KITE

Short List
TitleKITE
ClientJIVDAYA CHARITABLE TRUST
Product / ServiceJIVDAYA CHARITABLE TRUST
CategoryC08. Charities, Public Health, Safety & Awareness Messages
EntrantMcCANN WORLDGROUP INDIA Mumbai, INDIA
Entrant Company McCANN WORLDGROUP INDIA Mumbai, INDIA
Advertising Agency McCANN WORLDGROUP INDIA Mumbai, INDIA

Brief Explanation

During Uttarayan (Gujarat's Kite flying festival), a friendly rivalry ensues, which involves cutting kites and collecting them as a souvenir of triumph. We strategically used the kites itself to pass on the message to the kite flyers. There by creating a live engagement during the festival.

The Brief

During Uttarayan, Gujarat’s kite-flying festival, a friendly rivalry ensues. Which involves cutting each other’s kite with razor-sharp threads called ‘Manjas’. These ‘Manjas’ entangle, maim and even kill many endangered birds that migrate to Gujarat. We had to find a simple, low-budget yet effective solution to save these birds from getting injured and killed.

Describe the success of the promotion with both client and consumer including some quantifiable results

The number of injuries dropped by over 68% as compared to 2014. The activity was covered by radio channels who also spoke about how birds get injured. School and college students took part in rallies all over the city to build awareness. Many college students even took a pledge to avoid flying kites during the hours when birds are most active in the sky, specifically, 5 to 7 mornings and evenings.

Explain why the method of promotion was most relevant to the product or service

We designed kites that looked like the endangered birds and flew them with soft threads. Once our kites were cut, kite enthusiasts read the message, which asked them to avoid flying kites during the hours when birds are most active: 5 to 7 mornings and evenings. The kites were flown right through the 5-day Uttarayan festival ensuring more and more kite enthusiasts read our message.

Credits

Name Company Position
Prasoon Joshi Mccann Worldgroup Chief Creative Officer
Pradyumna Chauhan Mccann Worldgroup National Creative Director
Abhinav Tripathi McCann Worldgroup Executive Creative Director
Puneet Kapoor McCann Worldgroup Executive Creative Director
Sanket Pathare McCann Worldgroup Sr. Creative Director
Vivek Bhambhani McCann Worldgroup Sr. Creative Director
Vilsen Gonsalves McCann Worldgroup Creative Group Head
Nikhil Waradkar Mccann Worldgroup Creative Group Head
Mangesh Kavale McCann Worldgroup Art Director
Aditya Narayan McCann Worldgroup Copywriter
Rashmi Naik Nimbalkar Notmarried India Illustrator
Sohil Wadhwania McCann Worldgroup Creative Group Head
Ryan deMello Anaiah Production Director
Arnab Gayan Anaiah Production D.O.P
Manav Rawat Mccann Worldgroup Editor
Asad Zaidi, Ehsan Kamran Music Director
Akhilesh Nath McCann Worldgroup Account Planner
Mayuresh Vengurlekar McCann Worldgroup India Creative Team
Robert Joseph Mccann Productions Avp Production
Uday Rane, Hemant Daitkar, Jagdish Raj, Sunil Chalke, Harshal Pendere, Nitin Saw McCann Worldgroup Avp Production