Book Burning Party - Troy Library 1 Favorite 



May 8 2012


Troy, Michigan

Troy, Michigan couldn't afford to keep its library open, so it scheduled a vote for a tax increase. A strong anti-tax group waged a dominating campaign against it. Posing as a political group, an outside advertising agency posted signs around town that said, "Vote to close Troy library Aug 2, book burning party Aug 5." We invited everyone to our Facebook page, adding Twitter, Foursquare, want ads, flyers and more to drive engagement. The campaign became international news as outcry over the idea of burning the library's books drowned out the opposition and galvanized support for the library - which won by a landslide.

Book Burning Party - Troy Library from Leo Burnett Detroit on Vimeo.

But apparently, <a href="">the folks at the library didn't appreciate this very much</a>.

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