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Sex, Stocks and STIs | Glossy [Video]

Data visualization meets e-commerce in FCB/SIX’s new platform for LifeStyles condoms.

Just like playing the market, playing the field comes with risk. That’s the creative spark behind a new stock market-inspired platform from FCB/SIX for sexual wellness brand LifeStyles. The project, called “Publicly Traded” uses real-time Australian search activity around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to generate “stock” chart visualizations, which drive dynamic online pricing for its products, making condoms more affordable when transmission is on the rise.

Launching in the Australian market, the new “STI Index” is determined by Google Search data around six key sexually transmitted infections: Chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea and HPV. The platform is driven by three real-time Australian search behaviours: STI names (e.g., searching “herpes”), symptoms (e.g., searching “painful urination”), and by geographic region (where those searches are happening).

The search information is presented on PubliclyTraded.com.auas data visualizations that resemble stock market charts, providing an at-a-glance look at which STIs might be …

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.