Gillette

Second Shave

Challenge

Awareness

Summary

Thai men have less need to shave than males in other countries and suffer from sensitive skin. Shaving is a much lower priority and a poor-quality alternative to Gillette is deemed good enough by many. While we wanted to target all males in the shaving category, the need for a razor that could handle sensitive skin was particularly acute among teens.

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The Campaign

In common with most young men, young Thais get their advice about shaving from their dads. What’s unique about those conversations is that they take place around two key moments. The first occurs when they begin shaving and the other is when young Thai men shave their head before they join a monastery for a few months, typically when they are 17-18-years old.

Our hero video – Gillette’s first-ever culturally led product demonstration – documented a real father and son as they prepared for the religious ceremony before the son entered his monastery. We followed up with supplementing the traditional monastery kits in stores and committed publicly to donating 10,000 kits to monasteries nationwide, creating a new audience for the brand.

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Results

More than three million watched our video in just one week.

It became the most retweeted P&G video in the Thai market ever.

200,000+
retweets
44,000
organic views on Twitter alone

Festival of Media Global 2020
Bronze
Best Campaign for a Celebration, Observation or Awareness Campaign

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