Elmers: Slime Worthy
A campaign that intersects wellness and creativity and positions slime as a self-care tool for adults.
Arts & Letters x Brandcenter | Four Weeks | Comms Plan + New Product Launch | Strategy | Spec Work
Take a cultural moment and keep it going through strategic innovation, cultural relevance, comms planning and re-targeting.
Keep Elmer's Glue Sales and the Slime Trend Going in 2020
Slime in 2017
This trend started on Instagram and YouTube and parents were buying tubs of glue for their kids to make.
Elmer’s sales grew 25% in 2016 and another 50% in the first quarter of 2017.
Slime in 2020
Today, slime is more than just a toy for kids.
People are building lucrative businesses and supporting their families through their slime concoctions. Slime is being used in various industries such as fashion, museums and health + wellness.
Slime is Still Viewed as a Toy for Children
Slime + Self Care
Extend slime beyond just kids/teens but get adults excited about slime.
Make slime another tool in people's self care tool kit / regimen, but make it a self care tool that you can’t live without. The campaign and comms plan is all about identifying moments in life that are “slime worthy”
There are three waves for this campaign that will help Elmers stay relevant
Hit them with a retail push
Keep it relevant with efforts that keep the trend lasting
Introducing “Slime Worthy”
Market “Vitamin S” + Slime Therapy
Maintain the Trend
3 months of a full virtual campaign
Get Slime Worthy's name out there, and get people talking about slime and self-care.
Start an Instagram profile for Slime Worthy that will
Help foster creativity, ideas and engagement
Use influencers in the health and wellness sector
Use artists to showcase slime.
Bring Slime Worthy to life through retail and products
Push Vitamin S into market and have it designed to have sleek and calming packaging
“Luxury slime” won’t have to cost more than the glittery, childish glue products that Elmer’s is already making
Have the right look, and be in the right place at the right time
Sell Vitamin S at stores like Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie
Partner with Creative and Wellness studios to host “Slime Therapy” workshops
Help keep the momentum going
To extend the product life of Vitamin S to include texture of the month and is inspired by the success of Pantone's “color of the year”
These slime creations will be placed with high foot traffic and stress:
Vitamin S vending machine placement airports, train stations, schools, colleges, shopping centers and work offices
Have people send in submissions for texture of the month via social and Elmers website each month
People are unaware of the benefits of slime
Make people aware of the benefits of slime
Create Instagram focused on self care and slime
Influencer content to demonstrate
Sponsored content to spread the Slime Worthy mission
People see this product meant for children
Bring slime to target in a way that appeals to them
Release new product line inspired by products our consumer is buying
@slimeworthy content tackles issues of young adulthood
Workshops cater to 21+ audiences
Keeping slime top of mind when it comes to self-care
Stay relevant and enter target’s routine
Keep followers and artists engaged with “Texture of the Month”
Place Slime Vending Machines in populated, typically stressful areas for new audiences
Continue workshops to increase exposure and education
Glue and Slime
Shannon Gerety: Strategist
Marnie Abraham: Strategist