House & Home (128)
Will wash for food
Home cleaning company Scotch-Brite, struggling with appealing to a younger demographic, leveraged reward marketing and restaurant partnerships by inviting young urban consumers to test the sponges - in exchange for the meal they already ate.
Why it matters
Surprising jaded people is a challenge, with interception more believable than interruption. Scotch-Brite took a hard-to-win target and offered them something they’d actually use (a free meal), a surprise (they had planned to pay), coupled with an experience (washing dishes with friends) and product trial woven throughout. When we break in to a new demographic, how can we focus on intercepting and joining, rather than stalling and interrupting? Beyond gaming and competition, what are some tried and true bits of shared experience (everyone knows the price of skipping a check is washing dishes) we can use to help challenging customers open their eyes?
Henkel have made their brand more accessible to people with blindness and hearing difficulties. The multinational is supported by the non-profit organization ONCE which works to improve the quality of life of people suffering from blindness or severe visual impairment across Spain. Henkel have chosen to include subtitles on their adverts and Braille on all their products. The aim of the initiative is to facilitate access to information about some of their products such as Wipp Express, Micolor, Dixan and Somat.
A washing machine that a bicycle runs on pedal power has been developed by the company cyclean, who are also working on a solar powered shower. It is currently in the prototype phase.