A new global campaign called “10th month”, Bepanthen, the Bayer skin care brand, aims to speak to new mums and bring them the support and attention they need in the critical post-birth period.
The campaign is based on the insight that the minute a woman gives birth; society refocuses attention from the mother to the new born baby. The first month after birth – the tenth month – is a time that will challenge them physically and emotionally and when they might need validation and support.
In this powerful new campaign, Bepanthen shines a light back on new mums with an online film directed by Bafta nominated documentary maker, Elizabeth Stopford, which provides a rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of new mums as they adjust to their new roles. The film is also intended to drive traffic to the online platform, which provides new mums with practical advice and guidance through online editorial content, created and curated by journalists such as medical writers and clinical psychologists.
World-renown photographer Jade Beall created the beautifully intimate yet potent portrayals of post-natal women for online, outdoor and print communications.
The campaign, which also includes a children book written for new mums to bring the focus back on their feelings and needs, has launched in France and Brazil. It has soft-launched in Italy and will launch this month in the UK, followed by Turkey and other South American markets.
Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey, Chips Hardy
Creative Director: Paul Waddup
Additional Credits: TV Production Director: Toby Clifton
TV Assistant Producer: Rosanna Lawson
Planner (Creative Agency): Rachel Pashley, Jennifer Bonhomme, Katie Whitlock
Global Director: Bob Boxer
Business Director: Ebla Salvi
Account Director: Hannah Macfarlane
Account Manager: Patrik Kleiner
Project Director: David Sowerby
Project Manager: Luke Dougherty
Director: Elizabeth Stopford
Production Company: Dark Energy Films
Editor: Phil Currie – Stitch
Grade: Electric Theatre Collective
Designer: Fran Martinez
Photographer: Jade Beall