Shelter has launched a new campaign to highlight how the unaffordable cost of housing is putting people at risk of homelessness. The campaign contrasts tongue-in-cheek cost-of-living hacks with an alternative solution: that the government takes responsibility for the crisis and makes housing more affordable.
The strategy behind the national campaign was developed internally after Shelter research found that almost 1.1 million private renters in England – one in seven – had their rent increased in the last month, as well as receiving an influx of calls to its emergency helpline from people struggling to keep a roof over their heads as rents and other bills skyrocket.
The creative, designed by Shelter’s in-house creative team, uses hacks illustrated by Federica Martini. These show unhelpful tips often given by the media and politicians, like; ‘Just work more hours!’ or ‘Cancel your Netflix account.’, which contrast with the only solution: that the government could act and make housing more affordable.
Supported with media planning from Yonder Media, the campaign will be live from the 26th September across England and is designed to resonate with a progressive, politically engaged audience to mobilise support for Shelter’s mission to end the housing emergency.
The campaign will be live across outdoor, social media, contextual posts on sites such as Reddit, as well as an editorial partnership with Vice. It will also include the use of beermats in pubs designed to prompt conversation, a special mural in Shoreditch being unveiled over several days, and tailored creative outside the Conservative Party Conference.
This professional campaign titled 'Cost-Of-Living Hacks' was published in United Kingdom in September, 2022. It was created for the brand: Shelter, by ad agency: Yonder Media. This Integrated and Outdoor media campaign is related to the Public Interest, NGO industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted about 1 year ago.
Shelter Marketing Credits
Senior Marketing Manager: Helen Saul
Senior Brand Manager: Nick Martin
Marketing Manager: Hannah Croucher
Shelter In-House Creative Team Credits
Creative Director: Helen Jones
Creative Lead: Benjamin Stevens
Senior Designer: Hollie Joyce
Senior Copywriter: Oliver Impey
Illustrator: Federica Martini
Designer: Sarah Baker
Animator: Monica Ng
Designer: Antony Wallis
Typography & Graphics
Sean Freeman & Eve Steben, THERE IS Studio.