Winning the trust of mothers by highlighting a brand's clinically proven Unique Selling Proposition
Himalaya was launching its new baby care range at a time when paediatricians and mothers were increasingly concerned that their babies were being exposed to products that were harmful.
Besides that, Himalaya was also facing stiff competition not only from genuine market players but also from cheaper and more harmful brands that had entered this sensitive and health conscious market segment.
The "Moms Trust Himalaya" initiative had to position Himalaya as a safe and trusted brand.
The key objectives of the agency were to:
Build credibility (Trust)
Boost visibility (Awareness)
Communicate brand value (USPs)
Positioning - Develop strategies to compete against established market leaders
Develop a strategy to convert a late entrant brand into a market leader in the region
Launch a brand new product into a sensitive and health conscious market segment
Position the new product as being safe for use on babies, i.e. dispel concerns over dangerous ingredients and build trust
Generate genuine interest and buy-in from key stakeholders, i.e. mothers
This new Himalaya baby care range was being launched against a backdrop of rising concern from mothers and pediatrics around the world about the safety of baby care products.
We decided to run a thought-provoking, nationwide awareness campaign that would generate genuine buy-in from major stakeholders in the market – mothers and caregivers.
We needed to ensure that the campaign built credibility and highlighted Himalaya’s Unique Selling Proposition – that its products are clinically tested and proven to ensure safety and efficacy.
The agency developed a strategy under three key pillars;
KNOW, LIKE and TRUST
The agency had to build the brand in the region and establish and cultivate trust as well as establish a genuine connection between the brand and its target audience especially since a lot of mothers were sceptical and concerned about the safety of baby products.
Get existing and potential customers to know about the brand
Get them to like the brand as a natural product
Build and gain trust that the products are safe for babies
Matrix leveraged public participation through a competition and messages that highlighted the importance of using the right ingredients for baby massages.
Other activities included one-on-one meetups with the target audience and bloggers and distribution of product samples. This helped to build momentum and create hype around the products and its ingredients, enabling higher brand recall.
We also tapped into our excellent media relations that, in turn, provided an opportunity for product placements and feature stories.
Launch the new baby massage oil with a Guinness World Record attempt for maximum baby massages in a given period of time and highlight the importance of baby massage using the right ingredients
To build momentum/continuity, the agency undertook to:
Over 393 mothers from over 20 nationalities participated in the event
Reached over 1 million on Facebook
Sales of the Baby Massage Oil grew by 34% post record attempt (3 months data)
The brand won the title of “Baby and Child Skincare Brand of the Year” at the Mother, Baby and Child awards 2016
A targeted PR campaign enhanced customer experiences and increased brand visibility