In the past, Heineken seemed to make TV commercials exclusively for men. Although many of them were successful, we decided to focus on female Heineken lovers. In our new commercial, we begin with describing how busy, how much stressed out, and how tough it is to live a life as a female student in Korea. Then, we claim Heineken is able to relieve her everyday tension and helps her get relaxed at home. We hope this commercial be aired between 9 PM and 11 PM in the metropolitan buses (e.g., Yap TV) for the passengers who work hard at their workplaces and need a rest at home.
Snickers introduced a Korean TV commercial in 2011. In this commercial, a famous female singer behaves in a strange way until when she eats snickers. This commercial delivered a single, global message of snickers, that is, you are not you when you are hungry. Although the TV commercial is consistent with the global marketing campaign, it may fail to ring the bell for those who have not been exposed to snickers commercials in the past. Therefore, we changed this commercial by saying that when eating snickers, people satisfy their hungers instantly without wasting time. More specifically, we compare two students in our new commercial. One student eats snickers and the other does not when they commute to schools or when they study in the library. We make this commercial because contemporary college students have no time to sit down and eat lunch.
In a recent commercial of KitKat, a female flight attendant fails to call the last passenger to the gate, eats a piece of Kitkat, then raps and beat boxes at the mic, and then finds the lost passenger. Unfortunately, we were confused about it because rapping has nothing to do with the passenger, and we were irritated about her relatively poor rapping skill. We believe these obstacles fail to deliver the brand’s advantages to viewers.
However, we found that women were more likely to consume chocolates than men, in particular, when they were depressed or agitated. There is even a special Swiss chocolate called “Frauenmond” that makes menstrual pain goes away. Judging by these facts, our new commercial targets at 20 – 30s women who feel unhappy for no specific reason and positions Kitkat as a medicine for emotional problem of women. We embed this concept into a story about a man who is confused about his girlfriend’s suddenly aggressive behavior. He runs to a nearby pharmacy, looks for a medicine for his lover. The pharmacist hands over Kitkat as a solution. When the girlfriend eats Kitkat, she becomes happy and cheerful as usual.
Uniqlo is one of the leading “fast-fashion” or SPA (specialty retailer of private label apparel) brands. It sells comfortable and affordable life-wear clothes. In April 2016, Uniqlo launched its sports brand called Uniqlo sports and aired the commercial of “Why are you wearing clothes?” As for the target, it appeales to the people who prefer wearing comfortable clothes. As for the message, it emphasizes that Uniqlo is not only for comfort but also for lifestyle and style. Although this commercial is not hated by many people, the scope of its target audience is too broad and the message is not clear. Therefore, we address these two issues in our new commercial.
Note that, different from the better established sports brands such as Nike or Adidas, people have virtually no idea about Uniqlo sports. This is because they have insufficient information about the innovative functionality of Uniqlo sports. Therefore, we aim to get people informed about Uniqlo sports in the new commercial.
Our proposed new message is sports-wear in daily life. We change the target audience to the age of 10s to 20s who like to play sports. Our sub-target is a group of people between 30s and 40s who like outdoor activities and enjoy wearing comfortable clothes. In our new commercial, we compared between two students; one wears daily clothes and the other one wears Uniqlo sports. When they both receive at the same time the identical message saying “Let’s play basketball,” the person who wore daily clothes goes back home, changes his uncomfortable clothes, and then comes back to the basketball stadium. However, the other person who wore Uniqlo sports did not have to make travel. We emphasize in the new commercial that if they go with Uniqlo sports, they can exercise whenever they want without changing to other sports wear.
“Thinner, lighter, this is Oreo” This is the first sentence that appears in the Oreo Thins commercial in July 2016. It also says “slim and slender we want more and more,” suggesting that this new cookie targets at the people who used to hesitate to eat Oreo cookies for their high calories. Interestingly however, there is little difference between Oreo and Oreo Thins in terms of calorie: 245kcal and 220kcal.
We decide to modify the target of the commercial. Since there is no significant decrease in terms of calories, targeting only for ladies is inappropriate. We extend the target by including men. We also appeal the key advantage of Oreo Thins. Unlike the original Oreo, it does not need milk. Therefore, dunking or twisting is not needed. In sum, people can eat Oreo Thins elegantly.
The Corona brand is associated with relaxation and a temporary escape from stress. The original commercial attempts to show that through a man and a woman relaxing on an exotic, white sand beach somewhere in Mexico. The original ad does not seem to capture the product’s target market and fails to depict how everyday consumers can enjoy the product.
After watching the original commercial, we decided to change a couple of points. The cast that we included in our ad change attempts to better portray the profile of Corona’s target market. Not only do men account for over 80% of the product’s consumption, but Corona also attempts to target middle to high class males between the ages of 21-35 who lead professional or semi-professional lifestyles; we tried to capture this customer profile in our ad.
We also wanted to incorporate a sporting aspect into our ad because we think it’ll help us better communicate our message and better resonate with the product’s target market. Corona is associated with many sporting events, and can frequently be seen sponsoring events such as the US LPGA tour (golf), NASCAAR, and multiple soccer teams.
Finally, the scene of two coworkers playing basketball after a stressful day of work and relaxing on the bench while drinking a cold beer portrays the message that simply finding the time to relax with friends while drinking Corona can make you feel like you’re on vacation. We believe that most people will have a feeling of familiarity to a situation like this compared to relaxing on an exotic beach.
New Balance released a TV commercial in October 2015 to introduce its premium jacket line called Cameraman. According to the website, this premium jacket was inspired by the jacket of professional cameraman who is shooting in extreme cold weather and harsh circumstances. As such, this well-made TV commercial spotlights on a male professional photographer who has a Canadian, Vancouver, background. Although it delivers the concept of the newly introduced jacket very clearly, it does not seem to resonate with general public who are interested in a highly functional jacket but do not always bring their DSLR cameras with them to take pictures seriously.
We change the New Balance Cameraman TV commercial by changing the target market. The main message of our new TV commercial is that Cameraman is no more than a name of a new jacket, and everyone can enjoy it. We broaden the target market by ending our TV commercial with “he is not a camera man, IT’S cameraman.”