Just Look for UL
In late 2008, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)—the world’s leading independent test lab for electronic appliance safety certifications—partnered with MS&L to shift its market leadership position from a B2B player to a ubiquitous consumer brand. The approach: A six-week consumer engagement campaign timed to coincide with the holiday season that encouraged moms to “Just Look for UL.”
The campaign’s cornerstones included a dedicated Web site that facilitated dialogues with moms about UL’s safety messages, as well as celebrity spokeswoman Keri Russell, who filmed a PSA to help the brand’s position resonate with moms. She also participated in national tree-lighting events and a satellite media tour to reinforce the key message. Russell’s support, coupled with a holiday sweepstakes, UL sponsorships and advertorial spreads, resulted in outcomes that far surpassed expectations: 540+ million impressions and direct interaction with 12+ million consumers. â–
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