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Taproot Dentsu’s campaign for Network18 CricketNext celebrates opinionated fans

The campaign features former cricket player Anil Kumble

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MUMBAI:  Taproot Dentsu, the creative agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has rolled out a new campaign for Network 18’s CricketNext app. The app has standard features like live score updates and also acts as a forum for fans voice their opinion and post video comments.

The campaign aims to celebrate the opinionated fans through two films starring former Indian cricketer, Anil Kumble.

Speaking about the campaign, Taproot Dentsu creative director Neeraj Kanitkar said, “The all-new CricketNext app is a homage to the ultimate cricket fan who is always ready with an opinion but has nowhere to voice it. This app is a platform where this fan’s every opinion on team selection, on-field strategies etc. is not only heard but welcomed. The TVCs are a dramatic representation of this, with Anil Kumble literally breaking the fourth wall and acknowledging the ultimate fan’s opinion.”

Network18 group brand advisor Rahul Kansal noted, “Cricket Next is a next level app for the next level fan. Beyond just giving live scores and basic commentary, it invites passionate cricket fans to offer their opinions and share their insights on the game. The film tries to dramatise this promise; that it's an app where fans rule. 

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