IS IT REALLY ADDITIVE-FREE?
|Client||SHABONDAMA SOAP |
|Category||A02. Best Use of Magazines/Newspapers|
|Title||IS IT REALLY ADDITIVE-FREE?|
|Product/Service||SHABONDAMA SOAP |
|Entrant Company:||BBDO J WEST Fukuoka, JAPAN|
|Advertising Agency:||BBDO J WEST Fukuoka, JAPAN|
||BBDO J WEST
||Art Director / Designer
||BBDO J WEST
||I&S BBDO Inc.
Results and Effectiveness:
Monthly shipping volume: increased to 110% (YOY)
The client received a lot of positive feedback from consumers who saw the ad, which led to another newspaper ad with the same design. It also won a domestic award (Yomiuri Advertising Award).
The biggest achievement was to bring a new custom to Japanese consumers to check the ingredients of their commodities including soaps.
In order to reach out to consumers to look at the ingredients on the back side, we created visuals that utilize the front and back side of the newspaper pages.
Insights, Strategy and the Idea:
Japanese consumers carefully check ingredients of food items, but not daily necessities like soaps and detergents. In addition, businesses are allowed to use the word “additive-free” even when products contain additives due to the loose labeling regulation, which has led consumers to believe that the label “additive-free” means the product is 100% natural. Therefore, in order to prove that Shabondama Bubble Soaps contain absolutely no additives, we aimed at reaching out to consumers to check the ingredients when choosing soaps as well.