Oppo plans marketing blitz for ICC WT20

MUMBAI: The official global partner of ICC in the mobile category for four years Oppo  Mobiles has announced a 360-degree marketing campaign to drive the fever of cricket to new heights. With these initiatives, Oppo  is bringing cricket fans closer to all the excitement and action on ground, offering them a chance to witness the matches live.

The marketing campaign aims to take the spirit of cricket to the nook and corner of India reaching out to every individual cricket fan. It is an online and offline (in stadium) approach targeted at an audience hooked to T20 World Cup through digital platforms and present in the stadium respectively.

Under this campaign, Oppo  has also come out with the Oppo  F1 ICC WT20 limited edition phone. It is a one of its kind limited edition product designed especially for the T20 Cricket World Cup and is an extension of the successful Oppo  F1, a delight for selfie lovers.

Commenting on the marketing campaign, international mobile business Oppo global VP, MD and  Oppo  India president Sky Li siad, “We at Oppo Mobiles value our consumers and their passions. Cricket is a passion in India for millions of viewers and this 360-degree campaign is an initiative to bring together these cricket fans and cheer for India. Oppo wants to join in the cricket fervor by giving people a chance to watch their favorite team play live.”

In Stadium initiatives:

Toss O-Fans: Under this initiative, Oppo   will send Oppo   fans from #WT20SelfieExpert contest, an online selfie campaign, to join the TOSS session for each World T20 match. The winner will get a lanyard for temporary ground access. A Selfie with both captains and the picture will be taken by the ICC Getty Images photographer. The toss mascot will carry the specially minted coin to the wicket, which will be provided by the ICC venue sponsorship manager who will walk the mascot to the wicket. The mascot will then hand over the coin to the match referee (camera coverage) and then step back.

OLLIE Walking Around: OLLIE, the mascot of Oppo  , will be a source of entertainment this World Cup T20. 15 OLLIES will be walking in the concourse, and 5 in the stands. They will be engaging with the audience while holding a selfie stick and taking selfies with audience.

Match Partner Day: Oppo is also the official match partner for the following matches:

•       New Zealand Vs. India match, 15th March, Nagpur

•       Pakistan Vs. Q1A, 16th March, Kolkata

•       Australia Vs. New Zealand, 18th March, Dharamsala

•       Sri Lanka Vs. England, 26th March, Delhi

As the official match partner, a designated sponsor representative from OPPO   can present the "Man of the Match" award.

Oppo  Moment: A consumer engagement initiative - the audience will be joining an online selfie contest and uploading a selfie. Oppo  will choose 3 winners and the winner selfies will be showcased on the sight- screen at few times during the duration of the match.

VIP Hospitality Room: Oppo  will be facilitating 18 charging stations across Mohali, Mumbai, Dharamsala, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Nagpur along with 6 umbrellas for each stadium for media usage.

ICC Truck Tour:

Oppo   was also recently a part of the ICC- UNICEF’s Swachh Clinics initiative where underprivileged kids got a chance to click selfies with the ICC World Twenty20 2016 Trophy.

Apart from the above, Oppo   also has 2 selfie stations in each stadium (concourse); 1 phone model for each stadium, on-ground (product placement); branding exposures - 3D Mat, Stump, Telescope flag, Billboard, Background (Media Interview), Replay screen, Perimeter Boards, Sight Screen, Boundary Rope, 4/6 placard and Bam Bam stick distribution.

Online campaigns:

#WT20SelfieExpert: A microsite will be hosted on the Oppo website and audiences can participate by uploading their selfies on Facebook and Twitter with#WT20SelfieExpert. Winners will be selected randomly and declared on them icrosite and Oppo  Official Facebook and Twitter page. The winners will have a chance to either be a part of Toss O-Fans, or have his/her selfie chosen for Oppo  moments, win ICC WT20 limited edition F1 phones or receive VIP tickets for the World cup finals.

Oppo   Shot of the Day and Daily Show in association with ICC: Oppo   branded section titled ‘Oppo shot of the Day’ within the Gallery page on the ICC website. The images will sit on an Oppo  branded page and will be promoted across ICC digital social media platforms.

An ‘Oppo   shot of the day’ section will be included on ICC’s daily show on cricket. This show will be promoted on ICC digital/social assets. The ‘daily show’ focuses on content filmed behind the scenes at the event.

College Campaign: Oppo   is organizing a college campaign which will be running from15 March  to 3 April,  in Delhi, Mohali, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, during the ICC World T20. Students will gather in a college venue and have a chance to watch live cricket together. They could also experience Oppo   products and win lovely goodies by joining cricket quiz session.

Retail campaign

Starts from 1 March to 25 March. All customers of Selfie Expert Oppo F1 stand a chance to win tickets for the WT20 final.

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