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Voltaren Campaign Sheds Light of the Cost of Pain

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Publicis Italy celebrates the joys of movement for latest spot

Voltaren Campaign Sheds Light of the Cost of Pain

Voltaren, the GSK Consumer Healthcare Brand, launches a new global campaign building on their tagline The Joy of Movement with a stronger, deeper purpose: movement allows people to connect and that brings us true joy. The launch of the campaign also coincides with the release of the GSK Consumer Healthcare 2020 Global Pain Index (GPI) results. Now in its fourth edition, the GPI is a unique social study that has been uncovering significant impact pain has on lives globally. Now in its sixth year, the study has listened to more than 47,000 people to date. Its findings highlight the mental and physical health impact that body pain has on the lives of those who experience it. 

‘We have studies and insights gathered over the years that tell us, the consequences of body pain have a far-reaching impact, beyond the physical, affecting the quality of life and emotional well-being of sufferers all around the world. By effectively managing body pain it allows those suffering to get back to connecting with others again. We realised the importance of this to sufferers, working with Publicis we wanted to ensure we stand for something people care about’, said James Masterson – VP and global brand lead Voltaren GSK. 

The findings of this study echo GSK Consumer Healthcare’s approach to Voltaren’s new global platform. The whole strategy is built on the insight that through actions and movement we connect on a deeper, more meaningful level than through words alone. But when we are in pain and it’s hard to move, we pull back causing us to lose touch with people around us. 

More than eight in ten people move less when they are in pain, risking becoming more sedentary for long periods of time. Additionally, 61% reported their pain makes them less sociable with others and 41% reported feeling useless. As pain impacts both physical and emotional health, it can fuel feelings of withdrawal, leading to a lack of connection with others; a key element of a rich and happy life. 

The campaign is a full ecosystem made of two long formats, a product film, key visuals and numerous digital assets throughout. The very complete and innovative customer journey is able to intercept various target audiences in different moments, using the creative device in an engaging way. Creative scenarios were data-led, using affinities the audience over-indexed on to ensure relevancy and cut-through. It was developed by working closely with channel partners Google, Facebook and Teads, to create assets which worked for their channel formats & ad placements.

The campaign is live in Germany and will continue to be rolled out globally in the coming weeks and months.

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GSK Consumer Healthcare Nyon, Switzerland

VP & Global Brand Lead Voltaren: James Masterson 

Senior Global Marketing Director: Cristina Martorell-Weiler

Global Digital Marketing Director: Lucy West 

Global Marketing Programs Digital Transformation: Olivier Repond

Global Marketing Manager: Charlotte Perry-Truelove


Global Chief Creative Officer Publicis Worldwide and GSK Creative Sponsor: Bruno Bertelli

Chief Creative Officer Publicis Italy: Cristiana Boccassini

Global Creative Director Publicis Italy: Davide Boscacci 

Global Digital Creative Director Digitas UK: Lazaros Nikiforidis

Chief Strategy Officer Publicis Italy and GSK Strategy Sponsor: Bela Ziemann

Associate Creative Director Publicis Italy: Ilaria Cormio 

Creative Supervisor Publicis Italy: Beatrice Mari

Art Director: Alice Teruzzi

Copywriter: Francesca Ferracini

Director: Jamie Rafn 

CEO Publicis Communications Switzerland | Global Business Leader GSK Consumer Healthcare: Nicholas Baddour 

Global Business Lead: Voltaren Publicis Communications Switzerland

Managing Partner Digitas UK: Greg Georgiades 

Business Director Digitas UK: Megan Harrold 

Creative Strategist Publicis Italy: Monica Radulescu 

Experience Strategist Digitas UK: Caitriona Gallagher 

Global Account Supervisor Publicis Communications Switzerland: Sophie Laird

Global Account Manager Publicis Communications Switzerland: Nayla El Sayegh 

Account Director Digitas UK: Angeline Benge 

Account Manager Digitas UK: Kailen Tubbs 

Project Manager: Donna Valezano

Senior Primary Producer Hogarth WW: Lora Brisland 

Senior Account Manager Hogarth WW: Veena Tamnee 

Music Lead Massive Music: Rebecca Lowe 

Music Producer Massive Music Amsterdam: Tom Tuckker 

Publicis Media

Global Category Business Lead Platform GSK Publicis Media UK: Katriona Connolly

Global Category Strategy Director Platform GSK Publicis Media UK: Anne Serr

Strategy Manager Platform GSK Publicis Media UK: Maria Ugrozova

Genres: People, Storytelling

Categories: Health care, Beauty & Health

Publicis Italy, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:17:01 GMT