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Domestos Unveils App to Track Toilet Flushes

Magazine article Marketing

Domestos Unveils App to Track Toilet Flushes

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Unilever cleaning brand backs World Toilet Day with app to chart flushes' journey.

Domestos, the Unilever bleach brand, has launched a quirky app that enables consumers to track the progress of their toilet flushes, in support of the World Toilet Organisation.

The 'Flushtracker' app, designed by digital agency Lean Mean Fighting Machine, lets users follow what happens when a flush leaves their toilet. When users type in the toilet's location and the time they last flushed, the app reveals the position, speed and distance travelled by the flush.

The app covers 360,000 miles of sewers in the UK, as well as systems in South Africa and Ireland. Users can also see where flushes from Buckingham Palace, the White House, the Taj Mahal and the Kremlin travel.

The app has been launched to mark World Toilet Day on Friday. It aims to raise awareness of the fact that more than 2.5bn people have no access to clean and private toilet facilities and are more vulnerable to diseases as a result.

Unilever has been increasing its focus on digital marketing recently under the guidance of global communications director Babs Rangaiah.

Speaking at the Revolution Forum last week, Lean Mean Fighting Machine managing director Tom Bazeley discussed for the first time the agency's controversial Facebook status takeover campaign for Dr Pepper. …

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