Rapid Hardware Group – CatRoller Campaign

CatRoller Campaign

Rapid Hardware Group

Red Crayon was engaged by Rapid Hardware Group, an Australian owned manufacturer and supplier of hardware products, to develop and launch their new pet product brand, Cat Roller.

Our task was to launch their new product into the market including the development of all brand assets, packaging and a digital launch campaign.

The aim of the campaign launch was to increase awareness of the brand, encourage landing page views and click-throughs to the Bunnings website, where users could then go on to purchase the product.

The branding and logo we created carried a fun and charming identity. We wanted the overall branding to make cat lovers smile, the same way a funny cat video does. As the illustration in the logo is lively and animated, we went for a simplified colour palette of orange variations, to ensure we weren’t adding too many colours to an already animated and lively brand. The branding was carried through a number of different assets including packaging, an instruction manual, an instruction video and advertising campaign creative.

We know that cats can be cheeky escape artists, so we decided to bring out this playful nature and engage the audience through a fun illustrated visual. The established features and benefits of the product were featured heavily throughout the creative to further cement that the product is an easy DIY solution that is simple and effective at keeping your cat safe. The creative ran across carousel and video formats on social and 6 Google display formats.

To support the advertising campaign, we also crafted a 9-week content plan with artwork for the Cat Roller Facebook page.

The fun and playful branding that was rolled out across product packaging was well received by the client.

The four-week advertising campaign launched at the end of 2020 and was very well received by the target audience. The campaign saw a social click-through rate of 3.05% and a display click-through rate of 0.10%, both above industry standard. Traffic was led to a campaign landing page where the audience could then click through to Bunnings Warehouse and purchase the product.

Brand Creative, Advertising, Campaign Creative, Copywriting, Production, Media Planning & Buying

Melbourne Montessori School – Campaign

Student Acquisition Campaign

Melbourne Montessori School

Melbourne Montessori School engaged Red Crayon to develop a campaign with the goal of increasing awareness and boosting enquiries for school tour bookings and enrolments.

The school wanted to improve awareness of the Montessori teaching philosophy that so many parents are not aware of. They wanted to ensure that potential parents had a good understanding of the benefits this type of education has, with the single-minded proposition that Melbourne Montessori School prepares children for the future of work.

We created a campaign that positioned Melbourne Montessori School as ‘the best kept secret’ in education for your child. The overarching call to action for the campaign encouraged parents to take a tour where they will discover the difference and benefits a Montessori education could offer their child. The campaign was aimed at parents of toddlers and senior school students, driving enquiry to two of the school’s key programs: early learning and IB.

To promote the early learning classes and IB program, we developed two sets of creative to run across a 6-week digital and social campaign. We showcased students engaging in their Montessori learning and paired this with the Montessori green, a strong visual brand cue for the school.

The overall messaging and creative was well received by the client who felt we were able to successfully communicate the benefits of a Montessori education in a succinct way.

The campaign performed above benchmarks with a click-through rate of 0.09% for display and 0.28% for social. The campaign landing page received a total of 2,553 page views from the digital ads. The school also received a higher number of phone enquiries than they usually would during the period that the campaign was live. Many individuals who called the school had not heard of Montessori education before, confirming that the campaign increased awareness of the school.

Strategy, creative, digital media, copywriting.


Franchised Food Company Cold Rock Summer Campaign



Red Crayon was again asked to develop an integrated multi-channel advertising campaign for Summer. Cold Rock expressed some simple goals: make it bigger than the previous year, drive more traffic into the 100 stores around Australia and to add 15,000 new subscribers to their database. The campaign was to run from just after Christmas through to Australia Day.

Red Crayon pitched a concept that saw two characters that were reminiscent of a couple of adversaries from the ‘old west’ duelling for the right to give one lucky customer either $10,000 cash or a $10,000 diamond. Enter “The Cold Hard Cash Vs The Cold Hard Rock.” The guys at Cold Rock instantly fell in love with the two characters and over the ensuing weeks refined and developed a 3D animated TVC. The concept was then rolled out across TV, Outdoor, Social in-store and Online where the customers were directed to make their choice to win either the Cold Hard Cash or The Cold Hard Rock.

This campaign saw 24,000 unique entries with the eventual prize winner choosing the Cold Hard Rock.

Campaign Strategy, Campaign Creative, Digital Media, Social Media, Content Creation, Community Management, Video Production, Media Planning & Buying.