The coronavirus crisis has reignited a sense of community spirit in neighborhoods around the world, turning many every day people into local heroes.
Brawny, the paper towel brand, has sought to honor those individuals in its latest campaign, which features real people who have gone above and beyond to help their communities during the crisis.
Its new spot, created and produced in-house by creative agency Joan, features eight local heroes who have taken significant steps to support those around them, including a seven-year-old who spent his pocket money on supplies for the needy; a single mother who made more than 1,000 care packages for other single parents, and a man who made dozens of portable sinks for the homeless.
The campaign, called Giants Take Action, will run on TV and social media to promote the brands’ funding program The Brawny Giants Initiative–which has been set up to support those doing the most to assist their neighborhoods in these unprecedented times.
Brawny is calling on its customers to nominate their own local heroes online for a chance to benefit from its funding program as part of the campaign.
“Those people who see challenges and rise up to the occasion–taking action to solve problems–we consider these people to be giants,” Katie Kolesky, senior director of brand building at Brawny said.
“The Brawny Giants Initiative celebrates and supports the strength demonstrated by individuals who are taking action during this pandemic.”
Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Clunie
Chief Creative Officer: Jaime Robinson
Executive Creative Director: Dan Lucey
Managing Director: Sarah Collinson
Strategy Director: Chris Turney
Creative: Claire Wyatt
Creative: Sophia Moore
Account Executive: Raelyn Martin
Producer: Eric Davies
Production company: Joan Studios
Head of Joan Studios: Daniel Marin
Editorial: Joan Studios
Editor: Tyrone Rhabb