Cadbury Dairy Milk celebrates friendships with new television push via Ogilvy & Mather India

DairyMilk.jpgDairyMilk2.jpgCadbury Dairy Milk celebrates the beginning of new friendships with its latest commercial, 'nayi dosti ka shubh aarambh'. The spot, created by Ogilvy & Mather India, showcases the first moments of a blossoming friendship between a young girl and boy on the sidelines of a wedding. The traditional setting, combined with the contemporary twist results in an easily relatable and youthful TVC.

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The new commercial plays out at a traditional wedding ceremony. A teenage girl and boy exchange notes on how every family has a "dancing uncle/aunty" and an "allergy aunty/uncle". They quickly realize that the two families have much more in common than they thought. When the girl excitedly asks, "Tumhaari family mein mere jaisa kaun hai?" the boy smiles and replies "Main". A peice of Cadbury Dairy Milk is exchanged to celebrate their new found friendship and the closing VO states, "Nayi Dosti Ka Shubh Aarambh. Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye."

It is set to hit Indian television screens nationwide tomorrow and is expected to have a presence in over 70 television channels. To further strengthen the brand's digital presence, the TVC was released online on YouTube and Facebook on July 13. The response in the first 6 days has been extremely encouraging with close to 573,000 hits on YouTube and 10,600 likes on Facebook.   

The TVC will be supported by a robust integrated marketing campaign, including on-ground activations in 80 colleges, creative print placements, interesting radio capsules in leading radio stations across many cities and outdoor, to urge people to make new friends and celebrate special "friendship moments".

Speaking on the campaign Chandramouli Venkatesan, Director, Snacking & Strategy, Cadbury India said, "Cadbury Dairy Milk encapsulates an enormous breath of emotions, from shared values such as family togetherness, to the personal values of individual enjoyment. The latest TVC celebrates and honors another very important aspect of relationships- the start of a new friendship."

Abijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy India adds, "The campaign is perfectly timed to coincide with Friendship Day on August 5. This is an exciting, action packed time for youngsters since colleges re-open at this time and they get to meet new people and start new meaningful friendships that last a lifetime."

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