LITTLE BIG FILM MAKER
|Entrant||MINDSHARE FULCRUM Mumbai, INDIA|
|Type of Entry||Integrated |
|Title||LITTLE BIG FILM MAKER|
|Entrant Company:||MINDSHARE FULCRUM Mumbai, INDIA|
|Advertising Agency:||MINDSHARE FULCRUM Mumbai, INDIA|
||Manager - Invention
||Manager - The Exchange
||Partner - Invention
||Leader Team Unilever
||Principal Partner - The Exchange
Describe the campaign/entry:
The state of Tamil Nadu in India (contribution of 10% and 6% of Surf Excel and detergent category respectively) is a key market for Surf Excel. While brand recall stood at a healthy 99%, its “Dirt is good” proposition was losing relevance with the consumers.
Surf Excel’s communication is skewed to the middle class Indian housewife who understands the importance of stains with respect to her child’s development. This led to the consumer insight – “Mothers take special pride when their children learn something new”
Hence, Surf Excel Little Big Film Maker was conceptualized. A unique reality show where kids scripted and directed their own memorable stain stories. They were mentored by renowned film directors who helped transform these stories into iconic “Dirt is good” short films. The children themselves delivered “Dirt is good” message with honesty, local flavor and a fresh perspective.
Give some idea of how successful this campaign/entry was with both client and consumer:
The ‘little directors’ re-crafted Surf Excel’s success story -
• Millward Brown tracking score on “Dirt is good” Equity measure improved by 14%.
• Brand Appeal Scores improved by 33%.
• An Ormax research on program perception proved -
- 82% of viewers thought the show was unique
- 72% children were inspired to become film makers
• The TV series reached 58% of the Target Group in Tamil Nadu
• 323,000 people were reached via YouTube in 2 months, with 44,000 post views on Facebook within 12 days of activity.
• Cinema association engaged 1.7 million captive viewers.
Describe how the campaign/entry was launched and executed across each channel in the order of implementation.
We partnered Star Vijay, one of the leading TV channels in Tamil Nadu.
School contact programs reached 70,000 kids across 151 schools through press, magazines and radio. Children responded by penning 12,000 stories. 8 best stories were short-listed.
Suhasini Mani Rathnam (leading Tamil actress) was roped in to anchor the show and celebrated film director A.R. Murugadoss to mentor the kids. Local famed directors joined the team to assist the children technically. The kids were the authority on all aspects – cast, location, costumes, background score, character etching and photography. A weekly series called Surf Excel’s Little Big Film Maker was created. Eight 3-minute short films were then telecast weekly.
A YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/surfexceldaagachehai was created to garner national popularity, and we collaborated with mainstream Hindi film 'Chillar Party' - for LBFM short-films to be aired just before the film across 432 screens in 25 cities across the country.