A One-Year-Old Girl Runs for President in YMCA's Latest Campaign

One-Year-Old Zoe Is Candidate for 2064

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Feb 25, 2016

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As election fever heats up in the U.S., all eyes are on Hillary Clinton as a potential first female candidate. But a new campaign for the YMCA is more focused on a future woman leader, who's currently a one year-old baby.

The ad puts the spotlight on Zoe, age one, making the point that she could be president in 2064, given the right nurturing as she grows up. The campaign, by Droga5 (which also happens to work on Clinton's campaign) highlights the potential in all kids to change the world if they're supported throughout childhood and their teen years. It emphasizes that Zoe represents the potential of every child, something the Y attempts to foster every day through its programs. There's also a website where you can register your support for Zoe's presidential bid in 2064 by donating to the Y.

The campaign is the second phase of the Y's "For a Better Us" campaign and follows the launch of Droga5's first work for the Y last month, a series of gritty spots showing how the Y has the power to transform deprived American communities.

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Feb 25, 2016
Droga5 New York
David Droga
Chief Creative Officer:
Ted Royer
Kevin Brady
Creative Director:
Casey Rand
Creative Director:
Karen Land Short
Junior Copywriter:
Gabe Sherman
Junior Art Director:
Gage Young
Associate Design Director:
Cynthia Ratsabouth
Jen Lally
Kathryn Berlinsky
Experience Designer:
Hiye Shin
Junior Designer:
Hena Seo
Chief Creative Officer:
SallyAnn Dale
Head of Broadcast Production:
Ben Davies
Senior Producer:
Jennifer McKenzie
Associate Broadcast Producer:
Jenna Alchin
Associate Broadcast Producer:
Jamil McGinnis
Head of Interactive Production:
Niklas Lindstrom
Director of Technology:
Andy Prondak
Executive Interactive Producer:
Jenn Mann
Senior Technology Lead:
Joachim Do
Quality Assurance:
Yadira Isaac
Lead Developer:
Jim Alexander
Head of Art Production:
Cliff Lewis
Junior Art Producer:
Nichole Katsikas
Associate Media Producer:
Bethany Lyons
Print Producer:
Rose Mahan
Paul McGeiver
Associate Photographer:
Robert Ohman
Head of Print Services:
Rob Lugo
Creative Studio Coordinator:
Virginia Vargas
Retouching Studio Manager:
Michelle Leedy
Michael Mockler
Global Chief Strategy Officer:
Jonny Bauer
Head of Strategy:
Chet Gulland
Strategy Director:
Elaine Purcell
Head of Data Strategy:
Andrew Tully
Senior Data Strategist:
Eric Raicovich
Senior Data Strategist:
Brad Mumbrue
Group Account Director:
Matt Ahumada
Account Director:
Amanda Chandler
Account Manager:
Sara Fletcher
Project Manager:
Rayna Lucier
Kevin Washington
EVP, Chief Strategy/Advancement Officer:
Kate Coleman
VP of Marketing Communications:
Donna Bembenek
Senior Director of External Relations:
Ryu Mizuno
Production Company:
Community Films
Matt Smukler
Executive Producer:
Carl Swan
Executive Producer:
Lizzie Schwartz
Head of Production:
Chris Spanos
Nick Shandra
Beast NY
Jim Ulbrich
Post Producer:
Sheena Wagaman
Post Producer:
Melati Pohan
Post Production:
Flame Artist:
Scott Bravo
Company 3
Damien Pelphrey
Katie Andrews
Score A Score
Joshua Johnson
Robert Casal
Sound Director:
Sonic Union
Fernando Ascani

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