P&G and Grey Group Remind Indonesian Mothers and Daughters that Despite Different Choices Forgiveness Always Reunites
P&G has been creating stories that bring alive the essence of Ramadan over the last few years – forgiveness and starting afresh. This year, with the Indonesian election taking place -the insight of making choices and accepting the choices of others, also came into play.
With the country having just gone through an election, P&G Indonesia, and Grey Group Indonesia recognised the fact that the “Pilihan Presiden 2019” (2019 Presidential Election) will mean Indonesians having to make choices and to take sides. Party lines will be drawn even between the closest of relationships; couples, friends, and family members – including that close-but-often-contentious relationship: Mothers and Daughters.
Together with Grey Group Indonesia, P&G launched a film, #AkuPilihMaafIbu (I Elect Mother’s Forgiveness), which brought to life the story of a mother & daughter – with opposing views through the early years of her adulthood. The highest point of tension comes when a mother is faced with a daughter, whose views are the opposite of her own; a mother who feels as though her daughter is rejecting everything she has worked so hard to teach. But, at the end of the day, no matter how different the choices, it is the choice to forgive and accept each other that makes the bonds between mothers and daughters even stronger.
“In this trying period where frayed nerves between mothers and daughters are pulled even further, we wanted every Indonesian daughter to remember all the sacrifices Mom has made – on the surface, it may seem as though Mom is always sitting on the other side of the fence. In reality, what a mother really yearns is for her daughter’s forgiveness and acceptance, especially during Lebaran,” said Aldrich Gopal, Country Marketing Head, P&G Indonesia. “We wanted to give mothers & daughters two precious minutes to spend together this Ramadan – through the #AkuPilihMaafIbu film.”
“For us, the creative challenge was to be able to bring alive a story of forgiveness, especially during an election, and yet be able to bring out the beauty and love that only a mother and daughter relationship shares,” added Subbaraju Alluri, Chief Executive Officer, Grey Indonesia & Thailand.
CEO, Indonesia & Thailand: Subbaraju Alluri
Executive Creative Director: Nugroho Nurarifin
Creative Group Head: Finy Tjong
Senior Copywriter / Copywriter: Juenre Sitanggang, Abigail Carolin Jeslin
Art Director: Devan Rudinatha, Raymond Iskandar
General Manager: Sharan Sood
Business Unit Director: Serene Loo
Senior Account Manager: Masayu Difa
Regional Planning Director: Neha Bansal
Strategic Planner: Ilmalana
Senior Social Media Manager: Indri Sriwattana
Social Media Officer: Ainun Yasmin
Executive Producer: Hafiz Ibrahim, Azren Irwan
Producer: Ahmad Jefri Jafaar, Uci Lusiani
Film Director: Paphawee Jinnasith
Country Marketing Head, P&G Indonesia: Aldrich Gopal
Senior Communications Manager: Ovidia Nomia
Brand Operations Manager: Berlian Dewirani
Assistant Brand Manager: Aisyah Zakiyyah