Case Study

Unilever's ‘Project Sunlight’ Shines With 77 Million YouTube Views

the rundown

Project Sunlight is Unilever’s long-term initiative to encourage consumers to live more sustainably. To help people realize the urgency of this issue, the brand developed a TrueView YouTube campaign featuring pregnant couples watching a film depicting a hopeful future. Through a command center that brought together all of its media partners, Unilever was able to gauge consumer reaction to the video in five countries and tailor responses on a real-time basis to deliver exceptional levels of engagement.

The Goals

  • Encourage consumers to live more sustainably
  • Enagage users in Unilever's long-term initiative, "Project Sunlight"

The Approach

  • Shot approximately 40 hours of original video footage
  • Ran a YouTube Trueview campaign in five countries, targeting key audiences in each market
  • Made a command center enabling media partners to create content on the fly and respond to consumer reactions in real time

The Results

  • Achieved 77 million views across five countries
  • Recorded 3 million website visits
  • Welcomed more than 200,000 people to "Project Sunlight" as a result of the campaign

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  • Published May 2014
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