Can a floor cleaner do more than just clean floors? Why not inculcate cleanliness as a way of life in young minds who are in the process of habit formations?
Almost 2 decades ago, Hindustan Unilever discovered to their amazement that MY CLEAN WORLD an innovative idea for a school contact programme would have lasting impact for their floor cleaning brand, Domex than any other conventional communication.
A set of My Picture Story Book and My Clean World chart were distributed to Class 2 children. The storybook stayed in class while the chart would be at home. This set would be different for Class 3 and another set for Class 4.
Weekly fun lessons – illustrated stories on various aspects of cleanliness – had to be completed by the child and supervised by the teacher. A month later on completion of a story, the child would detach the ‘moral of the story’ jigsaw piece and take it home to affix it onto his My Clean World chart. This chart-cum-calendar got completed at the end of 6 stories, much to the delight and pride of the parents and teachers who found their kids getting possessive of their clean world.
The brand’s constant presence at home and with parents watching their child’s involvement with its key benefit of cleanliness, brand goodwill felt so squeaky good!
My Picture Story Book used at school: (regret image quality of this earlier work)
The completed My Clean World chart at home: (regret image quality of this earlier work)
Bharatiya Streeshakti is a not-for-profit organization that painstakingly strives to uphold women’s rights. They wished to stop the menace of domestic violence by encouraging women to report abuse, which due to impending social stigma was never reported. Following the “If we don’t know, we can’t help” theory, the idea was to dramatically bring this hidden issue out into the open and let these abused women know that the NGO was there for them.
LET THE PAIN OUT! A simple idea printed on vinyl and pasted on walls of residential buildings drove home the point in the most economical yet powerful manner. Crowds gathered stunned at first, only to realize the gravity of the message.
‘Domestic violence needs a voice. Yours.’ These posters with contact details were then distributed.