Introduced by Unilever Pakistan in 1948 under the brand name ‘Surf’, its deep rooted heritage has made it a national icon.
Surf Excel is known for its famous tagline ‘Daag tou achay hotay hain/Dirt is good’. But this is much more than just a tagline. It is a central philosophy that the brand lives by, with an intrinsic passion to ensure child development through tactile learning. Over the years, the brand has worked hard to build awareness on the importance of child learning through experience. History
Ariel first appeared on the UK market in 1967 and was the first detergent with stain-removing enzymes. It was a high-sudsing powder designed for twin-tub and top-loading washing machines. With the rise in popularity of automatic front-loading washing machines, a suitable low-suds variant was launched in the early 1970s. The mid-eighties saw the range expanding to encompass liquid detergent and compact powder.
The compact powder was originally known as "Ariel Ultra"; and was subsequently reformulated into the nineties as "Ariel Futur". This was possibly in response to Unilever's launch of the ultimately doomed "Persil Power", which was seen to damage clothes. Compact powders never proved popular in the UK; so when the tablet variant appeared in July 1999, the compact version disappeared.
In 2003, Ariel brought out its quickwash action to its detergents, to allow consumers to be able to do their laundry on a quickwash cycle.
Surf Excel (Unilever Ltd.) V/s Ariel (P & G). Both are targeting especially children, as well as these are premium brands.
Every detergent brands having single goal i.e. “overcome stain from cloths”. It is most important that how brands are conveying message to consumers? How brands are showing its unique features, quality & result orientation?