Draftfcb Ulka creates a new campaign for 99acres 'Sochna Bhi Mat'

MUMBAI: Real estate portal entered mainstream marketing with its maiden campaign conceptualised by Draftfcb Ulka. The TVC for the campaign is produced by Boot Polissh Films.

The focus of the campaign is on establishing as the one place to log on to for the best properties and deals. With a plethora of new entrants in the space the task of the next phase of communication was to showcase the various possibilities that the site offers in terms of buying, selling and renting properties.

The TVC uses the set-up of a young man meeting his prospective father-in-law. With a healthy dose of humour weaved in, the film plays up the true to life insight that a father‘s foremost concern is whether the man proposing to his daughter owns a house or not. The commercial goes on to show the protagonist winning over his difficult to please father-in-law with the help of solutions provided by

All three offerings from have been woven into the script to highlight the gamut of services. The communication puts across the message that 99acres is the place to go to when looking for properties to rent, buy or sell. ‘Sochna bhi mat‘ is used as a punch line with variation in its connotation as the situations in the commercial change. The brand continues with the theme of ‘Sochna bhi mat‘ across other mediums as well, playing it up differently depending on the possibilities attached with each medium.

Draftfcb Ulka-Delhi creative director Sanjay Sharma said, "It‘s a topical thing. Everyone is talking about rent, buy and sell. We just took it as a tactical exercise for the brand and have done it in a more engaging and entertaining manner."

Chief Operating Officer Draftfcb Ulka Delhi, Sanjay Tandon feels that "One of the important aspects of online brands is the need to project differentiation through brand personality. A charming insight coupled with a delightful storyline helps progress the brand in this short film."

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