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Breathe Easy with Calming ASMR-inspired Air Wick Spot

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Havas' soothing spot captures the gentle sounds of nature for the latest aromatherapy at home range
Breathe Easy with Calming ASMR-inspired Air Wick Spot

With the UK in lockdown, a pandemic still raging and the prospect of months before things begin to return to some kind of normality, it’s fair to say that everyday life can be a bit stressful at the moment. With that in mind, RB air care brand Air Wick has today set out to introduce a natural moment of calm into ad breaks up and down the country – with a meditative new TV commercial that encourages viewers to breathe along with it in time.

Created by Havas London, the soothing spot aims to harness the power of nature to transform people’s moods. It is set to a sparse, ASMR-inspired soundscape of a woman calmly inhaling and exhaling amidst the gentle sounds of nature – with a series of CGI flowers appearing to ‘breathe’ in and out in sync.

It seeks to dramatise the mood-enhancing powers of essential oils and promotes Air Wick’s aromatherapy-at-home range, Essential Mist. The range offers affordable fragrances infused with natural essential oils at the click of a switch, making the benefits of aromatherapy mainstream and accessible to all. This campaign represents the first time Air Wick has communicated its new brand purpose – to connect people to nature – in above-the-line comms. It sees the brand champion the power of nature and encourage people to get out into nature more often.

It was created by Lyndarn Harrison and creative directed by Nick Rowland at Havas, with sound design by Ben Leeves at Jungle Studios and animation from NERD Productions. 30 and 20 second versions will run across TV and online, with 10 second cutdowns targeting people on social media, aiming to offer a small moment of respite from their otherwise noisy newsfeeds. Additional in-store activations are also planned.

Rita Cunha, category marketing manager at RB says: “We know that connecting to nature has the power to transform people’s moods – and with us currently spending so much of our lives indoors, we’ve never needed more of a boost. Air Wick Essential Mist makes accessing the mood-enhancing powers of natural essential oils easier than ever – and with this campaign, we’ve taken it one step further, really bringing that ethos to life through our comms.”

Nick Rowland, creative director at Havas London, adds: “We all need remember to take a deep breath every now and again, especially in the extraordinary circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Yes, this is an ad – but we hope it can also act as that reminder, helping people to carve out a little vestibule of calm in an ocean of uncertainty.”

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Client

Category Manager, Air Wick: Rita Cunha 

Brand Manager, Air Wick: Charlie Lailey 

Agency 

Creative agency: Havas London

ECD: Elliot Harris

Creative director: Nick Rowland

Creative: Lyndarn Harrison

Business director: Carolyn Young

Account director: Patrick Dedman

Account manager: Nicole Burgess

Agency producer (film): Sarah Sharp

Assistant agency producer (film): Nikola Oksiutycz

Agency producer (print & digital): Flavia Casa

Group strategy director: Becky Taylor Wilkinson

Senior strategist: Flo Sharp

Media 

Media Planning: Zenith

Production 

Production company: NERD Productions

Executive producer: Milana Karaica

Director: Peter S

Designer: Sarah Butler, Laura Bazille

Post Production 

Post-production: Absolute Post

Narrator: Sophia Di Martino

Audio 

Audio post-production: Jungle Studios

Sound Engineer: Ben Leeves

Categories: Home, Air Fresheners

Havas UK, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:19:01 GMT