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Marico's Set Wet launches new campaign featuring Ranveer Singh in a pre-historic avatar

The campaign is conceptualised by Taproot Dentsu and features unexpected ingredients: a prehistoric Ranveer Singh, a saber-toothed tiger, time travel and some ingenuity

Click on the Image to watch the TVC.

Marico’s men’s grooming brand Set Wet, has launched an innovative new campaign with brand ambassador Ranveer Singh.

The campaign shows Singh in a pre-historic alter ego, it showcases the ingenuity, creativity, and cheeky nature of youth today, and aims to give young men a timely tip on the art of making an impression.

The campaign, which goes live on across TV and digital platforms, will be complimented by the debut of an all-new look and packaging for Set Wet products.

Created by Taproot Dentsu (a dentsu MB company), the new campaign by Set Wet echoes the Gen Z belief that just because something has always been done one way doesn’t mean it is the smartest way.

The brand’s motto, ‘Sada Sexy Raho’, is being taken a step further by this new campaign, which is informed by consumer-research leading up to the campaign that found that Gen Zs today would do things differently than the older generations.

To make this point, the TVC depicts a rather cheeky exaggeration along with a dash of irreverence, a trait that is second nature to Gen Z. What makes it different from the typical grooming product narrative is that it consciously stays away from the swooning-girl trope. Ranveer Singh, who is the brand ambassador of Marico’s Set Wet range, is seen playing a dual role here.

The TVC opens with Ranveer Singh as cave man impressing the men and women surrounding him by protecting them from a Sabertoothed cat and the weather through a display of his strength and ingenuity. Then, we see the pre-historic Singh come face to face with modern-day Singh, who is getting ready for a party with his friends.

Pre-historic Singh is taken aback by modern Singh, who is prepping to impress people with his confidence at the party by styling his hair with Set Wet, which baffles the former. Modern Singh goes on to explain to pre-historic Singh, that today, a man doesn’t need to show his sexiness through overt displays of strength and intelligence, rather they should be confident, and carry that confidence with them wherever they go, to be sexy. He explains how Set Wet helps him become his true ‘sexy’ confident self, with the familiar “Sada Sexy Raho” motto playing in the back.

Koshy George, Chief Marketing Officer, Marico, said, "As a youth centred brand, Set Wet has always strived to echo the mind-set of our consumers. Today’s generation has prided themselves on finding the best and most unique solution to their problems, and we aimed to take that ideal, a step further with this new campaign. Together with the iconic and beloved Ranveer Singh, this campaign elaborates on the resourcefulness, uniqueness, creativity, and cheeky nature of our consumers, showing how they can be the sexiest version of themselves.”

Ayesha Ghosh, CEO, Taproot Dentsu, added, " A brand whose baseline is ‘Sada Sexy Raho’ and whose brand ambassador is a livewire, usually means that campaign development is a rollicking ride, all the hard work notwithstanding. Add to that, Team Set Wet were just as keen as us to break the mould of the conventional grooming product ad. Once Yogesh Rijhwani, the ECD who conceptualised this ad, landed the prehistoric man comparison, Ranveer's flair for pulling off unexpected characters and director Rajiv Rao's effortless style of storytelling took the idea to the next level."



Taproot Dentsu Agency Credits

Chief Executive Officer: Ayesha Ghosh

Executive Creative Director: Yogesh Rijhwani

Associate Creative Director: Arshad Shaikh

Chief Strategy Officer: Shashank Lanjekar

Sr Planning Director: Roshni Shroff

Vice-President, Account Management: Amit Murthy

Account Director: Hemant Joshi

Film Credits

Production House: Nirvana Films

Director:  Rajiv Rao

Producer: Marjorie Rodrigues (Marj)

Post-Production Supervisor: Abhishek Singh


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