
Designer: Amanda Christiansen
Head of Experience - Adam Shutler
Studio Lead: Michelle Skold
Senior Studio Artist: Jonathan Wilson
Senior Studio Artist: Pip Snelling
Junior Digital Producer: Megan Evans
Digital Executive Producer: Peter Segerer
Mid Level Developer: Alec Pirillo
Mid Front End Developer: Brendan Betheldo
Senior Front End Developer: Trevor Ko
Tech Lead: Yoann Bernex
Tech Team Lead: Thao McAvoy
Tech Director: Matt Watson
Senior Developer: Shannon Hochkins
Senior Front End Developer: Le Pradeep
Client Operations Director: Birga Bardenhorst
Tester: Brad Bevan
Social Director: Mark McKissock
Social Content Producer: Katie Jamieson
Social Content Producer: Edwin Concubierta
Print Lead: Thea Clausen
Print Producer: Alex Hobson
Head of Production (Red Guerilla): Sam Perry
Producer (Red Guerilla): Kana Phung
Editor: Beau Simmons
Head of Traffic: Anthony Janjic
Client Business Director: Alex Ball
Account Manager: Maggie De Goede

Media: Havas Media
Trading Manager: Melanie Colwell

Public Relations: Red Agency
CEO: James Wright
Head of Consumer: Adam Freedman
Senior Account Manager: Jackie Holt
Senior Account Executives: Andrea Philips, Simone McKay

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Host/Havas, Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:13:10 GMT