Big Issue Pay It Forward

In this award winning campaign we turned The Big Issue into the world’s first resellable magazine, meaning each magazine can be sold-on each time after its been read, doing good wherever it goes.

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Each magazine will come with its own scannable QR code, that allows readers to pass the magazine onto a friend, who can scan the code to pay for it again. The scheme aims to help vulnerable magazine sellers to earn more and counter the issues the homeless are facing in an increasingly cashless society.

Pay It Forward levels the playing field, and offers magazine vendors the opportunity to earn extra money from the onward sale of the magazine, making the time they spend on their pitch more lucrative. The process: Buy it. Read it. Sell it on - can be repeated many times over, creating a virtuous cycle. The campaign has won 3 Cannes Lions so far this year.

FCB Inferno

FCB Inferno is one of London’s leading advertising agencies, and part of global advertising network FCB. The network dates back to 1873, and now has 9000 employees in 90 countries, with 120 at FCB Inferno. The agency’s clients sit across industry sectors and currently include Sport England, BMW, Huawei, AB InBev, Kimberly Clark, the Home Office and the Premier League. FCB Inferno was voted Agency of the Year at the inaugural Campaigns for Good awards. Over the past 4 years we have been recognised at Cannes International Festival of Creativity in categories including Film, Social and Influencer, Mobile, Digital Craft and Brand experience. We received two Grand Prix awards in 2015 and 2016 and were the second most awarded European agency - and eighth in the world - at the festival in 2019.

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