St Johns Ambulance


Taking a dramatic approach to get parents to act.

St John’s is the UK’s biggest provider of first aid courses.

Research showed that young parents had intent but actually rarely actually did a course. Yet kids are more likely than most to need first aid. The objective of the campaign was to encourage parents to sign up for a first aid course before they needed it.

The campaign took a dramatic approach, using dolls to simulate child accidents, and ask the question, “would they know what to do?” Research showed real children would actually have a negative effect.

The campaign generated almost £5m in new courses.

The idea that once the albatross became extinct our kids wouldn’t be able to see one, they could only imagine, became a powerful proposition. The campaign was very successful and created a dramatic increase in awareness and willing to donate, especially among under 35s.

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