Social Cause (141)
Hitting back against domestic voilence
Ni pute ni soumise is a social organization working against violence to women, that has launched an interesting campaign. It has created a fake version of the hyped website Chatroulette. The fourth video that is shown to a viewer is that of a woman who gets beaten by her boyfriend. After the video comes the tagline "You can't do anything for her. But if it happens to your sister, your neighbour or your friend, take action."
Why it matters
Social cause advertising has always been about getting in front of audiences, disrupting them as they go about their real life and creating impact. Ni pute ni soumise uses social media as part of this trend to get consumers to experience their cause as part of ‘real virtual life’. How else can online and live content open new doors for social cause hijack?
To draw attention to the need for protected green spaces in the Netherlands, non-profit organisation Natuurmonumenten (NM) has set up a website where supporters can claim their own square metre of an online virtual nature reserve. As more people participate, the virtual reserve grows in size, with the aim of becoming the biggest website in the world!
“Tetra Pak” and the Austrian magazine “Woman” have launched a campaign to highlight the importance of our environment. Austrians can collect their “Tetra Pak”-packages, put them into eco-boxes with a campaign-sticker and bring it to the post office (at no cost). For each eco-box filled, a tree will be planted in Austria.