Long Live Little Brats is a campaign by Cossette for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, in support of the Foundation’s first major solo fundraiser in 28 years. With a goal of raising $200 million by 2026, this is the most ambitious pediatric campaign in Quebec's history. As the province is a very competitive market for children’s charities, the difficult task was to break through the volume and attract donors.
Since opening its doors 115 years ago as the province’s first pediatric hospital, the Children's has been a hub of innovation. The doctors, researchers, and medical teams continually push the boundaries of knowledge, developing new treatments and new approaches to care. Building on their propensity to innovate and do things differently, we set out to create a fresh campaign theme in pursuit of a common goal: to see the sickest children live their best lives… and be their brattiest selves.
The Children's team knows this well: a healthy child can be energetic, unruly and sometimes a little bratty. In fact, the first indicator that your kid is feeling under the weather is often when she or he becomes much quieter and calmer than usual. Long Live Little Brats is rooted in this insight and serves as a reminder for parents everywhere that having children with endless supplies of brattiness is actually a blessing.
The centrepiece of the campaign is a long-form film that tells the story of one such little brat backed by a powerful cover version of the punk anthem I Fought the Law by The Clash, which echoes the little girl’s unapologetically wild and mischievous nature.
Film advertisement created by Cosette, Canada for The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.