FPJ launches Mission Cancel Corona with a special edition

10 Jun,2020

By A Correspondent


For a while now, the Mumbai-based Free Press Journal and Taproot Dentsu have been innovating with the paper and the masthead on special days and occasions.


Today, the creative agency has used the entire paper as a canvas to send the message that the “collective fight against Covid-19 will be successful only when we cancel out each and every Covid-19 case from India.” Hence, the paper has literally cancelled out words like Corona, Covid-19, pandemic, quarantine, lockdown, death etc across all 16 pages of its June 10 edition.


Abhishek Karnani

Said Abhishek Karnani, Director, Free Press Journal: “We began extensively covering Covid crisis through the epaper when the physical paper could not be delivered. Now that physical copies are welcomed back in homes, we felt it was important for us to reconnect with our readers by not just providing information but also making sure it impacts their behaviour positively. We believed the idea will be received well, and even though it seemed simple enough, it was a challenge to pull it off in real time on the printing press table”


Santosh Padhi

Added Santosh ‘Paddy’ Padhi, CCO and Co-founder, Taproot Dentsu: “Since the last year or so, Taproot has partnered with FPJ and created some impactful creative work and we are quite thrilled about the simplicity of this idea and how seamlessly it has allowed us to weave the message, which happens to be an important warning, into the product itself. It is an apt example of how print has the potential for innovation, without trying too hard.”



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