Silver Spike

Case Film

Presentation Board

CategoryB05. Fundraising, charities, appeals, non-profit organisations, public health & safety, public awareness
Entrant Company BBDO INDIA Mumbai, INDIA
Advertising Agency BBDO INDIA Mumbai, INDIA
Production Company RED ICE FILMS Mumbai, INDIA


Name Company Position
Josy Paul BBDO INDIA Chief Creative Officer
Rajdeepak Das BBDO INDIA Executive Creative Director
Danny Searle BBDO INDIA Regional Creative Director
Sandeep Sawant/Hemant Shringy BBDO INDIA Creative Director
Josy Paul/Rajdeepak Das/Hemant Shringy/Sandeep Sawant/Indrajeet Kadam/Ankit Path BBDO INDIA Copywriter
Indrajeet Kadam/Rajdeepak Das/Sandeep Sawant/Josy Paul/Hemant Shringy BBDO INDIA Art Director
Indrajeet Kadam/Anant Nanvare/Mausami Shirsekar BBDO INDIA Typographer
Indrajeet Kadam/Anant Nanvare/Mausami Shirsekar BBDO INDIA Illustrator
Avadhoot Hemade/Indrajeet Kadam/Sandeep Sawant BBDO INDIA Photographer
Ajai Jhala BBDO INDIA Chief Executive Officer
Rajat Mendhi BBDO INDIA Head Of Planning
Sidheshwar Sharma BBDO INDIA Regional Business Director
Hitesh Shah/Shankar Yelegu BBDO INDIA Agency Production Manager
Sameet Koyand/Venkatesh Pagidimarry/Sachin Kelkar BBDO INDIA Retouch Artist
Suresh Ambre/Umesh Dabholkar BBDO INDIA Studio Services
Gary Grewal/Hemang Chheda BBDO INDIA Producer
Surya Balakrishnan RED ICE FILMS Director
Ashima Narain RED ICE FILMS Director Of Photography
Naveen Pun RED ICE FILMS Editor
Clinton Cerejo/Hanif RED ICE FILMS Music
Ankit Pathak BBDO INDIA Copywriter

The Brief

Unlike a generation before them, young Indians from every corner of India want to access a new world of progress and advancement. They are ambitious and hungry to make something of themselves and the world around them - and they seek tools that enable this. Visa Debit 'Dream2Avdance' initiative is an online collaborative platform, that inspires and enables young Indians to come together to create positive change. We did this by creating an inspiring product/idea that demonstrated how the Visa Debit 'Dream2Advance' platform breaks barriers to enable advancement in life.

Creative Execution

Visa Debit is a tool that enables access to a new world free of barriers, for everyone, everywhere. The 'Saree School' demonstrated how Visa creates a world free of barriers to enable progress and advancement. To the final user, in the words of Asha Tai, the village head of Deurwada 'These sarees have helped women learn to write their own names and start doing basic calculations'. And to the online Visa community it inspired social action with Visa Debit.

Describe the creative solution to the brief/objective.

The product/idea we created was the 'Saree School'. In this we re-thought the traditional women's clothing by printing school lessons into its design. In doing so we merged the one thing that women love the most, beautiful sarees, and the one thing that would enable advancement of women in rural India, education. These sarees were distributed to hundreds of women across Deurwada, Kaundinyapur, Baskheda, Circuspur villages.


This simple idea demonstrated how the Visa Debit 'Dream2Advance' initiative creates a world free of barriers to enable progress and advancement. To the final user in the online community it inspired social action with Visa Debit. This idea inspired the Visa Debit 'Dream2Advance' TV commercial on women's education. The TVC garnered over 6.4 million views on YouTube. There were 75 million Impressions made on Facebook with the video being shared 20,000 times. During the initiative, we garnered over 325,000 unique visitors on the 'Dream2Advance' website. The film was also honoured with the Best Film award from the Government of India.