Dove's 'It's On Us' Campaign Infiltrates the Casting Industry with Real Beauty Models
Dove has infiltrated international casting calls with real beauty models and a message to encourage inclusion in its latest campaign ‘It’s on Us’. Dove pledges that if a brand chooses one of their models, they will pay to cover the cost of their appearance fee.
Sophie van Ettinger, Global Vice President at Dove, comments: "For over 60 years, Dove has been taking action to represent real beauty – working to shatter stereotypes. We know from research that if women don’t feel represented, it can hold them back from reaching their full potential. The effects are vast, negatively impacting health, career and relationships. As an actionist brand that continuously challenges narrow beauty ideals, it is our duty to help others to represent all beauty in their advertising.”
“By giving brands and companies the tools to show a more diverse representation of beauty, we are helping to change the way women are represented, which is proven to have a positive impact on how confident women feel in their appearance.”
Dove worked with LOLA MullenLowe and different independent casting agencies to develop this ground breaking challenge. Models across various collectives and backgrounds were hired to participate.
“This project really drove home how difficult it is to promote real beauty in advertising. Even when offering Dove’s real beauty women to brands at no cost at all. Hopefully this campaign will encourage many more to genuinely do something about this problem,” says Tomas Ostiglia, executive creative director, LOLA MullenLowe Madrid.
#ItsOnUs furthers Dove’s commitment to drive change and empower women by striving for an inclusive representation of beauty.
Agency: LOLA MullenLowe, Madrid
Campaign: It’s on Us
Global Dove Masterbrand VP: Sophie Van Ettinger
Global Dove Masterbrand Senior Brand Manager: Hugo Rawlinson
Global Dove Masterbrand Assistant Brand Manager: Isabella Revelli
Global Business Director: Tom Elliston
Executive Creative Director: Tomás Ostiglia
Global Creative Director: Jorge Zacher, Kevin Cabuli, Kirk Gainsford
Copywriter: Jorge Zacher, Joaquín Cuadrado
Art Director: Yan Graller, Gines Gomez, Felipe Antonioli
Account Supervisor: Flora Bell
Agency Production Director: Felipe Calviño
Agency Producer: Jorge Saade, Riska Emeran
Production Company: 7Films
Executive Producer: Nina van Rensburg
Director Laurens van Rensburg
DOP: Luke van Rensburg
Producer: Saskia Finlayson
Music: The Racer by Tristan Barton
Post-Production: 7 Films
Category: Beauty & Health , Skin care