Coolest Social Campaigns You Should Know About
Yes, we know the world has gone to a dark place. That’s why we, at Dankanator, like to tell you all the good things that have happened around the world. They are a testament that humans can always band together in times of need and help change the world by running different social campaigns for a better.
What started out as a school project for a 17-year-old from Las Vegas became a viral hashtag and social campaign. In no time, people of the Asian heritage were tweeting their pictures, embracing their ethnicity, and sharing their experiences of underrepresentation they’ve felt in their lives. Not only does that help connect Asians who are minorities, but also helps the privileged class see a completely new perspective on their Asian brethren.
In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement to help survivors of sexual violence. It went viral in 2017, and numerous women shared their cases. One of the results of this movement was Harvey Weinstein, a well-known American film producer’s career ending. He was accused of sexual misconduct by over 80 several Hollywood actresses and workers. This accusation led to action against him. Undoubtedly, this event inspired many more survivors to come forward and share their experiences. Celebrities also supported the movement by wearing all black in the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. It also sparked a new movement known as the Time’s Up, in which a mega legal fund was made available to female victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. You can check out their website here.
Worldwide Breast Cancer started the social campaigns to encourage women to get their breasts checked more regularly, identify physical symptoms and ultimately help save lives. The website provides a list of warning signs displayed through lemons, making it easier for women to recognize them. The campaign has been used to educate people in the US, Spain, Turkey and Lebanon, and translated into 16 different languages.
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll launched this campaign during one of the episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they encouraged celebrities to post awkward pictures of themselves from their teenage years. The primary purpose of this campaign was to raise funds for Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. For every celebrity that participated, the American Dream Fund pledged to donate $1000. Kroll and Colbert themselves also made donations, and they were able to raise one million dollars.
Former Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, started the #Realstagram tag that became a movement among celebrities to post selfies without makeup or filters to represent their true forms. The tag has been used thousands of times by celebrities and other people at the same time, embracing their imperfections and encouraging others to do the same. In this increasingly shallow world, we definitely needed this movement.
The movement was started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick in August 2016 in protest over racial injustice, and the tag trended with over a million tweets in just three days. After him, many other stars took on various social media using the tag and putting up pictures of them taking the knee. By the end of September 2017, it was established as a cry for inequality by people supporting the protest.
And that’s a wrap for Top 6 Influential Social Campaigns to give you motivation.