The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) launch multichannel campaign to open people’s eyes to retinoblastoma (Rb), a relatively unknown aggressive eye cancer that can blind children if
It’s hard for parents to spot symptoms of the rare disease, as children may appear healthy - a factor that delays diagnosis.
Making the invisible visible, the charity launched a one day 'Uninvisible Friend' campaign today, World Sight Day. It offers a visual representation of what the world might look like to a child who is suffering from Rb, but unable to communicate this to their parents because they assume it is normal.
Focusing on sight as the primary sense, the campaign developed by Wunderman and illustrated by Peter Clayton is a multichannel campaign comprising digital, DOOH, geo-targeted ads, eye-tracking data and experiential activity to tell the story of a girl called Alice and her ‘Uninvisible Friend’ Dot.
Data-led, the campaign will use on-street digital displays and geo-targeted Facebook ads, created using eye-tracking data to direct passers-by to the Uninvisible Friend page online, where they are met by the dynamic story of Alice and Dot.
Early diagnosis can prevent
Alongside this, four-year-old Alice Taylor, the real protagonist of the story, was at Vision Express Oxford Street to share her story.
Patrick Tonks, chief executive of CHECT, commented: “A child is diagnosed with Rb every week in the UK, yet most people have never heard of it. Early diagnosis can help to save a child’s eyes, sight and life and so today, on World Sight Day, we urge all parents to take a minute to read Alice and Dot’s story so that they can spot the signs.”
Abi Ellis, Wunderman UK’s executive creative director, said: “Cancer is scary for anyone, but even more so when it involves our kids. Our aim with this campaign is to help parents learn about Rb in a non-frightening and creative way, by making the invisible visible. We’re so proud of this campaign and hope it will have a positive effect for CHECT as well as families around the UK.”