Project Description

FERRARI CHARITY

FERRARI CHARITY

BRIEF

To create a consistent, coherent Corporate, Social Responsibility strategy for Ferrari North Europe

STRATEGY

50 seriously and terminally ill youngsters, nominated by Starlight and automotive charity BEN, were to be driven around the Silverstone Circuit in Ferrari California cars by professional drivers, members of the BRDC’s ‘SuperStars’ scheme and celebrities

 Jori White PR’s pre-planning programme included management of the charities and eight sponsors; coordination of attendees; risk assessment and CRB checks

Families who had agreed to take part in publicity were interviewed and detailed case studies prepared

Pre-event interviews with the children and their families were then conducted

RESULTS

The initial event was a huge success. Regional coverage was all-encompassing, while national media included ITV, Metro, Daily Telegraph, First News (a report by seven-year-old participant Drew James) and Heart FM. FNE’s original objectives were not only fulfilled but exceeded. Six subsequent events have since taken place, attended by the likes of Gordon Ramsay and singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos. The Ferrari California Experience is now the focus of Ferrari’s CSR programme in the UK