Shriram Life in partnership with Sanlam Life (South Africa’s largest insurance player) was a late entrant into the Indian life insurance market in 2009. The brand and its offerings naturally, had to be uniquely positioned.
There’s more to insurance than simply securing the future, a cliched oft-repeated brand positioning. Life is a journey with several milestones along the way. Shriram Life ensures happiness at every step along the way.
HAPPINESS KA ROAD MAP (Road map of happiness) is an insightful idea that brings Shriram Life’s offering alive in more ways than one.
The campaign’s illustrative rendering made customers feel easy and comfortable to approach this new brand as compared to competition that took a too ‘serious’ view of life insurance.
The plans :
The Happiness Ka Road Map campaign gave the Indian life insurance industry’s newest player Shriram Life the attention and sales it wanted, and also gave us at the agency Gold at the Abbys in the Digital category.
In 2007, when we at 141 Sercon decided to start a digital agency, we knew that clients would more than welcome the idea while my creative team would lick their lips at the opportunity to unleash goodies. Yes, that’s exactly what happened and the cherry on the fun cake was that our website won at the India Digital Media awards.
Company name : I named this new company 1010. A numerical name as it belonged to the 141 Sercon family and the fact that the name had the essential binary digits that are the DNA of anything that exists in the digital space. This elemental name 1010 reflected the simplicity of our approach and the edginess we wanted for our digital work to possess. From the fancy company name to its zany website, was a task me and my team thoroughly enjoyed living through.
Websiteidea : THE WONDERLAND. A beautiful world that we at 1010 called our digital space. It had the madness, thrills, fun and interactivity that we believed digital communications had. You could control the website at the pace you wanted, which was testimony to the freedom this space allowed users to have and play with. Of course, there was also a Real World option for those clients who were less courageous in their marketing approach.
The website starts in our present world and when you click on the rabbit, the journey begins. The rabbit leaps into a burrow and drops you all the way into the magical Wonderland of 1010. Here you not only discover what 1010 delivers but also meet the various animals who represent each department.
After hours, unwind at The Mad Beer Party. Dance to new versions of old rhymes whose meanings reflect 1010’s approach to various aspects of digital communication.
From naming to designing to copywriting and singing, 1010 was a Wonderland for me as well!
Vastu Shastra means the science of architecture and construction. An ancient Indian science, it has been mastered and practised for 3 generations by the Jhajharia family through their consultancy company – Vastukalp.
Vastukalp’s solutions have helped several corporates and individuals prosper and the company is growing within India and internationally. Therefore, the family wanted a new corporate identity that symbolised everything that this hallowed science stands for. Something that piques curiosity about the discipline and helps them get traction.
New logo : THE ‘VAASTUPURUSH’ CONCH
The symbol represents the ‘Vaastupurush’ within the square grid; an indispensable part of vaastu shastra that constitutes the mathematical design. The head is in the typical north-east direction with the feet in the south-west.
The inward spiral with a warm colour gradient represents the energy flow toward the centre of the square, which represents the ‘Brahmasthan’ or the centre of energy.
The red element also forms the shape of a conch shell, considered sacred in Hinduism as a giver of fame, prosperity and longevity.
One of the most unique launches of a beer in any country, Baron’s Strong Beer had an extremely successful launch in India.
From a bottle with an ancient map within it found on Mumbai’s Aksa Beach that was followed by a TV crew’s story, to advertorials, radio call-ins from treasure ‘finders’ to billboards, Baron’s campaign broke through into the city’s imagination in a category in which mass advertising is banned.
Client : Asia Pacific Breweries
Agency : 141 Sercon