New Delhi: At the onset of new year, Thums Up, Coca-Cola India’s home-grown and fast-growing brand, has launched a new action-packed campaign ‘Toofan’ with Jasprit Bumrah by leveraging the brand’s distinct association with its strong taste and experience.
There can be no better time, than new year, to remind consumers of the exciting and adventurous Thums Up drink experience. Thums Up has become synonymous with courage, bravery, victory, and authentic communication over the last few years making its way to the hearts of millions of Indians. Its latest Toofan campaign is aimed at inspiring audiences to reach their ‘PalatDe’ moments by teaming their strong, unshakeable belief systems and undying spirits with the strong taste of Thums Up. At the end of the TVC, Jasprit Bumrah reverses the bottle of Thums Up which correlates with its recent #PalatDe and #TaanePalatDe campaigns at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games 2020 and its strong association with sports.
“Thums Up has always been a loved beverage by our consumers for its strong taste and experience, which has been the core differentiator in the category. In continuity with our partnership with the Toofan of our Indian Cricket Team - Jasprit Bumrah who is known for his pace, strength and resilient attitude on the field , this new campaign offers a strong execution idea - ‘Soft Drink nahi, Toofan’, said Tish Condeno, Senior Category Director Sparkling Flavours , Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia.”
Speaking about its strong partnership with Thums Up, India’s favorite fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah said, “I am thrilled to partner with a brand like Thums Up which echoes my personal philosophy to a great extent. The brand is always experimenting with newer ways of communicating with its consumers in a bold fashion which resonates with me. I feel that the new Toofan campaign encourages taking on every challenge with a growth mindset and bold approach while reinforcing a ‘never give up’ attitude.”
Commenting on the campaign, Sukesh Nayak, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India says, “The big idea to land strong drink for me is the repositioning of the commonly used word ‘soft drink’. An iconic brand like Thums Up which stands for the ‘never give up attitude’ deserved a separate word to be called out as, hence, ‘soft drink nahi toofan’. From the day we thought of this idea, we all knew that this can be huge and we were thrilled to see all our partners react with same excitement when they heard about the core thought. A big shout out to my team and Bob, who have truly brought this idea to life with an execution that is bold and powerful. This is a big idea and Jasprit is the first part of it, so watch out for some more toofani action coming soon.”
“Thums Up is such a loved brand.
And if you love Thums Up , you know it’s anything but ‘soft’.
Seeing Thums Up sit in the ‘soft drink’ category just felt wrong.
So with this work, we’ve taken the opportunity to correct that.
And turn some perceptions upside down.
‘Soft drink nahin, Toofaaaaaan’: in a category of its own, that’s Thums Up!!
And co-creating this with our partners at Coca-Cola and Good Morning Films has been nothing less than an awesome Toofan.”
– Ritu Sharda, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India (North)
The Coca-Cola Company has a long history of sponsoring major sporting events, and partnering with the best players worldwide. These associations underscore the company’s philosophy of endeavoring to be a part of the joyous moments and occasions of its consumers. The new campaign will be brought to life through a TV commercial and with creative digital interventions as well.
About Coca-Cola India
Coca-Cola in India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range of healthy, safe, high-quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its beverage products – Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola No Sugar, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Thums Up Charged, Thums Up Charged No Sugar, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Maaza, VIO flavoured milk, Minute Maid range of juices, Minute Maid Smoothie and Minute Maid Vitingo, Georgia range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Aquarius and Aquarius Glucocharge, Schweppes, smartwater, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water and Kinley Club Soda. The Company along with its owned bottling operation and other bottling partners, through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers, at a rate of more than 500 servings per second. Its brands are some of the most preferred and most sold beverages in the country, with Thums Up and Sprite being the top two selling sparkling beverages.
The Coca-Cola India system provides direct employment to 25,000 people and indirect employment to more than 150,000 people. The Coca-Cola system in India is contributing in its own small way to building sustainable communities through community initiatives under World Without Waste, Fruit Circular Economy, water stewardship, women empowerment, and many others.