For perplexing pimple problems, there’s a new campaign that says, jettison soaps if you have pimples; use a nice Neem facewash. That nice neem facewash happens to be from Himalaya, and the campaign is woven around sisterly advice on the problem.
Pimple Hai to Soap Nahi, Sirf Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash is the new campaign, that is driven by playful banter between two sisters wherein the younger one is seeking advice from her elder sister for pimple problems.
The new Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash TVC sets in with a dialogue between two sisters in the backdrop of a painting canvas. The younger sister is seen anxious with her first pimple and walks up to her elder sister. The elder sister cares for her sister’s anxiety and advises her to not use soap on pimples. She explains the harsh effects of an ordinary toilet soap and asks her to switch to Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash, as it is soap-free and has the antibacterial goodness of Neem and Turmeric. She explains the harsh effects of an ordinary toilet soap and advises her to use Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash, as it is soap-free and has the antibacterial goodness of Neem and Turmeric.
Abhinav Chugh, Category Manager – Face Wash, Consumer Products Division – Marketing, The Himalaya Drug Company, said, “It is our responsibility to build awareness around face care and advocate correct solution for consumers’ benefit. The rapidly growing face wash category still has low penetration. 7 out of every 10 consumers in urban India unknowingly use soap for face cleansing. With pimple problems, an ordinary toilet soap can be harmful and should be avoided.”
Keerthika Damodaran, Brand Manager – Face Wash, Consumer Products Division – Marketing, The Himalaya Drug Company, said, “When it comes to pimples, consumers don’t realize that ordinary toilet soaps can be harsh on them. With this communication, we emphasize on the ‘soap-free’ nature of Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash, along with the antibacterial goodness of Neem and Turmeric to help prevent pimples. This campaign, with its compelling insight and strong delivery, will make consumers re-think on using their ordinary toilet soap on pimples and make them switch to Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash.”
Conceptualized by Eighty-Two Point Five Communications, the highlight of the TVC was to give enough reasons to the consumer using soap on pimple to switch to Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash to resolve their pimple-related problems.
Ravikumar C, Senior Creative Directive, Eighty Two Point Five Communications, said, “This time around, as part of recruiting new users into the category, we had to make the consumers aware of the ineffectiveness of an ordinary toilet soap when it comes to pimples.
“We had to communicate a functional message while retaining the brand story of two sisters, their innocence, care, and warmth. Our creative solution was simple, and added one more character to this mix, a portrait.
“The story revolves around a portrait of the younger sister drawn by the elder one. When one uses the portrait to showcase her problem of pimples, the other provides the solution through it without losing the innocence, simplicity, care, and warmth.”
Naveen Raman, Senior Vice President & Branch Head, Eighty-Two Point Five Communications, said, “As a creative proposition, the brand has been owning the first pimple in a girl’s life for a very long time. We remained consistent to the creative hook and came up with an interesting story between two sisters to establish our proposition.”
Himalaya Facewash Campaign details
Title: Pimple Hai to Soap Nahi, Sirf Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash
Client: The Himalaya Drug Company
Agency: Eighty Two Point Five Communications
Brand Planning: Siddharth Roy, Malini Menon
Creative: Ravikumar C
Account Management: Naveen Raman, Sunpreet Kaur, Dhwani Nagrani
Production house: Code Red Films
Director: Gajraj Rao