American Tourister says #GoSwagPackin' and explore the world in new spot

Crafted by McCann India, the campaign featuring cricketer Virat Kohli showcases its new range of swag-worth backpacks made for today's young and adventurous traveller

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American Tourister says #GoSwagPackin' and explore the world in new spot

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After the success of the #SwagPack campaign, American Tourister has come up with a new ad featuring cricketer Virat Kohli, #GoSwagPackin’, showcasing its new range of fashionable, cutting-edge, swag-worth backpacks made for today’s young and adventurous world traveller.

Anushree Tainwala, Executive Director Marketing, Samsonite South Asia, said, “I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve taken #swagpack to the next level with this latest campaign. Our newest range of #SwagPacks is all about exploring the world and living life to its fullest, and the global icon that is Virat Kohli complements the brand and the communication perfectly. His confident and stylish personality is a perfect fit for American Tourister and reflects the best attributes of today’s India – go-getter spirit, assertive individuality, and most importantly, swagger!”

#GoSwagPackin’ is part of a broader cross-platform campaign, the highlight of which is a TVC and digital videos that use a new camera technique. These are built around the emerging 3D technique known as ‘tiny planet’, which turns a panorama image into a stunning miniature world. In addition to Virat, as an extension to this campaign, the brand has other celebrities, influencers and icons who best represent the globetrotting Indian of today on social media. The digital campaign will also include several interesting, fun activities connecting with the tweens, teens and youth of the country.

The TVC opens with Virat walking across a bridge with his American Tourister backpack when the world suddenly morphs around him. Now front-and-centre in his own ‘tiny world’, Virat travels across different parts of a global city having fun with his swagpack and showing off his swagger. As he reaches his final destination, the entire range of backpacks comes together to form a halo circling the world. Mixed with groovy pop beats, the soundtrack paints the campaign in words while Virat makes the world go round, literally, with a stunning visual treat. It compels the viewer to pick up an American Tourister backpack and Go SwagPackin’.

The campaign has been conceptualised by McCann India. Abhinav Tripathi, Executive Creative Director, McCann India, said, “Following in the footsteps of our last campaign, we wanted to up the swag this year, while also focusing on the international look and appeal of the American Tourister backpack. So we got Virat to travel our little planet with the bags, quite literally. The film’s warped but unique visual language took a decent amount of trial and error, but I think everyone involved should be really proud of the final result.”

The TVC:


Client: American Tourister

Agency: McCann India

Agency and Production Credentials:

Creative Team: Abhinav Tripathi; Shazaad Arjani; Ganesh Palkar

Film Production: Vrushali Sawant

Account Management: Suraja Kishore; Bhuvnesh Joshi; Sapna Bangera

Production House: Kiss Films

Director: Dave Klaiber

Producer: Dalbir Singh Paramvir Singh

Executive Producer: Vaishakhi Traynor

Location: Melbourne

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