|Product / Service||SLEEPDAYS|
|Category||A04. Consumer Durables|
|Entrant||HAKUHODO KETTLE INC Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||HAKUHODO KETTLE INC Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation 2||HAKUHODO INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Media Placement||HAKUHODO INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|PR||MATERIAL Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production||TOKYO Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 2||TAIYO KIKAKU Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 3||HAKUHODO I-STUDIO Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 4||TOW Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 5||SESAME Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Shota Hatanaka||HAKUHODO Kettle||Creative Director|
|Yuhei Ito||TBWA\HAKUHODO||Art Director|
|Wataru Seki||Material||PR Planner|
|Toshiyuki Takei||TAIYOKIKAKU co.,ltd/TOKYO||Producer|
|Shinya Masuda||TAIYOKIKAKU co.,ltd/TOKYO||Producer|
|Yohei Osabe||DIRECTORS GUILD||Director|
|Rintaro Kozasa||TAIYOKIKAKU co.,ltd||EDIT|
|Jyutaro Mochizuki||HAKUHODO i-studio||Digital Creative Director|
|Rintaroh Matsuyama||HAKUHODO i-studio||Digital Planner|
|Shoma Shoji||HAKUHODO i-studio||Digital Art Director|
|Dovanda Dimmo||HAKUHODO i-studio||Frontend Engineer|
|Tomonori Nomura||HAKUHODO i-studio||Frontend Engineer|
|Toshiya Suzuki||HAKUHODO i-studio||Frontend Engineer|
We opened the world’s first hotel "HOTEL HIGHWAY" at a rest area on the Tomei Expressway, which has the largest traffic volume in Japan. Guestrooms are the driver’s cars. We made the car a relaxing nap room with Sleepdays’ products.
When a driver arrives in the rest area, Sleepdays’ concierge turns the car interior into a comfortable bedroom like a hotel suite. We also offered a wake-up call so that drivers won’t oversleep, and a room service that delivers meals and drinks. In this way, parked cars were transformed into the guest rooms of HOTEL HIGHWAY, and a new media of products.
A flood of reservations made the hotel fully booked in an instant with tired drivers. Refreshed drivers shared the reputation on SNS, and the products were sold like hotcakes! Detailed results are as follows. - Achieved 160% of product sales year-on-year. - Gained 20 million impressions, social media brand mentions increased to 450% within a month. - Recorded over 90% occupancy rate constantly. - The number of traffic accidents in September on the Tomei Expressway was reduced from 37 accidents to 18 accidents,compared with last year.
We believe that tired highway drivers would be our potential customers who most need the Sleepdays products that pursue better sleep. We turned their car interior like a relaxing hotel room, and as a result, driver’s cars became a space where they can experience the comfortableness of Sleepdays products directly.
The place where we chose for the users to experience the products is not conventional. It’s not in stores or houses, but on a highway. In Japan, over 10,000 accidents occur annually on highway. Surprisingly, half of the highway accidents in Japan are caused by drowsy driving. Japanese people are hard-working that they tend to continue driving without taking a rest on highways. So, we thought that tired highway drivers would be our potential customers who need our products the most which helps them with better sleep.