New Delhi, January 29, 2013: The newand young India is impatient and wants to do things ‘right now’. This is the pulse of the nation, the new youth philosophy that Pepsi aims to bring alive through its mega campaign and new brand positioning, ‘Oh Yes Abhi’. This marks the beginning of a new journey for Pepsi in India and will be followed by a series of innovative and exciting initiatives over the course of the year.
The up-coming commercial scheduled to go on-air on February 1 creates a spectacular viewing experience for consumers, portraying Ranbir Kapoor, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Priyanka Chopra in their moments of impatience. Priyanka is impatient to go and perform on stage; Ranbir is impatient to go and eat PaniPuri coupled with his Pepsi; Dhoni, the calm and composed sportsman is impatient to celebrate after winning the World Cup.
Commenting on the new Pepsi positioning Deepika Warrier, Vice President, Marketing-Beverages, PepsiCo India said,“Oh Yes Abhi is all about the impatient youth, who believe in making the most of the moment and therefore wants action ‘right now!’. Oh Yes Abhi! translates into - live for the present as tomorrow is too late,‘now’ is the time to bring about a change; ‘now’ is the time to take action; if you wish to make it big, work on it ‘now’ and many such sentiments synonymous to the young generation today. Our latest campaign illustrates all this and much more in a quintessential irreverent Pepsi package”.
Homi Battiwalla, Senior Director – Marketing (Colas, Juices and Hydration), PepsiCo India further added,,“By anticipating the pulse of the nation ahead of the curve, Pepsi yet again establishes itself as a trend-setting brand. Our new brand positioning, Oh Yes Abhi! reiterates the hunger for impatience seen in the youth today and brings it alive in a revolutionary format. This campaign is a great combination of impatience of the cola and impatience of youth presented in a grand manner.”
The TVC brings alive Pepsi’s youthful irreverence and demonstrates the Oh Yes Abhi! moments of these Pepsi brand ambassadors and youth icons. Priyanka Chopra, in her latest pop star look is shown waiting impatiently, all anxious to go on the stage for her first live performance; while Ranbir Kapoor, stuck in a traffic jam on Mumbai’s busy streets, craving for street foodand a chilled glass of Pepsi, instantly runs towards a PaniPuri stall to gorge on it one after the other. On the other hand, MS Dhoni, known to beexpressionless about winning or losing in true sportsman style, is shown breaking into a celebratory dance in the middle of the field after the much awaited World Cup 2011 win.
“This film not only captures the stars in their impatient avatars, but also shows many moments from our everyday lives that exemplify the belief of ‘now’. Shot at different locations, whether in the middle of a cricket stadium or a crowded Mumbai street or in a small town, the ad-film proves to be a true spectacle for consumers. Moreover, we’ve worked with Nirvana Films who’ve been successful in showcasing the product in a completely new and larger than life manner”, added, Surjo Dutt, Executive Creative Director – JWT India.
Consumers can experience the Oh Yes Abhi fever through extensive above-the-line communication. This will be supported by radio activation, on-ground amplification andan outdoor campaign amongst other initiatives. The excitement continues on digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter; and aims to build hype on various impatient moments.
For more details and excitement, join Pepsi’s Facebook community (https://www.facebook.com/PepsiIndia) and follow on Twitter (@PepsiIndia).
About PepsiCo India:
PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India has been consistently investing in the country and has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 38 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s extensive portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade, Quaker and fast growing brands i.e. Nimbooz and Aliva. Within 2 decades, the company has been able to organically grow eight INR 1000 crore plus brands in India, which are trusted household names trusted across the country.
PepsiCo India is driven by its global commitment to sustainable growth, Performance with Purpose, which works on four planks of replenishing water, partnering with farmers, waste to wealth and healthy kids. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in
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