Interactive Annual 17:
The Worlds Strongest Girl
Girl power with a cute, crafty touch. Véronique Brossier
A beautiful intro that would make Pixar proud and a really fun, cute experience on the inside thats perfect for its target. Adrian Belina
The Girl Scouts has a wonderful mission: to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. They needed to update their image and do a better job of appealing to their target audience of seven- to twelve-year-old girls. This microsite helps girls foster stronger relationships with the Girl Scouts and further engage and inform the Girl Scout community by answering a simple question: What makes girls strong? The result is a simple, accessible and engaging storytelling tool, to which girls write and share stories via customizable, speaking character badges. It's a fun, entertaining idea that effortlessly competes with video games, TV shows and social media.
- • From concept to site launch was about seven months. It was the first part of a larger integrated campaign that included posters, radio, online advertising and a physical book of stories.
- • The site has a text-to-speech function whereby a girl's story is retold by a character she creates.
- • The diagonally-scrolling sash is simple, intuitive, visually interesting and full of stories and fun characters and allows site visitors to explore endlessly.
Comments by Chris von Ende
Seven to twelve-year-old girls have all sorts of media and life activities competing for their attention. So first, we needed to break through, then the challenge was to give them the tools and a forum to express themselves through the lens of the Girl Scouts. They responded by writing engaging stories that not only inspired fellow Girl Scouts and bred self-confidence but extended the audience to the general public. The quality, and variety, of the stories is amazing-some are funny and fantastic while others are really touching and emotionaland gave site visitors the ability to witness firsthand the creativity and confidence that being a Girl Scout instills.
The response was overwhelmingly positive. Over 174,000 page views and an average time spent of 4:34 minutes. In addition, the site generated over a thousand stories with hundreds of new ones added every week. Were in the process of curating the best stories and turning them into an actual, physical World's Strongest Girl book.
Chris von Ende/Jon Wyville, art directors
Dave Loew/Tohru Oyasu/David Schermer/Mike Ward, writers
Mandy Cornwell, interactive designer
Dave Loew/Jon Wyville, creative directors
Susan Credle/Mark Tutssel, chief creative officers
Ellie Simcoe/Rob Tripas, producers
Julie Glick/Jane Radosevich, project managers
B-Reel, production company/project design and development
Human, music company
Leo Burnett Chicago (Chicago, IL), ad agency
Girl Scouts of America, client