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Mars Wrigley unveils new campaign for bubblegum brand BOOMER via DDB Tribal

Aliza Carmona - August 22, 2023

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India – Mars Wrigley India has collaborated with marketing agency DDB Tribal on its newest television commercial campaign for its 25-year-old fruity bubblegum brand, BOOMER. 

The new campaign is built on the brand’s theme of creating little moments of fun and its jingle, ‘BOOM BOOM BOOMER’, evolving its humorous essence to ‘Har pal fun kar, Boom Boom Boomer! ’ but with a spooky twist. 

The digital film highlights the brand’s humor combined with a little eeriness and features the calm and composed star pacer Jasprit Bumrah, also referred to as ‘Boom Boom Bumrah’ for his bowling, to provide a haunting yet hilarious television commercial. 

The film is available on TV and digital platforms in eight languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu. 

Announcing the latest collaboration, Varun Kandhari, director of marketing and customer marketing, at Mars Wrigley India, said, “With over 25 years in India, Mars Wrigley’s BOOMER® is a legacy brand that has been holding a strong sense of nostalgia among Millennials and Gen-X consumers for decades. Through this new collaboration with one of the finest cricketing talents of India, Jasprit Bumrah, the brand aims to inspire moments of happiness in the brand loyalists and attract the Gen-Z audience by showcasing BOOMER® as the preferred indulgent gum.”

Expressing his excitement about the collaboration, Jasprit Bumrah adds, “Teaming up with such an iconic brand brings back incredible childhood memories and takes me down memory lane. From playing with friends to representing India on the international platform, BOOMER® has been my constant companion. Through this latest TVC, the brand perfectly captures moments of joy that it has been adding to our lives for years and delivers a fun-filled experience to the audience.”

Speaking on the latest campaign, Iraj Fraz, creative head at DDB Tribal, also said, “BOOMER® isn’t just chewing gum; it’s a hack to unlocking unlimited fun. Hence, the brand platform of ‘Har Pal Fun Kar’. This is an extraordinary story of Boom-Boom-Bumrah turning a scary moment into hilarity, starring in a supporting role a never-seen-before creature imagined by Director Sukriti Tyagi in collaboration with the Mars and DDB teams. The campaign is building a world of ‘anytime fun,’ and BOOMER® fans will interact with a lot of fresh and amusing content featuring India’s favorite seamer, Jasprit Bumrah.”