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2011 | |

Berocca Speed Math Elevator

Advertiser: Bayer Co. (M) Sdn Bhd
Brand: Berocca
Creative Agency: JWT Malaysia
Credits: Sharmin Parameswaran (Associate Director, Client Leadership), Doreen Tee (Senior Executive, The Exchange), Katherine Fam (Executive, The Exchange)

challenge
Research shows that Berocca, a uniquely formulated vitamin B complex to improve physical and mental performance, caters best to urban white-collar males who need mental alertness for stressful work demands. Often misperceived as just another multivitamin, we’re challenged to build awareness and showcase Berocca’s true benefit of improving work performance.

solution
The primary cause for ‘lack of energy’ amongst urban white-collar males is work-related pressure. To tackle energy drain resulting from work-related stress, men consume supplements, natural remedies and exercise. With these insights, we saw no better way to introduce and showcase Berocca’s true benefit than in the office environment itself, where the need for optimal work performance is on the rise!

execution
While we wanted to enter their working environment, we didn’t want Berocca to be an in- your-face brand. So we focused our communications to catch our audience in an idle and relaxed state of mind. Travelling in office elevators was one such occasion, hence the birth of “Berocca Speed-Math Elevator”. We posted simple math questions whose answers corresponded to different level numbers on elevator buttons, which successfully communicated our key message “Think Sharper, Act Faster”.

results
Berocca’s Q2 & Q3 average sales gained 18% vs. 2009, a huge success for a pharmaceutical product. Our campaign’s unique clever spin also created lots of talkability, garnering us 4 times earned media.