|Title||KINETIC ENERGY SHOE|
|Brand||GREEN CROSS VIETNAM|
|Product / Service||GREEN CROSS VIETNAM|
|Category||A01. Use of Promotional Events & Stunts|
|Entrant||DDB GROUP VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM|
|Entrant Company||DDB GROUP VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM|
|Advertising Agency||DDB GROUP VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM|
|John Sampson||DDB Group Vietnam||Executive Creative Director|
|Jet Anthony Dela Cruz||DDB Group Vietnam||Creative Director|
|Milton Ganelo||DDB Group Vietnam||Associate Creative Director|
|Kevin Beltran||DDB Group Vietnam||Senior Art Director|
|Huy Thuy Thanh Thao||DDB Group Vietnam||Account Executive|
|Daniel Gordon Jones||DDB Group Vietnam||Managing Director|
|Nghiem Vu||DDB Group Vietnam||Client Service Director|
|Nguyen Quang Nam||Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology||Head Technologist|
|Nguyen Dinh Khang||Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology||Technologist|
|Le Tan Thong||Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology||Technologist|
|Nguyen The Toan||Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology||Technologist|
|Tran Nguyen Minh Quan||Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology||Technologist|
|Carl Chay||DDB Group Vietnam||Editor|
|Bui Ngoc Phuong||filmbase Asia (Vietnam)||Managing Director|
|Charm Wall||filmbase Asia (Vietnam)||Executive Producer|
|China Yoo||filmbase Asia (Vietnam)||Producer|
|Nguyen Van Manh||Videographer|
|Bruno Lovric||Voice Over Talent|
Green Cross is a leading Manufacturer of healthy living products with a vision to provide better living for all people. To demonstrate this Green Cross Vietnam wanted to solve a real problem in Vietnam that would lead to better living conditions. The goal: raise brand awareness of Green Cross Vietnam to drive sales of Green Cross products. Key to this, the idea had to be scalable, and lead to both promotion and activation for Green Cross. The strategy is to promote the Green Cross brand by demonstrating innovation for better living through the solution. One major consideration was how to reach consumers in hard to reach rural areas. A roadshow of demonstrations of The Kinetic Energy Shoe was and is being rolled out across Vietnam, in school classrooms and town hall meetings. 100 schools visited to date, with a goal of visiting 500 schools by end 2015.
Problem: many people in Vietnam are familiar with Green Cross products, but they are unfamiliar with the Green Cross brand itself. The brief: Take the Green Cross brand to a new level and a wider audience by solving a problem in Vietnam by demonstrating Green Cross's innovation and commitment to healthy living . In Vietnam, many children have to walk long distances to and from school. The problem, when they get home, it's already dark and they live in areas without power. Strategically the goal was to take the Green Cross Brand to a new level by solving the problem.
Note this is an ongoing promotion. The first goal of the project was to solve a real problem relevant to Vietnam that is scalable and can be used to promote the Green Cross brand. The successful development of the Kinetic Energy shoe solves a real problem in Vietnam. Awareness of The Green Cross brand is rising significantly in areas after each promotion takes place. 60% increase in brand awareness and what the Green Cross brand stands for already year to date. 100 schools have been visited so far and the goal is to visit 500 schools by year end 2015. Before this promotion there was almost zero awareness of The Green Cross brand. Enormous PR is generated around each school and town hall visit. The ongoing plan includes a fun run, and other PR activities based on distributing the shoes at scale to kids in Vietnam in rural areas.
Green Cross makes hygiene products to improve consumers standard of living. The steps were:1, identify a real issue affecting kids in Vietnam affecting their quality of life. 2, Solve the problem- the Kinetic Energy Shoe. 3, Take the Kinetic Energy shoe on a roadshow around Vietnam particularly focused on schools and town hall meetings. At the schools, the Kinetic Energy Shoe was presented as part of Green Cross's commitment to building healthy communities and better living conditions for all. Stage 4, is a competition where kids can come up with solutions to everyday problems they face related to healthy living. The biggest challenge was developing the Kinetic shoe. While the basic mechanics already existed nobody had yet successfully repurposed it for something as simple as a shoe that generates power. The process took longer than anticipated. The Green Cross roadshow is ongoing and will continue for the next 6 months.