Clemenger BBDO has launched ‘Yes Makes It Possible’ – a campaign for the Yes vote for constitutional recognition and a Voice to Parliament for Indigenous Australians after recently being appointed to the Yes23 account.
The brief Clemenger BBDO was given was to create clarity and take politics out of the equation. To focus on combatting misinformation in the media, and ultimately rally the country to vote Yes on October 14 to give Indigenous Australians a voice.
The large-scale integrated campaign is running across multiple channels including TV, outdoor, press, and social.
The TV commercial features a young Indigenous boy asking questions such as: “Will I grow up in a country that hears my voice?” and “Will I be healthy – and live as long as other Australians?”
It continues: “Will I get to go to a good school? And learn my people’s language? Will I be seen beyond the sports field? Recognised by the decision-makers of our country?” With the tagline: Yes makes it possible.
The TV commercial launched on Sunday 17 September with social and OOH airing on Monday 18 September and radio on Wednesday 20 September. Regional press will back up the campaign from Monday 18 September.
Yes23 campaign director Dean Parkin said: “This advertisement portrays hope and optimism that we can unite as a country and make Australia a better, fairer country through a successful Yes vote.
“It epitomises what this referendum is all about – listening so we can lock-in a stronger future for Indigenous Australians in areas such as health, education and employment.”
Clemenger BBDO CEO, Dani Bassil said: “This has been the most exceptional agency project I’ve been involved with in quite some time. It’s truly brought out the best of everyone at Clems and I am also very grateful to all our production partners for their support. Now we need Australians to vote yes and give our Indigenous communities a voice they deserve. A huge thank you to the Yes23 team and the board for trusting us with this.”
The new TV Commercial can be found here.