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Beauty Tips by Reshma

OGILVY & MATHER MUMBAI, Mumbai / MAKE LOVE NOT SCARS / 2016

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We thought whose plea to end acid sale would be more compelling than an acid attack survivor’s. Reshma, an acid attack survivor was made the NGO’s spokesperson. She shared beauty tips in a series of beauty blogs called ‘Beauty Tips by Reshma’. Each blog ended with a plea to crowd source signatures on a petition addressed to the Prime Minister of India for enforcing the ban on over-the-counter sale of acid. 

Execution

Beauty Tips by Reshma is a series of three beauty blogs that crowd sourced signatures on a petition addressed to the Prime Minister of India for enforcing the ban on over-the-counter sale of acid.

They were launched on The Logical Indian - a digital platform for news and views, via YouTube.  

Outcome

Reshma’s plea instantly triggered a global conversation. The campaign received acknowledgement and appreciation from the likes of BBC, Discovery, Reuters, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail, Mashable, The Independent, Huffington Post, Public Radio International and many more.

Celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar; Indian politician and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janta Party - Sambit Patra; influencers like Jacqueline Novogratz and many more spoke for the cause on social media.

Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan's NGO Meer Foundation funded the outdoor campaign.

PR worth USD 17 MM was generated at zero cost. The NGO was encouraged to turn the campaign into a fundraiser. We needed 25,000 signatures. The petition has received over 309,000 signatures.

August 31, 2015: End Acid Sale campaign begins

December 8, 2015: The Supreme Court of India directs Indian States to enforce the ban on open sale of acid.

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