Case Projeto Política Cidadã Gazeta do Povo
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Politica cidadã
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GAZETA DO POVO
In June 2013, amid major economic crisis, Brazil is getting ready to host
one of the world’s biggest sporting events: the 2014 FIFA World Cup. All
political attention was focused on the soccer tournament, turning major
cities into construction sites, leaving aside investments in education,
health, infrastructure, security, transport and energy.
The political scene got worse and people went to the streets to
protest as the world turned its eyes to the FIFA Confederations Cup,
a qualifying tournament for the World Cup that happens a year before
the big event in order to test services and infrastructure to welcome
fans, press and authorities from all over the world.
During the protests people died or got hurt, properties and public and
private institutions were invaded or damaged and chaos took over the
country due to political differences.
People were demanding changes and, besides the great world event
and the economic crisis, 2014 was marked by presidential elections
and corruption schemes being unmasked through popular pressure
and strong investigations, on the competence of government agencies,
political leaders, NGOs, associations, entities and the organized civil
But politics is not rocket science, nor it is only done by corrupts. It is an
activity that could be performed on a daily basis. It is only necessary
to know how the government agencies work and understand which
instruments could be used to play a political role in society. And it was
in this spirit that Gazeta do Povo created the campaign Political
The campaign aims to encourage the involvement of citizens in public
affairs of the community, through party or partisan politics. In its
second edition, Gazeta do Povo brought the expertise of people
who, without appearing to be doing politics, act politically. The
newspaper also featured stories that showed how Brazilian institutions
work and explained how citizens could contribute, overseeing the
It also discussed the function of party politics as an essential part for
the proper functioning of democracy.
The more the campaign
is involved in people’s
lives, the easier it gets to
enhance the quality of
Anyone can make a
difference and change
a whole city. Everybody
has a hole in the society,
a position to take.
The Political Citizenship campaign – Take your Power started in
2013 in order to raise awareness and stimulate the involvement of
citizens, integrating Gazeta do Povo’s different platforms to encourage
people, groups and institutions to positively act in their social realities
to bring about changes in society. The campaign has already received a
bronze medal in the Best Brand Awareness Campaign Across Platforms,
a category of the INMA AWARDS, and now it is returning to present new
experiences of citizens who took up their roles in society. Protagonists
of great initiatives, in the collective urbanism, in encouraging reading,
in the social welfare, in the change of the community and in the respect
for the elderly. A message put into practice, inviting people to take
action, but also empowering their achievements.
After all, what happens when someone is assigned to a major role? A
ceremony for takeover - and our protagonists are the first ones to go
through this ritual of acknowledgment.
The protagonists were found in articles already published by Gazeta
do Povo. There were more than thirty stories, from which eight were
selected, each one with a singular theme, work and a banner to be
After that, a web series in eight chapter was made available on the
Political Citizenship’s YouTube channel. An official vehicle, eight
different characters, causes and political positions, and the same desire
to change the world.
action - with the official
vehicle of Political
1 – Introduce the story around the official cause being advocated;
2 – Appoint the protagonist with a symbolic position;
3 – Go through the whole path of the attitude in the official vehicle
of Political Citizenship (Kombi);
4 – Expose the society’s acknowledgment of the cause advocated;
5 – Encourage others to work on new attitudes and actions that
Small transforming attitudes that influence leadership. The campaign
was measured by the aggregator website
gazetadopovo.com.br/politicacidada and the social media hashtag
• Cover page with ad
• Web banners - Google and Facebook ads
• Intervention web banner
• E-mail marketing
Nas próximas semanas,você vai conhecer as experiências de
cidadãos protagonistas de grandes iniciativas no urbanismo
coletivo,no incentivo à leitura,no assistencialismo social,
na transformação da comunidade e no respeito ao idoso.
1 – Bikers’ Pocket Square;
Protagonist: Julian Irusta
Position: Ambassador of the Gang’s Square
Attitude / transforming action: With work and willpower,
they transformed an abandoned corner into a space of
coexistence and leisure for the city.
2 – Soup kitchen bonds volunteers and homeless;
Protagonist: Clarice Fogaça
Position: Minister of the hot soup for those who need it
the volunteers found in food a way to reach and promote the
rescue of those who live on the streets.
