Hearst UK collaborates with Philips for Power of Positivity body confidence campaign
Hearst UK, the premium content and experience business, has partnered with health technology company, Philips, to launch its ‘Power of Positivity’ campaign.
The campaign will run across several prestigious women’s media titles, using positive themes to help female body confidence as we all continue to navigate the new normal during a global pandemic.
The campaign – which aims to change the way women think, feel and speak about their bodies – will be amplified in Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan and Red, and follows the immensely successful ‘Project Body Love’ from 2019, which bolstered female body confidence by a staggering 37%.
Supported by Philips and using a range of print, digital, social media and podcast platforms, the second phase of Project Body Love will incorporate a host of positive editorial and initiatives to boost body confidence, following new research that shows only 10% of women have felt more confident about their bodies in lockdown.
The research, involving more than 1,600 women, also shows ‘looking at their body in the mirror’ (48% of respondents) and seeing themselves on video calls (41% of respondents) have acted as the most common negative drivers for body confidence during the pandemic. The ‘Power of Positivity’ campaign is backed by a major editorial project that will provide expert advice, tips and guidance for women to help how they think about their bodies.
On the flip side, during the lockdown period, exercising was cited as the biggest driver of improving body confidence, with 51% of women using it as a positivity beacon, whilst ‘compliments from others’ was the second most common morale booster (36% of respondents).
Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief, Women’s Health: “The first Project Body Love campaign last year was a major success and we learnt many things – particularly the power that positivity has on how women view their bodies. For our second phase, we’re delighted to have the support of Philips – a brand committed to promoting positivity and diversity in beauty – to help us in improving the way women think, feel and speak about their bodies, especially with the challenges that Covid-19 has enforced upon us.”
Jess Gregory, Manager, Philips Lumea: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Hearst UK on the second phase of Project Body Love. At Philips we celebrate and embrace the diversity of women and their personal beauty routines. We want to encourage women to do what feels right for them, and inspire others to do the same by creating an open, honest and safe environment for these conversations to take place.”
The Philips and Hearst UK partnership and campaign were facilitated and planned by dentsu agencies, The Story Lab and Carat UK.