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Undergarment brand Jockey in India taps into gamification marketing to promote product lineup

Bangalore, India – Global sportswear and underwear brand Jockey in India has stepped into the gamification marketing territory by launching a newsfeed smartapp game that aims to promote its versatile range of bras.

Made in collaboration with creative tech studio AliveNow, the app aims to create a space that consumers can proactively engage with and learn from the brand online. The app makes for a creative platform for the brand to meet its audience and to subtly create awareness about its different categories of bras – while demonstrating exactly what outfit each bra can perfectly be paired with.

For Karthik Yathindra, AVP for marketing and product management at Jockey India, said app game launch focuses on their JOCKEY Woman Knows Me campaign which focuses on increasing awareness about the versatile range of bras that the brand offers, as well as the campaign’s central thought #BrasAsVersatileAsIAm.

“We wanted to bring this [campaign] alive to consumers in an engaging and memorable way. In addition to many creative engagement pieces on social and digital platforms, we are leveraging gamification that is popular with our target group and helps them engage with the brand seamlessly,” Yathindra said.

The app also incentivizes players such as being on the top of the leaderboard, to stand a chance to be featured on the brand’s social media handles, driving repeat plays and higher brand recall.

“The game is fun and visually stimulating – both great factors when the brand’s objective is to create stickiness and increase awareness about its inner-wear line. Consumers can interact with all the bras from the range as they learn about the perfect outfit pairings – all while having a ton of fun,” Rushali Rastogi, senior account manager at AliveNow, commented.

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BBC News in India rolls out own Instagram effect that lets users be part of BBC News billboard

India – Global broadcasting news company BBC News in India has teamed up with AliveNow, a global creative tech studio, for a campaign that sees the fusion of both OOH and augmented reality.

BBC news has launched its very own Instagram AR effect that will give users the opportunity to be part of the BBC News billboard, with the BBC audio track even playing in the background.

The campaign is to encourage its audience to ‘make more of their world’. BBC News said the initiative reflects its ambition to represent all those that come to them for trustworthy, impartial journalism. 

“Through this initiative, we are taking our commitment to ‘make more of your world’ to our audiences in the comfort of their own homes. With the help of this idea, we intend to engage with our audience at a deeper level and offer an honest opportunity to be part of our campaign. For this innovation, we’ve worked closely with the AliveNow team and are pleased with the fantastic outcome. I invite everyone to join in and be part of our campaign,” said Tejash Kothari, marketing manager of BBC News in the Asia Pacific.

The campaign is a first of its kind. The new Instagram AR effect is made available in six Indian languages, and offers three different billboard styles in various environments to select from.

Raghav Sharma, account manager at AliveNow India, shared, “It was exciting to partner with BBC News India to bring to their audience for the first time ever, a chance to see themselves on a BBC billboard through an Augmented Reality filter on Instagram. We hope that users are delighted by this Spark AR experience and tune-in to BBC in their regional language.”

The news company also encourages users to tag them when posting Instagram stories using the new filter for a chance to be on an actual BBC billboard.