Advertiser: Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd Brand: Johnson’s baby Creative Agency: - Credits: Samantha Tay (Associate Director), Jade Chong (Media Manager), Wendy Tan (Senior Media Planner), Farriz Yousof (Media Buyer), Karen Ong (Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd), Grace Teoh (Assistant Brand Manager, Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd), Ong Bee Lin (General Manager, Lowe), Irene Thng (Managing Consultant, Bridges PR)
Under continued threat from local players, Johnson’s baby wanted to reinforce its leadership position as a partner in motherhood. The incidence of working moms had risen sharply among Malays and with the breakdown of traditional joint families; motherhood was really a scary journey. Johnson’s wanted to make it FUN!
Working moms planning to have their first baby worried if they will be able to give them the time and love that stay-at-home moms can. Malays are obsessed with local celebrities. Erra Fazira, the most famous & busy actress-cum-singer was pregnant. It was a perfect chance & we grabbed it. We developed Malaysia’s first reality program on celebrity lives partnering with Astro, depict Erra’s journey on motherhood – “Johnson’s baby Gugu Gaga Erra”.
A 10-episode reality program showcasing how Erra juggled just fine between her work & baby was produced. The program has professionals & experts advising moms on how to get ready for baby, how to handle it when motherhood hits you & most importantly how to enjoy while it lasts. Erra sang a custom theme song on mother-baby bonding, whose CD was bundled with Johnson’s products. Johnson’s baby usage was beautifully integrated into Erra’s lifestyle.
Program became Astro RIA’s No.1 program on launch date itself garnering a peak rating of 8. It became talk-of-town generating news & PR worth over RM1.073mil. From a high base share of 68%, Johnson’s baby added another 3.6% share to further cement its dominance.