Finding support with #Boobstagram
The site Boobstagram.fr invites women to upload a picture of their breasts using the social media platform Instagram. The site aims to raise awareness about prevention of breast cancer. They’ve managed to build a fan base on Facebook and Twitter by targeting young connected people with an unconventional and irreverent message: “Showing your breasts on the internet is fine, but showing them to your doctor is better.”
Why it matters
Anti-smoking campaigns often use shocking, humorous or informative approaches to get their message across. Is provocation the way forward to raise awareness and gain support when discussing public health issues?
The Red Cross in Singapore and more than 12,000 professionally trained people who can give first aid now use the iPhone app “Rapid Rescue”. In case of an emergency, users can activate the app and an alarm is sent to first aid givers within a range of 2km. Directions on a map are also provided.
People are spending more time at home (yes, we’re still hearing the word “staycation” quite a bit) and there’s a need to make that time at home exciting and enjoyable. Couple that with the marketing boost that sexual health products have received lately, and you’ve got a recipe for increased sales and increased fun at home. In fact, Durex condoms has branded their target consumer the “pleasurati” - an experienced pleasure seeker.