Pepsi has unveiled another rendition of its new brand positioning - ‘Rise Up, Baby’, featuring actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
With this campaign, Prabhu joins Pepsi as one of its newest brand ambassadors.
The campaign aims to encourage women to follow their passions and irrepressible beliefs to break the societal norms that the world has created for them.
Portraying the archetypal situations an Indian woman faces daily, from being questioned for not being married by a certain age, shamed for staying out late for work or taking up a lead action-oriented role, the campaign is a commentary on the millions of passive comments and pressures that women go through in life.
The campaign pays homage to the free-spirited women who do not let others define their worth and march to their own rhythm.
The campaign aims to state the truth that the modern woman is truly indefatigable and nonchalant in the pursuit of her dreams and callings.
Saumya Rathor, Category Lead, Pepsi Cola, PepsiCo India, said, “Pepsi has always strived to reflect the synergy of the younger generation. Through our last two campaigns, we aimed to portray the irrepressible spirit of the youth as they rise above societal norms. For this campaign, our focus was to offer an empowering campaign for the women of India and pay a tribute to their unwavering self-belief and self-confidence. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is the epitome of the independent, bold, and free-spirited modern Indian women, and therefore resonates perfectly with our positioning of ‘Rise UP, Baby!’. We welcome Samantha to the Pepsi family and are extremely thrilled to work with her for many more disruptive campaigns going forward.”
Prabhu said, “I strongly believe that women should always follow their hearts, shattering the stereotypes that society has set for us. The campaign, was therefore, even more special for me as it exemplifies the unshakable and persistent spirit of the women of this generation while inspiring them to wear their quirks on their sleeves. I am truly excited to be associated with Pepsi and cannot wait for fans to get inspired by the campaign and ‘Rise Up, Baby!”
Commenting on the ad film, Punit Malhotra, Director, said, “I am thrilled to have directed the new Pepsi film, which has been a creative and exciting project from start to finish. Pepsi is a brand that is known for its iconic campaigns and cutting-edge marketing strategies, and I am honored to join them as they introduce the powerhouse that is Samantha Prabhu. She has been a wonderful collaborator in this project, embodying the spirit of Pepsi with her hard work and dedication. I am excited to have worked with such a dynamic team, and I am confident that this new film will make a lasting impression with audiences everywhere.”
The new campaign will be amplified via a 360-degree surround across television, digital, outdoor, and social media.