Mumbai: upGrad, a leading higher Edtech major, is rolling out a new digital campaign, by playing on the dated perception of the prefix ‘Doctor’. The onset of NextGen technologies has organisations hurtling towards the principles of Industry 5.0, thereby resulting in the need for Innovative Leadership with a DBA degree to maintain a competitive edge, through applied research-based problem-solving capabilities.
With the increasing need to solve real-time business problems through lateral and creative thinking, innovation officers with a Professional DBA degree have witnessed an increase in job opportunities across an array of new roles within senior leadership or the C-suite, as independent consultants, professors, and more, upon course completion. Responding to this demand, the ACBSP accredited Swiss School of Business and Management’s Global Doctor of Business Administration program and WASC accredited Golden Gate University’s Doctor of Business Administration, both powered by upGrad, come with multiple specialisations based on dissertation topics and international academic support for propelling quality and utility-based learning.
Keeping in mind the market demand, The Womb conceptualised a tongue-in-cheek digital film that addresses the lack of awareness around Professional Doctorate degrees, through a series of uncomfortable dialogues between the co-passengers on an aircraft, who are seeking help to solve a mid-air health emergency with the help of a ‘Doctor’. Directed by Roopali Singhal of Chrome Pictures, the film takes a humorous route to showcase the importance of a DBA for working professionals, who are looking to build expertise in their existing or cross-functional domains.
Commenting on the launch, Ankit Khirwal, Head of Marketing, upGrad said, “Times are changing and so are our learning requirements. Mid to senior-level professionals who are constantly confronted with newer technologies and skill gaps should look at becoming domain experts instead of just getting an upgrade as a quick fix. This is where we want to support them with the best of content and learning opportunities that come with value-adds like feasibility to learn at your own pace, global university accreditation, and one-on-one thesis supervision to complete the immersive learning experience with upGrad. While the program targets academic interests of learners, it also helps them with real-life applications for attaining maximum career benefits.”
“There’s always a creative challenge at hand when we are working on any vertical led films with upGrad. Unlike celebrity-driven ad films, here the task becomes even more demanding as it requires precise messaging and appealing visual representation for creating impact at scale. We are thrilled to continue our efforts with upGrad as it makes us think way beyond the box and that’s the kind of adrenaline rush, we seek to keep up with the quality outputs,” concludes Suyash Khabya, Creative Lead, The Womb.
Agency Credits: The Womb Communications
Founding Partners: Kawal Shoor and Navin Talreja
Creative Team: Suyash Khabya, Paritosh Lonkar
Planning Team: Sneha Raina and Ipshita Khan
Account Management: Heval Patel and Richa Shah
Production House Credits: Chrome Pictures
Director – Roopali Singhal
Producers: Napolean Daniel Amanna & Kush Malhotra