krow London, part of The MISSION Group, supports The National Emergencies Trust, an independent charity which collaborates with other charities and distribution partners to ensure that financial support is delivered to those who need it most.
The National Emergencies Trust was founded at the end of 2019 to serve as a single point of appeal and fund distribution for future national emergencies. The tragedy of Grenfell and the various terrorist attacks in 2017 in London and Manchester caused many in the charitable sector to think about how to respond to such emergencies most effectively. The National Emergencies Trust was created as a result of those discussions.
krow has worked on a pro bono project with the charity and has created a press ad for Bloomberg’s Business Week in both EMEA and APAC. The agency has also worked with the National Emergencies Trust on a radio ad which will air on, or shortly before, May Day, on Friday 8th May; a 30-second ad in which a voiceover stresses that, in this time of crisis, if you can answer the call to limit damage and heartache, please do so. A young voice is heard answering an older, frail voice, which calls out: ‘Mayday’.
Similarly, the press ad shows an older woman in a face-mask, with her hand pressed up against a windowpane, as a younger friend or relative tries to blow a kiss, painfully separated by a physical barrier.
John Quarrey, CEO of krow Group commented: “It is an honour to help the National Emergencies Trust with its first fundraising appeal. The charity started from scratch last November and is now helping those who find themselves in the midst of this unprecedented crisis and suffering acutely. What the NET offers is completely new. And at this time it’s more important than ever that we help get support to those who need it most.”
Creative Director: Nick Hastings
Strategy Director: Matt Watts
Art Director/Copywriter: Nick Hastings
Designer: Rebecca Slama
Managing Director: Blake Armstrong
Account Director: Rob Clements
Agency Producer: Emma Rookledge, Scott Barr
Sound Designer: Chris Turner
Voiceover Artists: Sue Terry Voices