Crowd Joins the Fight in the “Swim Against Plastic”

Crowd has supported Plastic Oceans International as a charitable partner since 2014, supporting them through all aspects of marketing and communications.

In March 2019, Plastic Oceans International and Breathe Conservation collaborated to support the ‘Swim Against Plastic’ initiative – a world-record attempt by endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson. Her goal was to swim the entire 40-mile coastline of Easter Island in order to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution and the huge challenges faced by our oceans.

As a team of ocean lovers that swim, surf and enjoy the sea daily, this not-for-profit’s mission is close to Crowd’s hearts and they are proud to be a marketing support partner of Plastic Oceans International.


Over 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced annually. 8+ million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the oceans over the same duration. Less than 10% of all plastic gets recycled. The situation is a disaster, and people urgently need to raise awareness and inspire action that will help end the growing problem of plastic pollution in oceans.

It is vital to create initiatives that target school children, corporate influencers, policy-makers and consumers.

Inspire people to care about the issue and desire to be part of the solution and do what can be done to shift the global reliance on plastic.


Securing her place in the history books, Sarah Ferguson successfully broke the world-record and swam around Easter Island in an incredible 24-hours, non-stop. Crowd’s team filmed her entire journey, and the achievement was broadcast on the world’s broadcast media, as well as Plastic Oceans’ digital channels. This news story raised awareness of the global challenge.

Crowd’s support of the project was wide-ranging. From general consulting on all aspects of marketing and communications to providing guidance for the Plastic Oceans team on social media, sponsorship development, influencer outreach, content and event planning. They wanted to make sure that this exceptional initiative had as much global exposure as it could.

Their charitable partner support services for Plastic Ocean, since 2014, include: Paid Media Management, Social Media Strategy, Newsletters and EDM, Video Campaigns, Technical Development, Interactive Pollution and Solution Mapping on Websites, Infographics and Animation.

Every element they produce engages and encourages people to support Plastic Oceans by signing-up as volunteers, donating, and learning about how to take positive action.

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