Positive Change - Social Good: Brands
Recognizing brands that are making the world a better place by using the power of their communications platforms for "good." This category celebrates for-profit brand efforts that effectively combined business goals with a social cause (he
H is for Handwashing
Lifebuoy is the world’s leading hygiene soap brand with a history of actively championing hygiene behaviour to save lives. Global data revealed that 4 out of 5 people do not wash their hands after using the bathroom. Even in the current pandemic, handwashing rates dropped dramatically after an initial spike. To futureproof the world against pandemics, we bucked conventional advertising approaches to partner governments and NGOs to infiltrate early childhood education, in order to hardcode the life-saving behaviour of handwashing as they learn one of the first lessons in life.
Client: Unilever (Global)
Agency: Lowe Lintas
The Hidden Lifesavers
It’s a rare privilege to create advertising that erodes societal stigma and potentially saves lives.
When given in time naloxone dramatically reverses opioid overdose, saving lives. Provision of naloxone kits had been increasing from 2018 through 2020 (CAGR 8.74%).
Despite these historic increases in the antidote, year on year opioid-related deaths have been increasing. ~3,500 people in the UK died from opioid overdose in 2020;
and 2021 began by tracking below the three previous years and was tracking to finish 16% below target
The Hidden Lifesavers campaign did just that, and with an extremely restricted budget.
Brand: Naloxone, Ethypharm
Agency: Havas Lynx Group
Now that you see me
In a competitive landscape in which transgender representation has been virtually non-existent, Citi chose to take a stand. Being seen is the beginning of everything. “Now that you see me,” was born out of the insight that being yourself, and being acknowledged for it, is the beginning of everything; relationships, job opportunities, respect, equality and societal change. With this action, Citi aimed to remove one of the many worries that trans and non-binary people have when introducing their true selves to the world.