Behind Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s International B2B Marketing Awards Grand Prix-winning campaign

The law firm’s head of brand and campaign marketing Brian Macreadie and campaign marketing manager Verity Sleeman tell Paul Snell how they amazed their high-net worth audience in Asia for less than the cost of a single advert in the FT

At this year’s International B2B Marketing Awards, law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s ‘We can’t tell fortunes, but we can protect them’ campaign beat all the competition to take home the overall Grand Prix, not to mention Gold in the Best use of direct mail, and a Bronze in the best limited-budget campaign (the team also won a Bronze and a Silver for its ‘Elephants in apartments’ campaign for good measure).

The campaign was aimed at high-net worth individuals in the Far East, to raise awareness of a brand new legal service the firm had launched which aimed to reduce the cultural concerns that surround divorce in the region. Central to this were two pieces of direct mail, which involved sending fortune cookies, tea and kau cim sticks to its audience (read the full case study here).

Judges hailed the campaign as “an exemplar for B2B marketing creativity in law firms… This entry oozed cultural affinity, sensitivity and emotional intelligence rarely seen to this level in the wider B2B space”.

I caught up with Brian Macreadie and Verity Sleeman to find out how they did it.

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  • Where to begin when marketing a brand new service, to an audience you don;t know, who live 6000 miles away.
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  • Why having a limited budget was actually a blessing in disguise for the team.