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Donnelly Group launches confidence booster for gents young and old. 

Yulu launches Donnelly Group into the barbershop space by generating buzz around the “Cuts for a Cause” campaign.


Donnelly Group was looking for community relations strategies that were creative and impactful. Yulu was put to the task of planning and executing an initiative that would not only make a genuine difference, but also generate buzz about the organization?s commitment to supporting the community.



Yulu launched ?Cuts for a Cause? in all of Donnelly Group?s Barber & Co barbershop locations. The initiative sought to boost the confidence of men and boys in Vancouver through complimentary barber services by partnering with Open Door Group, a non-profit organization that assists job seekers living in the Downtown Eastside, as well as with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.  Though several confidence-boosting programs existed in the city for women, there was a dearth of them for men. The opening of the fifth barbershop location provided a great opportunity to announce the launch of the initiative to media, offering on-site interviews with its proprietors.



Yulu was successful in generating buzz around the launch of ?Cuts for a Cause?, securing coverage in local media such as Westender and Hello Vancity. We also secured the cover story of the Business section in Vancouver Sun that included images and a video profiling ?Cuts for a Cause? and Donnelly Group?s foray into the barbershop space.