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Apr 14, 2022

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    April, London – Taimi, the first fully inclusive LGBTQ+ dating app, presents a new creative advertising campaign for Snapchat in collaboration with iconic talents and influential members of the LGBTQ+ community. Taimi's core mission is the creation of a nonjudgmental and authentic environment. We want to celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of LGBTQ+ culture and build a strong, lasting connection with our audience by providing a safe space for everyone. Self-expression, respectful communication, and endless inspiration are Taimi’s top three values in fighting stereotypes. 

    In a series of short films, Taimi discovers the diversity of human personality through different types of self-expression. What’s the type you want to meet on a night out? What part of yourself do you want to show off on a date? 

    Jamie Windust / BTS by Chris McCrory

    Our talents, Miss Jason, Woody Cook, Shon Faye, and Lexii Thomas, explore four different types of people in a playful way, calling to pick your next date and find LGBTQ+ singles on Taimi. Through the Club Kid, Fashionista, Bookworm, and Gamer types, in a fun manner with a bit of self-irony, we want to inspire the audience to try something new. Each of these types represents important components of LGBTQ+ culture while also encouraging us to be whatever we want, but on one condition – respectful communication. The second part of the campaign includes Jamie Windust’s tips on how to create safe spaces on a date.

    “The audience’s trust is extremely important to us. We design our product based exclusively on users’ feedback. But to earn the LGBTQ+ community’s confidence in Taimi, we need to build strong connections with the audience via authentic communication, respectfulness, diversity, and celebration of LGBTQ+ culture. The new Snapchat Ads Campaign has all these components. Taimi is a safe space for self-expression where you find your love, friendship, or date for a night out,” says Helen Virt, Chief Business Development Officer.  

    The Talent & Project Direction has been managed by The Haze Agency, a UK & US-based agency founded by Danner Tassone. The Agency specializes in celebrity & talent brand partnerships - creating meaningful content across print, digital, social, and experiential platforms. 

    The Haze Agency also enlisted the services of the creative studio, RAYGUN, in partnership for this project. 

    “At The Haze Agency, it is important for us to produce content that brings both great meaning and joy to an audience. Working with this amazing LGBTQ+ cast and team allowed us to produce creative and engaging storytelling content through the lens of today’s proud and informed LGBTQ+ dating community on Taimi,” Danner Tassone, Founder & CEO at The Haze Agency

    The Snapchat Ads campaign was created by Raygun, a London-based creative studio founded by Robbie Kilgour and Joseph Harvey. The studio’s unique approach to creativity focuses on bold ideas and strong collaboration. Among its credits are projects with Nike, iD, Calvin Klein, Warner Music, Vice, Sony Music, Estrella, Wonderland Music, the UK government, and more.

    “We felt it was really important in our approach that the audience and the queer community were a part of the ideation process and were represented across the entire production. The talent and the crew were obvious places to start but so was the shoot location - a regular spot for East London drag nights. The entire production lived and breathed queerness from start to finish,” ads Robbie Kilgour, Director at RAYGUN.

    Self-expression, respectful communication, and connection are at the core of what The Haze Agency represents through its talent and brand partnerships. Working hand in hand with Taimi, the aim of this collaboration was to share important knowledge about the LGBTQ+ dating community, whilst highlighting the excitement of first dates, new encounters, relationships, and love. 

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    Campaign Credits

    Talent & Partnership Agency: The Haze Agency @thehazeagency_ (www.thehazeagency.com)

    Production Company: Raygun London @raygun.ldn

    Creative Director: Robbie Kilgour @robbiekilgour

    Talent & Project Director: Danner Tassone 

    Creative Producer: Dorothy Graham @dorothygraham

    Creative & Casting: Chris McCroy @xopherxopher

    DOP: Joe Harvey @joeharveydop

    1st AC: Irys Steel @cinesteel

    2nd AC: Rebecca Doctor  @rebeccadoctor

    Gaffer: Joe Williams @slothy.joe

    Spark: Reece Litchfield @litchfield.lighting

    Sound Op: Rajan @rajan1993

    Stylist: Oliver Volquardsen @oliver_volquardsen

    Stylist Assistants: Julia Veitch & Emily Powell @julveitch @powelle__

    MUA: Faye Bluff @fayebluff

    MUA Assistant: Craig Hamilton @craighamiltonartistry

    Runner: Sarah Dines

    Editor: Joe Harvey @joeharveydop

    Audio Producer: Rebeccca Townsend @beckytownsend

    Colour Producer: Franky Chadwick

    Sound Engineer: Scott Marshall @bamsoundcreative

    Colourist: Jax Harney @jaxharney

    About Taimi

    Taimi is an LGBTQ+ dating app made exclusively for everyone on the gender and sexuality spectrum with over 13 million users worldwide. Taimi advocates the culture of acceptance and has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for discrimination, hate, and stigmatization against gender, race, or sexuality.

    Taimi is free to download. Taimi XL subscription provides access to premium features.

    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: taimi.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA: @taimiapp

    MEDIA KIT: Available here

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