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Pluto Partners with DRCC to Launch #100consent Campaign Featuring Some of Ireland’s Most Influential

In a bid to reach the most critical demographic and support in consent education, Pluto, the award-winning, Dublin based, full service marketing, event production, digital and design agency this month partnered with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in an industry first campaign called #100Consent driven by 20 of Ireland’s leading TikTokkers.

Focussing on clarity and communication, understanding that being even 1% unsure when it comes to sexual consent, could have devastating consequences #100Consent engaged TikTokkers through a voluntary day of workshops and brainstorming sessions on Friday, March 6th challenging these young, creative content producers to convey the #100Consent messaging to their followers in a style and medium that resonates.

With a combined following of 2.8M TikTok users largely in the 16-24 year old bracket, the metrics to date* from the resulting 26 videos created by these 20 TikTokkers have been pervasive and continue to grow. The hashtag has currently amassed some 1.3 million impressions from the 90,000 Irish daily users and those further afield.

The Irish press were quick to show their support also with more than 100 pieces of media coverage across national and regional online, print and broadcast titles in under two weeks with a reach in excess of 32 million from interviews with some of Ireland’s most influential TikTokkers such as Nia Gallagher aka @nia_gall, Lauren Whelan aka @laurenwhelxn and Jacob Donegan aka @itz_jacob_33 as well as Fionnuala Jones and Thomas Arnold.

Alongside the earned and organic media, Pluto ran a strategic digital ad campaign across Facebook and Instagram, targeting the 16-24 age demographic. The campaign ran with thought provoking assets asking aimed to further resonate with this youth audience. They queried, “Would you Double Text your Crush?” and “Would you wear your new Kicks to a Festival?” all with a view to illustrate how things can end badly if you don’t consider the consequences. As a part of the campaign, Pluto also produced a suite of highlight reels from the launch day itself that ran across several ad placements – including Instagram Stories, Feed and IGTV.

Speaking of this innovative, youth-driven campaign, Pluto Art Director, Cormac McCann, said “It’s always an honour to work with the DRCC so we here at Pluto were more than happy to take on what was a difficult challenge. We have been absolutely humbled and inspired by the empathy, altruism and positivity that exuded from the Tiktokkers we invited to take part in this essential campaign and we’re beyond delighted with the progress of the campaign to date. We began with a deep understanding that engaging content is best delivered from a trusted source. For this demographic, the source has to be their peers and in a platform they consume. With that understanding, we were always confident of success”

Pluto’s clients over the last 13 years include Microsoft, Lidl, Facebook, Audi, Irish Distillers, Volswagen, Danone, Bulmers, Pladis, Dropbox, Skoda, Glanbia, Abbvie, Dell, Grant Thornton and Matheson.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre aims to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. For 40 years, it has provided crisis counselling and long-term therapy to adult women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Its services include a national 24-hour helpline, face-to-face counselling, Garda & court accompaniment and training programmes. In addition, they engage in policy interventions and public awareness campaigns.

If you or anyone you know needs to contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, it operates a National helpline at 1800 77 8888 which is open 24 hours a day.

For more information on the work of the DRCC, visit their website or follow them on social media @DublinRCC (Twitter), @DublinRapeCrisis (Instagram) and Facebook.

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