Advertised brand: Microsoft Outlook
Advert title(s): Two To Nurture
Headline and copy text (in English):
Advertising Agency: Miami Ad School, New York, USA
Creative Director (Instructor): Alex Reinoso
Art Director: Bogdan Rackow
Copywriter: Tanvi Tandon
Gender inequality begins at home. Fathers don’t get paternity leave like mothers do in the USA. Why is this unequal? So Outlook, the platform where all office employees coordinate holidays, creates a new feature that allows people within your office donate their unused paid leave to expecting fathers.
Gender inequality begins at home. Before we form our own opinions, we view the world through the eyes of our parents. When their contribution is uneven, a child’s perspective also becomes uneven. Parents need to be a part of raising and teaching a child equally, but unfortunately most of the burden falls on the mother. And the policy with the biggest impact at home is parental leave.
In America, paternal leave is nearly non-existent. So Microsoft Outlook came up with a way for fathers to also be there for their kids. Employees use Outlook to schedule their work lives – so we add a new ‘Occasion’ feature to Outlook’s Calendar that lets expecting fathers’ colleagues donate their unused paid leave to them to use as paternal leave.
Only if fathers experience what the mother does will there be empathy – and with Two To Nurture we can push for gender equality.