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Fur Fur Away Towels

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June 2011
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Creative Execution: In summer, we spread the towels in parks, next to lakes, rivers, at outdoor swimming pools and on green areas, all around Germany. As soon as the towels were placed on grass, the grass stalks sprout out of the holes. It aroused people’s attention, and prompted them to shave.

Insights, Strategy and the Idea: Only 12% of women like men with body hair and 71,6 % of men prefer a shaved bikini zone. Gillette wanted to bring the topic of body shaving to the attention of men and women – just before summer as the topic of hair-removal is most relevant during that time. With the start of the outdoor swimming season, our target audience gather in parks, next to lakes, rivers, at outdoor swimming pools and on green areas in the city. The idea is the world’s first bath towel with holes in areas where you would usually find body hair.

Results and Effectiveness: Thousands of bath towels were stolen at the start of the summer season.

Ambient advertisment created by BBDO, Germany for Gillette, within the category: Health.

Advertising Agency: BBDO Proximity, Germany
Chief Creative Officers: Christian Mommertz, Sebastian Hardieck, Wolfgang Schneider
Creative Director: Olaf Reys
Art Directors: Mira Scholz, Philipp Alings
Copywriters: Sebastian Steinhoff, Isabel Campagna
Junior Art Director: Philipp Alings
Junior Copywriter: Isabel Campagna
Account Director: Alexander ten Hompel
Junior Account Executive: Eva Backes

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bhuvneshwar.chd's picture
bhuvneshwar.chd
Activity Score 989

deserve the lion.

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?"
— Rumi

Prasad Weerasekara's picture
Prasad Weerasekara
Activity Score 651

hey hey... Fun.. But towel idea is old..

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anoldasgupta
Activity Score 85

may b its old concept , but anyways.....the execution of this particular idea is awesome , clean n censored in all means....

Glut's picture
Glut
Activity Score 3935

funny as hell!

bhuvneshwar.chd's picture
bhuvneshwar.chd
Activity Score 989

good one.

like it.

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?"
— Rumi

bhuvneshwar.chd's picture
bhuvneshwar.chd
Activity Score 989

deserve the lion.

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?"
— Rumi

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