The humble jar of Vaseline Jelly became a powerful force for global good. After 140 years on the bathroom shelf, Americans had forgotten just how powerful The Healing Power of Vaseline can be to heal skin. Our task: find a compelling demonstration of this Healing Power to catapult the brand back to relevance. The result: The Vaseline Healing Project, a social mission created in partnership with Direct Relief that has helped 1.8 million people globally and ignited a business turnaround.
Vaseline is one of the essentials supplies that relief groups send into areas of crisis and disaster - where something as simple as a cut can turn into a serious problem. The Healing Project, is a partnership with Direct Relief to donate supplies and send much needed dermatologists on medical missions.
Not only was this one of the most effective CSR programs in Unilever's history, it was the most important project I have worked on in my life. To document, we were able to join Healing Project missions to the rural Philippines and Kenya, meet their people and hear their stories.
2017 Silver Effie Winner in Personal Care, Finalist in Positive Change.
Written up in the Harvard Business Review