Case Study – Community Event

How MINDEF made NDP 2021 more accessible to those at home and imbued the community with the Singapore Spirit

Case Study – Community Event

How MINDEF made NDP 2021 more accessible to those at home and imbued the community with the Singapore Spirit

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THE CLIENT

MINDEF has been organising the National Day Parade (NDP) since 1976. But it has had to grapple with the fallout from the pandemic, introducing virtual performances and activities for NDP 2020. NDP 2021 kept up with the trend – and more – to resounding success.

NDP 2021 Spectator

THE CHALLENGE

NDP 2021 wasn’t always smooth sailing. Even before it was postponed from 9 Aug to 21 Aug due to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions, there were mixed feelings surrounding the lack of public balloting for tickets to the live parade. Instead, just 500 spectators consisting of Covid-19 frontliners, essential workers and community volunteers were eventually allowed to attend.

The priority for MINDEF was clear: it needed to meet greater demand from the public to be involved in the celebrations and find new and creative ways to engage the community.

NDP 2021 concert

WHAT WE DID

As a principal partner of NDP 2021, we produced a variety of virtual segments. Two of these were the ‘NDP 2021 Voice of the Nation’ and ‘NDP 2021 Dance of the Nation’ segments, which invited Singaporeans to record themselves singing and dancing to the NDP 2021 theme song ‘The Road Ahead’.

We also kept the audience captivated with a glimpse into the people and the work behind NDP 2021 through a series of interviews with the singers behind ‘The Road Ahead’ and the parade commanders. These videos were filmed at Live Studios and blended live action with a 3D virtual stage and animation.

The highlight was the NDP 2021 official livestream, a pre- and post-show virtual event accompanying the NDP 2021 live parade. It featured a behind-the-scenes look at the NDP 2021 live parade and various exclusive live performances.

THE OUTCOME

By leveraging user-generated content and making NDP 2021 more accessible to those at home, we managed to fulfil the public’s desire to be part of the celebrations and imbue the community with the Singapore Spirit. The response was immense.

Views

511,000

views across all virtual segments and official livestream

Engagement

13,500

points of interaction

Submissions

1,600

total submissions for ‘NDP 2021 Voice of the Nation’ and ‘NDP 2021 Dance of the Nation’ virtual segments

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