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Dick the Dog Unleashes His Libido for MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Editors' Choice: Ogilvy Hong Kong launches cheeky animated film from Mrzyk & Moriceau with music from Woody Guthrie

Dick the Dog Unleashes His Libido for MTV Staying Alive Foundation

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is due to release their 2017 safe sex campaign on Valentines Day with an animated film from Mrzyk & Moriceau with music from Woody Guthrie.

The new work from Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong features Dick the Dog and his owner, who struggles to contain his pet's love of holes.

Aimed at a younger post-AIDS generation of teenagers, among whom HIV infections are still not decreasing, the campaign aims to show that safe sex is fun and that condoms are not a barrier to freedom.

“The campaign speaks to an audience who is happy to be engaged on this sensitive topic,” said Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility at MTV International and Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. “This work is designed to cut through with a smile. It’s cleverly produced by one of the world’s fastest growing young animation houses and we’ve worked hard to ensure that it’s clickable and shareable, while getting the message across.”

"Dick the Dog is a mischievous little mutt who gets extremely excited whenever he sees a hole," says Reed Collins, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy Hong Kong. "But before Dick can go exploring he must put on his little raincoat. We had a lot of fun bringing the idea to life and it will be a fully active digital and social global campaign come Valentine's Day."

The campaign will run in over 50 countries on satellite television and in digital media in a variety of time lengths and guises including some areas of the world where taboos around sex and safe sex are particularly sensitive.

"This is famous work for a famous brand and a global cause," says David Mayo, at Ogilvy & Mather. ”Working with the Guthrie family, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Mrzyk & Moriceau was a fine blend of like minds and the work shows. As the end line says; 'wear a condom. Dick'"


Advertiser: MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong

Chief Creative Officer: Reed Collins

Chief Marketing Officer: David Mayo


Animator: Mrzyk & Moriceau

Category: Publications and media , Tv and radio

Genre: Animation , Comedy , Music performance