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HDFC Life unveils a new campaign featuring IPL 4 players of Rajasthan

HDFC Life, one of India's leading private life insurance unveils a new campaign featuring Rajasthan Royals players - Shane Warne, Rahul Dravid, Ross Taylor, Shaun Tait, Ashok Menaria, Faiz Fazal, Abhishek Raut, among other players; to promote and propagate 'Self Respect,' or living life with head held high. The campaign captures the essence of self belief, pride, and conviction by showcasing the team spirit among the highly experienced international players with the fresh but confident young lot. The video blends the common values (to both HDFC Life and Rajasthan Royals) - self pride ' the youngsters redefining self-respect through conviction v/s highly experienced international players.

HDFC Life is the Principal Associate Sponsor of Rajasthan Royals for the third consecutive year in the Indian Premier League 2011.

Commenting on the new campaign, Sanjay Tripathy, EVP and Head, Marketing and Direct Channels, said, "HDFC Life recently refreshed our brand look with a more youthful approach. Our association with Rajasthan Royals fits perfectly with our Brand communication to draw inspiration from the highly experienced parentage and applying this to redefine Self Respect for today's youth¦ Sar Utha Ke Jeena Ka Naya Andaaz. That's what the new HDFC Life symbolizes. That's what the new HDFC Life speaks. This aligns perfectly with the new Rajasthan Royals team with the leadership of the legendary Shane Warne, the ever dependable Rahul Dravid and the new squad with local talent like Pankaj Singh, Asok Maneria, Deepak Chahar and some proven talent like Akash Chopra, Abhishek Raut. The team this year is a heady mix of youth, experience, emerging talent, innovation and professionalism"

Ad 1: Jersey

This film focuses on the importance of excelling in the field on D-day. It does not matter how many runs you have scored? How many wickets you have taken? Or How many catches you have taken? It is the performance on the day in the field is what matters. The film captures glimpses of the players practising with only one thing on their mind... to put in their best effort and leave the pitch with Pride. The ad retains the core essence of the HDFC Life brand i.e. 'Self Respect¦ living life with head held high!'

HDFC Life plans several activities in the coming months along with Rajasthan Royals. Some of them include financial planning sessions for the young players in the Rajasthan Royals team and lots of other on-ground initiatives.

In this association with the Rajasthan Royals, HDFC Life will reward excellence in the field with the "Sar Utha Ke Jiyo"- Most Valuable Player of the Match award. The Rajasthan Royals coaching staff along with the team captain, Shane Warne, will select the Most Valuable Player of the Day from the Rajasthan Royals team, who will receive this honour along with a cash incentive of USD 1000.

This campaign has been conceptualized and scripted by Leo Burnett and directed by Sanjay Shetty from Opticus. The campaign would be on air across major television channels from this week.

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