Ogilvy Mumbai and Vodafone create the phone valet which inspires millennials to look up

Lookup.jpgIt's a known fact that millennials love brands that are plugged into the fears and joys of their lives. While young, urban Indians are deeply attached to their phones, they have also started acknowledging the existence of screen addiction. There lies an opportunity for a brand to promote balanced phone use and come out as a caring partner who advises youngsters to look up from their screens and put the people they are with before their phones.

Lookup2.jpgTo own this philosophy, Ogilvy Mumbai conducted a social experiment on Valentine's Day. They created a concept called 'Vodafone Phone Valet'. The phone valet lets young couples check-in their phones at the beginning of their date night so they can spend the whole evening free of distractions and focus on the only thing that matters that evening - their Valentine's date. They then captured their reactions at the end of the night and compiled it as a video to inspire others to #lookup.

Hirol Gandhi, EVP and National Head of Team Vodafone, Ogilvy India said, "The digital platform lends itself to showcase social experiments and this is one of many that Ogilvy and Vodafone will embark on, together. It is very rare for a telecom brand to share a message which encourages people to keep their phones aside for some time and actually talk to the person in front of them."

"The #LookUp video was developed as a social experiment. It captures authentic consumer reactions of phones not coming in the way of real conversations with loved ones. Doing this in February, the Valentine month, made the timing more apt and relevant. We are delighted with the tremendous amount of brand love that the #LookUp video has generated over the past week", concluded Siddharth Banerjee, EVP- Marketing, Vodafone India

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