MY ABODE PS CREATIVE AD
It’s all about what’s REALLY important….
I created an AD for DOVE beauty bar – a household name in the context of a good quality soap that really is so much more than just “soap.” For years, Dove has used the tagline “1/4 moisturizing cream in every bar,” to convey that their product not just cleans, but moisturizes and protects the skin. Our skin in the largest organ in the body so protecting it is paramount. We often forget that everything we put on our skin – or even touch, is absorbed into it. With that thought, we really should be as conscious about what we are putting on the skin as we can.
In a nutshell, DOVE is the perfect “soap” that really isn’t merely a soap at all…it is a “beauty bar,” that is, in addition to being moisturizing, is a bar that contains ingredients that protect the skin.
THE TARGET AUDIENCE
INCOME: $40,000 – $59,000
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: BLOGS & SOCIAL MEDIA (FB)
Given the target audience demographics for bar soap, my first thoughts were of the DOVE brand because of its quality, and longevity on the market (the brand was created in 1957). As someone who falls within the target audience demographic (for the most part anyway), I relate to both the quality, longevity and of course, the thought of “protecting” my skin.
This is my Facebook (sized) AD
This is my Blog Post (sized) AD
THE MESSAGE: SURVIVAL FOR YOUR SKIN
In creating my AD, I took the thoughts of quality and protection of my skin a step further, and state that using DOVE beauty bar is actually a NECESSITY for the SURVIVAL of your skin. I parlayed that thought into a layered marketing concept, which is simple: “use this product – it really is necessary if you want your skin to “survive” all of the environmental, and other stressors we are all exposed to.
My marketing vision is a tropical island beach where a treasure chest is washed ashore with the “necessary comfort items” that one would need in order to “Survive.” These “necessary items,” include bottled water, a first aid kit, bars of chocolate, a sunhat, a meditation journal, flashlight and blanket, and of course Dove Bar Soap. These items convey the idea that addressing the skin (protecting and caring for it), is just as important as caring for your emotional needs; such as relaxation on a beach with a good book and some chocolate.
Taking care of yourself includes your skin (soap and sunhat), your mind (journal), your pleasure center (chocolate), your body (water), and a few other ‘essential items’, such as a flashlight, matches, and a blanket for those cold nights.
TOPOGRAPHY & DESIGN