Short List
Product / ServiceRED NOTICE
CategoryC04. Competitions & Promotional Games
EntrantDDB MUDRA Mumbai, INDIA
Idea Creation DDB MUDRA Mumbai, INDIA
Additional Company CAB EXPERIENCES Bangalore, INDIA


Name Company Position
Rahul Mathew DDB Mudra Group Creative
Debashish Ghosh DDB Mudra Group Creative
Arcot Rahul DDB Mudra Group creative
Mahima Mathur DDB Mudra Group Creative
Roy Sebastian DDB Mudra Group Creative
Akanksha Mishra DDB Mudra Group Business Executive
Shubhita Aggarwal DDB Mudra Group Business Executive
Sanchari Chakrabarty DDB Mudra Group Strategy
Mallika Yamdagni DDB Mudra Group Strategy
Pallavi Chakravarti DDB Mudra Group Creative
Manish Darji DDB Mudra Group Creative
Aditya Kanthy DDB Mudra Group Strategy
Gaurav Magotra DDB Mudra Group Business

Why is this work relevant for Brand Experience & Activation?

The Red Notice Shop is ingrained in a universal truth - nothing forms a stronger impression on people than experience. Moreover, in a Covid-induced socially distanced world, fully physical experiences got replaced by hybrid online-to-offline, which started seeming repetitive. Also, as Covid infections hit an all-time low and digital fatigue crept in like fungus, viewers yearned for more tangible experiences – like going back to the movie theatre. Stemming from this reality, Red Notice Shop was our genius opportunity that didn’t just shout ‘watch Red Notice’ in lip service – but allowed viewers to experience the movie’s USP for themselves.


Netflix is a leading OTT streaming platform known for creating and curating powerful, entertaining content for people globally. Moreover, Netflix has been in the digital limelight in India since the past couple of years, shaping and driving conversations not just for their unique content roster, but also the larger-than-life impact they create with their titles. Every big release strives to tap into the expectations of Indians who’re culturally conditioned to Bollywood’s idea of bigness – while staying true to their brand ethos. So to promote Red Notice, the biggest heist movie in Netflix history starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot, Netflix wanted to weave together a truly memorable narrative. And create conversations by making a pop culture worthy moment come to life.

Describe the creative idea (20% of vote)

To promote the biggest and slickest heist movie of the year, we didn’t want to create just another conventional movie marketing campaign. Piggybacking on the steadily increasing buzz around Red Notice, we wanted to tap into the rising curiosity of fans. We didn’t just want them to go watch our heist flick, we wanted them to experience first-hand, the adrenaline rush of a heist. So, we created a pop-up shop with absolutely droolworthy items for the taking, that people could have for FREE. But with a catch. They had to steal them, without getting caught.

Describe the strategy (20% of vote)

We wanted to drive intrigue by creating an accessible experience for: • Legacy fans: existing fan equity of Dwayne, Gal & Ryan • Non-viewers: other OTT content platform viewers • On-the-fence viewers: those with niche and/ or specific content preferences, especially on Netflix • Late-movers: actively seek and/or respond to established trends Receding COVID infections had brought a surge in revenge travel, revenge shopping and other live experiences - so much that tickets to concerts and events, like NH7 Weekender and India Bike Week sold out in minutes. Moreover, it’s a universal fact that passionate viewers fantasize about enacting their favourite movie characters or plots. So, we created an opportunity to experience the thrill of Red Notice before watching it – by letting people be a part of an actual heist. And left an indelible mark, lodging Netflix and Red Notice in memory of fans for good.

Describe the execution (30% of vote)

Event set-up: The Shop was brought alive in a 3000 sq. ft. retail space in one of Mumbai’s biggest malls, Phoenix Palladium. The space was guarded with lasers, sensors, CCTV cameras, alarms, and security associated with Heist movies. Prizes included goodies, tech delights, movie merchandise and most importantly – three precious gold Faberge eggs with exclusive rewards inside. Announcement promo: To introduce the shop to fans, a promo was created and shared far and wide by famous Bollywood villains, musicians, comedians and an army of influencers. Announcement amplification: We even created a series of fun ‘How to steal’ tutorials with them to create intrigue. Event visibility: On-ground, thousands of fans, and celebrities tried their hands at stealing, generating hours of fun footage which we repackaged into slick, short heist edits to share on social daily.

List the results (30% of vote)

With 100k+ participants stealing goodies worth INR 5.5 million in just 36 hours, the Red Notice Shop became Netflix’s most participated on-ground event globally. Generating 100k+ organic conversations (referrals & reactions), 10k+ tweets, 230+ stories from online publications and UGC content, the shop left an indelible mark online driving 19 Million+ impressions on Instagram in just 3 days. It was celebrated by Indian publications (CNN-News 18, ET Times, Financial Express and Miss Malini) and International publications (Campaign Brief Asia, LBB India & APAC) garnering earned media worth INR 10 Million. Red Notice saw a 25% viewership bump during the event weekend itself! And the shop gained such fame that it directly drove 35% of conversations around the movie, making it the only Global title to trend in India’s ‘Top 10’ list for 10+ weeks.