Make Change / Pumped for Change
Submitted By Carlos Pena
Americans are embracing social change and facing the greatest economic downturn since 1929. In the face of this singular dissonance, Pumped was called on to develop a unique approach to generating essential support for homeless shelters, women’s abuse resources and care for needy children.
Pumped developed The Million Penny Project campaign as a means of raising funds in increments of 1 million pennies - $10,000 in real money –to allow people to make even the smallest contribution, knowing that their generosity will make a disproportionately large difference.
Our initial thinking revolved around three key touchstones. First, the creative had to answer “what’s a penny good for?” Second, it had to be unusual, visual and as tactile as possible. Last, the core campaign concept had to work in 360 degrees.
The solution was to create a bus shelter artwork installation poster made entirely of pennies (1620 pennies to be exact). and street-level tactics that make the point that all of us can and should “make change.”
Pumped for Change