Procter & Gamble’s Ariel recently launched the fourth chapter of the “Share The Load” campaign. The new ad film, released across many social media and digital platforms, seeks to highlight the impact of the unequal division of chores on women’s well-being, and leverage this with men to drive an urgency to act.
The brand’s notorious expression has been changed to mirror the times we’re living in, yet with a scramble of expectation for what’s to come. Thus, it was astounding to see Procter & Gamble’s Ariel brand change tries to change the mentality in their advertisement. Made by P&G, the #ShareTheLoad campaign is nicely trying to impacting on people.
Let’s discuss P&G Ariel’s Share The Load Campaign one by one in more detail.
#ShareTheLoad did not boast of ideas through its content but beautifully emphasized one of the aspects of gender equality. Seemingly fitting in their content for an audience who could resonate with the thought and induced them to ponder upon it, Ariel raised an issue before it became a norm on social media by brands.
Ariel’s campaign #ShareTheLoad was founded on the burning issue of gender equality, throwing light on some daily activities that contemporary professional women are indulged in.
Executed back in 2015, Ariel being the front-runner of initiating a conversation around gender equality, which now is the burning topic of social media.
The brand endeavors to depict progressive speculation from both men and women.
Both these accounts are fresh and mix away from sermonizing perspective making it seriously captivating and provocative, implying individuals to achieve a negligible change in their way of life that will prompt a gigantic change. We recently penned down how breaking stereotypes has become a stereotype in itself, practically like a hallowed practice, however utilizing the position admirably and capably isn’t something each brand has figured out how to accomplish, where Ariel has reached on a worldwide level.
Moreover, this campaign won a Glass Lion in 2015 for its unique content marketing.
Keeping this campaign as the face of the brand, the next campaign was on similar lines only more progressive when it portrayed a man’s vision of gender equality.
Through a voice-over, the father in the film expresses how proud he is of her and apologetic at the same time for not stopping her from playing home-maker as a child to remind her that she should not be the only one handling the domestic chores. He apologizes on the behalf of him and the father of her husband too for always normalizing this scenario for her.
This film too ends with a message that says, “Why is laundry only a mother’s job? And Dad’s #ShareTheLoad.
— Dr Michael Flood (@MichaelGLFlood) December 1, 2020
The Advertisement, conceptualized by BBDO, is depicted from the eyes of a little girl devoid of any conditioning, who notices her mom is missing at night while she is asleep and continues to notice her running around doing multiple things, tired and sleepy. The father’s moment of realization is also in a way, driven by the daughter missing her mom at night.
The campaign bits of knowledge goes with the part of the effect of men not sharing the load, which is far more profound and powerful. Lopsided division of family errands like laundry is coming in the method of ladies getting sufficient rest and rest. It discusses the unaccounted long periods of early mornings and late evenings, which are normally spent in wrapping up the errands she was unable to finish during the day.
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Moms are multitasking superwomen who work tirelessly to fill our households with warmth and joy. Let's #ShareTheLoad to make not just this one day but every day, a Mother's Day!#MothersDay #MothersDay2020 #ShareTheLoad #ShareTheLaundry #LendAHand pic.twitter.com/6m5BQBZg5R
— Ariel India (@ArielIndia) May 10, 2020
Sharat Verma, head marketing official, P&G India, and head, Fabric Care Indian Subcontinent, said, “For the current year, ‘#ShareTheLoad for equal sleep’ looks to give us one really convincing motivation to begin sharing the load. The video is intended to be a mirror into the day-by-day lives of numerous ladies, to make the most of this unaccounted time. What’s more, with this, Ariel needs to move us all from purpose to activity by encouraging them to #ShareTheLaundry and venture out towards #ShareTheLoad.”
Josy Paul, chairman and chief creative official, BBDO India, added, “How could Ariel as the main brand genuinely make a change? That was how we needed to manage the current year’s Share The Load campaign. Furthermore, thus, by directing the discussion around the effect on the ladies prosperity when their accomplices don’t participate in domestic chores, we need to get men to show fortitude by means of action. A critical piece of the ad film rests in the early hours or late evenings, which is the time that generally goes unaccounted for. It is the venue of the nighttime. It is tied in with making the most of those hours.”
Ariel is perhaps the most well-known detergent brand having a solid presence under the P&G company. Their items have gotten quite possibly the most favored cleanser which was dispatched with a blend of chemicals and dye without harming the garments. Ariel detergent launched powder, bars, and fluid in it showcasing blend item portfolio for advantageous use.
To pace up with its rivals Ariel has consistently done a solid campaign for its all-new creative products. For mass correspondence, it has utilized conventional strategies like promoting in Television, Banners, Newspapers, Leaflets, Magazines, Radio, and so on. In the digital marketing time, Ariel additionally utilizes the web to dispatch different campaigns with their attractive slogans.
The future is equal where work has no gender – be it at home or outside. This Women's Day, and every other day, let’s wash out the stains of inequality. And for the tough stains on clothes, we have your back.#InternationalWomensDay #WomensDay2021 #ShareTheLoad #ArielIndia pic.twitter.com/cEOFot6AGz
— Ariel India (@ArielIndia) March 8, 2021
Ariel’s most recent mission “Share The Load” is a tremendous achievement that was labeled with a social message that means to rouse men in aiding their spouses in the family work. This campaign was even positioned as a Top Campaign of the year 2020 by WARC 100.
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