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Jack in the Box Worldwide & Knorr Celebrate 69th Indian Independence Day

The 120 Media Collective, Wed, Aug 19, 2015

‘The World Now Comes to India’ features people from across the globe singing ‘Jana Gana Mana’

Jack in the Box Worldwide & Knorr Celebrate 69th Indian Independence Day

Knorr International Soups had a special tribute created by Jack in the Box Worldwide lined up on occasion of the 69th Indian Independence Day. Themed ‘The World Now Comes to India’, the video features people of various nationalities singing the Indian national anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana’. Launched on all Knorr social handles, the video went viral in India in no time.

The mandate from Knorr was simple – to create a film that would set the internet abuzz with conversation around the brand. This objective had to be achieved among its wide online user base without making it look like a commercial promotion.

Abhishek Razdan, National Business Head - Jack in the Box Worldwide, said, " The idea was to showcase India's emergence as a preferred work destination. The world is now moving from the west to the east. India's Independence Day was the perfect occasion to bring this idea alive. We as a nation have always celebrated our multi-cultural construct and this tribute where you see people from different nationalities singing the National Anthem is an extension of that.  Knorr through its range of international soups celebrates the assimilation of various cultures and is a perfect fit for this initiative."

On Twitter, the video with its hash tag #WorldWishesIndia trended at #1 position for over 10 hours in India, and at #4 globally for about three hours on 15th August. A total of over 35000 tweets were generated with the video link and hash tag, with a reach impression of over 70.5M. The distinguished tribute was watched 261145 times on YouTube.

Abhiroop C., General Manager, Packaged Foods, Hindustan Unilever Limited added “History has always looked up to India for the country's openness to welcoming and assimilating various cultures. Knorr International Soups, while bringing new flavours to its consumers also brings the world closer to India.

This resulted in an idea of presenting a tribute to India from the world, by showcasing the world’s sentiment towards the country through a video. With its message, ‘The World Now Comes to India’, the video shows people from all around the world with contrasting cultures, singing the Indian National Anthem in unison, thus, honoring India, the world's largest democracy.

All this, from creative to amplify, was done also in a space of 72 hours, with great bias for action in aligning internal and agency teams. The results and the buzz around the brand have been fantastic. This is a great case of using topical communication to create magic in marketing.”

Conceptualised by Jack in the Box Worldwide, The World Now Comes to India  released on Knorr's social media channels on 15th August.

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Category: Food , Savoury

Genre: People