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Heineken’s ‘Generations Apart’ Campaign Aims to Unite India

Film uses story of comedian Rudy Singh to present social experiential

Heineken’s ‘Generations Apart’ Campaign Aims to Unite India

Heineken has launched a new social experiment, titled ‘Generations Apart’, as part of its Open Your World campaign.

The experiment addresses the communication gap between parents and their sons/daughters, a social norm prevalent in India, and one that resonates worldwide. 

Heineken believes that when people take the time for open conversations, they break down barriers and can focus on what unites them, not what divides them.

Heineken continues to uphold its commitment to bring people together through its Open Your World campaign, which taps into specific cultural and social stereotypes to spark conversation between people with different views and opinions.  

The new ‘Generations Apart’ film uses parents’ traditional career expectations of their children as a foundation for the social experiment and a platform to address wider communication barriers. The film uses the story of the up-and-coming comedian Rudy Singh and his father to encourage people to break down their own communication barrier – because some things are best discussed over a Heineken.

The film captures the real reactions of a live audience, who were unknowingly part of the social experiment, and the true headline act. After hearing the story of Rudy Singh and his father, the audience was inspired to bridge their own communication and conversation gap and open their minds. 

Samar Singh Sheikhawat, CMO, United Breweries Limited, said: “With Generations Apart, Heineken has launched a campaign that is attuned to the Indian market. India is a key market for Heineken, and we are committed to exploring innovative avenues to engage with the Indian consumer. With the current generation gap and polarising opinions in the country, we felt it apt for us to play a part in providing a platform for people to spark conversations”.

Gianluca Di Tondo, Senior Director Global Heineken brand at Heineken said; “Open Your World gives us an opportunity to open conversations between different ages, genders and cultures. This campaign reinforces our belief that you can build true human connections and break down barriers when you enjoy shared experiences”.

Heineken’s Open Your World campaign will see the release of further films and consumer engagement. Watch the film and explore the hidden stories of the ‘Generations Apart’ characters at and YouTube. 

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Advertiser: Heineken

Chief Marketing Officer: Samar Singh Sheikhawat

VP of Marketing: Prashant Patwardhan

Director of Brand Communications: Daniela Iebba

Director of Communications and Marketing: Anuraag Trikha

Global Brand Director: Gianluca Di Tondo

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Publicis (India, Worldwide, Italy)

Planner: James Moore

Executive Creative Director: Cristiana Boccassini

Chief Creative Officer: Bobby Pawar, Milos Obradovic, Mihnea Gheorghiu (Global)

Group Account Director: : Siddhartha Rajiv

Account Executive: Dalila Salhi (Publicis Italy)

Vice President: Theresa Ronnie

Global Chief Creative Officer: Bruno Bertelli

Chief Operating Officer: Paritosh Srivastava

General Manager: George Lazar

Creatives: Siddharth Joglekar, Priya Gurnani & Reya Regi

Planners: Sudeep Goel & Abhinit Agarwal

PR: Edelman

Production Company

Production Company: Early Man Film

Director: Ayappa Km

Producer: Jignesh Maru, Pooja Talwar

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