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FCB Brasil and ZAP Release Book Series to Help Young Adults Leave Their Family Homes

The books are aimed to help Young Adults or 'Kangaroo Generation' who can't move out of their childhood homes to finally make the transition

FCB Brasil and ZAP Release Book Series to Help Young Adults Leave Their Family Homes

The Kangaroo Generation, young adults aged 25 to 34 who still live with their parents, continues to grow in Brazil. The name is a reference to kangaroos, who only leave their mother's pouches when they feel confident enough to do so. According to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), the number of adult children who extended their stays with their families or moved back in with their parents, increased by 25.3% in 2015. During this same year, the employment rate (71.7%) for young adults who still live with their parents was similar to those who lived on their own (75.1%), suggesting that their reluctance to leave home was not directly related to unemployment.

Based on this insight, FCB Brasil created for ZAP (, the largest real state portal in Brazil, the "Hint Books" project, a series of books parents can give their children with hints for looking for their own apartment.

The books are based on three profiles of young adults who have not yet moved out, such as those waiting until they are married, those who pursue one college degree after another (and therefore have no income), and those who don't move out because they don't know how to take care of themselves. ZAP is launching three books "Nobody Moved My Cheese – The advantages of living alone in a few steps: to the outside of your parents’ house," "The Fault in our Studies – Books are doors to knowledge. And to the outside of your parents' house," and "The Secret of the Fitted Sheets – Why does the bed make up by itself? Why do the dishes disappear? Why do you still live with your parents? Solve those and other mysteries."

The content of the books pokes fun and offers practical advice about housekeeping, simple recipes to use in a pinch, teaches readers how to pay their bills, and covers other topics in the world of living on your own and being independent. On the website, visitors can select one of the books and choose to receive a copy for free by mail or download an e-book version. All three books were written by Mariana Carvalho and include illustrated advice.
All the pieces that were parodied for the campaign’s video were taken from the public domain collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Online searches
With over 14 million users and over 18.6 million visits per month, ZAP has noticed a drop in property searches among the Kangaroo Generation (aged 25 to 34). Between 2015 and 2017, searches by people in this age group dropped by 1%, and among those aged 18 to 24, they dropped by 6%. On the other hand, searches by the older generation, aged 35 to 54, increased by 11%.

"This project summarises the type of advertising FCB Brasil believes in, the type that produces provocative, creative content that is always relevant and pertinent to our clients' businesses," stated Joanna Monteiro, Chief Creative Officer at FCB.
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Advertiser: ZAP

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: FCB Brasil

Copywriter: Mariana Carvalho, Rafael Britzki

Art Director: Adriana Sampaio, Adriano Menta, Henrique Ferreira, Leonardo Zardo

Executive Creative Director: Fábio Simões

Chief Creative Officer: Joanna Monteiro

Art Buyer: Daniel Gonçalves e Mallani Maia

Planners: Márcio Rodrigues, Carolina Valentim

Client Servicing: Eduardo Schaeffer, Samia Marcon, Kamilla Granato

Media Strategy: Fábio Freitas, Camila Gazzano, Mariana Rossi, Gabriela Monteiro

Illustrator: Daraujo&Co, Marcelo Tolentino, Rafael Duque

Graphic Production: João Albertini, Daniela Fonseca, Camila Galdêncio

Writer: Mariana Carvalho

Art Directors: Lúcio Alves, Rogério de Castro, Romulo Caballero, Victor Yves

RTV: Charles Nobili, Ricardo Magozo

Creative director: Romero Cavalcanti

Account manager: Elton Longhi, Pedro Führer, Yan Sertã

TV Producer: Pedro Lazzuri, Mariana Carneiro, Natasha Zaminiani (RTV)

Technology Partner

Agency: Brave

Project Manager: Márcio Bueno, Victor Odo

Category: Corporate and social , Government

Genre: Apps