Bata unveils new ad campaign ‘It’s Got to be Bata’ featuring Disha Patani

The ‘It’s Got to be Bata’ campaign presents a fashion forward journey with its new 24x7 casual

Mumbai: Bata India has released a new campaign to announce the launch of its new versatile 24x7 casual collection. The 360-degree campaign titled ‘It’s Got To Be Bata’, features Bata India’s new brand ambassador Disha Patani.

The campaign is conceptualized by contract advertising. It lives up to the proposition of a versatile 24X7 casual collection as it follows Disha Patani to effortlessly step into different roles she dons during the day. Be it an action scene in a shoot or talk show or from a house party to a casual stroll outside, showing the proposition, whatever may be the occasion, it’s got to be Bata.

What further gives this campaign a unique edge is the catchy lyrics ‘It's Got To be Bata’ of the background score that has been penned by the renowned lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya.

The new 24x7 casual collection has been designed keeping in mind the evolving needs of the modern Indian woman whose footwear needs to be evolved during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic shoppers were looking for footwear for different occasions, but today, they look for the versatility of styles that can work across occasions. Both the collection and the campaign derive inspiration from the versatile roles that women play today while never compromising on style. The 24X7 casual collection features brands like Bata, Bata Red Label, Bata Comfit and Naturalizer that have artisanal-style craftwork in block heels and fresh wedges, and include hues of metallic shine and summer sparkle. The collection, therefore, presents a diverse range of stylish, casual shoes that can enable women to hop from one occasion to another, anytime, anywhere.

Speaking on this new campaign and TVC, Bata India's managing director and CEO Gunjan Shah said, “Casualisation has become a big trend over the last couple of years. Consumers now seek styles that are versatile enough to take them through multiple occasions in a day. Multifunctional footwear, therefore, has become more relevant for women today and Bata is introducing footwear that merges active and leisurewear attributes.”

“The 24x7 casual collection is curated keeping in mind the various roles that women play throughout the day for which they need versatile casual shoes to effortlessly move from one occasion to another. It features Bata, Bata Red Label, Bata Comfit and Naturalizer brands, with artisanal styled heels, wedges & trendy sneakers with hues of colours that can be matched with any occasion, anytime, anywhere. The new campaign features our new brand ambassador Disha Patani, and we hope to attract younger audiences who seek outdoors-inspired benefits, while still wanting a fashion-driven aesthetic that works well for the city life”

Talking about the association with Bata, Contract India chief creative officer Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar said, “Over the last few years, we have seen Bata transition to a fashion-forward brand with product lines that are in sync with the latest of trends – be it casuals or sneakers or formals. With this campaign, we had an interesting opportunity of taking the brand journey forward. From the journey that started with the ‘Surprisingly Bata’ campaign in 2018, it was time to take a more confident and bolder stance. Association with Disha has helped bring about this transition, she personifies the attributes that we want Bata to represent today - stylish, glam, young, more confident and bold. The campaign is beautifully supported by lyrics crafted by Amitabh Bhattacharya, one of India’s ace lyricists.

The lyricist for the campaign, Amitabh Bhattacharya said, “Bata has been a part of our life since childhood. So, when the brand team approached me, I was naturally excited to be associated with this iconic brand and be able to contribute towards its growth. Bata was launching a new range of womens’ shoes that were versatile and could be worn to multiple occasions and wanted my help in crafting a jingle for this launch campaign. While writing, I made sure that the lyrics resonated with the young Indian women of today. The jingle had to be catchy and hummable and also deliver a certain attitude & confidence. That's why the refrain, “Bata Nahi Toh Aur Kya? It's Got To Be Bata!”

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