Harry Jacobs Pitch 2019: Toothpaste

There are some things in life that you want to show off...

THE ASK.

Make a mundane product extraordinary,

compelling, and desirable. 

Submit a creative brief. 

Finalists pitch to the Selection Panel.

 

View my leave behind here.  

TOOTHPASTE BACKGROUND.

Consumer staple. 

Low involvement purchase.

"All the same."

Toothpaste is really only good at one thing...

“Toothpaste is a polishing paste to assist you in removing the film that builds up on your teeth over the course of the day (and night).

That’s it!” 

- Dr. Mark Burhenne, DMD

1/3 purchases are based on packaging.

Packaging has experienced little change since the 1950s. 

“50% of consumers believe that

current toothpaste packaging

looks clinical, dull, and boring.”

THE OPPORTUNITY.

Give toothpaste a fresh new look.

Say bye to unattractive,

dull, & boring...

THE PRODUCT.

The 'Method' of toothpaste.

Display with

pride. 

Target young women (18-34 years old)

Affordable 

Tastes great & does the job

THE PACKAGING.

Attractive plastic exterior (think: your favorite hand lotion)

 

Gravity based (easy-to-use; no more scrunched up tubes)

 

“Shelfie-able” (ready for the 'gram)

THE PRICE.

A competitive analysis of a variety of toothpaste brands on the market was completed.

Some people pay $17 for a tube of toothpaste because they believe that the aesthetics are worth the price. 

“I was seduced by the packaging… Paying extra bucks to make a daily ritual less of a chore and more of a treat doesn’t feel like a ridiculous extravagance. I love how it looks on my sink. I appreciate that. I have to look at it, you know?"

- Fierro, A Marvis Toothpaste User

There is a whitespace for an aesthetically pleasing toothpaste at an affordable price. 

MSRP - 4oz tube: $6.24 ($1.56/oz)

Compared to:

Marvis: $12.00 ($3.15/oz)

Colgate: $4.16 ($1.04/oz)

THE PLACE.

THE PROMOTION.

In-store. 

Temporary display in decor section of retailers (e.g. Target) to display how toothpaste would look in the bathroom.

 

Surprise giveaways of product at 'unexpected' places (e.g. home decor stores such as Pier 1, Home Goods). 

Product with purchase of a bathroom decor item (limited time partnerships with home stores).

Print.

2/3 people take action after seeing a product featured in print.

41% of the target audience gain inspiration and ideas for products through magazines. 

Feature in home decor magazines (e.g. HGTV).

Online.

Work with Instagram, Youtube, & Pinterest influencers.

Feature organic reviews.

 

Host giveaways.

Design your own. 

Customize tube & cap to match your decor. 

Online only - ship directly to consumer. 

PRODUCT TESTIMONIALS

30 people were interviewed and asked if they would be interested in this product. Here's what they said: 

JUSTINE, 28

“100% YES! I complain about our ugly toothpaste to my fiancé all the time. It’s an eyesore on the counter.”

JILLIAN, 23

“If it wasn’t too expensive I definitely would buy it. Personally, I hate clutter and a messy looking counter so I feel like having it would make my bathroom look modern AF…”

EMILY, 22

“YES. I was literally thinking about this the other day! Everything in my bathroom I try to make go with my aesthetic. Even my essentials cause I’m a dumb millennial and live for that shit…But my toothpaste is ugly so I keep it hidden in a box I got at Target.”

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