How to Prevent Urinators from Peeing in Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam water supplier Waternet wanted to discourage people from urinating in the city’s canals during national holiday Queen’s Day in April. In order to discourage people from urinating in the canals, Waternet hired agency Achtung! to do a little campaign that people would be very eager to try.

They created several brightly colored urinals that would be very hard to miss. The urinal contained 4 stalls that were connected to a digital screen that turned peeing into a race. Each stall measured the amount of of urine and then displayed the amount on a digital screen to see who would get to the finish line first.

Not only did the campaign encourage people to use the urinal, but it also encouraged them to use it quickly! Other than beating your friends, there was an additional incentive; whoever had the most impressive pee would win their water taxes back.

Sounds like a win/win situation! What do you think of this campaign?

Written by Ryan Lum

Ryan Lum is the founder and editor of Creative Guerrilla Marketing. He is passionate about creative marketing, social media and design. Connect with him on LinkedIn,Twitter or Google+

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