3 – Small libraries and culture chains;
Protagonist: Luiza Piccoli
Position: Counselor in fighting the hunger for culture
Attitude / transforming action: From wanting to share her
own books was born the opportunity to attract new readers
in the community.
4 – Senior citizen takes care and transforms the
Protagonist: Norberto Voss
Position: Ambassador of the engaged elderly
Attitude / transforming action: Tired of the violence and
robbery in his neighborhood, he gathered the neighbors and
organized a security council.
5 – Mothers’ club;
Protagonist: Iranilda Arruda
Position: President of the mothers united will never be
Attitude / transforming action: Courage and disposition
united this group of mothers in a cooperative in the
neighborhood of Vila das Torres, appreciating women’s work
and encouraging social development.
6 – Militant of paving and of the sports court
Protagonist: Paulo Vitor
Position: Operations Manager of the area’s improvement
Attitude / transforming action: The need to legalize a
former land invasion led a resident’s association to revert
their concerns into improvements for society.
7 – Vila Verde* Newspaper gives voice to “rebels with a
Protagonist: Daniel Zanella
Position: Chief Director of community journalism
Attitude / transforming action: In sharing his knowledge
with youngsters in Vila Verde, the journalist helped to give
voice to a community full of talents.
*Neighborhood in Curitiba.
8 – Animal love and care;
Protagonist: Emerson Apio
Position: Minister of safety and care for animals
Attitude / transforming action: For a better world through
vegetarianism, customers of a downtown restaurant
in Curitiba connected their lifestyles to animal welfare
The Political Citizenship Kombi went through the protagonists’ routes
and main tourist attractions in Curitiba handing campaign material and
inviting people to check the campaign’s official vehicle.
End of the year movie
Apart from the web series, the Gazeta do Povo’s Political Citizenship
featured a 60-second movie on open TV showing promises and
transforming them through the attitudes of normal people, inspiring
viewers to also become protagonists. As examples there were the
blood donor, the senior citizen who is going to spend more time with
his family, the animal rescuer, the girl who wants to travel and the man
in love who wants to get married.
Stories that create relevance and involvement with the brand,
acknowledging and valuing the causes of the community.
- Marketing and newsroom 100% engaged in planning and performing
- Impact on many digital channels,multiplying the initiative’s concept
with the help of more than 30 partners who shared the Political
Citizenship campaign, extending the reach and visibility of Gazeta do
- In Google’s channels, Political Citizenship had more than 3,4
milhões impressions, 167k views e more than 25,8k clicks over
the following media: search, display, light box e trueview;
- Political Citizenship was in the following Facebook’s media: like ad,
domain ad, post ad video e post ad photo. It recorded a total of more
than 38k clicks, 1,1 million impressions, 130k reach and 129k post
- The Political Citizenship’s videos in Facebook had more than
70k clicks, 1,9 million impressions, 239k views and 255k post
- The Political Citizenship campaign registered more than 5k shares
- The Political Citizenship’s channel on YouTube already registered
more than 415k views;
- Gazeta do Povo increased in 7% (from 54% to 58%) its penetration
of total newspaper readers (printed + Internet) when comparing the
first semesters of 2013 and 2014**;
- In research on the “Value and Image Assessment of Gazeta do
Povo”, in which the public perception of value and image of the brand
in 2014 were evaluated, the item “Has personality and courage”
reached 85% of approval, a 5 percentage-point increase when
comparing to the same period in 2013;
- In 2014, Gazeta do Povo entered the ranking of the Most
Admired Vehicles, which measures how much professionals in
the communication and marking areas value the vehicle for the
prestige of its brands. Gazeta do Povo occupies the 8th position in
the Newspaper category. The ranking is performed by Grupo Troiano
de Branding for the weekly magazine Meio&Mensagem and takes
into consideration seven different attributes: content, credibility,
commercial support, efficiency, innovation, ethics and commitment.
** Source: Ipsos Marplan - 1st semester 2013 vs. 1st semester 2014 – Curitiba and Metropolitan Region Market.
Gazeta do Povo believes that politics and education are two pillars that
contribute to transform and consciously train people.
“We want to promote
engagement through popular
protagonism and dialogue,
having Gazeta do Povo as the
emulator of good deeds. We bet
that a new generation will grow