Top score for “that’s Greece” video
In January of this year Harris Ikonomopoulos, President of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Faye Leoussi, of Leoussis Advertising had a meeting with a double agenda:
Harris wanted to discuss the publicity material needed for a conference the BHCC was organizing in London.
Faye wanted to discuss the setting up of a mechanism to support the relaunch of www.thatsgreece.com a site projecting the true character of Greece which Leoussis Advertising had first launched in 2001.
Harris came up with the idea: “let’s start the conference with this note: that’s Greece, that’s not Greece. Let us attack first and head on the misconceptions that exist today on Greece”. And that’s the origin of a video which is breaking any previous record in its category in Greece: in 2 months 300.000 views; no publicity, no advertising, just word of mouth, sharing and re-sharing on the net.
Why is the video so successful? Well certainly the copy of Danae Daska is very inspiring and accurate and the editing of Dora …is very good; and so is the music which was granted by Minos EMI and Archangel Music, the scenes used, the whole package. But the reason for this success is different: it’s the suppressed anger of Greeks for having to listen to torrents of unjust comments; listen and not answer because of guilt feelings. Yes indeed we had brought all that upon us, yes we should have been wiser and stopped this disastrous course earlier; but give me a break, don’t call me names; don’t think that you are immune to similar mistakes; I will do my best to rectify the ill and I can comply to a reasonable degree of patronizing but I don’t fancy false accusations or derogatory comments.
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