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Volkswagen’s ‘Hello Goosebumps’ campaign announces its new offering Virtus

The film conceptualised by DDB Mudra Group aims to plug in excitement and energy into the premium mid-size sedan segment by highlighting the thrill and joy of driving the new car

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Volkswagen has launched a new campaign for its newly launched sedan, ‘Virtus’. Titled ‘Hello Goosebumps’, the film conceptualised by DDB Mudra Group aims to plug in excitement and energy into the premium mid-size sedan segment by highlighting the thrill and joy of driving the new car.

The new Volkswagen Virtus aims to reignite the premium midsize sedan with its ‘Big by’ design, performance, safety, connectivity, convenience comfort, each element has been captured through the new TVC campaign.

Abbey Thomas, Head of Marketing and PR, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “With the launch of the new Volkswagen Virtus, our intention was to showcase the potential of the premium midsize sedan segment. The Virtus boasts of a striking design, exhilarating performance and German-engineered built and safety that has the ability to reignite the segment. Our communication positioning for the Virtus ‘Hello Goosebumps’ has been rightly captured by our partner DDB Mudra Group and amplified by PHD media in reaching out to our intended consumers. The combined efforts have elevated the excitement and thrill of driving sedans paving the way for an introduction truly befitting of the Virtus.”

Pallavi Chakravarti, Creative Head – West, DDB Mudra, said, “This sedan looks like a dream and drives like one too. ‘Hello Goosebumps’ captures the essence of the Volkswagen Virtus in a simple, visceral campaign that every passionate driver will undoubtedly relate to.”

Volkswagen’s media agency, PHD India, further elevated the launch campaign via its 360-degree incisive approach, covering all vital media channels, and crafting an effective marketing strategy.

PHD was tasked with building enthusiasm and maximising outreach amongst its target audience to amplify the launch experience of Volkswagen Virtus. The campaign kick-started on a high note with the ‘French Window Innovation’ in The Times of India.

The integrated campaign was further strengthened with an influencer marketing strategy featuring mega influencers like Tamanaah Bhatia, Yami Gautam, Mrunal Thakur, and more, perfectly encapsulating the essence of Virtus’ tagline - ‘Hello Goosebumps!’ through their own personal and professional journeys.

Monaz Todywalla, CEO, PHD Media, India, said, “Our partnership with Volkswagen gave us the opportunity to steer another big launch campaign to its true potential while staying true to PHD’s tradition of helping its clients make significant leaps in the marketing space. Utilising key strategies across all touchpoints to maximise reach, an outcome like this always gives us the impetus to continue building impactful experiences for brands like Volkswagen and elevate their marketing strategies to be a cut above the rest”.

Campaign Credits:

Agency: DDB Mudra Group

Creative: Pallavi Chakravarti, Godwin Dmello, Sanket Wadwalkar, Shalmali Sawant, David Vaz, Alistair Pinto, Ronak Ramraje, Vasudev Raut, Naresh Dhondi, Koustubh Garud, Dhiren Sonawane, Dhruv Rathod, Nihar Patade, Dhwani Shah, Anushka Vibhandik, Shivani Sachdeva

Business: Anurag Tandon, Gaurav Magotra, Rakesh Varma, Dushyanth Rao, Prachi Bhavsar, Earl Dsa, Priyanka Yadav, Gaganpreet Bajaj, Mohit Bhatt

Strategy: Anand Murty, Aadya Sharma

Films: Reema Asrani

Production House: Method Productions

Director: Daniel Borjesson

Agency: PHD Media India

Business & Strategy: Dinesh Vyas, Rrahul Deo Manerao, Nupur Shah

Planning: Chetan Sawant, Vidyesh Pradhan, Shravan Kanchan, Dhwani Shah, Dhruv Zaveri, Pranaya Sohani, Vedang Rane

Search, Social & Programmatic: Gurdayal Matharu, Raj Singh, Sushant Ekshinge, Gaurav Kadam, Billal Mulla

Content: Shailja Saraswati Varghese, Kautul Seth, Apurva Sritava

Media Buying: Ajay Varghese, Umesh Shetty, Sachin Puthran, Vijay Thube, Zoya Kazi

Operations: V Harish, Bhagwan Jhangam, Sanjeev Paaswan, Mamata Thorat, Paresh Gudekar

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