Malaysian Media Awards Winners Showcase

2011 | |

Reaching for Neslac Excella Gold with “My Child, My Star”

Advertiser: Nestle Products Sdn Bhd
Brand: Neslac Excella Gold
Creative Agency: McCann Erickson
Credits: Lim Suk Yee (Senior Executive), Loo Pei Yee (Executive), Audrey Low (Associate Director, Client Leadership), Allison Chin (Trading Director), Nicole Leong (Senior Executive Nestle Products Sdn Bhd Her World)

A Nestle study revealed that mothers take pride in children’s achievements. They are often influenced by other mothers, desiring a good mother image. To resonate better with mothers, Neslac Excella Gold (NEG) growing-up-milk needed an avenue for them to share and sing praises about their kids in a believable manner.

Recognizing that women’s magazines are an important influence to provide aspirational environment for mothers, we partnered with Her World, a leading female magazine known for its credible real life stories. “My Child, My Star”, a first of its kind was born as a permanent fixture for 6 months, stretching our partnership with them to more than just a magazine publisher. Proud mothers can also then proudly share their star child’s stories to inspire other mothers!

First, we invited mothers to submit a short story on how they raised their kid to be the best. 6 shortlisted finalists were featured in the magazine, proudly giving their kids opportunity to shine while encouraging readers to vote for their favourite “Star Child”. The top 2 mothers win a stylized photo with their child and a special inspirational feature on their journey of motherhood. NEG branding was subtly injected throughout to create consumer association.

We became the hot topic amongst mothers! Nearly 700 votes were received within voting period. Readers were calling with enquiries on the feature story even after the campaign has ended. Mothers rated NEG the highest as being “the trusted brand” and “helps their child grow strong and healthy” (Millward Brown).