Problem- According to a Neilson market research study, Dabur’s Real leads the packaged juices market with a share of 54%, followed by PepsiCo’s Tropicana at 33%, Paper Boat at 1.5% and Del Monte only at 0.6%. Del Monte India, although having a wide range of unique flavours was still lagging way behind the competition because of a lack of brand awareness among the youngsters as well as a general tendency of the consumers to go for more popular flavours, like mango, orange, pineapple etc.
Task- Del Monte was looking to increase its market share and to build a strong TOM recall by making a bold statement to connect with today’s youth.
Insight- Most of us in the society have a fear to tread the uncharted territory and incline to settle for the tried and tested. This herd mentality keeps us from exploring new avenues and as a result, we miss out on life’s many unique experiences. Although Del Monte has a competitive edge with a range of unique flavours, our consumers are still flocking to the popular flavours like mango, orange etc.
Idea- Drawing a parallel between these two gave birth to the #DontBeASucker campaign where we urge our audience not to fall prey to the herd mentality. We illustrated a series of familiar situations where we’ve often been taken for a ride because of this inherent fault in our behavior. Alongside, the campaign also encourages the audience to explore the unknown by subtly plugging in our unique variants.
Execution- To land the campaign, we used Twitter followed by Facebook and Youtube. Twitter influencers like Gabbar Singh and others set the platform abuzz with conversations about default career options to popular but common holiday destinations. How it makes sense to use your head, as you just might find something better than what’s popular. On Facebook, we had a series a posts illustrating those situations and a video from the popular rapper Baba Sehgal.
Result- Campaign still in progress.
We used ‘Kinetic Typography’ to bring alive the Baba Sehgal video, which has no doubt given this campaign a strong push. Baba embodies the concept of doing one’s own thing irrespective of what others think of it. So here is Baba Sehgal’s take on #DontBeASucker-
#DontBeASucker on Twitter-
#DontBeASucker on Facebook-
Post copy- Following a baba just because your Panipat waali masi does? #DontBeASucker
Post copy- Were you pushed into popular career choices? Or did you explore the unknown? Share your experience. #DontBeASucker
Post copy- Still obsessing about opportunities 2000 miles away when better may exist right under your nose? #DontBeASucker
Post copy- Think apples are only red? # Try our delicious Green Apple to see what you’ve been missing. #DontBeASucker #ExploretheUnknown
Post copy- Still following the fashion fads when you could explore your own style? #DontBeASucker #CanIt #DimagLaga
Post copy- We were told, there’s pineapple juice and there’s orange juice. We said, why not both, experience what you’ve been missing. #ExploreTheUnknown #DontBeASucker #CanIt
Post copy- Still ordering Indian food on an international trip? Try something new, You might find a new favorite. #ExploreTheUnknown #DontBeASucker
Post copy- How about moving beyond ‘their’ idea of choosing ‘your’ perfect life partner. #FollowMatKar #DontBeASucker
Short product videos for Facebook and YouTube prerolls-
Some unpublished posts of this campaign-
Generic product posts for Del Monte Fruit Drinks before this campaign-