eBay India and 22feet Tribal Worldwide create 360 degree audio-visual experiences celebrating passionate people in ThingsDontJudge campaign

Things dont judge.jpgeBay is not just a popular e- commerce platform for buyers and sellers globally but is also one of the first entrants in India's e-commerce space; since 2004. The brand's message is well reflected through their campaigns, including their latest campaign #ThingsDontJudge.

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With the launch of the #ThingsDontJudge, the brand wanted to integrate its message of '10 crore things that don't judge' with real stories from across the country. Thus, eBay India partnered with 22feet Tribal Worldwide to create premium content that celebrated the success stories of passionate people who went against the grind. For this campaign, the agency's storyteller crew Untold scouted the country to handpick three real-life, unearthed, unique stories that personified the campaign's idea. These untold stories were of individuals who went ahead and did things they felt passionate about, disregarding the fear of judgement. These stories were then told in an immersive 360 degree audio-visual experience.

The first story titled 'The Perfect note' narrated the untold tale of the Dehradun Guitar Company. It explored and took the viewers through the beautiful journey of a small band of people who are neither musicians nor prodigies; neither do they come from a family of music. But, they are the hands behind some of the most loved and sought after Guitar instruments around the world. The story tied down on how the world might judge these people for their pasts, but the guitars and their music never judge.

Things don't judge 2.jpgThings don't judge3.jpgThe second story titled 'The Siesta' unfolded in a sleepy town of Goa and took the viewers to the beautiful home of Sujit Sumitran. Along with being a Life Coach who has travelled across the world, Sumit also is a passionate baker. It all started with a baking equipment which was gifted by Sumit to his wife and a cook book gifted to him by his friends. For a long time, Sumit heard the skepticism of people who believed that it was almost impossible for a novice to master the art of baking bread; but Sumit continued. Through his journey of pursuing his passion and skipping people's skepticism; the ones who didn't judge him were his equipment and more importantly, his alarm clock.

The third story, 'For the Love of the Sea' was that of a marine conservationist Nayantara Jain who left her comfortable life of the city and moved to a remote part of the Andaman Islands, only to lend power and voice to the voiceless marine life in the ocean. Here, she came to form Reefwatch, which today, stands as a life-force for the protection of marine life in the island. Living life in an island, for a single lady with her profession had never been easy; but she has help and that help never judges.

All the three stories were captured in the form of 360 degree immersive experiences along with films and a blog called findyourperfect.in. The campaign garnered more than 200K views on Facebook alone and is successfully spreading eBay's message of #Thingsdontjudge.

As per Naveed Mulki, Writer and Photographer, 22feet Tribal Worldwide, "There are many stories that inspire and break everyday boundaries. This forever act of pushing past little invisible barriers is an act that needs to be seen and understood more closely. So, we at Untold, decided to look at these intriguing lives through a different lens. We decided to immerse ourselves in their everyday and built a 360-degree narrative that would allow viewers to be as immersed as we were."

Credits -
Creative Team: Kalisayak Mukherjee, Ambili Thomas, Manish Dhumal, Sapna Kandari, Bhavya Gowda, Anvesh Patole, Anupam Menon, Anik Sheth, Omkar Mungi
Films team: Shaktiraj Jadeja, Pankaj Singh, Naveed Mulki, Madhumita Nandi
Account Management: Rishabh Malhotra, Mital Sudha Dubal, Kriti Tibrewal, Sonali Savla

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