Monday, August 17, 2009

Dirty Champion !

Ad By: Lowe
Kids- champion for dirt ! Surf Excel- champion for removing that Dirt !

Unilever has always made a difference, atleast with Surf Excel. The previous ad when little boy fights with mud for his little sister left everyone with wide mouth open. That ad suddenly brought a element of liking for dirt. In India, kids playing is not confined to closed rooms or to sophisticated playing areas. Rather, these are the kids for whom every place and every thing is big sport! So they are the biggest logistics company that handles and transports dirt from world to home. The ladies of Indian homes specifically the mothers personally look after cleaning of clothes especially of their children. So when kids come back home after tiring fun carrying every possible strain on their clothes, the instant reaction of every mother is scolding them looking at difficult strains that she would have to get rid of. Thats a never ending process that once or many times happen in every Indian household. So what can be a better way for a detergent company to connect with the actors of this daily play, the mother and the kid. Surf Excel has rightly registered with audience "Daag Ache Hai !". The way they portray this message is amazingly beautiful and the cute act of kids never miss out bringing smiles on the viewers face.

Following the same concept of "Daag Ache Hai !", Unilever brings in the new ad where again kid make every generation look upto them saying that kids would always be cute champions! The ad starts with a notorious kid in school who is having best of his times in absence of his class teacher. He is having fun alone doing mischevious acts and making wierd noises but midst of all this he still enquires about his teacher that where is she missing. Thats the element in kids that they don't show emotions but definitely take them along inside. He discovers that dog of class teacher (Rosy Miss) has died. School timings get over and he reaches Rosy Miss home doing all notorious kid acts on his way. Looking at Rosy Miss, he felt that she is badly missing her dog and so he gears up to cheer her up. He barks, he runs, he lies down, he sits, he plays, he throws ball like the dog. Without thinking of hurting himself or getting his clothes dirty, he is having such joy in acting like Rosy Miss dog just to make her smile for once. That is what shows the innocence of kids and the emotional attachment they possess.

The ad certainly makes the audience smile and again the brand is registered in minds of viewers along with the punchline "Daag Ache Hai !". Surf Excel has been a brand of excellence and it has never lived short as far its product characteristics are concerned. The brand awareness is maintained at its peak by maintaining this consistent brand image. Today, whenever anyone sees Surf Excel, they cannot miss recalling "Daag Ache Hai !" for once.

Surf Excel is indeed champions by communicating through all time champions- kids.

1 comment:

  1. In a cluttered space where there are millions of "me-too" brands, HLL surely comes out a champion. Your post is a good read itself.

    Although, I feel, the tag line "Daag Ache Hain" might encourage kids to get dirtier. Only that the product must live upto its promise and go beyond.