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Dove Asks ‘What is Your Daughter Searching for?’ to Highlight Self Esteem Issues

J. Walter Thompson APAC, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Campaign out of J. Walter Thompson Sydney

Dove Asks ‘What is Your Daughter Searching for?’ to Highlight Self Esteem Issues

Dove has launched a powerful campaign highlighting the issue of low self-esteem among girls, via J. Walter Thompson Sydney. 
The campaign, called Searching, highlights what girls are searching for online from how to kiss a boy to can teens can get cosmetic surgery. It then asks parents a simple but significant question, ‘what is your daughter searching for?’
“At face value ‘what is your daughter searching for?’ talks to girls’ online searches, but the real lesson is about their emotional needs. Dove’s research shows that girls use the internet to research body confidence issues rather than talk to their parents. As a result, this is a question that most parents simply don’t know the answer to,” explained J Walter Thompson’s ECD Simon Langley.

“Australian teens and families are already bombarded with messages about beauty, so Searching was specifically developed to cut through that noise to generate some important discussion about low self-esteem – and present the reality in a way that hits home.”

Tessa Black, Senior Brand Manager, Unilever said: “Dove is well known for its stance on Real Beauty challenging the perception of women in media based on the belief that beauty should be a source of confidence, and not anxiety. But few people know that Dove is also committed to ensuring that the next generation of girls grow up enjoying a positive relationship with the way they look. The Dove Self-Esteem Programme goes into school to help kids find greater self-esteem and realise their full potential. We hope Searching generates some important family discussions, and ongoing support of this important dove self-esteem programme.”

Two 30” TVCs, plus an online film and 15” pre rolls were developed utilising insights gained through research by Dove regarding Australian girls search history.  All executions are live from this week.

Brand: Dove

Creative Agency

Copywriter: Giles Clayton

Art Director: Simon Hayes, Milly Hall, Ana Lynch

Executive Creative Director: Simon Langley

Producer: Amanda Slatyer

Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson Sydney

Executive Planning Director: Angela Morris

Media Agency

Media Agency: PHD

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: Sound Reservoir


Editor: Alex Feegans

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: Resolution Design

Production Company

Production Company: Network (TVC), Collider (Online Film)

Producer: Aineslee Littlemore (Collider)

Director: Cybele Malinowski (TVC), Jack Naylor (Online Film)

Category: Beauty/health , Cosmetics

Genre: Digital , People