Malaysia MBCS, IPG Mediabrands’ media-driven creative content practice, has partnered with Aiken to produce a campaign aimed at encouraging Malaysians to shine as the brightest stars during Chinese New Year (CNY).

In the movie, a group of girls use the Aiken Vita-C Bright Skincare line to embrace their brightest selves. The girls are given the chance to succeed on the football court because of their glowing skin.

Inspired by the recent worldwide talent search for women to try out for his next film, “Shaolin Women’s Soccer,” the Aiken Brightest Star ad honours Hong Kong actor and filmmaker Stephen Chow. 

The advertisement features an open letter written by Aiken to Stephen Chow, inviting him to see the movie. It also invites Malaysians to enter the #AikenBrightestStar competition and embrace their brightest selves this Chinese New Year.

Speaking about the campaign, Phang Mei Jeng, managing director of MBCS, said, “We know that CNY is a time to watch and re-watch Cantonese films that are old favourites, and Stephen Chow’s films are number one on that list. With his movies consistently trending around the festive season, and his recent open casting on social media, we looked to do this as a tribute to this huge icon and feature Aiken as the brand that helps you be the brightest star.” 

Meanwhile, Saki Goh, senior general manager marketing of Wipro Unza, expressed, “We’re extremely excited about this campaign, as it speaks to CNY pop culture. Stephen Chow’s movies are funny and legendary, and MBCS have found a creative hook that enables us to pay tribute to him in a very special way. We hope more Malaysian women join this callout to be the biggest and brightest star, using Aiken as their ammunition to glow up in this Year of the Dragon.”