Fri, 10 May 2019 10:36:20 GMT
In Italy, 9.937.212 people live in cities with less than 5,000 inhabitants.
Nevertheless, these towns are dramatically depopulating. This is why EOLO, an Italian local internet provider, decided to donate 1 million euros every year to support Italy’s smallest cities.
But to bring this story to the public, first we had to turn the spotlight on the real issue behind our solution: in partnership with the small town of Esino Lario, we launched a shocking provocation about depopulation.
We put Esino Lario on sale, with a video message from the mayor himself and a dedicated website.
The news was covered by literally every single newspaper in Italy, with additional coverage on national television, on all sorts of programs: from news programs to political debate, from satirical formats to daily shows. When virtually everyone in Italy had heard about Esino’s situation, we announced in a press conference EOLO’s initiative, connecting the Brand to a national conversation.