Ogilvy India and Vodafone bring back Cheeka and an army of pugs in new campaign for 2018

VF Pug.jpgBacked by the global expertise of the World's largest SuperNet 4G, Vodafone India has consistently offered a data strong and seamless network experience to its customers. Vodafone has been continuously strengthening its network by substantial investments and has now brought back its iconic mascot - Cheeka - India's favourite pug - this time with a full Pug Army to charm customers with this exciting new campaign.

Vodafone has made significant capital expenditure investments to modernize, upgrade and strengthen its network across the country, empowering customers to enjoy a superior network experience and remain confidently connected at all times. The new campaign will amplify this commitment by highlighting that Vodafone has been adding a tower every hour to enhance connectivity for its over 210 million customers.
VF Pug 2.jpgVF Pug 4.jpgVF Pug5.jpgVF Pug 3.jpgSiddharth Banerjee, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Vodafone India said, "From the early 2000s, our Pug has always been associated with Hutch and then Vodafone's reliable network. The new campaign #StrongerTogether highlights our continued commitment to providing a world class network experience and we are delighted to present Cheeka and friends to our generation of customers in India. We hope people like the evolution of the "Network That Follows You" to the refreshed thought of The Data Strong Network which always Follows You."

Sonal Dabral, Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice Chairman, Ogilvy India commented, "We are very excited by this new Vodafone campaign. It's all about taking the brand to the next level while preserving the past and building the new. The campaign's objective was to bring alive the proposition - the Data Strong Network, in a simple yet evocative manner. Everyone  knows that the pug symbolizes the Vodafone network. We decided to build on this equity and tell a story that's charming and refreshing. True to Vodafone's voice."
Kiran Anthony, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Mumbai added, "Refreshing icons is always difficult. People still remember our first boy and dog ad. and even the line, "wherever you go, our network follows." The challenge was to convey the new network proposition, "we are getting stronger" while retaining the simplicity and charm of our most loved asset."

The 360 degree high decibel campaign, which is going live on xx January, 2018 has been conceptualized by Ogilvy & Mather India. Presenting a wholesome marketing mix, the 6 weeks campaign will connect with customers across diverse mediums like OOH, radio, print and digital.

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