Marketing Featured South Asia

Panasonic India encourages consumers to get smarter in a quirky way in latest ad

India – Appliance brand Panasonic in India has launched a brand new campaign which urges consumers to get smarter in a quirky way. The campaign is conceptualised alongside Dentsu Creative India.

The campaign is a series of short films that cleverly conveys the message to the world. The three-film campaign showcases Naveen – the protagonist, introducing Gupta Ji to a smarter way of washing clothes. The characters’ humorous banter illustrates the features of the washing machine in an entertaining and interesting way.

Said ads are for Panasonic’s washing machines, powered by its connected living platform Miraie.

Shirish Agarwal, head of brand and marketing communications at Panasonic Life Solutions India said, “Panasonic as a brand is committed towards helping consumers live their best by aiding them with the right choices customised as per their lifestyle. The digital campaign is an extension of this. It depicts the true, slice-of-life moments of an Indian household, on how we struggle to remove stubborn stains using various home remedies.” 

He added, “It goes on to highlight how technology can be the key enabler for clean and fresh laundry. Panasonic’s latest range of smart washing machines is designed with advanced technologies that offer a value proposition of comfort, convenience, and connectivity.”

Meanwhile, Ujjwal Anand, executive vice president at Dentsu Creative India, commented, “Very few people are aware that Panasonic is a noteworthy name in the domain of Home Appliances and washing machines globally. Even fewer people know about the astonishing features of these washing machines. So, as the brand custodians, it was pertinent for us to convey it to the audience; and what better way than utilising and leveraging the already established chemistry of Gupta Ji and Naveen for Panasonic?” 

He added, “We made sure to take that love-envy relationship of these two next-door neighbours to the next level and deliver the core message in a fun & interesting way. The catchphrases and punches in the communication will surely intrigue the TG to know more about Panasonic Washing Machines.”

Lastly, Mayank Khattar, executive creative director at Dentsu Creative India, commented, “Smart is what smart does. Easily. And that is what we wanted our TG to understand in a quirky way. We wanted to raise awareness without sounding ‘too techy’. Working on a simple insight that washing clothes need not be a mix of age-old hearsays, we decided to introduce the smart angle.” 

He added, “Through the banter between Gupta Ji and Naveen, we have tried to make it easy for the TG to understand what is it that the latest technology and features deliver to the consumers. Also, the quirky performances by the protagonists not only deliver the message effectively but are sure to bring a smile on everyone’s faces.”

Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

New campaign by Grab, Panasonic to turn Grab vehicles into mini showrooms

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Superapp Grab and electronics company Panasonic have partnered to launch a marketing campaign for in-car air quality that provides overall in-car experience enhancement.

The marketing campaign will combine both offline and online advertising solutions, as Grab will turn 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles across four countries into mini-showrooms for Panasonic’s nanoe™ X generators. The promoted product is an air-purifying unit which cleans the air, and improves air circulation. Ads will also grace the Grab app. 

“Our partnership with Panasonic reflects our belief that advertising is not a one-sided relationship, but one where there is a value exchange between brands and customers. It also marks a milestone for our fast-growing GrabAds business that is increasingly becoming the advertising platform of choice for brands within and outside of our ecosystem to better connect and engage with the everyday Southeast Asian consumer,” said Ken Mandel, regional managing director for GrabAds, the advertising arm of Grab.

“We will continue to take a collaborative approach in working with brands and agencies to ideate and launch impactful campaigns in Southeast Asia,” added Mandel.

The campaign will also provide additional income opportunities for Grab driver-partners who will earn a monthly product placement fee throughout the campaign period, as well as  5,500 air purifiers to participating drivers at no cost.

The Grab x Panasonic collaboration will span across Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta for a period of two months, starting this January.