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Zing unveils its new avatar targeted at Gen Z, with Siddhant Chaturvedi as brand ambassador

The channel has launched brand campaign, ‘Apni Vibe, Apni Tribe’ which aims to create a ‘mahaul’ where the youth feel they are understood and belong

Youth entertainment channel Zing has unveiled its new avatar comprising a new logo, channel packaging, brand ambassador, and a brand campaign.

The channel’s brand purpose stems from Gen Z’s feeling of perpetually not being understood, commonly expressed by them as ‘aap nahi samjhoge’. To provide a ‘mahaul’ that understands, celebrates, and vibes with today’s youth, the channel launches its new positioning through the campaign, ‘Apni Vibe, Apni Tribe’ featuring actor Siddhant Chaturvedi.

Zing’s rebranding will see them deliver captivating programming which tells modern stories through music, movies, and series.

The new logo and packaging reflect a fresh, vibrant, and dynamic mood that celebrates the spirit and positivity of the youth. The modern styling will have a strong infusion of the youth’s desi swag through colours, fonts, and other styling elements which match Gen Z’s sensibilities.

With revamped music slots, audiences can groove to the trending tunes, Punjabi beats, Indie-Pop, foot-tapping party songs, as well as evergreen hits. Furthermore, Zing is also bringing popular Korean Dramas (K-Dramas) in Hindi for its young viewers.

Additionally, the channel is all set to captivate audiences with the 13th season of their popular show – ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’.

Also returning will be the new season of Zing’s gamified chat show – ‘Game On’ which features popular cricketers. Season 1 saw elite cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Shikhar Dhawan amongst others.  

Vishnu Shankar, Chief Cluster Officer, Zing &TV and Big Magic, said, “Zing is India’s foremost youth entertainment channel and we pride ourselves on having our finger on the viewer’s pulse. Our extensive interactions with youth across metros and tier 1 and tier 2 cities revealed a common grouse – Koi nahin samajhta hummein; we are expected to understand without being understood. This feeling led us to our brand purpose and the latest campaign wherein we highlighted some of the key moments where they feel ignored or misunderstood. At Zing, we wish to create a mahaul where the youth feel this is truly my space, my vibe, my tribe.” 

Arghya Roy Chowdhary, Chief Channel Officer - Music Cluster said, said, “In India, Gen Z comprises the largest population segment and with our new identity we want to reinforce that we are an extension of their tribe. We are a channel that mirrors their life and lets them be themselves. With our new positioning in place, all we needed was the right brand ambassador, and given his personality, swag, and ability to connect with the youth, there is no one better than Siddhant Chaturvedi. He is the perfect brand fit! With the campaign kicking off this week we can’t wait for our viewers to experience the all-new Zing.”

Zing’s brand ambassador, Siddhant Chaturvedi, said, “The aspect of Gen Z not being understood is very real and I felt the same while starting out. It was my tribe that helped me keep my head in the game through that phase which is why I instantly connected with Zing’s campaign.  It’s great that youth have a safe space that celebrates and vibes with them. My own introduction to the world of music was through Zing which makes this partnership even more personal and I’m super excited to be a part of Zing’s tribe!”

Zing has planned an extensive campaign across its key markets which will kick start on May 25 with the launch of a Brand Film featuring Chaturvedi.

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