Anglian Water


Engagement: all the fun of the (water) fair!


Create a stand-out and engaging environment to support the public consultation for Anglian Water’s five-year investment strategy, a plan to future-proof the region and build a resilient infrastructure.


  • Target 8,000 engagements: 21,000 active engagements achieved
  • Media reach of 3,287,000
  • 24,000 social media interactions
  • Over 33,000 people attended
  • Gold winner at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
  • Gold winner at the Communicate Corporate Engagement Awards
  • Gold winner of the Drum Cream Award for Environmental/3D Design

Spring made the most of the summer holiday season and conceived H2OMG, a fairground themed week-long consultation event at The Forum in Norwich. H2OMG was brought to life in fairground inspired design, games – including Beat the Bog where brown beanbags are thrown into toilets to reveal water usage facts, – handcrafted stands and a giant 4m tap!

As briefed by the client, the Anglian Water brand was challenged and pushed to deliver H2OMG, a fun brand away from what is expected of a utility supplier, but that was still recognisable as Anglian Water.

This design featured throughout the event and across five large stands: Beat the Bog, Water Wheel of Fortune – a roulette style wheel that offered spot prizes, – Test the Water interactive quiz, Go with the Flow – a magnet maze that followed the journey of our water source, – and a number of Face in the Hole boards that incorporated water wastage facts into their design.

Coverage was generated on BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Look East, ITV Anglia, and Mustard TV. It had a double page spread in the Eastern Daily Press and coverage in all regional newspapers and their online channels to deliver a further reach of 3,286,622. Social media reach totalled 346,599 and 24,206 engagements.

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H2OMG Giant Waterdrop
H2OMG Giant Tap
H2OMG beat the bog
H2OMG event beat the bog
H2OMG event beat the bog
H2OMG competition event
H2OMG marble maze
H2OMG face through the hole board