Happydentâs latest TVC confers the dazzling white smile a meaningful role of an enabler that triggers thoughtfulness. The brand from the house of Perfetti Van Melle, Happydentâs imaginative, out-of-the-box communication takes the high-voltage smile narrative to a different level of fun coupled with thoughtfulness.
A lot has changed in the world around us since the brandâs last TVC was aired 10 years ago. With the enormous changes to life as we knew it, we as individuals find ourselves giving lesser consideration to softer human nuances or the virtue of simple âgoodnessâ. Happydent decided to shine its sparkling white light on this very nuance, and seed its core messaging around a simple everyday situation that we all may encounter in our lives. The narrative plays out in the middle of a packed public transport, where a lady politely asks two men to vacate the ladies seat and her request is met with denial. Two youngsters sitting nearby decide to help. They consume Happydent and flash their power-packed sparkling white smile on the âLadies Seatâ sign clearly marked over the assigned seat. The high-voltage smile acts as an agent of unification for all the passengers on the bus to do something good and we see the men sheepishly getting up from a wrongfully occupied seat. The tag line âDikha Battissi Kar Baat Achhi Siâ encompasses within it the heart of the message the brand wishes to highlight â that of goodness with a smile.
âCelebrated advertising professional, poet and songwriter Prasoon Joshi has always been the conceptual brain behind the brand Happydentâs communication with his team. The current TVC is a progression from the previous campaigns where the brand encompasses a wider spectrum of audience and takes a higher ground while addressing relevant social issues that we face on a day-to-day basis. The Words in the jingle in the advert also reflect the same message.â
Speaking about the ad, Joshi said, âHappydent is a brand that one has partnered and nurtured since its launch in India. Itâs been an incredible journey of ideas which have connected with the consumers at many levels. There are always high expectations around Happydentâs communication and with this recent one, we are attempting to layer a relevant social dimension to brandâs work. I am positive that this too shall connect with the audience.â
Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India, said, âChewing Gum is a segment that does not require much deliberation when it comes to purchase. Happydent has always brought a smile through its quirky and humorous communication centred around the benefit of bright and sparkling smiles. The new campaign is an extension of this very philosophy, where the brand also plays a more meaningful role in the lives of the consumers.â
Rohit Kapoor, Director Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle India, said, âHappydent is one of our power brands in the country and enjoys immense love and adulation among the Indian audience. Through the new TVC, we continue to own the space of âsparkling smilesâ coupled with a strong purpose of awakening social consideration, a value that should be embraced in todayâs challenging times. Nothing is more rewarding that a sparkling smile which can help you challenge and change habitual mindsets and nudge a small change. It was important to keep the legacy of the Happydent ad intact yet make it more relatable and relevant to the social situations of our consumerâs life and this new TVC does full justice to the brand proposition.â
Director Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle India: Rohit Kapoor
Associate Director (Category), Perfetti Van Melle India: Ritesh Sud
Group Product Manager, Perfetti Van Melle India: Harshdeep Singh
Brand Manager, Perfetti Van Melle India: Saket Jain
Chairman McCann Worldgroup, Asia Pacific CEO & CCO McCann Worldgroup, India: Prasoon Joshi
ECD, Head of Creative, New Delhi: Kapil Batra
Director: Prakash Varma, Nirvana