Himalaya Herbals ‘First Pimple’ campaign gets a fresh look

10 May,2016

By A Correspondent


The Himalaya Drug Company has launched its new TVC to drive the usage of its flagship product – Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. The campaign captures emotions attached to the first pimple and how teenagers turn to their near and dear ones to seek solutions.


The new TVC has been conceptualized by Soho Square and directed by Gajraj Rao. Backed by the consumer insight, the 30 sec ad showcases teenagers turning to their family for advice on skincare especially when it includes concerns like pimples. Himalaya’s new commercial reveals how two siblings bond over a shared concern while also throwing light on the emotions attached with the first pimple. The elder sister helps her younger sister by motivating her to face her first pimple. The commercial ends with the functional benefit of using Purifying Neem Face Wash for pimple free skin, with the underlying message ‘Himalaya sabse pehle’


Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Business Head – Consumer Products Division, The Himalaya Drug Company said, “Himalaya Purifying Neem face Wash is our flagship product of the portfolio.  Being market leaders, we plan to increase awareness on Facial Cleansing and thereby drive category penetration and growth which is pegged at INR 1640cr and growing at 17%. Providing ‘Pimple Free Healthy Skin’ to teenagers has always been our endeavor, and the new commercial delivers the message in an interesting way. The communication has been backed by strong consumer insights and we feel the commercial will connect with the teenagers and enable them to have Pimple free Healthy Skin.”


“Only 11 per cent of Indian households use face wash and there is a huge potential to drive penetration. Our First Pimple campaign is planned towards recruiting new users in the category. Pimple is one of the bigger skin problems that Indian girls on the face. They start dealing with it at an early age of 13. The campaign connects with these girls and assures them of a solution with Himlaya neem face wash.


Consumer study reveals that when girls get for the first time, it starts playing on their mind and they get distracted. Elder siblings play an influential role at this age. The sweet bantering between 2 sisters in the communication drives emotional connect with these girls and builds positive inclination towards the brand” says Rahul Panchal, Marketing Manager, Face Care.


“Himalaya Neem face wash created the face wash category in India and continues to carry the responsibility of inspiring new entrants.  In its current avatar the communication taps into the trend of talent and performances being an important part of our audience’s life. The brand continues to build on the theme of trust and confidence that it has come to be known for,” said Ganga Ganapathi, Vice President, Soho Square


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