Mumbai: Of all the possible days that have been set aside to celebrate or reminisce relationships, there is also one that exists in the form of ‘Brotherhood Day’. As a concept, it is rather a low-key and unpractised ritual in India but September 11 is when the world celebrates as Brotherhood Day.
For brands, this has been a distant proposition where nothing significant has been attempted to connect with their consumers on this day. But this Brotherhood Day, Bajaj Auto took the lead with its cruiser brand, Avenger to connect with popular bike brand, Royal Enfield, in its category in a unique way.
Conceptualised and executed by Mullen Lintas, the film has been unveiled only on the online medium. It captures the common thought of riding shared between the two brands who are both iconic in their own respective ways. As such, brotherhood as a concept is inherent to the road, the rider and his machine. The insight is especially true for brands that put these machines out on the road. What better occasion than Brotherhood Day to talk about the thought, through a film that is pitched right in order to resonate with both, Bajaj Avenger and also with the whole riding community.
Sharing his views on the unique nature of the idea, Sumeet Narang, Vice President – Marketing, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “There is a natural tendency for bikers to connect and bond during their rides. And that connections cuts across language, culture, region, brands and bikes. The core belief of Avenger is ‘liberation’ and that one should never be trapped by any man made boundaries. This ‘Brotherhood Day’ film also encompasses the same thought subtly and manifests the joy of riding as one.”
Highlighting the unique aspect of the digital film, Ayyappan Raj, EVP – Mullen Lintas Mumbai said, “The best part of creating work for Avenger is the fact that there is a very clear brand brief and from there we keep looking for and finding new, interesting ways to engage with our audience. Wishing Royal Enfield Brotherhood Day is one of them. The insight was at the core of how riders feel clannish to the brands they belong to. On eve of Brotherhood Day, Avenger being a most sought after bike for long rides, it called out to all bikers to ride and celebrate the bikers’ brotherhood day. Between the Avenger brand team and Mullen Lintas team there’s a lot of co-creation that’s happening and there’s a lot more to come.”
The film traverses the journey undertaken by two riders on their favourite riding machine. Whether life offers a rough or smooth ride or puts one through circumstances that are not pleasant, it is the innate bond of brotherhood that keeps them going to achieve more in life. The film communicates this thought in a very candid manner.
The film was tweeted with a greeting by Bajaj Avenger to Royal Enfield and simultaneously unveiled on Bajaj Avenger’s Facebook page and YouTube channel and will be promoted across other social assets as well. Since being unveiled, the film has received over 700k views in 24 hrs. Viewers have started tagging their RE/Avenger friends on FB and are also sharing pictures of the two bikes together and going for a ride too.