Last year, the ad agency John St. created a fake sister agency called 'Jane St.' to cleverly expose how brands are using the message of female empowerment to sell products. Operating under the tagline "Powering empowerment through the power of brands," Jane St. offers a humorous, yet eye-opening depiction of feminism in mainstream advertising.
The website for Jane St. promises brands that it can use the message of female empowerment to tap into women's deepest insecurities and ultimately sell more products. The brand even gives its target audience the title of 'Core Lady Insecurity To Target.' The agency then highlights several parody ads that reveal just how brand's manage to capitalize on women's fears by using the veil of 'girl power.' These ads range from 0 Hour Deodorant designed to build confidence to a product that helps women highlight their body hair.
The parody agency perfectly highlights the rise of femvertising and how brands sometimes use women's insecurities to boost confidence in an inauthentic way.
Jane St. Shows How Brands Capitalize on Female Empowerment
1. Rise of Femvertising - Opportunity for companies to authentically empower women through advertising.
2. Capitalizing on Insecurities - Potential for brands to find innovative ways to address and provide solutions for women's insecurities.
3. Humor in Marketing - Possibility of using humor to shed light on the inauthenticity of certain advertising techniques.
1. Marketing and Advertising - Opportunity for agencies to create more empowering and authentic campaigns for female-based products and services.
2. Beauty and Personal Care - Innovation potential for beauty brands to address and solve women's insecurities with confidence-building and body-positive products.
3. Fashion and Apparel - Disruptive opportunity to challenge traditional gender stereotypes and promote self-expression through inclusive and empowering clothing lines.