Ban (the deodorant) is trying out citizen marketing with a viral twist by inviting people to write captions for photos in its “Ban It” campaign. Winning slogans will be featured in a future ad campaign.
The hoped-for virality is that friends will tell friends about their content creation. (My contribution in the picture at left is strictly from a scientific viewpoint.)
This campaign is a good start for getting customers involved with a product that’s rather utilitarian, especially for mass-market goods. I’m sure KAO Brands finds it immensely challenging to develop relationships with its end-customers, as do all consumer packaged goods manufacturers.
Ban The Tired Old Tricks
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About David Burn
Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.