Campaign: Brother’s New Technology Helps Sisters

Campaign: Brother’s New Technology Helps Sisters

The Brother for Sisters campaign sees Brother, along with Sydney-based creative agency The Works, develop the world’s first NFC-fitted tie, capable of accepting monetary donations that go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Allan Stormon
Posted by Allan Stormon

Based on the insight that men want to support women with breast cancer #BrotherforSisters is a week long campaign encouraging Australians to raise money for much needed research by purchasing a pink tie from the Brother Facebook page.

To promote the campaign, Brother developed three pink ‘Tie-Tap’ ties that allow passers-by around the streets of Sydney to quickly tap their credit cards for an automatic $10 donation. The pink Tie-Tap ties have been fitted with a Near Field Communication technology chip that’s connected to a smartphone and programmed to accept the payment and forward it directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tie Tap Payment

Kelly Wilson, Senior Marketing Manager at Brother International Australia said the campaign aims to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation reach its goal of zero deaths by 2030:

“We have selected this charity as it holds importance to many of the women that work at Brother. Brothers and men are stakeholders in the journey travelled by many women living with breast cancer. This campaign demonstrates that males play an important role in supporting their loved ones during this illness.”

Paul Swann, Creative Partner at The Works added: “This is a great example of how new technology can take a traditional method of fundraising to the next level, making it simpler than ever before. It is great to see Brother throwing its support behind a fantastic cause.”

Credits:

Client: Brother International

Senior Marketing Manager, Kelly Wilson

Paul Swann, Creative Partner

Mark Harricks, Creative Partner

Julia Dixon, Copywriter

Maricris Llanillo, Art Director

Lisa Mackenzie, Project Manager

Chris Dwyer, Creative Design Lead

Marcus Coblyn, Content Producer

Kadir Gunduz, Technologist

Maria Galang, Production Manager

Angelita Gandakusuma, Print Producer