Euro 2016 Provides a Suggestive Canvas for This French Safe Sex Campaign

Another Risque Piece of Work From HIV Awareness Organization Aides

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French HIV awareness organization Aides is known for its risque advertising through agency TBWA/Paris. In its latest campaign, it manages to make provocative capital out of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament (now reaching the quarter final stage in France), while making a point about safe sex between nations.

Print, digital and outdoor ads depict naked fans painted in the colors of the different countries' flags -- but with each couple sporting smears of each others' paint in some unmistakably suggestive places. The couples were photographed by Eric Traore.

The aim of the campaign is to spread a safe sex message as fans from all nations visit France for the soccer tournament, and remind people that the HIV epidemic is still very active in Europe and central Asia. But there's another side to it as well. The tagline to the campaign is "Make Love Not War. Blend Together, Safe Together," and, according to Aides, it's also designed to highlight fraternity and harmony between countries -- something not seen in the early games of Euro 2016 when fans clashed on the streets.

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Jul 01, 2016
Christian Andreo
Nathalie Gauthier
Antoine Henry
Charmaine Da Costa Soares
Account Manager:
Anne Vincent
Account Manager:
Véronique Fourniotakis
Account Manager:
Marion Floch
Account Manager:
Mirella Ghil
Executive Creative Director:
Benjamin Marchal
Executive Creative Director:
Faustin Claverie
Art Director:
Olivier Mularski
David Phillips
Art Buyer:
Isabelle Jaubert
Print Producer:
Laurence Collavini
Eric Troaré
Body Paint Artist:
Guido Daniele
Retouching Studio:
Chic Paris
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