Footwear brand Bata India has announced the launch of its new versatile 24x7 Casual Collection. The collection launch is marked by a 360-degree campaign titled ‘It’s Got To Be Bata’, starring Bata India’s new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Disha Patani.
The new 24x7 Casual Collection has been designed keeping in mind the evolving needs of the modern Indian woman whose footwear needs evolved during the pandemic. Both the collection and the campaign derive inspiration from the versatile roles that women play today while never compromising on style.
The 24X7 Casual Collection features brands like Bata, Bata Red Label, Bata Comfit and Naturalizer that have an artisanal-style craftwork in block heels and fresh wedges, and include hues of metallic shine and summer sparkle. The collection presents a diverse range of stylish, casual shoes that can enable women to hop from one occasion to another, anytime, anywhere.
Bata’s new campaign, conceptualised by Contract Advertising, lives up to the proposition of versatile 24X7 casual collection as it follows Disha to effortlessly step into different roles she dons during the day. Be it an actions scene in a shoot or talk show or from a house party to a casual stroll outside, showing the proposition, whatever may be the occasion, it’s got to be Bata.
What further gives this campaign a unique edge is the catchy lyrics “It’s Got To be Bata” of the background score that has been penned by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Gunjan Shah, MD and CEO, Bata India Limited, said, “Casualisation has become a big trend over the last couple of years. Consumers now seek styles that are versatile enough to take them through multiple occasions in a day. Multifunctional footwear, therefore, has become more relevant for women today and Bata is introducing footwear that merges active and leisurewear attributes. The 24x7 Casual Collection is curated keeping in mind the various roles that women play throughout the day for which they need versatile casual shoes to effortlessly move from one occasion to another. It features Bata, Bata Red Label, Bata Comfit and Naturalizer brands, with artisanal styled heels, wedges & trendy sneakers with hues of colors that can be matched with any occasion, anytime, anywhere. The new campaign features our new brand ambassador Disha Patani, and we hope to attract younger audiences who seek outdoors-inspired benefits, while still wanting a fashion-driven aesthetic that works well for the city life”
Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, Chief Creative Officer – Contract India, said, “Over the last few years, we have seen Bata transition to a fashion-forward brand with product lines that are in sync with the latest of trends – be it casuals or sneakers or formals. With this campaign, we had an interesting opportunity of taking the brand journey forward. From the journey that started with Surprisingly Bata campaign in 2018, it was time to take a more confident and bolder stance. Association with Disha has helped bringing about this transition, she personifies the attributes that we want Bata to represent today - stylish, glam, young, more confident and bolder. The campaign is beautifully supported by lyrics crafted by Amitabh Bhattacharya, one of India’s ace lyricists.”
Amitabh Bhattacharya said, “Bata has been a part of our life since childhood. So, when the brand team approached me, I was naturally excited to be associated with this iconic brand and be able to contribute towards its growth. Bata was launching a new range of womens’ shoes that were versatile and could be worn to multiple occasions and wanted my help in crafting a jingle for this launch campaign. While writing, I made sure that the lyrics resonate with the young Indian women of today. The jingle had to be catchy and hummable and also deliver a certain attitude and confidence. That's why the refrain, Bata Nahi Toh Aur Kya? It's Got To Be Bata!”