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Crisis and FCB Inferno Launch #HomeForAll Campaign

Press Release - London, 18 August 2020

Ongoing campaign aims to show that ending homelessness for good is within reach 

The campaign launched at the height of lockdown and now sees a specially commissioned series of digital artworks help inform and galvanise the public to take action 

 

London, 18 August 2020 – Crisis has today launched the latest instalment of   #HomeForAll, the urgent campaign created by the charity and newly appointed creative agency FCB Inferno, to drive the end of homelessness in Britain. 

Back in March, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort to provide all those sleeping rough or in crowded night shelters with hotel and emergency accommodation undoubtedly saved lives. During this time, the UK made unprecedented progress toward ending homelessness. In England alone, nearly 15,000 people experiencing homelessness, including the majority of people sleeping rough, were provided with safe accommodation in a matter of days. However, as we continue to near the end of lockdown, the charity is galvanising the British public to join the cause, building off the achievements and momentum of the past few months to unite the public under the belief that the end of homelessness is within our reach.

Crisis’s #HomeForAll campaign, developed by newly appointed FCB Inferno, is a commitment to see that the temporary measures that were put in place to help people experiencing homelessness are built upon and made permanent so that no one has to return to the streets. The campaign itself is a rallying cry for the public to join arms in creating a home for all from now on.

The integrated campaign has a distinctive look and feel which was developed to reflect all the ways we as a society could help to end homelessness, with graphics that bring to life the tangible actions and ways of communicating that will ultimately lead to us achieving our goal. A social film also brings to light just how much has been achieved and puts a spotlight on the tangible ways that the public can help end homelessness for good. 

Six artists have been enlisted to bring to life a series of statements and the unifying ‘Home for All’ declaration that help reframe the issue of homelessness.  A group of artists with differing styles have been assembled, infusing each design with its own distinct personality. The artists include James Daw, Olivia Rose SouthernAilsa YexleyHattie FellowesLuke Smile and Ashley LeQuere.

The resulting suite of statements have huge tonal variance, shifting from optimism to frustration to compassion. Social media users will be asked to share the messages that happen to resonate with them on their own social channels to help show their support. 

Social and digital media, planned and bought by Initiative, will be used heavily and Crisis will be enlisting their Ambassadors to help amplify the campaign asks. This sits aside a series of DRTV spots driving action, out of home displayed at Piccadilly lights, and murals and illustrations in Crisis shops across the UK. 

Richard Lee, Director of Fundraising at Crisis, says: “We know that the British public care deeply about homelessness, but that it can feel like too overwhelming a problem to solve. But during the coronavirus pandemic, individuals, communities, charities and national and local government have together to achieve amazing things, housing thousands of people who are homeless in a matter of days. There is no longer any reason to believe that ending homelessness is an impossible task. 

“Our campaign aims to deliver a new sense of possibility by inspiring people that ending homelessness is now within our reach. It harnesses the progress that has been made during lockdown, shows people that this is a pivotal moment in time. People sleeping rough and living on our streets was part of the “old normal”. It doesn’t have to be part of our “new normal”. 

Sharon Jiggins, CMO at FCB Inferno, says; “As we emerge from lockdown, the economic reality means that there are many more people facing the prospect of homelessness after losing their jobs during the pandemic. Urgent action is needed now to support those facing homelessness for the first time, and those who risk having their temporary accommodation taken away from them. #HomeForAll seeks to encourage people to donate, volunteer, campaign to help this be the beginning of the end to homelessness in Britain.” 

CREDITS

Clients - Crisis UK

Kate Nightingale, Head of Marketing and Communications

Helen Radia, Head of Individual Supporters

Lauren Barr, Supporter Innovation Manager

Cath Weston, Big Campaigns Strategist and Planner

Rachel Sacks, Communications Planning and Strategy Manager

Natasha Giraudel, Marketing and Brand Manager

Paul McCarthy, Digital Manager

Anna Clark, Digital Marketing Manager

Lucy Furneaux, Fundraising Development Manager

Claire Holt, Supporter Engagement Manager

Katie Cooper, News and Media Manager

Hannah Slater, Campaigns Manager

 

Agency - FCB Inferno

Sharon Jiggins, CMO

Hannah Thorn, Senior Account Director

Sarah Lefkowith, Senior Creative/Associate Creative Director

Nicole Chen, Senior Creative

Becci Salmon, Joint Design Lead

Sabrina May, Creative Producer

CC Clark, EVP Comms

Zoe Crook, Head of Influencer marketing

Laura Hall, Influencer Director

Laura Greenslade, Senior Digital Communications Manager

Lucie Newlan, Senior Strategist

Imogen Armstrong, Junior Strategist

 

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ABOUT CRISIS

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness, and campaign for the social changes needed to solve it altogether. We know that together we can end homelessness.

 

ABOUT FCB INFERNO

FCB Inferno is one of London’s leading advertising agencies, and part of global advertising network FCB. The network dates back to 1873, and now has 9000 employees in 90 countries, with 120 at FCB Inferno. The agency’s clients sit across industry sectors and currently include Sport England, BMW, Kimberly Clark, the Home Office and the Premier League.

FCB Inferno was voted Agency of the Year at the inaugural Campaigns for Good awards. Over the past 4 years we have been recognised at Cannes International Festival of Creativity in categories including Film, Social and Influencer, Mobile, Digital Craft and Brand experience. We received two Grand Prix awards in 2015 and 2016, and were the second most awarded European agency - and eighth in the world - at the festival in 2019.