A few weeks ago, two American mothers, whose teen daughters are suffering from cancer, asked Mattel to produce a bald Barbie to allow their children to identify better with their favourite doll. They have collected over 150,000 “likes”on their Facebook page since they launched their online campaign.
Why it matters
Should brands recognize the therapeutic value some of its products may have and cater for niche audiences requesting a change?
Nivea are currently using in-game advertising within a social community for girls (goSupermodel.com) to promote their NIVEA Visage Young range. In the game, players get a ‘virtual pimple’ which they can get rid of by using a NIVEA product.
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