APPIES Malaysia 2016 Campaign Spotlight – The blockbuster hit at the awards

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PolisEvo( – 2014 saw a significant drop in box office numbers, with a clear mandate of winning back their audiences trust the team at Astro set out to position their upcoming film Polis Evo as the most highly anticipated local film of all time.

Their success in doing so won the hearts of the judges winning them the Gold award for the Non- Food FMCG category for their launch of Police Evo. How did they succeed? Check out their winning case study below:


We had a quick chat with Faizal Fauzi who presented his winning campaign at the APPIES on his top highlights during the awards:

– What was the most memorable question asked by the judges during you presentation? How did you answer it?

The most memorable question asked by the judges that I could recall would be by Mr. Nirinder Singh Johl from, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. He asked me what was the initial target objective for Polis Evo and if any agency were involved with our campaign.

My reply to his question was that Polis Evo’s target objective was to achieve a gross box office of RM12 Million. However once we had hit the target and were still receiving great feedback and live insights from the campaign, we took it a step further to generate more live marketing campaigns to leverage on the current market demand from the audiences.

This resulted in Polis Evo collecting a total of RM18 million. For the Polis Evo campaign I can proudly say that, no agency was involved. From the picture that you saw in the presentation video, that was the entire Polis Evo team from Astro Malay Marketing that were involved throughout the movie’s entire promotional campaign.

– How did you prepare to tackle the Q & A section from the judges and delegates?

The prep for the presentation was done a week prior to the APPIES event. We practiced to present with the entire team and conducted a speed Q&A session among ourselves for possible questions that might be asked.

– Any comments to share on this year’s APPIES event, anything you would do differently should you once again be shortlisted to present at the awards.

The entire experience was extremely insightful not just for me but for the entire team who were present during the APPIES. It was a great learning experience for all of us to learn how other brands executed their campaigns with the objective in mind based on current market trends and target audience. In my honest opinion, I wouldn’t change a single thing. Just be you and share the entire thought process that was put into entire campaign.

Jastina Arshad, Astro Head of Malay Marketing
Norsalvina Alwee, PR, Marketing & Distribution Manager
Mohd Faizal Mohd Fauzi, Associate Marketing and New Media
Zahirah Rahim, Associate PR & Marketing
Sharad Sean Kumar, Associate, Marketing, Content Group

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry. 
This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging. 
Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.
This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 10 categories, and 7 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!
Campaign entries must have run between June 2022 to May 2023

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