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Youth Marketing

This category will honor those efforts that successfully target teens or young adults.




It's Me It's Not My Period

It's Me It's Not My Period In order to grow the U by Kotex business in a flat-lining, habit-driven category, we needed to change what is essentially a routine purchase by giving our target a compelling reason to actively choose U by Kotex. We launched It's Me It's Not My Period to challenge broad reaching and deeply embedded societal prejudices about menstruation.  Key to our success was shifting society's perspective of a woman's period from a source of embarrassment to a source of empowerment.

  • Brand: U by Kotex
  • Client: Kimberly-Clark
  • Agency: Ogilvy

The Cognitive Dress

Millennials hold the purse strings for 43% of IT spending. But how do you reach an audience that turns to popular culture, not to commercials, to judge technology brands? On fashions biggest night of the year, The Met Gala (themed Manus x Machina), IBMs AI technology, Watson, collaborated with Marchesa to design a Cognitive Dress that understood and responded to the mood of the crowd. IBM outperformed official Gala sponsor Apple on share of voice 5 to 1, and rose from 4thto 1stpreferred IT brand among U.S. millennials.

  • Brand: IBM
  • Client: IBM
  • Agency: Ogilvy & Mather

Run Like Hell

Teenagers like doing risky things. The adolescent brain seeks new experiences, underestimates consequences, and feels rewarded by taking risks its a natural part of development from childhood to adulthood. But it also leads some teens to try a cigarette, even though they know smoking is bad for them. So we went beyond simply telling them about the dangers of cigarettes, and instead gave them a visceral, negative experience linked to cigarettes: an experience that feels risky in place of a behavior that actually is risky.

  • Brand: FDA Center for Tobacco Products The Real Cost
  • Client: FDA, Center for Tobacco Products
  • Agency: FCB New York
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