MAM

BSLI's 'How Many' ad campaign reaches Cannes

MUMBAI: In late June, a Birla Sun Life Insurance (BSLI) ad campaign made it to the Mecca of advertising awards - the Cannes film festival.

The 'How many' ad for BSLI, created by Concept Communications and produced by Steam Engine Productions, was one of the three Indian entries that made it to the Cannes Film shortlist.

Winning creatives always are a derivative of a good client brief. BSLI CEO Nani Javeri says: "The effort represents a synergistic approach to marketing and communications wherein the ad agency and the BSLI team formulate the path ahead by working closely. As far as BSLI is concerned, effective communication and social responsibility go hand in hand."

It takes an inspired adman to deliver the goods based on the brief. Concept's creative director Sanjay Sule says: "The intention was to position Birla Sun Life as a responsible and socially conscious corporate citizen - an entity that thinks beyond insurance. That's why we picked up the issue of smoking."

The ad film uses memorable visuals to make an immediate impact on the viewer. The ad starts off by showing a small room in which a man who is the head of the family is smoking. The camera also pans the other members - an 80-year old grandmother, children including a six month old baby amongst others - who are closeted into the matchbox-like tenement. The other members of the family exhale while the head of the family inhales the cigarette smoke. Very effectively, without even using any voice-over, the BSLI drives home the point that passive smoking is injurious to your family's health. The underlying element is "How many cigarettes do you smoke with your family every day?"

"The theme was so striking and hard-hitting that the BSLI team approved it in the first sitting itself. We shot the ad film in two days and the everything including the post production work was completed within 10 days. We shot with ordinary people and only the lead actor (the man of the family) and the wife are professional ad commercial artistes," says Sule.

The film was aired on premier business channels such as CNBC India. When asked whether he knew that the ad would win accolades, a modest Sule says: "I had a gut feeling that it would be appreciated. We are happy that out of the two entries sent to Cannes, one of them made waves. All credit to the team and the client for having the guts to experiment with new concepts."

The Birla Sun Life nomination is definitely raise the creative bar for Concept. "We are ready to face the challenge and are already thinking of similar concepts!" added Sule with a glint in his eyes.

The BSLI-Concept team is looking forward to win more awards for its latest innovative direct marketing ad campaign.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/tyamaha.jpg?itok=hkoFhcZS
Yamaha's 'The Call of the Blue' is launched as the new exciting brand campaign

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. developed its new brand campaign ‘The Call of the Blue’ in order to draw a parallel to its product planning, marketing and customer engagement strategies with the brand’s global image of ‘excitement, stylish and sporty’.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/jonty.jpg?itok=9Sup3Jl_
Isuzu Motors signs Jonty Rhodes as Indian brand ambassador

Isuzu motors, Japanese car manufacturer, has signed on former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes as the brand ambassador to promote the brand and its latest product V-Cross in India. The brand will complete six years on 21 August 2018 in the Indian market.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/UCB.jpg?itok=8WZWVqTC
UCB's first social experiment in India #UNITEDBYHOPE

Reaffirming its commitment to challenge social norms and fearlessly address issues focused on secularism and non-discrimination, United Colors of Benetton marked India’s 72nd Independence Day with a digital film titled #UnitedByHope, celebrating India’s unity in its diversity.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/money.jpg?itok=7KNzWnjT
Matrimony.com bolsters senior management team to pursue expansion plan

To pursue its ambitious growth and expansion plans, Matrimony.com recently strengthened its senior management team with experienced talent.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/mar.jpg?itok=jNxxH45I
The Advertising Club announces the Category Awards for Marquees 2018

The Advertising Club today announced the various sector and special category awards for Marquees 2018.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/RIVERS.jpg?itok=TaXS7yhM
White Rivers Media celebrates 6th anniversary

In India, one of the fastest growing independent agencies White Rivers Media has recently completed its six years in social media and digital marketing industry.  

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/team_1.jpg?itok=AN_y8HiE
The Minimalist strengthens leadership team

The Minimalist, one of the fast-growing design and digital companies, has boosted it leadership team with the appointment of head of interaction design Rohan Saraf, lead, user interface Amit Rajapurka.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/wat_0.jpg?itok=kCLmmIa3
WATConsult bags Domino’s India’s digital media mandate

WATConsult, the digital and social media agency from Dentsu Aegis Network India, has recently won the social media mandate for Domino’s.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/main.jpg?itok=8YOhQkDh
Ad industry calls for regulatory body to monitor plagiarism

Creativity sometimes takes inspiration from past creatives but what if it is an entirely copied one? Plagiarism (or inspiration), is a never-ending burning issue in the advertising world. A little similarity can be overlooked but complete knockoffs are just astonishing.

MAM Marketing MAM

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories