We are always endeavouring to keep up with the trends in marketing. To ensure our library of images are up to date and relevant to the issues of today we turned our minds to organic marketing and set out to create a set of images with kids engaging in organic play.
For clarity organic play refers to the surroundings, activities and materials the kids immerse themselves in.
Why did we chose the subject of organic play?
The awareness of the hazards of environmental waste means more businesses than ever are turning to green practices. They strive to become environmentally responsible and they want to advertise this with organic marketing. Therefore they need the visual images both still and motion, to engage their audiences.
Alongside this we thought about how kids play these days. With parents full schedules less time is being spent in outdoor unstructured activities.
Research shows that children are spending record amounts of time watching television and engaging in other media devices.
Caprisun embrace organic play in their marketing.
HSBC use kids aspirational role play using organic materials and imagination.
How we produced and styled this shoot.
We abandoned the plastic, commercially produced toys and left the technology indoors and headed outside with organic materials, recycled materials, and repurposed items.
Cardboard boxes were rescued from the recycling bin and paper plates and lids from store cupboards became wheels and lights. Scarves, goggles and hats gathered from a rummage in a store of accumulated props. The kids wore their own clothes and ‘dressed up’ as pilots, racing drivers and superheroes using the props provided.
We took them to a great outdoor space available to everyone, the park, and let them race, run and fly!