MUMBAI: Lowe Lintas won the creative duties for FreeCharge, an online platform for recharge, utility payments, promotions and couponing.
As part of the alliance, Lowe Lintas has been tasked with the mandate of making Freecharge a go-to and top-of-mind brand in India. Lowe Lintas fended off competition from six other agencies that were in the fray before it was chosen.
FreeCharge CEO Alok Goel said, “FreeCharge is a youth brand and hence we wanted to figure out a campaign idea that will connect with today's youth at deep emotional levels. Lowe team came up with phenomenal insight. The insight was that today's youngsters are smart problem solvers and they will figure their way out in life despite what life throws at them. The insight was so original and emotional that we felt Lowe team will be great partners for this campaign."
FreeCharge co-founder Kunal Shah added, “We want to completely change what people expect from the simple act of recharging a mobile phone. It is no longer just a payment, but a rewarding experience which delivers joys to our customers. We felt that Lowe Lintas’ campaign idea captured this in a surprising and insightful way. We are confident the youth of today will connect with the brand and engage with it for a long time to come.”
To drive FreeCharge’s marketing objectives, Lowe Lintas has unveiled a campaign – ‘Recharge nahin… FreeCharge’ that depicts FreeCharge’s core proposition of being an ally for the youth and how it plans to alter the recharge landscape in India by offering rewarding coupons and offers. The campaign is live online and will soon be seen across other traditional media.
The youth is often stereotyped by parents for being spendthrifts who don’t value money. Lowe Lintas’ consumer-research revealed that in fact, the reverse is true today. The digital-native youngsters are quite smart and inventive when it comes to stretching their means to the max.
Lowe Lintas NCD Arun Iyer stated, "We felt that our campaign needed to do more than land the product and its benefits. We needed to connect with our rechargers at a real level. We hit upon an insight that the youth of today are 'charged' with being irresponsible with their money. This simple app is their ally and just one re-'charge' fittingly answers all these charges."
The campaign aims to build further on the brand’s key offering through relevant tie-ups.