Hello Happiness of Coca Cola has been the talk of the town recently. They featured a touching ad that showcased a short documentary about blue collared workers in United Arab Emirates. They are migrant workers who are said to earn $6 per day. They have to be separated from the comfort of their homes & family to venture greener pasture.
The concept of Hello Happiness of Coca Cola was to give little joy for the workers in UAE by connecting them to their families through a phone call. It cost them almost a dollar to make a phone call home, so communicating with their families is a rare chance.
Coca Cola with the help of Y&R Dubai created phone booths that are operated by using plastic caps of Coke bottles. Each cap is equivalent to 3 minute international call. The booths were placed in labor camps. Days after, men in coverall and hard hats were seen lining up patiently, wearing their excited faces. The smiles they had while talking on the phone only showed how these brave workers longed to be with their families.
Whatever motive Coca Cola has for bringing these ad, Hello Happiness telephone booths have somehow made a difference for our modern day heroes.