Campaign: The 25th anniversary of the Great Storm
Client: Met Office
PR team: In-house
Timescale: October 2012
- To raise awareness of improvements in forecasting
- To raise awareness of warnings and forecasts to help keep people safe
- To raise awareness of how the Met Office is trusted to provide authoritative and accurate services.
Strategy and plan
The campaign was designed to promote the significant improvements in weather forecasting during the past 25 years. A wide range of comms was used across all media channels. These included dedicated web pages and infographic, a YouTube video, a blog post, a 'share your memories' social media campaign and case studies of recent high-profile weather events.
Measurement and evaluation
The campaign received widespread coverage on TV including BBC News, BBC Breakfast and Channel 4 News. In total, there were 237 pieces of online and print coverage.
The video received 2,792 views and the Met Office's YouTube channel gained another 100 subscribers. Online content was retweeted 93 times.