Don't Buy It

Agency: RAPP UK


RAPP UK has created a campaign to drive awareness for mothers2mothers, a health charity working across 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The campaign, ‘Don’t Buy It’, revolves around a special stall set up in a bustling Ghanaian marketplace. The intent is to bust the myths and misinformation surrounding sexual health, HIV, and pregnancy common among young people in Ghana. These myths contribute to challenges including unacceptably high rates of HIV and unintended pregnancies, which in turn hold young people back from achieving their full potential.

The stall displays a range of #DontBuyIt branded products carrying myth-busting messages: #DontBuyIt shower gel, for example, bears the message: “If you were told a quick shower cleans off any HIV, it’s a myth. Don’t buy it!” #DontBuyIt branded drinking glasses say: “Drinking ice cold water after sex can’t stop you getting pregnant. Don’t buy it”.

The Don’t Buy it stall is run by the charity’s Mother Mentors—young women living with HIV, trained and paid as community health workers—who are on hand to offer help and advice, under the slogan ‘The stall that sells nothing. Except the truth’. Visitors can engage with the Mentor Mothers, access their advice and support, and be linked to ongoing services both in-person and through mothers2mothers WhatsApp chatbot.

This professional campaign titled 'Don't Buy It' was published in United Kingdom in April, 2023. It was created for the brand: mothers2mothers, by ad agency: RAPP UK. This Experiential and Print media campaign is related to the Health and Public Interest industries and contains 5 media assets. It was submitted over 1 year ago.


Creative team: Paul McCarroll & Anthony McGinty
Executive Creative Director: Jason Cascarina
Designer: Steph Bryan-Kinns
Strategist: Lily Tidy
Client Partnership lead: Claire Perkins
Producer: Steph Hottlet and Marietta Theodorakopoulou

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