RIN – Bijli giri!

It is the HUL laundry brand for the ‘Aspiring’ or mid-segment. It was launched in India in 1969. This range provides the benefit of ‘dazzling white cloth’ and ‘at affordable price’. This theme has been propagated through ADs showing self-confident people wearing spotless clean clothes. Recently Rin was also engaged in event sponsorship in the form of sponsoring Kid Reality Show ‘Rin Mera Star Super Star’ in Star Plus.

Following ads of Rin shows that the ‘Whiteness’ remains its key focus:
1970s:

2000s:
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Wheel – freedom from hard work

Wheel is the HUL detergent brand for the ‘Striving’ segment. It was launched in 1987 to cater to the mass market. Whether Wheel was the result of a reactive strategy from HUL to combat the onslaught of Nirma is a debatable issue. Over the years Wheel has becomes India’s most widely used detergent.

Wheel provides the benefit of ‘heavy-duty laundry’. The color of the brand is greenish yellow and its logo has a sliced lime – both symbolizes the heavy-duty cleaning benefit of the brand.

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Rexona – flawless skin or 24 hours protection?

Launched in 1947, this soap is also for the family and positioned as ‘natural skin care soap to give silky, glowing skin’. The positioning of the brand has not changed over the years. Leftside ad of Rexona soap (‘TNMG’ Print Ad of the day) is from 1980s. So, there is not much difference in current positioning of Hamam and Rexona soaps.
That the Rexona soap contains the goodness of coconut is promoted in its ads and from 2005 the re-launched re-packaged modern avatar of Rexona also contains cucumber. ‘For clear, flawless skin’ is the brand proposition of Rexona soap.

Hamam – Tejaswi Roop

This brand was launched in India in 1934. Hamam is for the ‘Aspiring’ or mid-segment. This HUL soap is positioned as ‘caring, protection-for-the-family’ or ‘complete natural family’ soap. While Liril tends to be ‘trendy’ Hamam is ‘Traditional’. The ads of this soap used to show traditional family members – mostly mother and child in a natural setting and used the emotional appeal of ‘Trust’ as the mother explained to the child as Hamam to be synonymous with trust.

Of late though the characters and settings remain almost same but the appeal shifts to ‘Roop’ or ‘Beauty’ from… Continue reading

La lara la la…Liril

This soap is targeted at the women especially young women. The positioning of the brand is around the basic theme of ‘Freshness’. Liril was the courageous brand that first brought ‘sex appeal’ in the Indian advertisement arena. The vintage Liril ad shows semi-clad girls bathing in a water-fall and singing the famous jingle: ‘La lara la la…’. In early 2000s Liril launched different variants like Icy Cool and orange. Deepika Padukone was used in the ads of Liril orange. But consumers did not accept the change is the positioning of Liril. Very recently HUL is trying to position the brand… Continue reading

ITC Brands in Personal Care Category

Essenza Di Wills

This is the ‘Super Premium’ personal care brand from ITC. It is the range of ‘prestige fine fragrances’ and was launched in mid 2005. The signature range Inzio has distinct ranges for men (Inizio Homme) and women (Inizio Femme) and provides a ‘comprehensive grooming regime’. The Aqua range for men is a symbol of ‘essence of stylish and confident man’. The latest addition to this brand is ‘Mikkel’ which stands for a ‘fine balance between Mystery and Elegance’.

Fiama Di Wills

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