I admit that the title of the post is not of my own thinking, but I found it brilliant so I decided to use it. Despite the offensive language in it, I think it’s shocking enough to draw attention to this campaign and to the service offered. Shocking enough to have cut-through and reach the consumers.
If you’re still wondering what I’m going on about here, watch this video.
The brief story is that of the first girl to get her menstruation on a summer camp who becomes the ‘Camp Gyno’ terrorising all the other girls. Until…Hello Flo delivers the solution comprised in the simple sentence ‘Santa for your vagina’.
Now, why is this campaign so brilliant in my view? Because, first of all, it dares to say words like ‘menstruation’ and ‘tampons’ without a faux-pas fear. And that ‘Camp Gyno’ is pretty much the pain and terror women go through every month. But the ad is great because it introduces a villain – personified by that little girl, introducing the humour element -, a setting, some characters and the solution and ‘slaying of the villain’ with a dual sense of both the Camp Gyno and the terror or your next period.
So I don’t know about you but I might just give it a try. Well done, Jamie Mccelland and Pete Marquis for writing and directing this tongue in cheek ad!