Godrej uses HIT to battle out ‘World Malaria Day’

MUMBAI: According to a Business Standard report, around 56 per cent of Indians don’t use mosquito repellents. In rural markets, 72 per cent of the population does not use any such product. And tapping this market is Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL). The brand has over the years launched a variety of products for this untapped market.

Plus, with the rising threat of dengue and malaria, Godrej is always seen taking initiatives through its brand communication. It can be noted that there are about 103,395,721 suspected malaria cases in India. On the eve of ‘World Malaria Day’ HIT has rolled an interesting advertising campaign. Executed by Lowe and Linteractive, the brand has used a 360 degree approach with an inclusion of a digital film on social media along with seven TVC spots, radio and print media.

The agency developed a digital video which shows a life cycle of a mosquito in Facebook timeline format. The character named as Miss Malaria is seen flaunting her life events. Till she gets a friend request from HIT and dies the next moment after the request is accepted. The video has already got over 161,485 hits in day’s time.

The campaign idea was simple yet smart. The communication was released across different media platforms; one to understand what a user can do for ‘World Malaria Day’ by participating in the polling to enable the brand to do things and two to understand why the brand should educate the users about the hazards of malaria.

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Apart from this, to ensure there is more action oriented activity on social media, the brand conducted a poll asking what social initiatives should HIT take on this ‘World Malaria Day.’ The one which gets the highest votes will be the activity that the brand will initiate.

Along with this, six TVCs have already been released that shoots out a strong message on the lines of how people are ignorant about malaria. The campaign tries to wake them up!

It is interesting to see how brands are rolling out strategies that are thought provoking and hit’s the right mindset.

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