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Product / ServiceMIRINDA
EntrantBBDO INDIA Gurgaon, INDIA
Idea Creation BBDO INDIA Gurgaon, INDIA
Media Placement MINDSHARE Gurgaon, INDIA
Additional Company GLITCH Gurgaon, INDIA


Name Company Position
Josy Paul BBDO INDIA Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
Ajai Jhala BBDO INDIA Chief Executive Officer
Rajesh Sikroria BBDO INDIA President
Ritu Sharda BBDO INDIA Sr. Executive Creative Director
Anunay Rai BBDO INDIA Sr. Creative Director
Gaurangi Mathur BBDO INDIA Group Head - Copy
Natasha Mehra BBDO INDIA Senior Art Director
Aakancha BBDO INDIA Junior Copywriter
Shubham Minocha BBDO INDIA Junior Art Director
Ninad Satpute BBDO INDIA Vice President Planning
Rashi Jain BBDO INDIA Account Director Planning
Gireesh Gupta BBDO INDIA Executive Vice President
Proteek Dey BBDO INDIA Account Director
Radheyshyam Keshari BBDO INDIA Sr. Account Executive
Shyamsunder Rawat BBDO INDIA Deputy Studio Manager
Angad Singh Negi BBDO INDIA Graphic Designer
Jitendra Pal Singh BBDO INDIA Studio & Production Manager
K V Krishnam Raju BBDO INDIA Agency Producer
Shoojit Sircar Rising Sun Films Director
Ronnie Lahiri Rising Sun Films Producer
Supriya Macwan Rising Sun Films Producer
Vipul Prakash PepsiCo India Vice President, Beverages
Gaurav Verma PepsiCo India Associate Director, Flavours Marketing
Arpita Shankar PepsiCo India Senior Brand Manager
Mekala Gummudi PepsiCo India Marketing Innovation Analyst
Team ESP ESP Films Production House

The Campaign

#ReleaseThePressure - is a movement committed to give teenagers a momentary release from the stress of exam pressure and parental expectations. It aims to drive actual behavioral change by inviting parents to take a pledge to ‘Release the Pressure’ on their children.

Creative Execution

In a movement to become the voice of teens, we were committed to stay real. We started by asking hundreds of kids across India to write heartfelt open letters to their parents describing how they feel under pressure. A powerful digital film brought out these open letters and sparked off a national debate. Authentic open letters began appearing on 11 million Mirinda bottle labels. Bottle caps carrying the idea became an iconic symbol, nudging parents to ease off. On the opening day of exams, 'Release the Pressure' stickers were put in newspapers to enable parents to show their resolve. Mirinda tied up with Fortis Group, India’s leading chain of hospitals for live counseling sessions for parents and teens. Partnered with educational institutes who offer accessories for teens. Notebooks - with breaks on every 10th page. Meditation classes before exams – to diffuse the pressure.

An issue bubbling below the surface for the longest time, finally got its due acknowledgement. Mirinda not only became the voice of the teens but showed parents a beautiful way to support their kids. Consumer engagement went up 1100% as conversation around Mirinda grew 138x higher than the nearest beverage brand Over 193 media articles were written in support of the awareness created by the brand The digital film was viewed 35 million times in just one month, generating over 649 million free earned impressions More importantly, 1.57 million parents across the country pledged to release the pressure this exam season with Mirinda Making Mirinda the most loved brand for teens and an unlikely agent of change for millions of teenagers needing a release this exam season.

#ReleaseThePressure- is a movement that not only gave a playful brand like Mirinda, a deep purpose but also gave millions of teens around the country, a platform to begin an honest conversation with their parents about the immense exam pressure they are under. In our commitment to bring the issue of parental pressure out in the open as much as possible, we used creative ways of reaching out to kids and parents. Apart from traditional media, we converted unconventional media such as bottle caps, bottle labels, and even study notebooks into mediums of brand activism and change

For 2017 the brief was to give Mirinda playfulness a meaning. Instinctively, the insight revealed itself. Playfulness matters the most to diffuse a stressful situation. We heard from teens, across India, on the stress points in their lives and saw one common theme: parental pressure during exams. In India high school exams are seen as the end all in a teenager’s life. It is seen as the turning point towards a better future. Parents put extreme pressure on their kids to excel without realizing the serious negative effects on their kids’ mental health. Reports suggest, parental pressure is the leading cause for suicide and depression amongst teenagers, especially during Jan-Mar, the time for final exams in India. Mirinda had at last found a relevant role as the antidote to this massive social ill by speaking up for the silent students and giving their hidden stress a voice with #ReleaseThePressure.