"We wanted this campaign to make people think about their greatest achievements and really consider how much they could still help others, years from now."
Yorkshire branding agency, 10 Associates, teamed up with a local worthy cause to produce a thought-provoking campaign aimed at raising awareness about heart disease and leaving a gift to help charities continue to fund pioneering medical research.
10 Associates, from Mirfield, teamed up with Leeds-based Heart Research UK to roll out a legacy campaign entitled ‘Your greatest achievement is yet to come’ – celebrating great, human interest stories by picking out impressive milestones they had achieved throughout their lives and how helping a worthy cause in their Will could be their proudest moment yet.
The gripping campaign was in response to national statistics* reporting that nearly £10 billion was donated by the British public in 2017, with legacy income accounting for £2.8bn, yet it was found that only six per cent of people leave a gift to charity in their Will.
Bringing together relatable and creative elements as part of the impactful campaign, 10 Associates helped to paint a picture of a person’s life, highlighted some of their landmarks and proudest achievements and how they should be fondly remembered through giving a legacy gift to a worthy cause to continue to help others.
The first campaign image shows Dennis, born in 1936, who married the ‘prettiest girl in Glasgow’ in 1954, ‘swam the Channel’ in 1967 and in 2050 ‘helped defeat heart disease forever’. The advertising campaign will be seen across various publications and media throughout next year.
Katy Gray, head of brand at Heart Research UK, said: “We really wanted to highlight a great act that people can be proud of and encourage people, especially during their Will writing, to consider how they can really help others once they are gone.
“Working with 10 Associates, we instantly felt their energy and enthusiasm to put together a considered, and a thought-provoking, campaign. We achieved exactly what we wanted with 10, and more, because they really understood the concept and humanised a really challenging brief. We have had brilliant feedback since the campaign went live last month.”
Michael Freemantle, head of design at 10 Associates, added: “The campaign had an inspiring sentiment that we didn’t want to lose and instead celebrate by tapping into the frame of mind that people might experience during the Will making process. We wanted this campaign to make people think about their greatest achievements and really consider how much they could still help others, years from now.”
Anyone can leave a gift in their Will, no matter how small, as Heart Research UK reports that if every person in the UK with cardiovascular disease left just £1, there would be £7 million to fund pioneering medical research and help to provide education for surgeons. For more information, visit: www.heartresearch.org.uk/help/leave-a-gift-in-your-will
10 Associates has offices at Wheatley Park in Mirfield and The Stanley Building, near St Pancras Station in London and boasts an impressive portfolio including household names such as online retailers AO and Halfords, as well as the packaging for cereal bar makers, Deeside.
Since 2004, 10 Associates has helped over hundreds of businesses reach brand achievement, through its celebrated Brandschool® programme by designing brand identities and building brand strategies from development through to activation.