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
15 September 2022
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.”
Head of Marketing & Innovation: Caroline Reynolds
Brand Manager: Antonia Swain
Digital Lead: Ciana Moulton
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