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From Fevicol to Dettol, brands play active role in creating awareness on COVID-19

Brands have joined the bandwagon to educate people

MUMBAI: As confirmed novel coronavirus cases have reached 167 in India, brands across different sectors have started creating social awareness campaigns to educate consumers about the disease. Streaming giant Netflix, Zomato, Hindustan Unilever’s Lifebuoy, Reckitt Benckiser’s Dettol and Amul, among others, have joined the bandwagon to stay relevant and express solidarity with people during COVID-19 scare.


Sensing the fear among people, personal hygiene brands have started posting precautionary tips. HUL’s Lifebuoy has been actively promoting the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to stay safe. The campaign was praised for its message, as it mentioned key competitors such as Dettol, Lux, Godrej No 1, Santoor in its ad and urged people to buy any product which is easily accessible to them.


Reckitt Benckiser, a consumer health and hygiene company, has launched a Paigham-e-Sehat campaign around its brand Dettol. To drive behaviour change communication, the programme is aimed at 550,000 Madrasas across India. Prior to this campaign, Dettol in partnership with TikTok launched #HandWashChallenge to raise awareness about washing hands.


Wash Hands and Stay Cool ##HandWashChallenge @dettol_india

♬ Hand Washing Song - Viruss


Dairy brand Amul never misses a chance to stand out. For instance, the brand featured a topical ad with Amul girl washing hands as the caption read ‘Better saaf than sorry’. The ad appeared on all social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Fevicol is known as a brand which has mastered the art of ‘moment marketing’. During the times of COVID-19 scare, Fevicol tweaked its iconic logo of two elephants and increased the distance between them to convey the message of social distancing.


Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal through his twitter handle talks about the precautionary measures taken at Zomato.

Viviana Mall

Viviana mall in its social media campaign urges people to spread information and not panic.
It has collated a few important tips to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

Mad Over Donuts

MOD through its social media post builds confidence among people by talking about the hygiene maintained while preparing food. It has mentioned how the entire staff wears gloves and masks while cooking.

Balaji Motion Pictures

With the COVID-19 pandemic becoming increasingly prevalent around the globe, Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures requests people to stay indoors.

Red Chillies Entertainment

Red Chillies Entertainment through its post explains the importance social distancing.

Treize Communications

As the novel coronavirus outbreak grows, companies are asking their employees to work from home for their safety and work efficiency. Treize Communications brings in some tips for making work from home easy and fun.


Viacom18 in through Instagram post are educating people to stay safe amidst novel coronavirus scare. They have set out certain precautionary measures to create awareness around the disease

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