Thumps Up goes Dabangg

MUMBAI: Cashing in on its association with Salman Khan, Coca-Cola’s aerated beverage brand Thums Up has tied up with the actor’s upcoming movie Dabangg 2 through the Thums Up ‘Being Dabangg’ initiative. Through this initiative Thums Up fans across the country will get an opportunity to meet Khan in person and win special Thums Up ‘Being Dabangg’ merchandise like T- Shirts, sun glasses and wrist watches.

The campaign will run till 13 February.

The national initiative is being launched across India (except in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala) and will leverage the popularity of digital media such as mobile phones (Both GSM & CDMA & IVRS) and internet amongst consumers across the country.

To create awareness about the Thums Up ‘Being Dabangg’ initiative, the company is also launching a television commercial which builds upon Thums Up’s core idea of ‘Will Do Anything For My Thunder’. Publicis’ advertising agency Leo Burnett is the creative force behind the TVC while it has been directed by Sameer Puri from Wacky Films. The campaign takes the tagline ‘Dabangg Toofani Hote Hain…..To AaoKuch Toofani Kartey Hain!’

Thums Up brand ambassador Khan said, “I have always believed in living life on my own terms, and doing something Toofani; and these attributes are what strongly connect me with my favourite Thums Up. Through this exciting and engaging initiative, I look forward to meeting the real ‘Dabanggs’ across the country; and celebrating the spirit of adventure.”

Coca-Cola India and SWA VP – marketing Anupama Ahluwalia said, “This latest initiative is a perfect unification of brand Thums Up’sToofani attitude and Salman Khan’s Dabangg personality. This exciting initiative will serve as a seamless binder between the real stars of the country and their inspiration - Salman Khan. We are confident that this unique initiative will strike the right chord with the consumers, encouraging them to do something Toofani every day.”

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