Raid asked us to showcase their bug expertise while driving home their brand mission: Raid kills bugs dead.
So we decided to prove it in their bug lab, the oldest and largest of its kind in the world.
Things got morbidly artistic in the Raid Entomology Lab. Our paint of choice? Raid Ant Gel. This experiment is 100% real. (And these ants are 100% dead). The Raid experts know bugs so well, they could even get them to spell out their own demise.
In order to lure them to their death, Raid products are specifically designed to be tasty to ants. Back in the lab, we found that 9 out of 10 ants prefer Raid Ant Gel over cake (based purely on the eyeball methodology).
Our scrappy films did so well online, the Raid brand team asked us to create one for TV. Turns out wrangling lawyers is more difficult than killing bugs, but we finally got it on air.
But it wasn't enough to showcase the bug lab. In order to show off the brand's expertise, we launched Get the Answers, Beat the Bugs, a 360 campaign that established Raid as the go-to experts in killing bugs.
If someone has a bug problem, here's the first thing they do:
Bugs invade our homes, so Raid invaded the Internet. We created an entirely new, functional site with the promise that our bug experts would answer any bug question ever asked.
When you interview entomologists and write about bugs for six months, it eventually stops haunting your dreams and making your skin crawl. Thankfully, hoarders and neat freaks alike can now benefit from expert help on Raid.com:
The brand had never done anything on social, so we launched Twitter, Youtube, and Google Plus pages to drive traffic to the new site.
Fun fact: On set, it was my job to vacuum up the dead roaches after each take. No joke. We were one scrappy