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1925 – Bathroom soap
India – 1929
1916 – Laundry soap
First brand ambassador: Leela Chitnis
Market share is almost equal to
1. Strong market research (Door to door sampling – once in a year – Rural and Urban area)
2. Many variants (Almond oil, Orchid extracts, Milk cream, Fruit extracts, Saffron
sandalwood oil and Honey)
3. Dynamically continuous innovations – New variants and innovative promotions (22 carat
gold coin promotion – “Chance Hai”)
4. Strong brand promotion but relatively lower prices – Winning combination
5. Lux soap brand is sold in over 100 countries.
1.Mainly positioned as beauty soap targeted towards women, lack unisex appeal
2.Some variation like the sunscreen, international variant did not do well in the market
3.Not much popular in rural areas
1.Soap industry is growing by 10% in India
2.Liquid body wash is currently in growth stage – Lux should come out with more variants in
3.Large market share – Strong hold over the market
1.High internal competition (Pears – Beauty segment)
2.New entrants in this segment
3.Maturity stage – threat of slipping down to decline stage – if constant reinvention is not
Ganga soap was launched with much
fanfare in 1993.
Western Media's projection or prejudice.
BBC & National geography.
The soap attained salvation in the early
Purity and Gentleness like the Pears Soap.
• Kumbh mela 1992
• Mixed soaps and gods
" Now bath in Ganga“
• Ganga river is the most polluted one.
Differentiation was not sustainable over time
WILD STONE- SOAP FOR MEN..!!
• Right Brand Elements.
• Optimum Pricing.
• A moisturizing bar soap enriched with perfumes of
Introduced in 1926 by P & G
“The soap for beautiful women”
Camay means JEWEL
Luxurious & Exclusive soap
Many women are still associated to it with
Rise of Camay
Extensively used till 1970s in US and UK
• Its ads that triggered the psychological
need of women to be beautiful
• Targeted to niche customers
• No other milk soap in the market
• Features– Gentle moisturizers
– Subtle fragrance
– Promise of soft skin
The Decline of Camay
• Popularity waned as other brands stood
to compete against it in the market
• Economic factors such as trade
liberalization and the growth of free
market exchange which brought in
• Competition from established local
companies and from small cottage
industries as well
• Reliance on heavy advertising to
increase its market share
• Complaints of the customers– Highly soluble soap
– Consumed highly
– Not a cost efficient product
• Tried to relaunch in 2004
• Renamed it as “Camay
• Only few places such as
• Could not revive the brand
Evolution of brand ‘Dove’
1957- Launched in market
1970’s- Popularity increased as milder soap
1980’s- Started its global rollout
1990’s- “Litmus test” spots began in 1991Opened up to markets in 55 countries by 1994Sold in 80 countries by 1996
• 1995-2001- Extension of dove range of products
• 2002- Campaign for real beauty
• 2005- Self-Esteem campaign
Feature- Moisturizing bar not a soap
Attributes- Exfoliates, calming
Colours- White, pink, light green
Benefits- Milder effect on skin, reliable for
daily use in the long-run
• Performance- High level of satisfaction for
users with dry skin
• Dove logo is perfect representation of
softness, gentleness, sophistication
• Image of dove or peace pigeon symbolizes
purity and softness of a dove and its products
Tagline of a Dove
• The tagline changed from “one-quarter
cleansing cream” to “one-quarter moisturizing
• The tagline is also supported by the
advertising campaign which shows
moisturizing milk being poured into the bar
• Feminity and Mildness- The brand, logo even
the tagline says that that it is simple and
• Self-acceptance and confidence- Enable
women to celebrate the real inner beauty and
beauty at every age
Dove Connect with intended
• It’s not a soap. It’s a beauty bar
• It’s Ad campaign makes the user feel
• Real beauty campaign was able to connect
with women on an unmatched scale
• Campaign for real beauty
• Message- Real beauty can only be found on
the inside and every women deserves to feel
• Image- Real beauty is portrayed by women
who do not have a sensuous model
• Result- A dialogue between Dove and its
consumers about the definition of beauty
You are more beautiful than you think!
• “Jo Bursey” , avid Nature Lover.
• Introduced in the late 90’s.
• 100% Natural Soap (use essential oils and plant botanical’s to
colour and perfume our soap).
• Hand Made.
• Fair Trade.
Reasons For Failure
No Opinion Leader.
ConsumEr BEhaviour’s aFFECtED