It’s International Women’s Day, and we love seeing the creative ways brands are celebrating. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite campaigns celebrating women across the globe today:
Out of New York City’s 150 public historical statues, only five depict historical female leaders. Old Navy let them shine today by adorning Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Golda Meir, Harriet Tubman, Joan of Arc, and the Fearless Girls’ statues with stunning floral installations. Not only are the flowers a bright touch amidst this brutal East Coast weather, but a gorgeous way of honoring these women and their messages. Bonus points: Old Navy put aside their brand and really celebrated this important day.
Photo Credit: PrNewsfoto/Old Navy
For the first time ever, McDonald’s flipped its Golden Arches from an “M” to a “W.”
“We flipped our iconic arches for International Women’s Day in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere and especially in our restaurants,” said Wendy Lewis, McDonald’s Chief Diversity Officer, in a statement.
Although there’s been mixed reactions to this activation, it’s still exciting to see this kind of large-scale project from such a major brand.
Photo Credit: McDonald’s
“With 86% of US moms worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models in an effort to inspire more girls,” Barbie tweeted yesterday in preparation for today’s product launch.
In honor of women everywhere, you can now purchase Amelia Earhart, Olympic medalist Chloe Kim, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and 14 other female heroes in doll form. These dolls have been impressively designed to look extremely similar to their real-life counterparts and are a great example of how far Mattel and the Barbie brand have come over the years.
Photo Credit: Mattel
The brand has been represented by its iconic male figure for over 100 years– until now. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, The Johnnie Walker Black Label has launched its “Jane Walker Edition.” The bottle features a female figure, and for each bottle produced, the company will donate $1 to nonprofit campaigns that support women’s movements.
Photo Credit: Johnnie Walker
If you Google any of your local businesses, you’ll be able to see information about their store hours, nearby parking, and other information right on the Google search page. Starting today, you’ll also be able to indicate if they’re owned, led, or founded by women. This function will automatically pop up as a way for Google to celebrate female entrepreneurs. Want to go support your local female chefs and shop owners? Go ahead and search!
Photo credit: Google
The Unique Opportunities of Being a Creative Professional for the Military
May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019
| by Ian Carver
As a visual communications professional working with the U.S. Navy/Department of Defense (DoD), I’m offered a unique experience to demonstrate my video and photography skills in a way that differs from working with civilian organizations. There are several unique aspects to consider when doing this work that aren’t commonly encountered outside the military. But, if […]
The NFL Draft: Lessons in Building a Personal Brand
April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019
| by Quinn Slaven
Tonight marks the beginning of the 2019 NFL Draft. A record 135 athletes registered early this year, hoping to find a home among the first round picks who will inevitably get more attention, larger salaries and signing bonuses. The competition is fierce, and every one wants to be at the top of the list, but […]