INEOS launches handwash range through The&Partnership

The 'You can handle anything' campaign, which shows the amazing things our hands help us to achieve, is first work from the agency

By creative salon

To celebrate the launch of their new handwash, the latest product in the INEOS hygienics range, INEOS has delivered a new brand campaign - You Can Handle Anything. Avoiding the cliche tropes of the hand hygiene advertising category, such as ‘99.9%’ and ‘defence’, the campaign is a bold and unfiltered look into the incredible things our hands help us to achieve every day.

Creatively conceived and executed by The&Partnership, with Wavemaker responsible for all media planning and buying, You Can Handle Anything is a compelling snapshot of human endeavour - championing the vital role of hands in everyday life. In doing so, the multi-channel campaign relays the importance of protecting and caring for your hands, creating a meaningful and important role for INEOS’ hand wash in all aspects of consumers' lives.

Sitting at the heart of the campaign is a beautifully hand-crafted brand campaign film. Developed in collaboration with director Maria Sosa Betacor, Biscuit productions and the CounterPress studio, the film shows the many different tasks our hands perform, from everyday moments like tying shoelaces to the life-saving action of CPR.

To ensure the theme of hands and their important role in everyday life is continued off-screen, the campaign was shot and produced using hand-crafted cinematographic techniques;

  • The film is shot in 16mm film, (a historically popular type of film, first created in 1923 and used to shoot films and TV) - with the film being hand developed and then scanned in digitally for edit.

  • Using an antique metal letter, to create the typography - pressed in a traditional printing press.

  • Mixing media throughout the film such as illustration, animation and film.

  • Shooting the film with handheld cameras for both film & photography

By leveraging its world-leading planning tool, Maximise, Wavemaker has devised the integrated launch plan based on aligning placements with INEOS’ key growth audiences, particularly young families and sports and health/ wellbeing enthusiasts. In order to stand out from the crowd in the hand hygiene category, each channel has been carefully selected based on compatibility with these audiences - taking into account their consumption habits and interests.

You Can Handle Anything is part of INEOS’ wider brand platform - GO HUMANS, which looks to empower humans to be everything they can be - embracing their full potential with the help of INEOS hygienic products.

The campaign launches on 12th September across cinema, TV, OOH, digital, social and bespoke OOH screens (Canada Square). It represents the first INEOS campaign from The&Partnership and Wavemaker.

Caroline Reynolds, Head of Marketing and Innovation, INEOS Hygienics said: “At INEOS, we believe in challenging perceptions and doing things differently. It makes sense then that the campaign to launch our new hand wash also subverts everything you might expect. Central to the idea is showing how much more there is to hand hygiene. This hands-on campaign isn’t just about being ‘tough on germs, it's about making sure you're safe in the knowledge that you're protected so that you can get out there and do all the things that matter - with INEOS, you really can handle anything.

Micky Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, The&Partnership said: “This campaign is an ode to human endeavour. All told through the power of our hands, so it was important for us to create the most handcrafted campaign ever. From oil painting to manga cartoon and letterpress printing every detail was meticulously handcrafted. The result is a powerful and emotive campaign that smashes all category norms.”

Sian Runnacles, Client Managing Director, Wavemaker UK added: “In a popular and fiercely competitive category, for a new brand going up against household names, it's really all about ensuring your ad has both the creative and the media placement to gain the most attention possible. With “You Can Handle Anything” as an apt mantra, INEOS is naturally rising to the challenge, becoming the UK’s fastest-growing hygiene solutions provider - and for good reason. Our team is thrilled to have created so many opportunities for audiences to not only view this beautiful and unique campaign, but also to be introduced to this great product. This isn’t just setting INEOS apart, it’s catapulting them ahead.”


Client: INEOS

Head of Marketing & Innovation: Caroline Reynolds

Brand Manager: Antonia Swain

Digital Lead: Ciana Moulton

Agency: The&Partnership

CEO: Sarah Golding

Global ECD: Micky Tudor

Creatives: Arthur Harry & Ludo Thomas

CSO: Emily Harlock

Planning Director: David Adamson

Business Director: Catherine Lynch / Jason Andrews

Senior Account Manager: Ffion Green

Head of Integrated Production: Charles Crisp

Producer: Hannah Greene / Sihle Khumalo

Head of Design: Dan Howarth

Design Director: Will Rees

Designer: Richard Forder

Visualiser/Retoucher: Richard Palmer

Visualiser/Retoucher: Tim Taylor

Creative Artworker: Ben Fry

Designer: Ali McCarley

Creative Artworker: Tony Bull

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks

Director: Maria Sosa Betancor

Executive Producer: Hanna Bayatti

Producer: Tom Ford

Director of Photography: Uri Barcelona

Letterpress: The Counter Press

Edit House: Trim Editing

Editor: Vid Price

Offline Producer - Tatyana Alexandra

Post Production: Electric Theatre Collective

Senior Post Producer: Oscar Wendt

Production Co-ordinator: Rosie Corbett

Audio Post Production: Grand Central Sound Studio

Audio Producer: Molly Butcher

Sound Engineers: Munzie Thind

Music Supervision: Native

Composer: Simon Robin Brown

Music Supervisors: Dan Neale & Fred Ashworth

Media Agency: Wavemaker

Managing Partner: Jen Manning

Strategy Partner: Andy Collins

Planning Manager: Dhivyah Thiagalingam

Precision Lead: Kasia Kowlaska

Media Account Director (AV): Anthony Davis

Account Director: Emily Smith

Precision Manager: Zoe Jefferies

Precision Executive: Gemma Levy

Ecommerce Precision Director: Yara El Saadani


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