The Sound of Amnesty

This year charity and human rights organization Amnesty International France has turned its signatures petition drive at www.marathondessignatures.com into a musical ‘hymn to freedom’ with Paris based agency La Chose.

The campaign was like any other petition drive, but with a slight difference. Every digital signature received released the next note of an exclusively written song called the Sound Of Amnesty. To push the boundaries, they even got music recognition service Shazam to promote their petition in their smartphone app.

When the Shazam app did not recognize a song, the usual error message along with a special message “Valentina Rosendo Cantu could not make herself heard either. Assaulted by soldiers, she asked for justice but the authorities refused to investigate” was displayed. As a result 150,000 signatures were collected, a 500% increase from the previous year! The song was also made into a CD and sent to Amnesty’s targeted authorities.

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