Dove Ambient The Carbon Paper Ad by TORKE+CC

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Industry Cosmetics & beauty products, Business equipment & services, Corporate Image
Media Ambient
Market Portugal
Copywriter Nuno Trindade Lopes
Released May 2013

Credits & Description

Media: Ambient
Category: Health & Beauty
Brand: Dove
Geo: Europe, Portugal
The Dove Self Esteem Project has been working for several years on promoting women's self esteem and demystifying the beauty myth. Recently, this mission was extended to children. According to the brand's research, 6 out of 10 girls stopped doing something they love because they felt uncomfortable with their appearance. We were asked to introduce the Dove Self Esteem Project in Portugal for the very first time and generate awareness among adults about the impact that their behavior may have on children's self esteem.
We created the carbon paper ad, a press ad in a specialized parenting magazine. The ad challenged readers to test their memory by writing down the worst thing they remember being called in their childhood. To facilitate, we also included a pen. What they didn't know was we had placed a piece of carbon paper underneath the page, and the word they wrote in the memory test would be imprinted on the shirt of a child on the next page with the accompanying text, "Words Mark Children Forever".
Advertising Agency: TORKE+CC, Lisbon, Portugal
Creative Directors: André Rabanéa, Hugo Tornelo, Pedro Alegria
Art Directors: Daniel Machado, João Pereira, Rui Pica, Rui Santos
Copywriter: Nuno Trindade