In July 2017 during Pride, Dave used its trademark wit and levity to support the LGBT community in a copy-led OOH and social campaign. As a channel targeted towards young British men (25-34) who increasingly expect brands to reflect the modern masculinity that they personally embody, we wanted to leverage Dave’s standout channel name to powerful effect during Pride week.
Using the cultural insight around masculinity having had a mainstream revamp, and positioning Dave as the witty, modern male voice of the nation, the campaign ‘Dave Loves Dave’ was born. A light-hearted, witty execution that sat in OOH formats including socialite screens in Londons bars, digital escalator panels in prime location tube stations and digital 6 sheets. We also distributed beer mats and bar runners for use within London bars, plus Dave challenged LGBT stereotypes and assumptions with witty one-liners and commentaries summing up with the hashtag of #davelovesdave on Twitter. We printed merchandise to hand out at pride including t-shirts, sunglasses, whistles and flags. Tees and banners etc will call out the #davelovesdave message on the Intermedia float at Pride London. Finally on the Dave channel, around suitable content (and to younger audiences, Dave will featured #davelovesdave interstitials.
The OOH locations we booked allowed us to target audiences as they were traveling to and from pride locations, the social support encouraged further conversation online and the TV interstitial support cemented our support on the channel itself.
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