POVERTY IS SEXIST
ONE asked Don't Panic to find a way to show audiences around the world that Poverty Is Sexist. So, we created a piece that threads together women from every age, background and nationality being held back and disadvantaged with a simple: “No.” This single word translates across borders, nodding to moments of insidious everyday sexism - like gender roles and sexism in the workplace - through to the issues faced by those who are most disenfranchised - like education, health care and connectivity. Ultimately, we united people by showing that none of us are equal until all of us are equal.
CAMPAIGN: POVERTY IS SEXIST
AGENCY: DON'T PANIC LONDON
Using only one word of dialogue, we created a piece that resonated with people around the world. The day it went live it won Drum’s ad of the day. Within the first 24 hours, it hit a million views. And before the weekend, it had been covered by a wide range of media outlets ranging from The Independent all the way to Teen Vogue.
Over 2.6 million cumulative views (and counting) in the first week
Widely covered by the likes of The Independent, It's Nice That, Teen Vogue and The Drum (won Drum's Ad of the Day), and many others, including a notable share from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
I was part of this campaign from start to finish. I helped conceptualise this idea and was one of two script writers. I attended the shoot and edit days, weighing in on decisions from music to scene selection.