Mondadori Store has launched a new campaign for the promotion of books and reading entitled “C’è vita, in un libro. La tua” (There’s life, in a book, yours) and giving a voice to younger readers.
The initiative by the Mondadori Group bookshop chain, now in its second edition, aims to enhance the reading experience through authentic testimonies from readers.
“Through its bookshops, Mondadori Store contributes to an important social mission that encourages the spread of books across the whole country and actively promotes the importance of reading,” declared Francesco Riganti, marketing director of Mondadori Retail. “For us, readers are the best witnesses of the message. This year we have chosen today’s younger readers as the protagonists of the initiative in the hope that they will become the big readers of tomorrow.”
Based on an idea by the artist Mr. SaveTheWall, the project will involve over 40 children of between 4 and 11 years old, who will be interviewed in two special sessions of Bookshot, short video and photo shootings by the artist with the support of the psychologist and psychotherapist Stefania Andreoli.
Each of the children will talk about their favourite book, bringing to life, in their own words and imaginations, to the emotions evoked by reading it. An intimate moment, also a family relations, and the fruit of discovery, joy, amusement, dreams: resulting in precious testimony to the importance of reading from early childhood.
“Despite the efforts of my parents, I was late in discovering the pleasure and importance of reading. Over the years I have reflected on the fact that it reading recommendations had come from a child of my own age, perhaps it would have been more credible and convincing and I would have gained valuable time. Today, thanks to Mondadori Store, I have had the privilege of confirming this feeling, with an artistic project based on the engaging spontaneity of “young readers”. They are truly amazing,” commented Mr. SaveTheWall.
“It was astonishing to hear the account of a favourite book in the words of the little ones. In fact, we have always encouraged children to read, encouraging parents to get them started early in the most appropriate and effective ways. In this case, however, we are witnessing a first time: the spectacle of those who become, how they think, and the rich and intense internal world that our children develop when we give them the opportunity to be readers,” added Stefania Andreoli.
All of the content will be available on www.mondadoristore.it/condividiunlibro, that will bring together also the testimony of readers invited to participate in the initiative by sharing on social media networks their favourite book using the hashtag #condividiunlibro.
The campaign, which will run from 15 November, will be arranged across four print and video subjects of 30’’ and 60’’, and can be seen on newspapers and magazines, the web and on the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, in all of the bookshops of the Mondadori Store chain and on Mondadoristore.it as well as on digital screens in railway and metro stations, in shopping malls and in urban centres. The creative proposal has been developed by the agency Action & Branding.
“This is a very ambitious project which has brought to life a wonderful experience. Combining the creative idea of an agency with art was a complex challenge that has generated content that we really love. I am sure that tis project represents an innovative form of communication of considerable interest to the public and with an excellent impact on the brand,” concluded, Alessandro Pedrazzini, CEO of Action&Branding.