MAM

Bindass to shed UTV name, go ‘Rest Less’ from 16 April

MUMBAI: Youth channel UTV Bindass is in for a makeover as it drops ‘UTV‘ from its name, dons a new logo and changes the tag line to ‘Rest Less‘ from 16 April.


The channel, falling under the complete control of The Walt Disney Company India with UTV founder-promoter Ronnie Screwvala at the helm, will have 133 variations of the new ‘dynamic‘ logo.



“Bindass as a brand has grown over the years. Today it is not just a television channel and we are going to promote it that way,” Bindass business head Keith Alphonso tells Indiantelevision.com.


The channel will launch a new brand campaign created by Taproot India. “On 16 April, Bindass is set to undergo a mega transformation with a a new brand campaign, created by Agnello Dias (Taproot India). The new motto - Rest Less – perfectly symbolises the new identity rest less and do more. It is all about let’s do more, be it action, fun… Bindass is the brand that will get you there,” Alphonso adds.


The channel has decided to undergo the repositioning after a research that the company conducted with MarketGate Consulting. Alphonso stresses that the research has suggested that there is a clear need gap and Bindass aims to fulfill that.


MarketGate Consulting founder director Shripad Nadkarni says, “Our consumer research indicated that the youth has moved beyond passive optimism and are bustling with ideas and have a sense of urgency attached to their ambitions. We decided to reflect this spirit of purposive dynamism into the brand’s refreshed positioning as we believe the Indian youth is in the middle of one of the most exciting times.”


The channel will also kickstart its marketing campaign on 16 April.

Taproot India chairman and co-founder Agnello Dias says, “A key trait that marks youth behaviour today is a sense of constant motion; everyone is either going somewhere or doing something all the time. This non-stop motion, well channelised is the new objective ideal. Settling down is fast going down the priority list. The bubbling undercurrents of discovery, exploration, invention, challenge, action seem to top that list. The new brand campaign for Bindass captures precisely this, that the youth today are ‘Rest Less’ and actually rest even lesser. We had earlier worked on Bindass’ immensely successful ‘What I am’ campaign as well which really caught on with the youth and this time around with Rest Less we hope to continue connecting with them yet again.”


In a bid to move beyond TV, Bindass is also planning to launch separate divisions for events and products and services. Though the plans are in formative stages, Alphonso confirms that events division will focus on creating tent-pole on-ground IP properties. From conceptualising to execution, the events division will work on properties, which can be scalable on a year-on-year basis, he adds.


Meanwhile, the company has identified six categories of product and services. While it is planning a range of apparels and accessories, the services will include holiday services, Bindass style.


On the content front, the channel will launch two new reality shows soon. On 28 April, it will launch Live Out Loud, a 10 episodic series in which one person will be made to overcome fear by saying that one thing he or she wanted to say.


This will be followed by another show Fear-Less in July, wherein participants will be helped by their friends to overcome fear of height, water or other such things which result in not enjoying life to the fullest.


Bindass is also betting big on the digital front and from 16 April, the whole look and feel of the brand in the digital world will also get a makeover. It will make its presence felt on all the social media platforms including Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, while a special channel for Youtube will be created with exclusive content, Alphonso adds.


Bindass fights in a market which is too cluttered with youth and music channels including MTV, Channel [V], Mastiii, and 9XM.


Bindass was launched in September 2007. It adopted the brand values of youth - fun, frank, and fearless – and built it as a platform to catch its target audience using TV, movies, web, mobile, ground and campus activities. Later it changed the positioning to ‘What I am’.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/harshik-800x800.jpg?itok=EcZrcw78
'Make Love Not Scars', advocates Ogilvy

Building on the worldwide success of its #EndAcidSale campaign for Make Love Not Scars last year, Ogilvy has launched a powerful new campaign to benefit the cause of acid-attack survivors.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/abhik-800x800_0.jpg?itok=cgbiWP3H
Ogilvy to creatively project Dominar's supremacy

Ogilvy India won the prestigious business of this new brand Bajaj Auto’s Dominar 400 after a rigorous pitch process lasting over two months.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/gautam-800x800.jpg?itok=X1eVVuJA
Rentomojo hires Dentsu Webchutney digital

In its rapid path to becoming a platform where you can subscribe to furniture and appliances for a period of your choice, Rentomojo - founded by Geetansh Bamania - has signed Dentsu Webchutney to shape its digital agenda.

MAM Media and Advertising AD Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/rajdeepak-das-800x800.jpg?itok=3RnxG_s1
Bajaj V launches Invincible Indians; for everyday heroes

Bajaj V's initiative titled ‘Invincible Indians: Stories that Invoke Pride Everyday’ will uncover stories of ordinary Indians who, by dint of their resolve and determination, performed extraordinary acts in the service of society.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/gunjan-800x800.jpg?itok=lLrM1v_c
Taproot springs a design Myntra

Myntra, India's leading platform for mass premium fashion will be launching a multi-media campaign by the end of this week, revealed Myntra Fashion chief marketing manager Gunjan Soni.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/oppo-800x800.jpg?itok=kgIuDxG-
Oppo shines at Emerging Brand Award 2016

Chinese smart phone Oppo has won the Emerging Brand Award at World Marketing Congress Global Brand excellence awards for 2016. The brand has been associated with its successful promotion of Selfie Expert smartphones and strong connection with young consumers in 2016.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/Noomi-Mehta.jpg?itok=SAICBLC7
India's Noomi Mehta joins FEPE International board

MUMBAI: Noomi Mehta has been elected to the board of international out of home association FEPE International. He is the first representative from India’s out of home industry to sit on the FEPE board.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/MTV-uncovers.jpg?itok=PMJoFDsP
MTV uncovers #CoverBeforeLover

MUMBAI: MTV is the universe of the young and has the final word on everything related to youth. This time around too the biggest, boldest and bravest youth channel has launched a new campaign on World AIDS day with a message #CoverbeforeLover. As a nation, we are obsessed with encasing everything...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/30/brian-800x800.jpg?itok=Xh0YL_OC
GroupM's new suite [m]Platform to make media planning flexible

GroupM has launched an advanced technology suite of flexible media planning applications, data analytics and digital services titled [m]Platform. The platform will improve advertisers’ ability to use audience-defining insights from hundreds of data sources to find and communicate with their...

MAM Media and Advertising AD Agencies

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories