New Delhi: In a novel move to connect with Gen Z and millennial audiences, Applause Entertainment has partnered with Wattpad, the global entertainment company and the world’s leading storytelling platform, to promote the recently released war thriller, Avrodh.
The campaign saw Applause Entertainment connect with Wattpad’s massive, engaged community of Gen Z and Millennial readers and writers, inviting them to share their stories and poems that explore the Independence Day themes of, My Patriotism or Meri Deshbhakti. Inspired by Applause Entertainment’s hit series Avrodh,the campaign caters to Gen Z and Millenials who are keen to rediscover and reimagine patriotism with a renewed outlook.
Through August, the campaign will select the most unique tales submitted by the Wattpad community, to be used in other promotional channels for Avrodh. Stories will be turned into compelling graphics for social media to reach a wider audience both on and off of Wattpad. Applause Entertainment shared their favourite stories and poetry to promote the show to their target audience on social media on August 15, 2020, each of received exciting cash prizes.
The campaign has already generated significant results for Applause Entertainment, with thousands of entries that have generated tens of thousands of reading minutes in less than a week since launch on Wattpad. Cross-platform promotion to Wattpad’s massive audience of Gen Z readers continued over the Independence Day weekend.
Yogesh Manwani, Head of Marketing and Revenue, Applause Entertainment said, “With the increased online activity in India, it is very difficult for a brand to have a genuine interaction with its target audience at scale, especially if it’s a younger demographic. Wattpad stood out in that aspect as it allowed for a direct connection to millions of Indian Gen Z & Millennial users who love to create and engage with stories around our show’s messaging. We are amazed by the overwhelming response by our target audience and look forward to sustain the momentum on social channels”
Devashish Sharma, India Country Head, Wattpad said, “Wattpad offers something truly unique for brands through its massive global community that spends billions of minutes each month deeply engaged in reading, writing, and sharing world-changing stories. Our work with Applause Entertainment went beyond the ordinary fan engagement. We are creating authentic content, curated from the show’s target audience, to promote the show among Gen Z and millennials. The campaign does not just tap into audience excitement, it makes the target audience genuine collaborators. That’s the power of storytelling and Wattpad.”
Wattpad is one of the world’s leading destinations for diverse Gen Z and Millennial creators to share their voice. Each month, more than 4 million writers of all ages share stories on Wattpad, inspiring and engaging with Wattpad’s global community of more than 80 million people.