Uncover Prosperity by Isobar Malaysia

Date: Feb 2018
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In a brilliant follow up to last year’s award-winning Ho Ee Ki campaign for Malaysia's largest online marketplace,, Isobar Malaysia, a Dentsu Aegis Network agency, has created yet another fun and creative ad for Chinese New Year.

Carrying on with the campaign theme of Ho Ee Ki, which is meant to encourage people to let go of the old, to usher in prosperity, this year’s ad focuses on lucky numbers with a twist. The Chinese community commonly associate numbers with luck and prosperity. This formed the campaign idea of encouraging people to ‘Uncover Prosperity’ through their own efforts of selling on, instead of relying on chance (numbers).

Uncover Prosperity follows in the same vein of last year’s ads, bringing back the much-loved Plumber and other characters from last year’s video. The Isobar Malaysia team cheekily associates with the lucky numbers of 32665. Watch the video till the end for a brilliant twist. To date, it has garnered more than 5 million views on YouTube and Facebook combined, and has been shared over 1,100 times on Facebook.

Last year’s Ho Ee Ki campaign set out to get people to sell their unused items on ahead of Chinese New Year. The campaign exceeded expectation and garnered a 213% increase in “value for money” evaluation* with listings going up by 7% versus 1.7% average monthly rate. Aside from that, its relatability (common habit of hoarding) drove audiences to not just watch (>5 million views within a month) but also share the video (>22,000 shares), making the “Ho Ee Ki” phrase hugely popular leading up to Chinese New Year. (*Source: YouGov Brand Index)


Isobar Malaysia

Executive Creative Director – Sanyen Liew

Creative Group Head – Wong Chin Wei

Senior Copywriter – Lam Wai Kit

Senior Art Director – Joe Chan

Associate Account Director – Sharon Hew

Designer – Estelle Lai

Lead Strategist – Tanvi Singh

Composer, Lyricist & Plumber - Tian Long

Production – Sotong Potong Studio

Head of Marketing – Andrew Pinto

Marketing Manager – Jasvin Dhillon

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