The Indoor Generation - Cover image
The Indoor Generation - Cover image

The Indoor Generation

VELUX

The Indoor Generation is a campaign that succeeded in creating global awareness of how indoor environment affects your health and well-being. We engaged NGOs, politicians, industry stakeholders and consumers across 41 countries in this complex subject, associated problems and the solutions.

The Challenge

VELUX wanted to increase awareness of the importance of daylight and fresh air. The main objective of the campaign was to start a global conversation around bad indoor environment. They also wanted to to encourage people – and other stakeholders such as architects, politicians and health organizations to get involved and consider daylight and fresh air (roof top windows) as an important part of home improvement projects.

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The Solution

We chose to build the campaign on the fact that we spend 90% of our lives indoors. In other words, we have gone from being part of nature to being apart from nature. This is a surprising fact and a stunning insight into the way we live our lives today - and it is a great gateway to explaining how a lack of daylight and fresh air makes us ill.

It was vital for us to coin a creative concept that would make the indoor environment feel relevant. It is a highly complex issue and in order to create awareness and activate people, we had to make ourselves relevant – not only to the professional segment, but to all of us.

We wanted people to be able to recognize themselves as part of The Indoor Generation and really feel – both mentally and physically – the importance of this agenda.

The Result

The Indoor Generation is a campaign that succeeded in creating global awareness of how indoor environment affects your health and well-being. We engaged NGOs, politicians, industry stakeholders and consumers across 41 countries in this complex subject associated problems and the solutions. With more than 110 million views, 1.5 million shares and more than 2,450 published articles, it is a campaign beyond classic advertising that speaks to people - not as customers, but as humans. It raised the bar from a classic customer-centric campaign to being “human-centric” transcending and activating both BTB and BTC segments.

  • +110 million views of film

  • +47% of them were unpaid views

  • +1 share of the film per second the first week

  • +1.5 million shares in total

  • Best UK performing paid partnership video in 2018

  • +50% VTR (View Through Rate) on native video

  • +2.82 billion OTS (Opportunity to See) from global PR coverage

  • +2,450 published PR articles worldwide (estimated advertising value of 5.1 million €)

  • +725,000 visits to global campaign site www.theindoorgeneration.com

  • 1.47 average articles read per user

  • +100,000 qualified marketing leads

  • Between 9-13% lift across markets in people that are aware that a good indoor environment protects their health

  • +10% lift in people who would put daylight and fresh air on their top three list if they were to renovate their home

VELUX experienced a huge lift in unaided brand awareness in the four key markets:

  • UK: +26%

  • Germany: +30%

  • France: +206%

  • Netherlands: +29%