Thursday, February 1, 2024

Jollibee Celebrates Prestigious Anvil Awards Victories

Jollibee Philippines with Ripple8, Jollibee’s public relations agency (from L-R) Lady Ochel Espinosa from PRSP, Dennis Reyes from Jollibee, Shane Torres from Ripple8, Pamela Grace Cruz from Jollibee, Leanne Yap from Jollibee, Elise Maog from Jollibee, Jean Vittorio Sabado from Jollibee, and Swayne Andaya from Ripple8

Jollibee, the Philippines' largest and most beloved fast-food chain, is thrilled to announce its triumphant wins at the prestigious Anvil Awards. 

Presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools, and now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury.

The brand shined brightly with its accolades in several categories, including a Grand Anvil Nomination, underscoring its commitment to innovative and impactful campaigns.

Anvil Awards Achievements

Jollibee's outstanding entries were recognized in the following categories:

1. Title of Entry: Jollibee’s "Sarap ng Pasko" Category: PR Programs – Marketing and Brand Communication Anvil Award: Gold

2. Title of Entry: Jollibee’s “Sarap ng Pasko” Category: PR Programs – Best Use of Digital Anvil Award: Silver

3. Title of Entry: Jollibee’s Christmas Drive-Thru Experience Category: PR Programs – Marketing and Brand Communication Anvil Award: Silver

4. Title of Entry: Jollibee Chicken Sandwich 2023 Campaign featuring Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan Category: PR Programs – Best Use of Influencer Marketing Anvil Award: Silver

5. Title of Entry: My Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day: Louder than Words Category: PR Programs – Best Use of Social Media Anvil Award: Silver

Dorothy Dee Ching, Jollibee's Head of Marketing, expressed her delight and gratitude for the wins, "These awards are a testament to our Marketing team's creativity and commitment to excellence, and the collaborative efforts with our partner agencies Ripple8 and Stratworks, which produced these amazing campaigns. After a 3-year hiatus from joining industry awards, we’re glad and thankful to be recognized once again for bringing joy and meaningful experiences to our customers through these campaigns."

About the Award-Winning Campaigns

Jollibee’s award-winning campaigns, such as "Sarap ng Pasko" and the Christmas Drive-Thru Experience, were centered around the joy of Filipino Christmas traditions and the spirit of giving. 

Launched for the 2022 holidays, Jollibee's "Sarap ng Pasko" campaign aimed to rekindle the joy of a Filipino Christmas following two years of pandemic-subdued celebrations. The integrated marketing communications plan was kicked off by a holiday-themed video commercial featuring the megabrand’s all-time favorites Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Burger Steak and exciting new products. 

Jollibee Philippines took home a total of 5 metals (from L-R) Jean Vittorio Sabado, Leanne Yap, Dennis Reyes, Pamela Grace Cruz, and Elise Maog

A special feature of the campaign entailed transforming one store’s Drive-Thru into a magical spectacle via Christmas lights and d├ęcor, adding to the festive experience. Finally, a special delivery promo also allowed customers to share in the holiday gift-giving spirit by donating group meals to underprivileged families. The campaign performed well, helping Jollibee reach top-of-mind awareness and delivering growth sales targets to cap the year on a high note.

In the winning Jollibee Chicken Sandwich campaign, the brand demonstrated expertise in influencer marketing, maximizing brand endorsers Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, also known as DonBelle, and their respective followings to create buzz, awareness, and hype for the product. 

Jollibee Philippines and Ripple8

The brand also revamped its award-winning Kwentong Jollibee films, introducing #MyKwentongJollibee – featuring real stories told by the real people behind the stories. It empowered people to tell their own Jollibee story in their own words. Its Mother’s Day film, Louder than Words, narrates a heart-warming tale of a mother’s love and sacrifice for her son who was diagnosed with Autism. Viewers will see how their shared love for Jollibee enables them to connect and bond better, and also witness the sacrifices she has made to support her son’s development. The film has garnered 20M plus views to date. 

All these campaigns demonstrated Jollibee's innovative approach to marketing, blending emotional storytelling with effective PR and digital strategies, thus earning various recognitions in the 59th Anvil Awards. 

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