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Campaign (India) : 141 Sercon Bags Asia Pacific Breweries

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Client : Asia Pacific Breweries
Agency : 141 Sercon

Economic Times’ Brand Equity (Beyond 360) : Baron’s Beer Launch

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.

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Client : Asia Pacific Breweries
Agency : 141 Sercon

Tata Motors (Indonesia) : Tata Aria – Play Strong 30″ TVC

To launch Tata Motors in Indonesia, the 39th player in a highly competitive automobile market, it was imperative to find a product differentiator that would resonate with the locals. In a market dominated by Japanese cars that are known to be lightweight and therefore perceived to be ‘less secure’, the ‘strong and sturdy’ attributes of Tata vehicles would help gain good groundspeed.

The big idea : PLAY STRONG.

What is Play Strong?

1. Play Strong is a belief. It is a testament of Tata Motors as a strong company that builds strong cars and creates strong relationships. In today’s competitive world, it is a fact of life that is reflected as an affirmation of purpose from the company.

2. Play strong is an attitude. It has a high desirability quotient from a customer’s point of view. It brings competitiveness to the forefront and challenges life as champions do.

3. Play Strong is centered on the emotional but built on the rational. It answers why Tata Motors builds strong cars and tests them in adverse conditions. Because the lives of people in our cars, matters above all to us.

4. Play Strong is a valuable property. It has the potential to make Tata Motors richer in the consumer mind space, as these two words evocatively substantiate why the company is in the business of making strong cars.

Launch film of Tata Aria ‘Playing Strong’ :

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To view the print work, click here.

Client : PT Tata Motors Indonesia
Agency : The Thinking Machine, Jakarta

Baron’s Strong Beer : One Of The World’s Most Unique Beer Launches

Asia Pacific Breweries planned an India-entry strategy with their strong beer brand Baron’s before launching their flagship brand Tiger beer. In a highly competitive Indian market, the idea was to play on the name Baron’s and exploit its perception of European ancestry that would enable the brand to stand out.

The idea MISSING TREASURE came to life in a story that panned out across media and got the target group involved in unravelling it.

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.

The buzz that was generated created tremendous brand awareness and induced trials to the extent that the brand achieved its first quarter’s target within the very first month.

Here is the board that captures this activation. One of the most unique launches of a beer in any country, Baron’s Strong Beer had an extremely successful launch in India.

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This unique activation got featured in Brand Equity.

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Client : Asia Pacific Breweries
Agency : 141 Sercon