Bumble + Sydney Dogs and Cats Home team up to create 'Doggy Dates' via J. Walter Thompson

DOG med res (1).jpgJ. Walter Thompson Sydney is working with Sydney Dogs and Cats Home and female-first dating app Bumble, to bring a warm and furry activation to Sydney this Valentine's Day.

Research conducted by Bumble in 2017 found that 46% of Aussie women were more likely to 'swipe right' on a love interest's profile, if their pictures included puppies.

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Doggy Dates med res 2 (1).jpgSo, to raise funds for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, Sydney's only not-for-profit pound, J. Walter Thompson is creating a pop-up photography studio, where Sydneysiders can create their own suite of 'date bait' profile pics, featuring adorable rescue dogs.

This Valentine's Day locals can come down to Martin Place, and for a $10 donation they can have their own professional portraits taken with a host of cuddly pups. All the money raised will go directly to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, to help them raise the $3 million they need to build the animals a new home.

Day: Wednesday February 14, 2018
Time: 7am - 2:30pm
Where: Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Doggy Dates med res 1 (1).jpgThis pooch pop-up will be in high demand, and spots will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The activation is supported by content and social to drive awareness and attendance at the event, and create broader awareness for the cause and donations.

The first piece of this content will appear on key media outlets to increase reach and shares.

A second social video will showcase the activation itself and will be released later tomorrow, with a third video created to send to all those that participated as an EDM.  It will uncover any doggy-inspired love stories, with any lucky love birds being taken back to the shelter for a champagne doggy date to wrap the story.

8 Comments

Not good said:

Totally devoid of creative thinking.

What was the strategy on this?

Juror said:

Lame at best, exploitative at worst.

TXTDAWG said:


I'd like to see some more Vodafone work.

Not another negatron said:

With such a great animal shelter as Sydney Dogs and Cats is i'm sure there has been a fair bit of thinking around the safety of the dogs involved.

What a great idea! obviously based off an insight that relates to new age dating and great timing. Creative being creative again. Keep it up chaps (and don't listen to the old bored dinosaurs above, they don't know what an app is)

Peeps said:

Lols. Cute.

@Not another negatron said:

Nah, we know what apps are. This is just sub par.

must love dawgs said:

I thought it was a fun idea & for a such a great cause. It brought a big smile to this single gals face.

Don't be silly said:

It reminds me of the peg thing that JWT made a couple of years ago that was made for Cannes.

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