When Adobe approached me to create a recruitment ad for a newspaper, what they didn’t anticipate was a high impact and most relevant installation idea that would create tremendous word-of-mouth and get viral.
When a company like Adobe owns beautiful iconic properties like Flash, Illustrator, DreamWeaver etc. that the world swears by, let them talk for themselves. The fact that these icons are brightly coloured boxes, would make this ambient idea fabulous to the eye and unmissable.
TALENT CANNOT BE BOXED IN. At Adobe, you have the freedom to create. Keeping this idea as a public installation helped add that secondary level dimension.
The newspaper went out of the window and hiring truly went out-of-the-box with these 3D LOGO BOXES FOR HIRE installations at central business districts and office complexes.
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)