L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, part of the Publicis Groupe has won the branding and communications mandate for Zepto, the 10-minute grocery delivery app founded by Aadit Palicha and Kaivalya Vohra, two 19-year-old Stanford dropouts.
In the past month, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi has already developed the brand livery, retail and collateral branding and gone live with Zepto’s first campaign consisting of three digital films and OOH. The films are built on the 10-minute delivery promise of the brand using quirky characters and situations.
The company recently announced a fundraise of $60 million led by Glade Brook Capital with participation from Y Combinator and others. With its optimised network of ‘cloud stores’ or micro-warehouses, Zepto is able to consistently deliver in 10 minutes through a combination of technological and operational excellence. The company is expanding quickly across Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR and will be launching in key areas across Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata in the next 30 days.
Aadit Palicha, Founder and CEO, Zepto, said, “Q-Commerce has the potential to change the way India shops forever, and that presents a rare opportunity to build a category-defining brand. We needed an agency partner that understood and could deliver on the ambition we have for Zepto. We found that partner in L&K Saatchi & Saatchi - they have the right balance of a young team that shares our drive, and the experience of strategically-sound leadership. Beyond that, their experience in creating iconic e-commerce brands gave us a significant headstart.”
Debarjyo Nandi, Executive Vice-President, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, added, “We are excited to get on-board the Zepto speedwagon and fuel their hyper-growth plans. We are at the cusp of not just changing the delivery landscape in the country but consumer behaviour itself. Grocery planning and shopping as we know it today will soon become redundant and Zepto will become a way of life.”
The 3 DVCs bring alive Zepto’s USP of ‘Groceries delivered in 10 minutes’ signaling urgency, need, product category and the delivery service which is quick.
Agency: L&K Saatchi & Saatchi
CEO: Paritosh Srivastava
Jt.NCD: Kartik Smetacek
Chief Strategy Officer: Snehasis Bose
Executive Vice-President: Debarjyo Nandi
Strategic Planning: Shifra Baviskar
Creative Team: Rishabh Dave, Divakar Shetty, Pushan Mukherjee, Yash Ambre, Ambadas Wadisherla
Account Management: Nivedita Lahiri, Ashmitha Shetty, Ajay Pattem
Sr.Agency Producer: Vijay Vigamal
Production House: Content Factory
Senior Producer: Meesam Raza
Content Producer: Shivani Mehra
Director: Amit Satyaveer Singh
DOP: Arnab Gayan
Music: Anand Bajpai