A campaign that reimagines the farm set
Compassion in World Farming
Over 50 billion animals are reared in factory farms every year, but shoppers are still too willing to turn a blind eye. Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) asked us to help them engage a new audience that hadn't been reached by farm welfare communications, and get them to sign a petition lobbying the government to improve farming standards.
Over 50 billion animals are reared in factory farms every year. With growing demand for cheap meat and dairy, ethical standards have gone out the window. The problems are plain to see, but shoppers are still too willing to turn a blind eye. Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) wanted to engage a new audience that hadn't been reached by farm welfare communications.
Our response was to design and build a new farm toy that reflects the true nature of most modern farms. ‘Your Farm' exists as a physical toy, as a product website and as a product video. Your Farm is a satirical way of representing factory farms across the world and the dangers that are associated with them. The product site was designed with a bold colour palette and a playful, childlike aesthetic. The website allows the user to personalise the farm, as well as play a series of satirical games which challenge them to pack in more animals, give animals antibiotics, clear rainforests for more food and brand the food in misleading ways. The user journey ends with the option to 'fix your farm', allowing the user to transform the toy into a high welfare farm, with better practices.
CIWF ask users to become #farmfixers and sign up to the petition which is aimed at global influencers, who can spread and implement CIWF's message to improve farming standards, gaining over 18,000 signatures. In addition to promoting the website across their social media channels, we created extra farm animals which CIWF posted to bloggers to encourage them to write about the website.