Global to support the Have a Proper Chat campaign

Global has teamed up with mobile phone operator giffgaff to create Britain’s least lonely hour on Thursday 18th February between 6 and 7pm.

The ‘Have a Proper Chat’ campaign aims to encourage people across the UK to pick up the phone and have a proper chat with someone who may need it.

In support of the campaign, giffgaff will provide its members with free calls and text messages to any network and UK number between 6 and 7pm on Thursday 18th February.

Global will amplify the campaign across its commercial radio brands, Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Radio X, Smooth and Classic FM.

Television presenter AJ Odudu will front the campaign, encouraging people to get in touch and have a good old natter with someone who may need it.

Global presenters will highlight how catching up can make us feel gloriously connected, reflecting on chats with their loved ones, in addition to promoting the ‘Have A Proper Chat’ hour.

‘Have a Proper Chat’ is part of the ‘giffgaff give back’ year-long partnership with Global, which was announced late last year. Running throughout 2021, ‘giffgaff gives back’ showcases various projects for people to contribute to, each tackling issues that technology can help to resolve from e-waste, isolation, to the need for greater digital inclusion.

The partnership was developed alongside JUMP, Havas Media Group’s content and partnerships hub, and Havas Media while ‘Have a Proper Chat’ was developed in partnership with creative agency Don’t Panic.

Mike Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer at Global, said: “We are proud to use the power of Global’s platform and audience reach to amplify this important initiative in partnership with giffgaff.”