West London Mission (WLM) – a charity working to empower people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to live more fulfilling lives – is working to grow support by making homelessness more relatable in a new campaign by AMV BBDO.
In a series of three outdoor ads and social executions, the distinctive quirks, likes and dislikes of different individuals are brought to life.
In London, where rough sleeping rose 18% year on year between 2017 and 2018[i], homelessness is rarely out of the news – and increasingly visible on the streets. Yet for many passers-by – either because they are too busy, or simply because homelessness seems too great a problem – it’s all too easy to hurry past without engaging. The temptation is to dismiss homelessness as someone else’s problem.
WLM offers a range of services designed not only help get homeless people off the streets and into permanent accommodation and employment but through counselling, workshops and advice help them lead more fulfilling lives.
Creative Directors: Jamie Starbuck, Prabhu Wignarajah, Olga Pope, Gina Kelly
Creative Team: Lily Kn, Oneikeh Campbell
Strategist: Michael Alhadeff
Project Manager: Sarah Hoile
Account Team: Harry Buggé, Amy Tippen
WLM Client: Panos Balalas, Roger Clark
Print Production: EG+