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upGrad's latest digital-first campaign focuses on upskilling

It is a digital-first, gender-specific micro-targeted campaign.

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Mumbai: Edtech firm, upGrad's latest campaign focuses on the importance of upskilling across tech domains for working professionals. It is a digital-first, gender-specific micro-targeted campaign.

The campaign aims to encourage more women professionals to upskill and scale up their tech careers, across the industry. upGrad's tech offerings like blockchain, full stack development (FSD), big data, devOps, cybersecurity and cloud computing are areas that learners are showing interest.

Aligning with the viewer's needs, the campaign targets professionals using gender-specific ads and creatives, based on their area of interest.  

With close to 10 different versions, the campaign aims to micro-target users who are seeking to upskill themselves, by showcasing creatives and ads that align with their gender and subject interest across technology programs.  

The digital film for the campaign, which is conceptualised by The Womb, showcases the mayhem that ensues when there is a fire in the office, and who the team rescues. The campaign has been directed by Roopali Singhal of Chrome Pictures and is live on digital.

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Moreover, given the increased interest by women professionals in coding and software programs, upGrad's campaign is reinforcing the importance of women coders by representing female protagonists in the ad films. The film showcases women learners upskilling with upGrad's tech courses to become 'very very important' team members who drive organisational growth and success at their jobs, upon course completion.

Commenting on the tech campaign, upGrad head of marketing Ankit Khirwal said, “we can no longer pretend that skilling is not important, especially in the field of technology, where human-machine interactions, Web 3.0, brand building in Metaverse are happening as we speak. Following this trend, we have witnessed an increase in interest from women coders for our tech offerings across blockchain, fsd, devops, cybersecurity, and more.”

“Therefore, to encourage them further to upskill and fast forward their careers, our digital campaign will undertake a micro-targeting approach, to showcase the right offering to the right viewer based on their interest and profile, to help them navigate their upskilling solutions,” he added.

Till date, upGrad learners have received an average career hike of 51 percent while getting placed with top companies like Uber, Flipkart, Meesho and Razorpay, after completing tech courses with the edtech major.

 “When there’s fire in the office, who will you save? Yourself, your boss or the most important employee in the office? That’s the premise Gunjan cracked when thinking of this campaign. The chaos added to the drama, the twist added to the fun and thus, we found a creative way of highlighting the importance of tech courses in today’s world," added the Womb creative head Suyash Khabya.

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