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Sweden

2021

Defy Damage Experiment

Entrant Company

Yo Adrian

Category

Social Content & Marketing

Client's Name

Joico Sweden

Sub-Category

Fashion & Beauty

Joico has a world-leading position when it comes to returning hair to its strongest and healthiest state. They are loved by the hairdressing community but not a household name for consumers, especially younger ones. When they wanted to launch their new, revolutionizing, protective hair treatment in a market where competing brands were already established, we knew we had to do something extraordinary. Most people know that chemical treatments and heat styling put a strain on our hair, but it’s less known that everyday stresses like the weather cause almost as much damage. And weather is something we have plenty of in Sweden. The campaign gave two beauty influencers, with followings that matched the target group, each a Defy Damage treatment and put them in a situation none of their followers had ever seen them in before – an industrial weather laboratory normally used for testing cars against extreme weather. In this weather laboratory, the influencers were exposed to four different types of weather in one day: glaring sunshine, extreme wind, torrential downpour, and a blizzard. From the experiment, a vlog-type video was created that felt native to the two influencers. The video was sponsored to the target group on Facebook and Instagram and optimized for view-through. In addition, the two influencers hyped the products and the experiment on their own platforms. The campaign created a consumer demand that made every last product sell out during a period of 1 month, creating a ROI of more than a thousand percent and re-establishing the brand in the market. Joico Sweden called the campaign the most successful campaign in the history of the company.

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Entrant Company

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Category

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Category

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Category

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Entrant Company

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Category

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