The Brawny Man Is a Woman in Georgia-Pacific's International Women's Day Campaign

Effort Proclaims 'Strength Has No Gender'

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Mar 08, 2016

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Back in September, Georgia-Pacific's Brawny and Cutwater San Francisco re-introduced us to the Brawny Man, a faceless giant who appeared in a series of new ads and on the paper towel's packaging. Now, in honor of International Women's Day, that anonymous gargantuan is a woman -- who appears in a new ad following a series of vignettes that celebrate hard-working ladies in various tough jobs and hobbies--flying planes, building cars, leading protests, scaling mountains and marching in the military.

The digital campaign proclaims #StrengthHasNoGender and also includes four 90-second documentaries that will live on Brawny's social and digital channels.

The films feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA player Swin Cash, who also reports on men's college basketball for CBS Sports; Alvarado Construction Inc. CEO/President and Palo Alto, Inc. Restaurant Company President Linda Alvarado, who also happens to be the first ever Latino owner of a MLB team (the Colorado Rockies); Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the first woman to lead Atlanta, Georgia's Morehouse School of Medicine as president and dean and Maureen Stoecklein, who has been a Michigan firefighter for more than 16 years. At the end of the videos, each woman appears wearing the Brawny Man's signature plaid shirt. And unlike the rest of the campaign, their faces are shown in full glory.

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Mar 08, 2016
Cutwater San Francisco
Founder/Chief Creative Offier:
Chuck McBride
Christian Hughes
Executive Producer:
Daniel Tuggle
Associate Producer:
Kimberly Lewis
Associate Creative Director:
Gong Liu
Art Director:
Mike Butler
Jay Brockmeier
Sarah Eade Bengard
Account Director:
Sarah Owens
Senior Account Manager:
Greer Gonerka
Production Company:
Kaboom Productions
Owner/Executive Producer:
Lauren Schwartz
Ricki Stern
Annie Sundberg
Suzanne Umberger
Hustle Co.
Executive Producer:
Daniel Tuggle
Naomi Goodman
Inome Callahan
Misfit Editorial
Executive Producer:
Jim Vaughan
Marissa Rosado
Audio Producer:
Audio Engineer:
Mark Pitchford
Color A Gogo
Executive Producer:
Kim Salyer
Kent Pritchett
Music Supervision:
Blue Scout Music
Music Supervisor:
Joey Prather

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