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Grey Group Asia Pacific demonstrates Pantene’s hair transformation promise

Pantene’s ‘Hair on Ice’ campaign conceptualised by Grey Group rides on the growing trend of ice-skating in the Phillippines

Grey Group Asia Pacific demonstrates Pantene’s hair transformation promise

Pantene’s ‘Hair on Ice’ campaign conceptualised by Grey Group rides on the growing trend of ice-skating in the Phillippines

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 12, 2015

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In a saturated category that is littered with claims and promises that consumers hardly ever listen to, Pantene needed a campaign that would engage the jaded consumers in the Philippines and break ice with them.

It was a tall order but Grey Group Asia Pacific in collaboration with Grey Kuala Lumpur and Grey Group Singapore took on the challenge, even if it meant skating on thin ice – literally and figuratively. There was renewed interest in ice-skating which was triggered by Michael Martinez, a Filipino ice skater - the first figure skater from Southeast Asia and the tropical zone to compete at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Riding on this trend, the team found a way to make the proposition relevant with the campaign, Pantene ‘Hair on Ice’.

A billboard-sized image of a model with luscious hair was printed on water and ice-proof material, and installed on to the ice of an Olympic-sized rink. The image was manually doused with over 2,500 gallons of water and was frozen for 30 days in -5 degrees celsius temperature. Pantene’s name and tagline were also branded on the rink’s ice-smoothening truck. All in all, it took eight weeks to complete.

The hair installation was then opened to ice-skaters where the ice inevitably got scratched, damaging the hair visual. During the ice surface maintenance, which occurred every three to four hours, the Pantene branded truck came into the rink to repair the damage which demonstrated to the public what Pantene delivers in real life.

The campaign garnered 100 per cent participation from the ice skaters and there were up to 700 participants a day, and a 7.6per cent  share of conditioners category in May which represent a 16 per cent increase versus the same month in the previous year.

“Ice skating rinks have been available for a long time but no one has harnessed its potential as a communication medium in this way. The Pantene ‘Hair on Ice’ campaign innovatively allowed us to show that Pantene can repair hair damage and the results were incredibly good,” said Javier Bonilla, Regional Executive Creative Director, Grey Group Asia Pacific (P&G).

The Video:



Javier Bonilla: Grey Group Singapore, Regional Executive Creative Director

I-van Policarpo: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Regional Associate Creative Director

Elson Effendy: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Senior Art Director

Don Michael De Leon: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Regional Senior Account Manager

Laston Tan: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Art Director

Renee Lim: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Producer

Anjali Jain: Grey Group Singapore, Regional Business Director

Siddika Dehlvi: Grey Group Singapore, Group Account Director

Syamin Arif : Grey Kuala Lumpur, Executive Producer

Shahvez Afridi :Grey Group Singapore, Head of Strategy

Dennis Chen : Asia-Pacific Video Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Executive Producer

Chen Yoke Wah : Asia-Pacific Video Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Executive Producer

Daz Kalidass SO Candra : Asia-Pacific Video Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Editor

Cris Dy-Liacc: Just Add Water, Philippines, Broadcast Producer

Ina Lagman : Provill Studios, Philippines, Managing Director

Toby Concepcion : Provill Studios, Philippines, Film Director

Michelle Robles : Provill Studios, Philippines, Production Manager

Fuse Adventures In : Audio Fuse Adventures In Audio, Audio Production Team

Huma Qureshi : Grey Group Asia Pacific, Regional Director, PR & Corporate Communications

Pang Yanrong : Grey Group Asia Pacific, Regional Corporate Communications Executive

Hesham Tohamy : Marketing Director, Pantene AAIMEA, P&G

Raffy Fajardo : Marketing Director Haircare Asia, P&G

Lester Estrada : Country Marketing Manager Haircare, P&G

Maniya Ysabel Parungo : Assistant Brand Manager, P&G

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