‘Prevention Week’ awareness campaign #SmearforSmear

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

The brief

To mark and champion Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity wanted a strong campaign visual to support the digital #SmearForSmear selfie campaign. The campaign poster was to be distributed across washrooms in service stations, clubs and pubs nationwide.

Jo's Trust Prevention Awareness Campaign Washroom Poster

Our solution

The creative was realised as a personal message written in lipstick across a mirror of the simple reality that cervical cancer is preventable and calling out for women to get involved and post pictures of themselves smearing lipstick. We had previously taken photos of volunteers smearing their lipstick in a photoshoot to create a photolibrary [link] for charity.

Jo's Trust Washroom Campaign detail

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s #SmearForSmear campaign had 14,975 mentions on Twitter and a reach of 109.3m in just one week.

Traffic to the ‘Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’ charity website increased by 41% in January (compared to the previous year) and the campaign’s landing page had over 13,000 views to date. By the second day, it had reached 44 million people through all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Almost 2,000 images had been posted on Instagram alone

The campaign won Communications Campaign of the Year at the Third Sector Awards 2015 and the #smearforsmear campaign continues to run and evolve as an annual campaign.

Jo's Trust Washroom Poster detail tear offs
Jo's #smearforsmear social posts

The services delivered for this campaign included:

  • Campaign design
  • Photography
  • Campaign posters
  • Social media assets
Jo's Cervical Cancer supporter group

I was really impressed by the creativity of the concepts that were delivered, we could have used any of them and hope to in the future. The bold design really hit the brief.

Communications Manager – Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

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