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Switch Things Up with This Interactive Music Video for Skip Detergent

BBH London, 2 years, 5 months ago

BBH London kicks-off brand relaunch with film shot by the acclaimed Luis Cerveró

Switch Things Up with This Interactive Music Video for Skip Detergent

Skip, the Unilever owned premium detergent, has launched an ambitious interactive ‘music video’ shot by Luis Cerveró, the acclaimed director renowned for his inventive and entertaining music videos such as Pharrell Williams’ ‘Marilyn Monroe’. Click here to give the interactive video a go.

‘Dance’ paves the way for a new premium category of laundry detergent aimed at women who love their clothes. The campaign is rooted in the idea that Skip shares this love of clothes, which is supported by the product’s game-changing credentials. A premium detergent that goes beyond cleaning, Skip keeps your wardrobe in perfect condition. Skip’s latest technology even removes bobbles, to keep clothes looking new and smooth for longer. 

Set to the soundtrack of Janelle Monáe’s ‘Tightrope (The Solo Version)’, the 2 minute film celebrates women’s wardrobes and features a group of dancers performing a tightly choreographed routine. When viewing the film online it becomes a completely interactive experience, as the audience are invited to instantly change the dancers’ outfits with just one click. Expert tips for caring for each garment are seamlessly integrated throughout. 

The film uses advanced technical production techniques, as the changing of the outfits was achieved without using any form of post production or visual trickery. Achieving this meant shooting the routine nine times (once for each outfit change), whilst the dancing of the women had to match exactly from one outfit to the next, and the camera movements had to remain identical between takes. 

The campaign targets the rapidly growing, affluent audience of clothes-loving women globally. 

Research revealed that 70% of that target audience regularly engage with clothes online (shopping/talking/blogging), so this campaign seeks to take Skip out of the kitchen and into the world of online fashion. ‘Dance’ aims to engage the target audience with entertaining content that showcases the many different clothes that Skip cares for. 

The campaign will launch in Argentina before rolling out to other markets around the Globe. In Argentina, the film will run on TV and in cinemas, with Global PR and seeding driving to the online interactive element. The campaign will be supported with print and in-store assets in certain markets.

Carl Broadhurst, Creative Director at BBH London commented: “Skip isn't like other detergents, so our ambition was to create something that didn't look like any detergent ad anyone had ever seen before.”

Stuart Edmunds, Global Brand VP Skip and Surf, commented: “I am delighted that our first work on Skip with BBH has brought such a distinctive look to communication in laundry”.

Creative Agency

Business Director : Paisley Wright

Creative: Simon Pearse & Emmanuel Saint M’Leux

Creative Agency: BBH London

Creative Director: Carl Broadhurst & Peter Reid

Designer: Daniel Diggle, James Townsend

Digital Developer: Tomasz Szarzynski

Interactive Producer: Kate Sutherland

Producer: Chris Watling & Vaia Ikonomou

Strategist: Sarah Rabia

Strategy Director: Kirsty Saddler, Heather Alderson

Team Director: (Exec) Meredith Bratton, Kate Frewin-Clarke

Team Manager: Fiona Barnett, Piers Raffo

UX: Matt Bertocchi

Music and Sound

Music Production: Big Sync

Sound Design: String and Tins


Edit Company: Speade Editors

Editor: Sam Sneade

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: The Mill

VFX Supervisor: Peter Hodsman

Production Company

Director: Luis Cerveró

DOP: Alexis Zabé

Executive Producer: Anna Ryabtsun

Producer: Sam Levene

Production Company: Blink Productions

Category: Home , Laundry

Genre: Digital , Music performance