Humanising The Bottom 100

Humanising The Bottom 100

The Challenge

International not-for-profit, The Fund for Peace (FFP), required a creative solution to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and unrest that is dramatically increasing the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world. It was crucial that our campaign personalised the issue of global poverty to generate greater recognition and support for the FFP’s work from the public, government and private sector.

The Solution

We created The Bottom 100, a look at life at the other end of global top 100 ‘rich lists’, hosted at Over two years we interviewed 100 of the world’s poorest people across 12 countries, five continents, covering 23 different nationalities and tens of ethnicities and languages.

We launched The Bottom 100 on World Refugee Day and transformed an unused space in Sydney’s Surry Hills into a real-life gallery where media, influencers, stakeholders and the public could see the faces and read the stories of those featured.

Through PR, social media, FFP channels and negotiated free advertising space, we celebrated as many of these individuals as we could. To do this, we selected hero stories for each channel and media outlet, allowing us to offer unique pitches.

The Results

110+ clips in first week across Tier 1 Australian media – 19M reach
Covered by global flagship media titles – 70M+ reach
Used global network to secure pro bono content film ad placement
Donated ad placements valued at $7.5M with a 7.3M reach
Significant traffic to Bottom 100 social channels
22,000 visits to website in first two days, 10% shared stories on social
Noticeable uptick in fundraising
Door-opener and ownable platform for the future


Integrated campaigns
Content creation and marketing
Stakeholder management
Social media
Media relations
Influencer relations
Event management