When one of the largest global shipping companies, Maersk Line, a division of shipping behemoth A P Moller Maersk, approached BLUE for help in coordinating the Triple E press launch, a global announcement of the largest ships ever to be constructed. The team drew on its influential industry networks and international press contacts to make this milestone announcement for shipping and the global economy a monumental success.
Working within a timeframe of a few weeks, BLUE was tasked with managing a major industry event and press conference in London as part of the global Triple-E press launch, announcing the world’s biggest and most efficient container vessel. The London launch was briefed to tie in with a simultaneous announcement in Hong Kong, and BLUE was responsible for all non-Asian broadcast media and online activity, as well as sourcing and managing event specialists PFPR and appointing online and social media agency FD Element.
- Identified and liaised with third party stakeholders and industry influencers to observe the Triple E press launch and provide positive support.
- Developed strategic messaging and copy for global media invitation.
- Managed global media invitation distribution process.
- Liaised with more than 500 press across trade, national and international broadcast and print media to secure attendance.
BLUE secured a location fitting for such a significant announcement; former home of the London Stock Exchange, the East Winter Gardens in the bustling business district of Canary Wharf, which was the ideal candidate as a modern symbol of change and rejuvenation. With rumours rife in the media about the impending announcement, BLUE worked closely with Maersk Line to manage and protect the exclusivity of the largest announcement in the modern history of the shipping industry.