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Dove

It's On Us

The Challenge

70 % of women do not feel represented in media and advertising and every day, women’s lives are affected by these limitations, exclusions and stereotypes.

Disciplines

Digital Advertising.

Client

Dove.

Date

March 2021

In 2019 Dove partnered with Getty Images, Girlgaze, women & non-binary individuals everywhere to create Project #ShowUs, a collection of 10,000+ images that offer a more inclusive vision of beauty for all media & advertisers to use. Now, Dove has taken further action in South Africa and is making history with ‘It’s on Us’

70% of women do not feel represented in media and advertising and every day, women’s lives are affected by these limitations, exclusions and stereotypes.

So to challenge this issue, Dove has infiltrated international casting calls with real beauty models and a message to encourage inclusion in thier latest campaign ‘It’s on Us’. Dove pledges that if a brand chooses one of their models, they will pay to cover the cost of the appearance fee.

“For over 60 years, Dove has been taking action to represent real beauty – working to shatter stereotypes. We know from research that if women don’t feel represented, it can hold them back from reaching their full potential.  The effects are vast, negatively impacting health, career and relationships. As an actionist brand that continuously challenges narrow beauty ideals, it is our duty to help others to represent all beauty in their advertising.

By giving brands and companies the tools to show a more diverse representation of beauty, we are helping to change the way women are represented, which is proven to have a positive impact on how confident women feel in their appearance.” says Sophie van Ettinger, Global Vice President at Dove.

We worked with Dove and different independent casting agencies to develop this ground breaking challenge. 

“This project really drove home how difficult it is to promote real beauty in advertising. Even when offering Dove’s real beauty women to brands at no cost at all. Hopefully this campaign will encourage many more to genuinely do something about this problem.” Tomas Ostiglia, Executive Creative Director, LOLA MullenLowe Madrid.

#ItsOnUs furthers Dove’s commitment to drive change and empower women by striving for an inclusive representation of beauty. 

 

 

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