E.ON, one of the UK’s largest electricity suppliers, has teamed up with fashion brand Scamp & Dude to create an innovative cape for children that helps to destroy air pollution. This superpowered cape, and the supporting ‘Air Heroes’ campaign, encourages parents to ditch the car and walk to school instead. It has been devised and created by Engine Creative.
E.ON is committed to leading the energy transition, moving from fossil fuels to renewable electricity and low-carbon energy solutions, moving us closer to a carbon neutral future and cleaner air for everyone in the UK. It is on a mission to help clear the air across the UK.
To help combat the growing issue of pollution around schools, the E.ON x Scamp & Dude Air Heroes capes enable children (and their parents) to take action. The capes empower the children and give them the ability to become Air Heroes who can help fight pollution simply by wearing one of these capes on their walk to school. Each cape contains an innovative, patented fabric created by theBreath™ which absorbs and disintegrates air pollution, helping to clean the air.
The launch of the capes is supported by the ‘Air Heroes’ film, which shows a young girl who is suddenly faced with a menacing pollution monster on her way to school. But, as she is wearing her Air Heroes cape, she is fully prepared and swiftly and fearlessly defeats her nemesis. The voiceover lets viewers know that by walking to school in one of these superpowered capes, they can help fight car pollution thanks to the special fabric which “breaks down pollution particles, letting you become an Air Hero”.
The girl and her cape will go on to fight pollution in further social and digital executions, while supporting activity is planned with podcasters and influencers. The campaign promotes a competition where parents can win capes for their child’s entire class, which they can enter on our competition page: https://www.eonenergy.com/air-heroes.html
Integrated advertisement created by Engine Group, United Kingdom for E.ON, within the categories: Fashion, Industrial, Agriculture, Public Interest, NGO.
Creative Director: Ross Newton
Art Director: Alicia Job
Copywriter: Jessica Pacey
Head of Strategy: Allan Blair
Planners: Jack Cartwright, Kathryn Loosley
Account Management: Rob Carter, Kat Thompson, Olivia Conroy
Project Management: Sophie Richaume
Agency Producer: Alex Honnor, Henry Davies
Photographer: Mark Wesley
Director/Production Co: Thomas Ormonde / MindsEye
Media agency: Starcom
Cape designer: Jo Tutchener-Sharp