|Brand||AIBAI CULTURE & EDUCATION CENTER(APAC)|
|Product / Service||NGO|
|Category||A01. Use of Promotional Events & Stunts|
|Entrant||J. WALTER THOMPSON Shanghai, CHINA|
|Entrant Company||J. WALTER THOMPSON Shanghai, CHINA|
|Advertising Agency||J. WALTER THOMPSON Shanghai, CHINA|
|Production Company||STINK Shanghai, CHINA|
|Norman Tan||J. Walter Thompson||Regional ECD|
|Bill Chan||J. Walter Thompson||CCO|
|Chao Zhang||J. Walter Thompson||CD|
|Salome Zhang||J. Walter Thompson||CD|
|Niuniu Niu||J. Walter Thompson||AD|
|Jeff Zhang||J. Walter Thompson||CW|
|Selwyn Low||J. Walter Thompson||CW|
|Caffrey Pan||J. Walter Thompson||Designer|
|Jane Zhang||J. Walter Thompson||Production|
|Wei Quan||J. Walter Thompson||Production|
|Liza Law||J. Walter Thompson||Production|
|Jia Rui||J. Walter Thompson||Photographer|
|Pak Fung Wong amanacliq||J. Walter Thompson||Photographer|
|Bill Chan||J. Walter Thompson||Director|
|Evan Sun||J. Walter Thompson||Editing|
In China, many LGBT have already come out to their friends, but it’s hard to tell their parents. They are willing to introduce their lovers to their parents but just need a perfect chance. Aibai.com cooperated with a restaurant to design “the rainbow dinner”, to help LGBT come out to their parents by using the hints from food.
Research has shown that dinners can lighten the mood in any situation. Plus, Chinese families view dinners as a time to bond and really talk to each other. What if dinners were the perfect time and place that gay couples were looking for?
Our target audience found The Rainbow Dinner to be very helpful in telling their parents about their sexuality. To them, it helped take a weight off their shoulders, no matter how their parents responded. Word of The Rainbow Dinner and its success stories spread within the Chinese LGBT community, motivating more same-sex couples to sign up. After the launch, the Paris Rouge restaurant has served close to 50 Rainbow Dinner sets in the first week. With the success of this trial, Aibai is working with more restaurants across other cities to create similar menus to provide gay people the perfect occasion to truly connect with their parents.
For this to work, the dinner has to be special. Aibai created a bespoke menu to mark this important milestone for the couples. The name of every dish suggests the relationship between them. The purpose? To convey to their parents that the love they have for each other is all that matters.