Hello Animal Lovers
We know that when you call yourself an animal lover, you really mean it. But why do some people love some animals and eat others?
That’s the central message behind our new campaign for The Vegan Society. They know that embracing a vegan lifestyle is a huge change for most people, so we created a comprehensive and compelling resource that invites people to explore and reflect on their relationship with animals.
Welcome to the Future Normal
We were commissioned, along with long time friends DTV, by The Vegan Society to create the brand and produce all content for the campaign including the name, the ident, the video, plus website, vox pops, quizzes, podcasts and social content.
It’s the most ambitious campaign The Vegan Society have ever launched and looks set to become the main touchstone for anyone looking to change the way they see animals in food, fashion and lifestyle.
60sec TV spot
We adapted the campaign film for a 60sec TV spot, which aired during November 2020 on All4 and Sky.
This is the first time The Vegan Society have advertised on TV, and the first time this powerful, thought-provoking message has reached such a wide and diverse audience.
AND THE RESULTS ARE IN!
- The Clicks on Clickable platforms was 7.29% – one of the highest seen on Sky VOD.
- Also on Sky, 96.1% completion rate was achieved vs the MOAT industry benchmark of 63.1%.
We made extensive use of our in-house studio to design and produce all the content for the campaign. Young people were filmed delivering their own ‘lightbulb’ moments to camera for the website and social. The main campaign film was edited here too. Gillian Egan of DTV gave the whole thing shape and form with the eloquent, incisive messaging that forms the backbone of the whole campaign.
The #FutureNormal goes live
The campaign was launched among a blitz of social media activity across multiple platforms. The Vegan Society membership were also enrolled to supplement the roll out, spreading the word via social, as well as donating funds to help spread the message further. Look out for events, more TV ads and out-of-home exposure on our Future Normal.
And the name? Believe it or not, we devised the name Future Normal long before the days of lockdown, social distancing, Covid-19 and the ‘new normal’.
And many thanks to all the sanctuaries who gave us permission to use their amazing photos and videos of their animals, including the stunning photography of WeAnimals
“UP grasped our challenging brief straight away and took a thoughtful and highly creative approach. We were impressed by the powerful creative content they produced, and their flexibility and professionalism throughout the process. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for anyone looking for a genuine partnership with their agency.”
Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns, Policy & Research, The Vegan Society
On the streets
In April 2021, the campaign took to the streets of Shoreditch. Our huge billboard shows a girl taking a selfie with a dog, but as you approach it, you see that the image is made up of hundreds of animals, all saved from slaughter and now living in animal sanctuaries.
And despite the Covid restrictions, the passer-by figures over the two week period were estimated at over 500,000, which along with the media coverage, was evident in the big spike in visits to the website.
Also featured in the mosaic: two very, very well know vegan celebrities…