Let's Dig Toilets, Not Graves
London agency Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw is out with a new television commercial for WaterAid. Directed by Susannah Hayes, the ad features the popular playground song "Diarrhea Diarrhea". During the first half of the ad, shot at a primary school in Hackney, British children smile and giggle as they sing the song which, of course, is totally normal because, well, diarrhea is funny what with all the farting and squirting that accompanies it.
But all that farting and squirting isn't so funny when it's rampant in countries like Zambia ans the commercial touches on that by cutting to a boy who not so happily sings, "When it's just killed your sister and you're really going to miss her, diarrhea, diarrhea."
The campaign advocates the building of sanitary pit toilets which can help stop the spread of diarrhea.
Along with the ad which will air on Sky One, Discovery, Bravo, More 4 and SkySports, PR, email, inserts, videos and online ads are part of the campaign.