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Monday 22 June, 2020

Brave Bison Grp PLC

Brave Bison and IWF/MCF launch influencer campaign

RNS Number : 5439Q
Brave Bison Group PLC
22 June 2020
 

RNS Reach announcement (non-regulatory)

22 June 2020

 

Brave Bison Group plc

("Brave Bison" or "the Group")

 

Brave Bison joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation and Marie Collins Foundation to launch "Something's Not Right", generating over 8.5 million impressions and over 5.4 million views

 

London, 22 June 2020: Social video company Brave Bison recently teamed up with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) to raise awareness of their child sexual abuse education campaign, "Something's Not Right". Comedian Arron Crascall and football YouTuber EmanSV2 were enlisted to participate in the campaign, which focused on encouraging and empowering young men to report sexual images of children online. Manning Gottlieb OMD brokered the appointment and Brave Bison was selected based on the team's expertise and proven success in influencer marketing.

 

The talent-led campaign was hugely successful with Arron Crascall and EmanSV2 driving over 8.5 million user impressions and more than 5.4 million views on Instagram, meaning that Brave Bison delivered 23x higher engagement, 15x more impressions and 37x more views than expected. Further, compared to the average non-profit industry Instagram engagement rate of 1.75% and the average influencer industry Instagram engagement rate of 1.67%, the campaign's average engagement rate was 6.9% - nearly 4x higher than the industry average.

 

Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK charity responsible for finding and removing online child sexual abuse material, says: "Our work and the work of our partners continues throughout this troubling time and the public is a vital part of helping us keep the internet safe and protect victims of child sexual abuse. Partnerships like the one with Arron Crascall, Eman SV2 and Brave Bison are really important to us, as they help us reach more people with this important message, that anyone who stumbles across child sexual abuse material online should do the right thing and report it to us. Brave Bison's role in bringing this partnership to life was spot on and has shown how we all play our part in this fight. Together, our work can make a real difference to the lives of many child victims of sexual abuse."

 

As part of the campaign, Arron Crascall and EmanSV2 staged and posted deliberate mishap photos - an image in which something wasn't quite right - on their Instagram pages to trigger their followers to leave comments pointing out the mishap. After 24 hours, both influencers responded by revealing their work with the IWF and the MCF, encouraging their combined 5 million followers to speak up and take action should they ever stumble across sexual images or video of under 18s in the future. A paid-for behind-the-scenes Facebook video was also shared on the IWF's page.

 

Arron Crascall, commented: "It was an honour to work with the Internet Watch Foundation and the Marie Collins Foundation on such an amazing and important campaign. To be involved in changing lives is a great feeling."

 

Oliver Green, Executive Chairman of Brave Bison, added: "By working alongside some incredible talent, the campaign has shown that relevant content can reach the right target audience and create impact and therefore action. It has been a pleasure to work with the Internet Watch Foundation and the Marie Collins Foundation to raise awareness of such an important issue and, as a company, we remain dedicated to making the internet a safer place for all."

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

 

Rebecca Abigail Ltd

Abigail Carrigan

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 775 704 2837

 

Allenby Capital Limited - AIM Nominated Adviser and Broker

Jeremy Porter / Asha Chotai

Tel: 020 3328 5656

 

Notes to Editors:

 

About Brave Bison

Brave Bison is a social video group, specialising in cross-platform video content, connecting global audiences through social media. Its online communities reach over 135 million followers and the Brave Bison Studio provides expertise across strategy, research, data-driven insights, creative and production.

 

Brave Bison is one of the largest YouTube channel partners, with over 700 channels offering targeted inventory opportunities, alongside in-house specialists that deliver audience development and optimisation.

 

Its cultural connections and extensive networks have built the business long-standing client relationships with brands including P&G, Land Rover and Lego. With over 70 members of staff across London, Singapore, Japan and Korea, the 8-year-old business continues to stay at the forefront of this fast-moving digital age.

 

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