Cheil Worldwide South Korea creates the Heat Tech Window to promote Uniqlo's thermal wear

Heat Tech Window.jpgCheil Worldwide South Korea has created an advertisement for Uniqlo that not only promotes its heat-generating thermal wear, HeatTech, but actually keeps people warm. Last winter, Cheil launched the Heat Tech Window campaign to offer real warmth to consumers in severely cold weather.

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Heat Tech Window2.jpgHeat Tech Window3.jpgHeat Tech Window4.jpgHeat Tech Window uses bubble wrap, commonly used for packaging fragile items. Its layer of air-filled hemispheres blocks the heat conduction between indoor and outdoor, thus raising the room temperature. Just by attaching the Heat Tech Window to the window, the temperature of the room rises by 2~3°C (3.6~5.4°F)1). This saves an average of 20% on heating costs2).

With logo of HeatTech printed on each, and the size to fit regular window sizes in Korea, 500,000 Heat Tech Windows were handed out to consumers for free via all 189 Uniqlo stores in Korea with each purchase of a HeatTech product.

All the households and office windows which installed Heat Tech Windows turned into new advertising media for Uniqlo branding. This means Uniqlo gained 500,000 free out-of-home ads throughout the winter season.

Cheil also shared the campaign video on various social media to show how to install Heat Tech Window, and reached 30 million impressions within a month in a country with population of about 50 million. As a result of the whole campaign, HeatTech sales recorded a year-on-year growth of 203%.

"We looked for an idea that can help consumers who had to worry about the cold and heating costs every winter. Based on our observation, Uniqlo HeatTech products and bubble wrap had similarities such as keeping the warmth and being convenient to use, so we created the Heat Tech Window," said the creative team at Cheil Worldwide.

Credits -
Jeongkeun You / Cheil Worldwide / Executive Vice President
Wain Choi / Cheil Worldwide / Chief Creative Officer
Sungphil Hwang / Cheil Worldwide / Creative Director, Art Director
Hyungkyun Oh / Cheil Worldwide / Creative Director, Art Director
Taeyul Ko / Cheil Worldwide / Junior Art Director
Jaehwan Lee / Cheil Worldwide / Account Director
Junseok Park / Cheil Worldwide / Account Executive
Seungeun Lee / Cheil Worldwide / Account Executive
Yujin Jung / Cheil Worldwide / Account Executive
Sunho Bae / Cheil Worldwide / Agency Producer
Wanmo Koo / Bounce Creative / Designer
Jeakyun Kim / Bounce Creative / Designer
Sungjin Lee / Bounce Creative / Designer
Dongjo An / Junpasang Production / Director
Kyounghyun Kim / Junpasang Production / CM planner / Executive Producer
Seunghyun Jo / Junpasang Production / Production Designer
Sungin Ji / Freelancer / Cinematographer
Myungjun Kim / Freelancer / Cinematographer
Jaeyun Lee / Seoul Vision / Editor
Soyeon Kim / Seoul Vision / Colorist
Miri Choi / Seoul Vision / Flame Artist
Sungrae Hong / Kiss FM / Sound Designer
Inu Hwang / Audio Village / Sound Studio Producer
Taeho Park / Kiss FM / Other Sound Production Credits
Arana Son / Kiss FM / Music Director
Jiwon Choi / JW Pictures / Photographer
Kyoungwon Kang / JW pictures / Photographer
Choongsun Park / JW pictures / Photographer
Hyewon Ha / Model Agency Credits
Jooyong Kim / Model Agency Credits


1) Air Cap Sheet Insulation Estimation, 2015/The Korea Institute of Building Construction
2) Apartment Winter Heating Cost Saving Plan/Ministry of Knowledge Economy

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