Fresh From The Field — Sea-Legs Consumer Campaign – By Spruik

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Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community.

Using well-loved sights and sounds that evoke the nostalgia of those great New Zealand road trips, Spruik walk us through their recent campaign for Sea-Legs.

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The brief

Motion sickness affects most people at least once during their lifetime.

Sea-Legs is the number one motion sickness treatment in New Zealand. However, new challenger products are entering the market, with clear product offering and broad reach. Our client wanted to strengthen and grow its market share.

The Sea-Legs brand is well-known in New Zealand with high consumer awareness. It’s challenge however, is in the name. Due to the naming convention, it is closely linked to sea travel and not always considered for other modes of transport. Spruik was asked to come up with new campaign creative to debunk that thinking.

Expanding the total number of Sea-Legs consumers by appealing to all forms of motion sickness – car, train, plane and even gondola’s!

Image of back of plane seat, on the screen: "Whether you're traveling by Gondola"
Image of advert screen at the airport: "Enjoy the Journey, SeaLegs prevent travel sickness"
Mock up of advert banner at a bus stop: "Enjoy the Journey"

The Design Response

Life is about the journey, not the destination.

Each holiday, weekend get-away, or visit to family starts with the journey. Some find this stage of the adventure exciting and want to savour each moment. For those who suffer from travel sickness themselves, or have family members who do, it can be painstakingly long and uncomfortable. Especially when the person suffering is one of the smaller members of the family.

For a trip to be truly enjoyed by all, everyone needs to feel good – and so they should!

Our design response was centred around evoking the emotional thrill of going on a trip. A light-hearted concept that allows everyone to celebrate the journey, in turn representing the positive affect Sea-Legs can have.

We loved bringing this concept to life with animation. Using well-loved sights and sounds, we evoke the nostalgia of those great New Zealand road trip’s. With a play on a utopian ideal, we allow the intrepid traveller to be brought out in each and every one of us.

With our visual approach we were able to combine a variety of transport to answer the clients brief and broaden product association.

ATL media placements include billboards, Air New Zealand In-flight Entertainment. There is also a targeted digital strategy to the campaign along with print collateral including in-store point of sale posters and sales presenters.

Image of roadside digital banner
design icons of ferris wheel, boat, gondola, car, hot air balloon, airplane

The Design Team

Jon Dunn, Managing Director
Stacey Morrissey, Design Director
Lucie Blazevska, Senior Designer

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The Client Team

Sea-Legs

Client details

https://sea-legs.co.nz


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