Following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on indoor mixing and larger group socialising, THINK! is re-launching the Pint Block campaign to shift attitudes and behaviours among young men towards drink driving.
Male drivers aged 17-24 are over-represented in drink drive related road casualties. They’re also less likely than the wider population to perceive drink driving as risky or unacceptable.. The Pint Block campaign, launched in 2019, led to an increase in young men agreeing that they would intervene to stop a friend drink driving, and this next stage of the campaign will aim to shift attitudes and behaviours over two campaign bursts – late August to September and November to December, both times of the year when we see higher rates of drink-related deaths and serious injuries among our target audience.
The campaign encourages mates to have each other’s backs with the message that ‘A mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive’.
A series of videos and animations that depict humorous Pint Blocks will run across Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook, online video and digital display in pubs and bars.
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THINK! has launched Phase Two of Pint Block: our ongoing campaign encouraging young men to step in and stop a mate from drink driving.
Phase One featured six ‘Pint Block’ films showing mates using inventive and surreal ways to intervene, with the message that a mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive.
For Phase Two, we’ve worked with ten illustrators to bring 60 new Pint Blocks to life – one for each of the young drivers who, on average, is killed or seriously injured each month while found to be driving over the legal alcohol limit.
Our 60 illustrations range from simple ideas like distracting your mate to steal his pint, to more surreal Pint Blocks including hypnosis, zombie hands, and opening a black hole to swallow your mate’s drink!
The illustrations will be promoted with a strong focus on out-of-home advertising in sports club changing rooms, bars and pubs – all locations where our target audience spend time with their mates.
Illustrations will also be promoted on social media alongside our six Pint Block videos, aligned with culturally and seasonally relevant moments for our target audience.
You can access and download our 60 Pint Block illustrations here or repost the illustrations from our Instagram page . You can also see and download our six Pint Block films on this website.
Phase Two of the Pint Block campaign continues to form part of our ‘Always On’ communications approach, which targets young men via the moments and channels that are most relevant to them.
The target audience for our campaign is 17-24-year-old men, who continue to be heavily over-represented in drink drive-related collisions. Young men are also less likely than the wider population to perceive drink driving behaviour as risky or unacceptable.
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Male drivers aged 17-24 are over-represented in drink drive related accidents. They’re also less likely than the wider population to perceive drink driving behaviour as risky or unacceptable.
Our ‘Pint Block’ films encourage young men to intervene to stop a mate drinking before they drive. The films show mates using inventive and surreal ways to step in, with the message that a mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive.
Running on social media and online video, the campaign is part of our ongoing Mates Matter strategy – which looks to reduce risky driving behaviour by getting young men to have each other’s backs and challenge perceptions about what it means to be a good driver.
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