Pampers Miracles Worksheet for Lovemarks Casebook. 1. May 2012. Emotional Insight. Some Background In 2010 Pampers found itself in a place where it was losing the most valuable asset a brand can own – mums ’ trust.
In 2010 Pampers found itself in a place where it was losing the most valuable asset a brand can own – mums’ trust.
The problem started when moms began posting complaints online that Pampers Cruisers with DryMax was causing severe diaper rash, although product testing and a Consumer Products Safety Board investigation showed no connection. Negative buzz continued to grow and eventually spilled into mainstream media. Share was declining.
We needed to reconnect with parents in a fundamental way to regain their trust and their love – to go back to the basics of Pampers and show that the healthy, happy development of babies is what the brand cares about.
We needed to ignite a new conversation about Pampers, leaving the DryMax discussion behind and showing Pampers’ commitment to caring for all babies’ health and happiness. The insight revealed itself in a tribe where the Agency and Client came together to explore how Pampers couldshow that it was in touch with the lives of today's parents and families.
However they come into the world, every baby is a little Miracle.
However they come into this world, Pampers believes every baby is a little miracle to be celebrated supported and protected.
We first knew we were on to something amazing when we showed the 60” video to moms in qualitative research and saw and heard their intensely emotional reponses:
But the real A-HA moment happened after we posted the Miracles video on you YouTube and Facebook and saw how powerfully the idea was connecting with moms and how they were sharing it with other moms online.
I truly love your commercial. It shows your true focus. It brought a smile to my face. A commercial like this helps me make my decision on which product I will use for my new little arrival.
Thank you Pampers and P&G for supporting families that are created in all different ways. The women sharing their stories here are brave and strong, just like my daughter’s birth mother.
Having a new baby with Down’s Syndrome who also spent a month in NICU, this video touched my heart so much. Pampers, you truly captured all these babies and their new families with such grace and respect. This is more than a commercial.
And there were many subsequent A-HAs:
Views on YouTube built quickly, eventually reaching over 1.7 million views – by the most highly viewed video from Pampers ever.
Discussions about the video started popping up on numerous mom blogs and forums.
We gained of 240,000 new Facebook fans in four months.
Good afternoon.My name is La Taasha B. and I am a mother to a child with special needs. I found outabout her diagnosis at birth and gave up my career, essentially, in order to take care ofher. Though this past year has been extremely difficult and at times I did not know howwe were going to make it to the next day, I found comfort in knowing that I was giving all that I had for her well-being.You see, my daughter has Down Syndrome and last year this time I could not even say thosefive words let alone write them in a letter. I was suddenly a part of a community I knewnothing about...and never saw. I was becoming aware of the way that people looked at uswhen we were out and began to dread being 'outed'. People can be so tactless at times andeven though I think that my daughter is beautiful, extra chromosome and all, it says a lotto open an email for a national campaign and see a little girl that looks like your baby.I thought, "Someone thinks she's beautiful" and felt the tears.So thank you P&G for caring enough for the DS community and for all other children born with special needs for putting one of our children front and center and not tucked away in a sidebar. Our children are beautiful. It speaks to the character of your company that you would debunk public perception and allow our 'normal' to be shown to the world.Again, thank you. La Taasha and Cairo B.
The other great story is the Saatchi Tribe that got us to the idea. For 2 ½ days a team from Saatchi, agency partners, and a few key clients generated literally hundreds of ideas. Our Tribe Leader, Cliff Frances, brought his amazing insight and skill to bear on in articulating and capturing ideas, suggesting how to move them along, and guiding the group to the final direction.
But equally amazing was our senior client, Jodi Allen, the North American General Manager. Joining to view the work at key junctures, Jodi pushed the Agency not to play it safe, to stretch the ideas beyond our comfort zone and make her and P&G colleagues uncomfortable. “We can always reign them in later if needed,” she said, “but if we don’t push beyond our comfort zone, we won’t get to something that’s truly great.” It was in no small part Jodi’s courage during the tribe and afterwards, and her unwavering support for Miracles even when it did not meet P&G standard testing benchmarks, that the work went on to execution, launch and success.
