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Jean Pierre Van Overschelde

Selfpromo

Het verhaal achter de échte Jean Pierre Van Overschelde

Master of conversation and serial entrepreneur Marc Coucke succeeded in getting Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany back to his first club RSC Anderlecht as player-coach without anyone noticing. How? Well, he sure didn’t hide him underneath one of his infamous custom-made suits. Couke revealed the use of a made up code name “Jean Pierre Van Overschelde” on every piece of paper, phone number and every visit linked to Kompany. This way, for months, nobody took notice of the various messages, visits and documents that were laying around. We thought that to be quite clever. So after a few failed attempts to contact Coucke with a proposal to collaborate.. we used his own cleverness against him. An actor we hired became “the real Jean Pierre Van Overschelde” and went to the media to express his dismay at the abuse of his name. JPVO, as the press called him, quickly became a trending topic on offline and online media and sparked conversation. After three weeks, Van Overschelde sent a text to Coucke to turn on the news… The rest… is history. 

ServiceBrand strategyConcept CreationPR stunt & consultancy
Client Selfpromo
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