Asian Paints says the 4 magical words with its latest campaign for Viroprotek with YouTube Creators

23 November, 2020 (Monday)

In today’s new normal world, we have put hygiene and care on the top of our priority lists. Asian Paints, a brand that is synonymous with homes, its beautification and care, launched Viroprotek- an advanced hand and surface sanitizer for instant protection from viruses. With 75% alcohol content, the products kill 99.9% germs.

To create buzz around the product launch, the brand and its social media agency – Kinnect – collaborated innovatively and effectively with YouTube creators. While most brands look at mainly Instagram for influencer marketing, Asian Paints capitalized on the power of YouTube and its creators. To break the over-cluttered sanitiser and surface disinfectant space and to leverage the increased content consumption on the platform – YouTube was strategically decided as the choice of platform.

How?

To amp the launch of Viroprotek, it smartly partnered with six YouTube creators across assorted categories to incorporate the Viroprotek hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant in the first 10 seconds of their videos!

Why YouTube?
It’s got the 3 magic words- Like, Share, Subscribe!

So why not add one more to it?

The subtle brand plug-in found its bazinga moment when the YouTubers did a callout that said:

Sanitize, Like, Share, Subscribe.

Instead of taking a traditional route of product integration or tutorials, the YouTube creators integrated Viroprotek at the start of their video by introducing the products to their viewers.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Youtube Channel – Sharmaji Technical; Category – Tech 

Youtube Channel – Captain Nick; Category – Comedy 

Youtube Channel – Team Naach; Category – Dance 

Audiences behave differently on every social media platform. With users spending roughly 40 minutes a day on YouTube, the platform was key to this launch in order to access a greater audience and boost brand recognition. The activity was executed with YouTubers including regional creators across categories like tech, entertainment, parenting, lifestyle and comedy.

YouTubers have a very loyal fanbase. Their fans engage with them in comments, watch their videos over and over again and even hit the bell icon to subscribe to them. We used this insight and strategically associated with creators for more than just one video. With multiple videos calling out Asian Paints Viroprotek, it was our way of running a reach and frequency campaign on YouTube.

To drive traffic to the website where viewers could place an order for the products, we not only got influencers to include Viroprotek as a recommendation but also mention product links in the video description. This ensured we increased sales via cost-per-action, as links mentioned in the description continue to generate sales well past campaign execution.

The campaign garnered over 104+ million impressions, 27.7+ million views and 1.1+ million engagements. Most importantly, the call-out by YouTubers, along with the links mentioned in the description, resulted in 30K+ comments and over 8k+ website visits to buy Viroprotek’s range of products.