Monday, December 21, 2009

Cesviamo Stop Aids “The Condom Mob”

Cesviamo ( is an Italian social network created by Cesvi, a non-profit cooperation and development organization of social utility. The basic idea of the network is very simple: you can make a bet involving all your friends in order to raise money for social issues. In this case, they had 3 goals: to increase the awareness of the website, to explain how the social network works turning fundraising into “fundraising”, and to make people – and above all students – more conscious about AIDS, an actual and vivid issue.

So they launched the biggest bet ever: the “Condom Mob” – 100 young people in a condom against AIDS! The word of mouth has grown up trough the main social networks (face book, twitter, friend feed) and the event took place inside two Italian universities: the first one in Milan, well known for communication studies, and the other one in Genoa, specialized in medical studies.

The result was beyond their expectations! In the first case they managed to reach 223 people entering the condom, while in the second case the person involved was 230! The media coverage of the campaign was and still it is being impressive (TV, radio, magazines, social networks and hundreds of website and blogs).

In the end the bet was won, and Cesvi saved the life of a child in Africa preventing him from AIDS (in detail, Cesvi supplied a complete therapy that reduces nearly 100% the risk of aids transmission from a HIV positive mother to her child).

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Agency: Now Available Milan, Italy.
Country:- Italy

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