Listen & Support
If we wanted parents to hear us, then we had to start listening, actively, to parents. With a team of community managers in place to encourage dialogue among Facebook fans and a platform for parents to share the journeys that led to their little miracles, we actively listened to their unique stories. We learned about these one-of-a-kind parents. The community managers reached out to celebrate, support and protect those little miracles, responding to moms directly and going as far as surprising moms with gifts like baby blankets so she knew Pampers was listening.
Show that we share her values
We launched the :60 video on YouTube and in special TV placements to spread the brand’s point-of-view that “every baby is a little miracle to celebrate, support and protect.” It resonated so powerfully with parents from many distinct lifestyles and situations that they began to thank Pampers for recognizing them and to share their appreciation with their online social networks.
Recognizing segments of parents who generally felt unrecognized, underserverd or even ostracized by society, popular culture and brands was a keep element in helping to get people talking about the campaign and fueling earned media.
Engage her (Maintain momentum of “Missions”)
The “Missions” program fostered and facilitated true consumer participation by encouraging parents to pledge small acts of “celebrating, supporting and protecting” newborns and parents (i.e. I pledge to make dinner for a new mom). Once the participation threshold is met, Pampers responds with a miraculous response (i.e. Groupon for Social Responsibility). For instance, one miraculous response was the Mothers Day Event where Pampers showered moms with baby gifts who otherwise wouldn’t have the means for such a celebration.
1) Generate positive word-of-mouth, advocating Pampers among 3 million people
2) Grow POE (Point of entry: new parents) share by 10%
3) Increase USH (U.S. Hispanic) POE share +2.0 points
4) Get 1 million views of the “Miracles” :60 online video
5) Gain 240,000 more Facebook fans in 4 months
6) Increase positive online sentiment of the Pampers brand
Day One: Pampers Employees Visit Good Samaritan Hospital
An employee celebration at Baby Care Headquarters was just the start! Many employees brought their babies to work to commemorate Pampers significant milestone. Following, Pampers employees gathered to compile care packages and made deliveries to the local NICU at Good Samaritan Hospital. Highlights included:
Day Two: Pampers Partners with Celeb Parents and The Mount Sinai Hospital
Pampers continued the celebration by partnering with a variety of celebrity parents who have their own personal miracle stories. Actors Joey Lawrence and Mark Consuelos, alongside actresses Ali Larter and LaLa Anthony delivered care packages to The Mount Sinai’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in New York City, and participated in a press junket following to share their enthusiasm for the campaign. A few highlights, include:
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“Tweeting” Up the Momentum
Various tweets from our event celebrities, including Mark Consuelos, Joey Lawrence & LaLa Anthony, helped spawn momentum on the platform immediately following the Pampers Little Miracle Missions launch at Mt. Sinai's event in NYC. Each of the celebs tweeted, encouraging consumers to participate in Pampers first Little Miracle Mission on Facebook. Items were “retweeted” by other celebrities including Kelly Ripa (wife of Mark Conseulos), Horatio Sanz and Howie Mandel.
As part of our Project Daisy efforts to help draw eyes to the 60-second Miracles television commercial, we partnered with multiple celebrities, with high Twitter followings, to tweet out links to the spot on their personal Twitter pages. Participating celebrities included Khloe Kardashian, Giuliana Rancic, Kris Jenner, Kelly Rowland and Kristin Chenoweth.
Additionally, both Khloe Kardashian's and Kristin Chenoweth's Miracles tweets were posted in full (including the link to the Miracles commercial on the Pampers YouTube channel) on People.com's "Tweet Ticker: What The Stars Are Saying Right Now On Twitter", a sidebar on the People.com homepage (which boasts over 9 million monthly viewers).
To also help perpetuate the Twitter buzz, our bloggers used the Twitter machine to promote their #PampersMiracles blogger giveaways, where they are giving one reader a $50 gift card to "pay it forward" as a way to help celebrate, support or protect a family in their community. Over 75 bloggers are taking part in this effort currently, with several more in the planning process.
Through these efforts, we reached over 14 million people and garnered over 26,700,000 million total impressions.