Premium automobile brand Skoda Auto India has launched its latest campaign under the ‘Peace of Mind’ series that focuses on enhancing ownership experience. The ad film highlights the ‘Shield Plus’ package, which is a first-in-segment initiative that offers six-year warranty, six-year roadside assistance and four-year maintenance in one go.
Last year, Skoda had released the ad campaign starring actor Boman Irani, where he was taken by surprise on knowing that one can gain hassle-free ownership of the car with much ease. The second leg of the campaign now takes the ‘Peace of Mind’ feeling further by demonstrating an even better service offering to consumers.
Tarun Jha, Head of Marketing and Product, Skoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Skoda India believes in pushing the boundaries and setting a benchmark for others. The Shield Plus is again one such industry first initiative with a unique offering, which will not only delight the customers but also make them experience complete peace of mind while owning a Skoda.”
Paritosh Srivastava, COO, Publicis Ambience, said, “Shield Plus is an industry leading offering. Peace of Mind is a proposition that Skoda owns strongly and the past campaigns have worked very well for the brand. Challenge was to push the limits further and change the trajectory for the brand with this campaign. Kudos to the Skoda team led by Zach Hollis and Tarun Jha who showed immense faith in the idea and were brave enough to buy it. We are very excited and proud as a team and reasonably confident the campaign will do exceedingly well for Skoda. Needless to say, it's been a long time that we've seen such an idea in the automotive category.”
Ramakrishnan Hariharan, Head of Creative, Publicis Ambience, said, “This TVC ticks all the right boxes for me. Simple and clear messaging delivered in a manner that's almost unescapable. Really fortunate to have bold clients like Skoda who don't just demand cut-through work but also allow the creative team to wield the edge that makes cut-through possible."
The Production House on the film is Prodigious while the ad has been directed by Lloyd Baptista.
Agency: Publicis India
MD: Srija Chatterjee
CCO: Ajay Gahlaut
CSO: Neeraj Bassi
COO: Paritosh Srivastava
Head of Creative: Ramakrishnan Hariharan
ECD: Nishant Jethi
Creative Director: Neh Rathi, Avinash Jakhalekar
Creative Team: Sneha Agarwal, Ajay Jhadav, Rakesh Samal
Account Management: Nikhil Kumar, Punit Bhatt, Fouzia Bukhari, Sunaina Parmar
Account Planning: Disha Pinge, Kanupriya Mahajan
Films Head: Jignesh Maru
Production House: Prodigious
Director: Lloyd Baptista
Executive Producer [Head of Prodigious]: Varun Shah
Producer: Rudra Mawani