For over sixty years, Doom has been well known amongst South Africans for its fast, deadly killing power, effective for ridding you of pests. And as an iconic brand it has weaved its way into South African culture, featuring on social media whenever there was a light-hearted moment or some form of satire. It’s this ability to see the funnier side of life and make fun of ourselves as South Africans that has inspired Doom to use humour in their communication over the years, especially in a segment where our competitors are taking the serious, informative approach.
We’ve all been there, a bug enters the house and you quickly reach for the nearest magazine, fluffy slipper, dish cloth, spatula or elastic band etc. to try and kill it. But what if you don’t kill the bug and instead you leave it mangled and disfigured? Well, now you have a problem. Because now you have a spitting mad bug that’s coming for revenge.
In this advert we feature a seething mosquito that is making its plot known to the person that tried to kill it but failed. We hear the mosquito vowing that there’s going to be blood, with a dash of embarrassment, as it is going to hand out the mother of all bites. The sort of bite that will not only lead to horrific swelling, but also inappropriate scratching in public. In the end the mosquito concludes by landing the point that this could have all been avoided had the person used Fast, deadly Doom in the first place.
A campaign of 3 radio spots was launched on various radio stations across South Africa and is airing for 6 months.