2015 June

WHISPER INDIA’s BOLD #TOUCHTHEPICKLE CAMPAIGN WINS AT CANNES LIONS

Posted by | Advertising, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Social Initiative, Social Media

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Challenging stigmas around menstruation, BBDO India‘s powerful ‘Touch the Pickle’ campaign for Whisper India Sanitary Napkins bagged a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity due to its shaking of demoralizing social taboos.

Winning in the brand new Glass Lions category, which was created in partnership with Sheryl Sandberg’s organization Lean In, the award recognizes work that rejects stereotypes and confronts prejudice and inequality through the conscious portrayal of gender in advertising.

WATCH SHERYL SANDBERG TALK ABOUT THE GLASS LION HERE AND WATCH THE #LIKEAGIRL CAMPAIGN HERE.

Father’s Empowering Daughters With G(irls)20

Posted by | Advertising, Digital Media, Empowerment

Father's Empowering Daughters video by G(irls)20 on Moxie Media with Shakira, Chelsea Clinton and more.

Chelsea Clinton, Malala‘s father, Justin Trudeau, Shakira and many others have joined hands to illuminate the important role fathers play in empowering girls and women in this G(irls)20 video for the organization Fathers Empowering Daughters.

This Father’s Day, girls and women can record their own inspiring video messages and have personalized e-cards created and digitally delivered by Fathers Empowering Daughters.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FATHER’S EMPOWERING DAUGHTERS HERE AND READ ABOUT EMMA WATSON’S UNITED NATIONS #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN HERE.

 

Myntra Celebrates Bold Women With Same-Sex Anouk Clothing Advertisement “The Visit”

Posted by | Advertising, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion

Myntra's #AnoukBoldIsBeautiful Features an Indian Lesbian Couple in new advertisement for ethnic clothing brand Anouk

E-tailer giant Myntra‘s latest advertisement #AnoukBoldIsBeautiful features a young lesbian couple preparing to meet Indian parents together for the first time in one of a series of thought-provoking retail ads celebrating bold women that have gone viral on social media.

With nearly one million views on YouTube in two weeks since going live and countless positive mentions and discussions on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, #AnoukBoldIsBeautiful is a courageous celebration of equality in India, an encouraging representation of a rapidly changing society whose archaic laws still classify homosexual acts as illegal.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE AND READ “TANISHQ’S NEW AD PAVES WAY FOR NEW INDIA” HERE.

Forbes Makes A Case For Feminist Hashtag Campaigns

Posted by | Advertising, Art, Beauty, Digital Media, Empowerment, Social Initiative, Social Media, Women in Business, Women in Media

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While gender equality is still a distant goal, writer Jill Castellano shows how social media, hashtags in particular, is helping the world to bridge the distance. Her fact-substantiated and impassioned story on Forbes.com lists the most viral feminist hashtag campaigns in the past year that have magnified “calls for gender equality across the globe”.

Emma Watson’s UN #HeforShe campaign, which lays part of the onus of women’s empowerment on men, #WhyIStayed, the rallying support for domestic abuse, #IllRideWithYou, the widespread assurance of protection from Australians to Muslim women and actor Reese Witherspoon’s plea asking interviewers to #AskHerMore on the red carpet, were all “an integral part of mobilizing campaigns in support of women,” she writes.

“Feminist hashtag campaigns are a vehicle to unite millions of people behind the goal of gender equality that earlier generations could barely have imagined,” Castellano concludes, “With the almighty hashtag, everyone and anyone can be an activist and a supporter.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE AND READ ABOUT EMMA WATSON’S #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN HERE.

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