Watsons Launches its Newest Celebrity Endorser and Switch and Save TVC

Summer is here and ‘tis the season for Watsons to be on my regular errand route. Whether it’s meds, under eye cream for my extra tired peepers or wet wipes, Watsons is my one-stop-shop for all things home/health/beauty related. What makes Watsons even better is the number of ways you can save when shopping there.

With so many bills, expenses, including the over-a-hundred-thousand tuition fee, it can be overwhelming. We're faced with tightening budgets, forced to choose where we would spend and where we would cut down.

That is why I thank Watsons for helping me save time, money and well, my sanity. With its “Switch & Save” campaign, I was able to compare the difference between Watsons products and other leading brands. Seriously, Watsons has all products with the quality I look for, up to 80% less. Smart shoppers (like me) can save on their personal care essentials in order to afford more of the things they really wanted. All they had to do was shift from the leading brand to the Watsons brand.

Watsons recently launched their newest celebrity endorser, Kylie Padilla, as well as the new Switch and Save TV commercial.  Find out why it’s time to Switch and Save!

Watsons' celebrity endorsers (Christian Bautista, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Iya Villana, Kylie Padilla, Lorna Tolentino, and Edu Manzano) tried the Switch Test. Running the same blind test used in stores, Watsons asked each of the celebs the simple question, “What’s the difference between these two products?” Their verdict- none! Not even Watsons' discerning endorsers could tell the difference between Watsons products quality and the leading brands’. There was, however, one big change they all noted. If you switch to Watsons, you can save up to 80%.

In those first years, the simple idea proved a smashing success. Watsons customers all across the country made the switch, changing out their toothbrushes, tissues, lotions and more for the affordable, high quality Watsons alternative. With such great momentum behind the movement, they decided to expand the campaign to the pharmacy. Launching Watsons Generics in 2014, Watsons was able to bring that same promise of affordable quality to Filipinos everywhere. Improving the state of nation’s healthcare was a huge win.

But even with so many switchers on board, not everyone seemed to be convinced. The notion that “cheaper means lower quality” had some shoppers resisting the change. Yet the Watsons team knew the truth- that with their products’ amazing quality, most people wouldn’t even feel the difference. Here are a few;

That’s when a big idea was born- The Switch Test. The team would mount an in-store activity that asked shoppers to compare Watsons to the leading brands. The hitch- they’d have to do it blind. Without being able to see the brands, customers were asked to try out two products and choose the one they would rather buy. From body scrubs to hair irons, shoppers felt their way through the Watsons selection, and the results were overwhelming.

8 out of 10 shoppers chose the Watsons Label product over the leading branded counterpart, an amazing testament to Watsons quality. But the surprises didn’t end there. When informed of the savings they could get with Watsons Label, the remaining shoppers who at first chose the leading brands were also convinced to make the switch.

With results like these, the team knew that they were on to something big. The next challenge was to bring the same experience to more people.

Enter Switchers Feud.

 Watsons Generics celebrity endorsers Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla, Tessa Prieto and Christian Bautista, together with influencers and media guests, enjoyed playing Switch & Save Switchers Feud.  The game was all about knowing what people normally look for products before actually buying them.

Watsons Karen Fabres, Danilo Chiong, Jared De Guzman, Viki Encarnacion, Aida Lapez with Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla and Christian Bautista
Tessa Prieto-Valdez
Iya Villania

Edu Manzano
Lorna Tolentino
Catch the newest Switch and Save TVC and see if you can tell the difference between a Watsons brand and your brand, or if you too will be convinced to Switch and Save! Try following Watsons Philippines on both Instagram and Facebook to be sure you’re up-to-date on sales before shopping.

Congrats to the lucky commenter on my IG, terecruzescaros. :)



Any comments, my dear?