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Why Publicis Mojo Wants Aussies to Traverse the Amazon in Just Their Briefs

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RID Amazon challenge puts insect repellent to the ultimate test

Why Publicis Mojo Wants Aussies to Traverse the Amazon in Just Their Briefs

Publicis Mojo Brisbane launches a new campaign ‘The RID Amazon DT Challenge’ to reinvigorate the iconic Aussie brand.

RID was invented in 1956 and grew to be an iconic brand for generations of Australians who remember the advertising slogan of ‘Remember the RID. You’ll be glad you did.’

But after years of dormancy and declining share now at 15% against the market leader Aeroguard, the new owners of RID are reinvigorating the brand. 

The new MOJO campaign ‘The RID Amazon DT Challenge’ has just launched in social media and was inspired by RID’s inventor Doug Thorley, an Aussie bloke. Doug was often seen at dusk walking in swampy paddocks dressed in a white singlet and shorts and covered in his latest concoction of insect repellent – until he perfected it to repel all kinds of Aussie insects (and soothe with antiseptic ingredients when he did get bitten!)

Doug’s own product torture tests inspired MOJO to put the efficacy of RID to the ultimate test by finding one Aussie bloke willing to go to the Amazon in nothing but their DT’s and a bottle of RID. The winner will face up to over 2.5 million species of insects in the Amazon jungle and be faced with a number of challenges over five days. The winner will be accompanied by Justin Lyons (who was also Steve Irwin’s film-maker) as he takes on challenges such as trekking through the jungle with only half their body protected by RID.

To find this one daring Aussie, RID are asking people to nominate their Mate, Husband, Wife, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Cousin or Workmates on the Facebook APP.

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Editor: Digby Hogan

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Play TV


Advertiser: RID

Production Company

Director: Justin Lyons

Production Company: Play TV

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Publicis Mojo Brisbane

Art Director: Andy Geppert

Copywriter: Ryan Petie

Head of TV / Production: Vicki Lee

Planner: Simone Waugh

Categories: Deodorant, Beauty & Health

Publicis Worldwide, Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:26:29 GMT