Our collaboration to #ChangeThePicture resulted in almost £400,000 in saved ad spend, 7 million print impressions, and 250,000 Digital Out-of-Home impressions, a click through rate of up to 5.1%, and even garnering MP support. More importantly, it helped to start freeing men from unattainable ideals of masculinity, and led to men sharing their stories online:
“I feel massively liberated for telling people about my struggles, and massively pleased that it has helped people in similar circumstances. I met up with a couple of people I know that are going through such struggles currently, they hadn't told anyone else in the past".
The sustainability of the idea was integral to the work so International Men’s Day was not a one-off stunt. The Dentsu Aegis partnership with CALM is ongoing and we are already working on #ChangethePicture 2.0 plus the introduction of ‘CALM Companies’ into our brands. We want to build a digital economy that is better for everyone.