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Watch video – Downy targets Spanish speaking men with new TV ad

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 31, 2009

Lee Maicon, VP, Wing

Lee Maicon, VP, Wing

Photo, video: Wing

Everybody needs clean laundry, right? Even unattached Spanish speaking Latino men have to wash their clothes sometime. With that market in mind, the makers of Downy Ultra laundry detergent and Wing, the company’s Spanish language ad agency for Downy, recently produced Lavadero (Laundry), a new 30 second Spanish language ad. Scroll down to watch the Spanish language ad.

Forty people representing Wing dedicated an undisclosed budget and one day to film the commercial in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The goal for the project was to find a new and interesting way to communicate Downy’s equity and long lasting scent.

“In a world where people have many options and are highly distracted in their media habits, even successful premium brands like Downy need to be innovative. The Lavadero spot is a great example of how a premium brand in a high consumer involvement category sought out a different way to communicate what makes the product special,” said Lee Maicon, vice president and head of Strategy at Wing. “By casting men and incorporating humor, we were able to take a category that is very often taken too seriously and made it much more relatable to the average consumer.”

In addition to Maicon, the following individuals and companies worked on the ad production: Gustavo Asman, John Castrillón, Nadina Steimberg, Ana Franco, Verónica Paz, Mari Provi Florez, America Filmworks, Sebastián Orgambide, Alejandro Giuliani, Marcia Jaes, Mariano Antonietti, Red Car, Juan Pablo Cadaveira, Francess Tom-Sahr, Mixology Lab, and Luis F. Herrera.

The spots began airing last month on Telemundo, LATV and KMPX (Dallas). Wing is a Hispanic marketing communications agency.