MAM

Nissan ropes in Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador

MUMBAI: Nissan Motors, the Japanese car manufacturing company, is entering in the Indian small-car market with Nissan Micra in India in July.


The company, going with the preferred marketing model, has roped in Bollywood‘s newest cool dude Ranbir Kapoor to be their brand ambassador.


Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (NMIPL) has signed a three-year contract with Kappor, during which he will endorse its products and services.


Nissan Micra will be priced somewhere between Rs 400,000-600,000 and will be available at 20 outlets across India. The company already started bookings for the car since 25 May and has recieved 400 requests so far.
 
However, the Indian hatchback car market is a tough one as Nissan is coming in after a host of other international players. Nissan‘s Micra will have to offer something distinct to compete with the likes of Hyundai (Santro, Getz, i10 and i20), Maruti (Swift, Ritz, WagonR, A star), Chevrolet (Beat) and the more recently launched Fiat (Punto) and Volkswagon (Polo).


With Shah Rukh Khan promoting the Hyundai cars, R Madhawan being WagonR‘s new blue eyed boy and Saif Ali Khan Chevrolets brand ambassador, all hard and soft selling their brands via TVC‘s and other marketing promos, will Ranbir and Nissan be an also ran, or can they push the right buttons of the Indian consumer?
 
NMIPL MD and CEO Kiminobu Tokuyama said, "We are delighted to have Ranbir Kapoor as our brand ambassador. Nissan is a car company with a ‘Passion for Cars‘. Our brand heritage stands for producing cars that maximize life and provide the joy of everyday driving. We believe Ranbir with his uber cool charm and mass appeal brings in a perfect connect with our brand."


The company plans to open up 36 outlets across India by the end of the year. The first two TVC‘s with Ranbir have already been shot and they will start airing from 10 June onwards. The marketing campaign revolves around simpler city driving, convenience and better living within the chaos of everyday city life.
 
Kapoor said, "It is an honour and privilege to be associated with Nissan, which is a leading global automotive brand. I have been a great admirer of Nissan cars during my days spent in Europe. Some of their cars like the GTR, 370Z, which has been introduced in India are all iconic products. I am happy to know that Nissan is very serious and commitment in their plans for India and they have an exciting range of products lined up beginning with the new Nissan Micra. The Micra is a class-defining product and I am particularly excited, as it has been designed for city driving."


The next in line from Nissan will be the Sedan that would be launched sometime next year.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/20/Kunal-Madhukar.jpg?itok=_VYqvmli
Ogilvy India makes key top-level appointments

MUMBAI: Advertising agency Ogilvy India has announced the appointment of Prem Narayan as its new chief strategy officer and Balagopalan Ganapathy as the new head of planning, Ogilvy Mumbai. Narayan and Ganapathy have started in their respective roles with immediate effect.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/anurag.jpg?itok=svdNEKHU
SVG Columbus debuts with big wins at IAMAI's 8th India Digital Awards

SVG Columbus has been honoured with 2 Golds and 1 Silver by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on its debut. For the record, SVG Media was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in April 2017. Post the acquisition, SVG Media launched Columbus – an agency focused on Data Driven...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/Kantar.jpg?itok=xfY0XRLu
81% Indians find ads intrusive: KMB study

MUMBAI: A well-executed multichannel campaign is a thing of beauty. But over one in four of the campaigns we see are not well integrated, and consumers are much more critical than marketers about campaign connectivity. Also, less than half of all campaigns take full advantage of different channels...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/Vivo_0.jpg?itok=fExeXtdx
Vivo YouTube campaign saw better response using Vogon

MUMBAI: Chinese smartphone brand Vivo rolled out a digital campaign - ViewTube, giving a new wave to YouTube’s ongoing TrueView Ads. With the launch of its V7 model, Vivo leveraged Google’s Director Mix tool to launch a campaign that offers a unique creative solution to gauge higher viewer...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/bigbazzar.jpg?itok=0GsnoZ_x
Big Bazaar launches game to promote R-day sale

MUMBAI: Hypermarket chain from Future Group, Big Bazaar, has created a mobile game to promote its mega property, ‘Big Bazaar Sabse Saste 5 Din’. Designed and executed by L & K Saatchi & Saatchi, Big Bazaar’s innovative deal game is set to transform the shopping experience in India....

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/inito.jpg?itok=AwQJneLI
Inito gives anxious couples hope through its new ad

The desire to have children is something that is harboured by millions of couples. But, in the eagerness to do so, many times this whimsical process ends up becoming strenuous and stressful for many. In order to help beat the woes for many such couples, Inito, a medical technology company, has...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/Deloitte.jpg?itok=4oU7Xx11
Vernacular content consumers to be 2.5 times English by 2021: Deloitte

MUMBAI: Deloitte India has launched the eighth edition of its report on technology, media and telecommunications which predicts major advances in machine learning, voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology services and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, apart from other trends.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/break.jpg?itok=NI2aMi1o
IAA's new initiative seeks to end rigidity in office timings

A new social initiative titled #WorkToLiveToWork has been undertaken by the International Advertising Association’s (IAA) India chapter with Nandini Dias, managing committee member of IAA and CEO of Lodestar India, at the helm. Dias lost two colleagues in separate accidents related to railways...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/pvr.jpg?itok=x_vsjB5p
PVR promotes cleaner air

MUMBAI: Cinema exhibition company PVR Pictures has launched a new campaign called, #BeTheCommuter with an aim to promote clean air and curb pollution.

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories