Pharrell Williams has collaborated with KAWS and COMME des GARÇONS to launch a unisex fragrance in a striking packaging. While the scent is for both male and female consumers, it’s titled “Girl” and the packaging features flamboyant visual elements.
The Body Shop Malaysia follows in the footsteps of Dove in the real-beauty storytelling by launching a new heartbreaking video, starring a little girl of five or so. The “Unnatural Beauty” spot comes as a interview with a kid who has apparently become a victim of wrong beauty role models—the girl tells what being beautiful means to her, and this picture is far from healthy standards.
To drive its philanthropic campaign “Chime for Change” to the new heights, Gucci is rolling out a new fragrance-centric effort that aims to attract new donations. Part of proceeds from selling five designated iconic Gucci fragrances will be used to fund the program set to improve social lives, careers and health of women and girls in deprived regions across the world.
Nivea, a cosmetics brand with a social good twist, has launched a wearable print ad that is supposed to help parents track their children’s activity on the beach. In Brazil, just in time for a swimming season, the brand released a one-of-a-kind print advertising that allows moms and dads to create a trackable bracelet out of it.
Dove has conducted a new awesome psychological experiment themed around how women perceive their natural beauty. The effort that follows the award-winning piece Beauty Sketches was inspired by a study, which showed that 80% of women feel anxious about their appearance. The Dove: Patches groundbreaking experiment is demonstrating that the beauty is already within us, and it can be “activated” with just one thing—our desire to feel beautiful.
L’Oréal’s Dermablend Professional corrective foundation brand goes from the 2011’s shocking video featuring Zombie Boy to new emotional spots in its new “Camo Confessions” campaign. The effort aims to raise awareness of the skin flaw problems and help people feel less tense talking about severe dermal imperfections they’re hiding under a thick layer of concealers.
P&G’s CoverGirl has kicked off an inspirational advertising campaign, Girls Can, taking on sexism in the modern world. The effort launched with a 1-minute ad that aired during the broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and is now rolling out across the brand’s online channels, particularly on YouTube. With the initiative, CoverGirl aims to demonstrate that in fact girls can do all of the things the society traditionally believes they can’t.
To bridge the gap between the younger generation and literature classics, PUMA interprets the Nunnery Scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet with street dance moves. The piece is part of the “Puma Dance Dictionary” project by Grey London and filmmaker Daniel Wolfe, launched in 2013 to prove that the language of moves can render the meaning of traditional words.
AXE is launching a new line of products, AXE Peace, and rolls out a campaign to promote a simple, but powerful weapon for a positive change across the globe—a kiss. The promotional effort uses the legendary “Make Love. Not War” slogan emerged back in the 60s as the maxim of the youth opposed to the Vietnam War. Now, half a century later, when the world is still shaken with war, AXE is determined to bring the motto back using its brand power to inspire the young generation.