Case Study: The Great Singapore Replay

The Great Singapore Replay1.jpgThe National Arts Council (NAC) and Temasek Holdings wanted to demonstrate how they are enabling more young people to reach their artistic goals.

The Strategy
Singapore experienced a music renaissance in the '60s with bands like The Quests. Today, Singapore is experiencing a similar music renaissance with artists such as Charlie Lim, Dru Chen, Joie Tan, Shak'thiya and so many others.

Working from the insight that the average Singaporean doesn't know Singapore's rich music history, we conceptualised The Great Singapore Replay (TGSR), a platform that helped Singaporeans gain a better appreciation of our music history by re-imagining classic songs from Singapore's past.
Debuted as part of Noise Singapore, TGSR enabled the discovery of Singapore's musical heritage and its talents of today. This was achieved through collaborations between established and emerging local artists as they attempted to remake a classic song through their own lens.

The Great Singapore Replay3.jpgThe Great Singapore Replay2.jpgExecution:
To propel the appreciation and awareness of Singapore's contemporary music scene, members of the public voted for their favourite classic hits from a curated list of 25 popular songs from the 1960s to 2000s. Votes were cast on The Great Singapore Replay jukebox placed around Singapore, and the top 10 songs that received the most number of votes were then remade by ten pairs of emerging and established artists, such as .gif, Shak'thiya, Charlie Lim and Sara Wee, who worked together to give each chosen song a fresh spin.

Each creative collaboration was featured in 10 weekly episodes on the TGSR website for the public to follow and be part of the remaking process. The authentic, unscripted story of every artist partnership was also shared on the website through a series of online content and articles.

The campaign culminated in The Great Singapore Replay showcase, bringing the community and generations together in a celebration of Singapore's rich music past, present and future.

Over 6,400 concert goers attended the final showcase, and TGSR birthed 10 new classic Singapore hits, with a combined total of 1 million video views and over 4 million impressions.

The website, with its rich content ecosystem, achieved a low bounce rate of just 7.69% and an average time spent per session of 1 minute 23 seconds.

Melanie Clancy, Executive Creative Director at Zeno Singapore said, "In today's marketing landscape, there has been a massive shift from what brands say, to what they do. What you read about them, to what you experience, from stating values to living them through our actions. The Great Singapore Replay helped Temasek position themselves as youth enablers in the most powerful way possible - by proving it."

Full Credits:
Client: Temasek Holdings
Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group: Ross Gan
Associate Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group: Jasmine Ann Teo
Digital Editor and Associate Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group: Keith Lin
Senior Associate, Sustainability & Stewardship Group: Mohamed Razil Mohamed Ali
Senior Associate, Sustainability & Stewardship Group: Seah Yi Yan

Agency: Zeno Group
Managing Director: Matt Collette
Executive Creative Director: Melanie Clancy
Senior Art Director: Tan Ze Jian
Senior Art Director: Wilson Foong
Copywriter: Dave Tai
Senior Client Success Manager: Ailsa Khee
Senior Client Success Executive: Allison Thung
Client Success Executive: Connie Ho

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