Mumbai: India’s leading homegrown OTT player, ALTBalaji, recently associated with numerous youth-centric brands, for their mega-starter release Cartel, a thriller entertainment series. The popular brands appeal perfectly with the show’s message, which is for the youth and matches the target audience’s interests. With 80% of ALTBalaji’s audience less than 35 years of age, the partnership with youth-centric platforms helps brands reach out to their target audience.
The brands that have tied up for the association include Ferns and Petals as official gifting partners who have signed in for a co-branded digital association by giving a 20% discount to ALTBalaji subscribers on their next billing. Invisible Lounge kept the Cartel theme alive by celebrating the launch with a Gangsta-party. Ixigo is associated with us as a travel partner for most of our shows as the audience of such shows are mostly the Indian youths of the country who love to travel, thereby allowing them 20% discount coupons exclusively for ALTBalaji subscribers. Growfitter, the show’s fitness partner, is giving a free one-month Growfitter Premium Subscription for the audience who have watched the first episode on the very first day and, three lucky winners will also be gratified with Google home minis. Youth snackable branded concept video and social media association slated with Dunzo. While Ugaoo has gifted plants as Nature partners, Mission Green Mumbai has associated as the NGO partners who will undertake exclusive tree plantation activity to save Aarey in Mumbai, an area ruled by the fictional Angre family from the show.
Apart from these, brands like Reliance, Voyage, Flyrobe, Ugaoo, USTREAK have also been associated with the show as accessories, digital, Esports, nature, and wardrobe partners. ALTBalaji has also been associated with Josh, India’s fastest-growing and most engaged short-video app, and will see multiple collaborated activities, including actor videos, social media content, contests, giveaways, and much more. Josh also started the #CartelChallenge for their users to generate uber-cool videos with Cartel dialogues.
Multiple engaging partnerships also include brands like Reliance and Flyrobe have exclusive Cartel collections for the fans to flaunt their favorite actors’ mannerisms. For youth who love gaming apart from Binge-watching ALTBalaji, USTREAK would be hosting tournaments by Gamers and ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP with the actors of Cartel. Voyage is also giving away Cartel Sunglasses as gift hampers (for Men and Women). Bollywoo has created merchandise featuring show dialogues for fans to join the Cartel fever.
Commenting on multiple brand partnerships, Divya Dixit, SVP -Revenue & Marketing at ALTBalaji, says, “Cartel is a tentpole property for us with a stellar star cast and storyline. The team went all out to promote this show and reach the intended audience via successful partnerships. All of these brands have been chosen carefully and are helping us gain maximum momentum. The brand associations purely depend on the show’s content and target audience and how both the brands can benefit from each other’s audience base.”
ALTBalaji’s content bouquet includes premium, disruptive content and original series across genres. With originality, courage, and relentlessness at its core, ALT stands out for being avant-garde, non-conformist, inclusive, effervescent, and has something for every individual. With a vast library of 87 originals across genres that cater to all kinds of audiences, the shows at ALTBalaji are a mix of thriller, crime, drama, romance, youth drama, horror, comedy, amongst others.
List of brands and their partner status:
- Reliance – Digital Media Partner
- Voyage – Accessories partner
- USTREAK – Esports platform partner
- Ugaoo – Nature partner
- Flyrobe – Wadrobe partner
- Growfitter – Fitness Partner
- Ferns N Petals – Gifting partner
- Ixigo – Travel Partner
- Bollywoo – Fashion Merchandise partner
- Josh – Short format app executing #CartelChallenge
- Dunzo – food delivery partner
- Mission Green Mumbai – NGO Partner
- Invisible Lounge – Hospitality Partner