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Product / ServiceFOOD DELIVERY
CategoryB03. Social for Mobile
Idea Creation DENTSU WEBCHUTNEY Bangalore, INDIA
Production 2 DOT DOT BOOM Bengaluru, INDIA


Name Company Position
Benedict Raymond Gershom Dentsu Webchutney Senior Copywriter
Alisha Pereira Dentsu Webchutney Visualiser
Vasisht Vasan Dentsu Webchutney Senior Copywriter
Sanket Audhi Dentsu Webchutney Senior Group Head - Social & Innovations
Amey Chodankar Dentsu Webchutney Associate Creative Director
Phani Kumar Dentsu Webchutney Senior Account Manager
Keerthi Kumar Dentsu Webchutney Account Director
Bharath Singh Dentsu Webchutney Group Head - Art
Manish Joseph Dentsu Webchutney Motion Graphic Artist
Naaila Khan Dentsu Webchutney Social Media Strategist, Copywriter
Perinkula Aditiya Dentsu Webchutney Executive Creative Director
Ashwin Palkar Dentsu Webchutney Creative Director
GD Prasad Dentsu Webchutney Associate Vice President - Client Servicing
Prashant Gopalakrishnan Dentsu Webchutney Senior Vice President
Gautam Reghunath Dentsu Webchutney Executive Vice President & Branch Head
Likith Reddy Dot dot boom Head of Production
Ronak Chugh Freelancer Director


• Situation Swiggy with its fleet of 120,000+ delivery personnel across 100+ cities, 30 million orders per month and 3.3 billion dollar valuation is India’s largest food-delivery mobile app. Its competitors like Uber Eats are fighting it for market share, especially among 18-35 y/olds. Brands understand that their relationship with this age cohort is critical to their long-term value. It’s never been more important for Swiggy to be the preferred choice for an increasingly hard-to-reach target. • Brief Swiggy is a mobile-first company and upwards of 95% of our traffic is mobile. Our brief was to drive brand engagement & interactions on mobile-first social platforms where our audience spends their time. • Objectives >Create an entertaining mobile-first brand experience that aid visits to Swiggy >Increase affinity for Brand Swiggy among its core user-base (18-35 y/olds) >Increase engagement & collaborate with Swiggy’s online community >Build fan-base on Instagram

Describe the creative idea

Swiggy’s Voice Of Hunger Challenge - Recreate hilarious food shapes using Instagram’s voice notes feature & win a year's worth of food from Swiggy. Last December (2018), Instagram launched voice notes in Direct Messages & unlike WhatsApp and other platforms, voice notes on Instagram created visual waveforms that closely resembled all kinds of food shapes – kebab skewers, pizzas, fish, birthday cakes, etc. We invited participants to re-create creative food shapes by capturing wacky sounds on their phones from anywhere and anything. Ever so often, they went overboard. Think cats. Think pressure-cookers. Think motor cycles. Who knew beautiful looking food could be created by nifty use of your mobile microphone? Brands joined our Insta-challenge. Restaurants on Swiggy’s app printed voice hacks on order deliveries. How-to videos did the rounds on social. Swiggy then converted winning sounds into hilarious coupon codes for a year’s worth of food redeemable on its app.

Describe the strategy

In a price-sensitive category like food delivery, there is a frequent shift in loyalty between platforms among our audience. This audience (21-35 y/o, urban) is also a mobile-first one: the quickest to adopt new social platform features. To gain affinity with this cohort, it was obvious that we had to design a social and mobile friendly activity that resonated with their behaviour. 67% of consumer interaction with brands on social media is customer service related. However, Instagram’s comparatively friendlier personality combined with the interactive element of messaging was an ideal combination for the brand to ease into a user engagement campaign. With voice notes, we noticed that Instagram inbox features could also be hacked to hold amusing conversations – a welcome change. The intention was collaboration & the idea of using wacky sounds to create even wackier food shapes matched Swiggy’s personality.

Describe the execution

Bluueeblaahhhbleehhhblueeblahblehblue: a gibberish tweet from one of India’s biggest brands. While Twitter-verse began trolling us, little did they know that they were helping launch our biggest social media campaign ever. Fans were soon introduced to five films featuring hilariously innovative ways to get their voice-notes to resemble food shapes & win a year’s worth of food. Over 100 Comedians, musicians, rappers, actors etc. formed the core team of influencers driving voice and sound experiments through mobile for the campaign. Behind-the-scenes videos were instrumental in upping the crazy, resulting in even more UGC and traffic to Swiggy’s handle. We featured unique creations and replied in real-time with either text or voice on Instagram DM. Content created for Instagram went on to form the crux of our partnerships with popular radio stations like BigFM, and publishers like Scoopwhoop. All this, while Instagram blocked us 11 times giving the campaign an unexpected PR-push.

List the results

>The campaign generated 16 million+ Social Impressions and over 150,000 voice notes filled our inbox. >During that time, Swiggy witnessed a 40% rise in Instagram followers resulting in over 40,000+ new 18-35 y/olds joining our Instagram community. >The nature of the campaign resulted in 1165% growth in brand interactions. >The brag-factor of creating a perfect voice note meant users organically ended up sharing their creations and as a result, Swiggy’s Instagram reach went up 7700%. >The campaign crossed borders, receiving entries from Italy, Japan, Thailand and Canada – countries Swiggy didn’t even deliver to. >We turned winning voice notes into hilarious coupon codes, giving users their ticket to a year's worth of free food! >Swiggy amassed a 2100% spike in traffic to its app from Instagram.


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