|Brand||THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY|
|Product / Service||PANTENE|
|Category||A01. Consumer Goods|
|Entrant||GREY Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||GREY Tokyo, JAPAN|
|PR||MATERIAL Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production||TYO DRIVE Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Masanori Tagaya||GREY Tokyo||Executive Creative Director|
|Jun Ogasawara||GREY Tokyo||Senior Creative Director|
|Ryuma Kodaka||GREY Tokyo||Creative Director|
|Yoichi Inamura||GREY Tokyo||Associate Creative Director|
|Kei Takimoto||GREY Tokyo||Senior Art Director|
|Katsuhiro Fujimoto||GREY Tokyo||Interactive Art Director|
|Shota Ishikawa||GREY Tokyo||Art Director|
|Takuya Tanaka||GREY Tokyo||Junior Art Director|
|Masanori Tagaya||GREY Tokyo||Copy Writer|
|Rui Nago||GREY Tokyo||Executive Planning Director|
|Satomi Nagata||GREY Tokyo||Strategic Planner|
|Daijiro Yamakawa||GREY Tokyo||Agency Producer|
|Yoshiaki Saito||GREY Tokyo||Agency Producer|
|Tadashi Umazume||TYO drive||Producer|
|Natsuki Tsuda||TYO drive||Producer|
|Sayaka Adachi||GREY Tokyo||Senior Account Director|
|Melissa Lim||GREY Tokyo||Account Executive|
|Wataru Seki||Material Inc.||Executive Storytellar|
|Miki Onuma||Material Inc.||PR Director|
|Emi Oyama||Material Inc.||PR Staff|
|Natsuko Nagata||Material Inc.||PR Staff|
|Futoshi Takashima||First Apartment||Director|
|Wonkyeong Jang||TYO drive||Production Manage|
|Sachi Sasaki||Cutters Studios||Editor (off line)|
|Yoshihiro Miura||PPC||Editor (on line)|
|Naotaka Takahashi||L'espace Vision||Colorist|
|Takaki Kato||PPC||Other Post production credit|
|Satoshi Igarashi||N/A||Other DIT|
FEATURING TWO TRANSGENDER EX-JOB HUNTERS AS “ROLE MODELS”, PANTENE IGNITED CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS TO CHANGE SOCIETY MORE LGBTQ FRIENDLY. “Male or Female, which should I do my job-hunting as?” – while most job-hunters worried about their career path, they had to worry about their gender. In the country where uniformity and conformity are considered virtues, the suffering of LGBTQ job-hunters was ignored by society. By featuring two transgender ex-job-hunters as role models for the next generation of LGBTQ job-hunters, Pantene not only ignited social conversations around importance of diversity, but also created an opportunity for companies to become more LGBTQ friendly.
WHAT CAN PANTENE DO TO TRANSFORM THE SOCIETY THROUGH HAIR? Deep-seated prejudice stands in the way especially when job-hunting. 87% of LGBTQ job-hunters hide their gender identity in job interviews, because 70% of them fear of discrimination and prejudice. For job hunters in general, a job interview is where they have to express themselves for their dream jobs, but for LGBTQ job hunters, it is where they have to hide their true selves. Pantene is the brand that believes in the power of great hair. Great hair propels women to step forward to express their true selves. Under an umbrella #HairWeGo, Pantene Japan has helped every Japanese woman dare to be true to themselves. As the brand that celebrates difference and identity, what can Pantene do to change the job-hunting scene in Japan? Transforming it to a place where everyone is free to express their true self, through their hair.
#PRIDEHAIR – A CALL OUT FROM TRANSGENDER EX-JOB HUNTERS AS FIRST-EVER ROLE MODELS. Pantene introduced two transgender ex-job hunters, who called out to the next generation of job-hunters. “Male or Female, which should I do my job-hunting as?” – while most job-hunters worried about their career path, they had to worry about their gender. Sharing their unimaginable struggles and the experiences they overcame that only they would know. These first-ever role model stories gave LGBTQ and even non-LGBTQ job-hunters the courage and pride to express their true selves and let the hair stand out where blending in is the norm.
IT’S PERSONAL STORIES, NOT DATA What can we do to make society care? We met two former job-hunters. One is a trans man who, after a year of wondering whether he should job-hunt as a man or a woman, did job-hunting as a woman with ponytail. The other was a trans woman who was true to her gender in job-hunting with her long hair. Their true stories would inspire both companies and next generation LGBTQ job-hunters.
THEIR VOICES REACHED NATIONWIDE AND BECAME A MOVEMENT Pantene #PrideHair was launched nationwide through TVC and YouTube video as well as newspaper ad, social posts, OOH, cinema ad. Furthermore, to ensure the movement changed society beyond just a piece of one-off content, Pantene launched the “#PrideHair Salon” project with an aim to increase LGBTQ-friendly hair salons. We’ve partnered with hair salons to create customer service guidelines and educated salons nationwide on LGBTQ awareness. So that now LGBTQ people from all over Japan are able to obtain a hairstyle that represents their true selves.
OVER 1,000 SALONS NATIONWIDE JOINED #PRIDEHAIR SALON #PrideHair film achieved over 20 million views just in 1 week from launch, receiving an overwhelmingly positive reaction (95% of the YouTube comments were positive). Featured by over 210 media nationwide, #PrideHair earned over 1.3 billion media impressions, and social media engagements exceeded 300MM. Twitter quotes include, “This ad can’t, and shouldn’t, be skipped,” “#PrideHair is creating a new era,” “The campaign goes above and beyond simply slapping a rainbow on a corporate logo.” The impact goes beyond job seekers to hair salons nationwide responded to #PrideHair. More than 1,100 hair salons nationwide have joined in #PrideHair Salon project, and the number of salons is still increasing.