|Product / Service||WACOAL|
|Category||E01. Launch / Re-launch|
|Entrant||WUNDERMAN THOMPSON BANGKOK, THAILAND|
|Idea Creation||WUNDERMAN THOMPSON BANGKOK, THAILAND|
|Joao Braga||Wunderman Thompson Thailand||Chief Creative Officer|
|Park Wannasiri||Wunderman Thompson Thailand||Chief Creative Officer|
|Uraiwan Pongthavornsawat||Wunderman Thompson||Associate Creative Director|
|Nicate Leelachutipong||Wunderman Thompson||Senior Art Director|
|Veerawin Suksantinunt||Wunderman Thompson||Senior Copywriter|
|Piyawat Chaiyabunphattharakun||Wunderman Thompson||Senior Copywriter|
|Sakila Banyen||Wunderman Thompson||Planning Director|
|Parattajariya Jalayanateja||Wunderman Thompson||Managing Director|
|Nuttawut Boonpan||Wunderman Thompson||Client Service Director|
|Paphawee Rattanachai||Wunderman Thompson||Account Manager|
|Saowarak Vongsakulpaisal||Wunderman Thompson||Senior Project Manager|
|Saruttaya Mahanavarani||Verve Thailand||General Manager|
|Pattira Uttaranakorn||Verve Public Relations Consultancy||Influencer Relations Supervisor|
|Pornthip Sarika||Verve Public Relations Consultancy||Influencer Relations|
|Phoobes Chantawianankit||-||DOP Lighting Cameraman|
|Chawan Chomsup||-||Assistant Camera|
|Chotita Saiyud||-||Production Manager|
|Kiranapat Thanasuksrirat||-||Make Up/Hair do|
|Kunat Chaengcharat||Wunderman Thompson||Editor|
"Ready-to-Go Uniforms" picked up an overlooked issue like school uniform and use social media to its advantage. The content of it hits home with teenage girls in Thailand and went on to became viral overnight by the use of only a video game and a photo album. Girls across the country not only shared it but also started to question the role and rules of uniform, leading to a social debate. Wacoal have won girls' hearts and achieved sales, but most importantly, it also enabled girls to express themselves freely.
In Thailand, students have to wear uniforms from kindergarten all the way to university. Worst, violations of uniform codes can turn into severe punishments. Self-expression gets seriously suppressed. Wacoal wanted to launch its new “Go Girls” collection, a collection that is comfortable to wear in every action for girls. But they want to do more than just advertise it as just another bra, they wanted to show their belief that girls should be able to express themselves freely with Wacoal always there to support them.
To launch its new bra collection ‘Go Girls’, Wacoal decided to make a statement. In collaboration with Thai forward-thinking designer, Wacoal launched ‘Ready-to-Go Uniforms,” a collection of uniforms that transform themselves the moment girls step out of school. This way girls can express themselves just the way they want. By creating the Ready-to-Go Uniforms, Wacoal expresses their belief that girls should be able to express themselves freely and not be conformed with Wacoal bras always there to support them in every action.
As the main target for the products are teenage girls, we thought of how vital it is for them to be able to find themselves in this stage of their lives. But that’s hard to do so in Thailand, even more so in schools where there are strict rules that are there to make them conform. We found that the most tangible symbol of conformation is school uniform – what girls are made to wear since kindergarten all the way to university. So, we created a new kind of uniform that can transform itself into something more so that girls can expresses themselves more freely after school. Then, we launched the idea where we thought teenage girls were, which was also where teachers were absolutely not: Animal Crossing game. Then, the collection became viral on Twitter overnight.
Working with Thai forward-thinking fashion designer, Wacoal created “Ready-to-Go Uniforms". We launched the collection online, starting with the place we think girls were and teachers were not present: Animal Crossing game. Then, we posted a photo album of the collection on Facebook and received more than 10k shares. The photos of the collection took on and became viral on Twitter overnight with over 50k shares in one day.
Ready-to-Go uniforms spread like wildfire from school to school, leading into the making of a viral music video. Most importantly, the collection sparked a debate in the society and inspired a movement to rethink school uniforms role led by Thai students across the country. As a result, we gained USD 5.3 million PR value and 174% increase in bra sales on month of the launch.