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psLIVE allies tea brand 'Parivar' with 'Drishyam' for effective marketing

psLIVE, the experiential marketing division from the Dentsu Aegis Network, has facilitated a marketing tie-up of the tea brand ‘Parivar’ with Nishikant Kamat’s soon-to-release ‘Drishyam’.

Consider this: When it comes to movies in India, the concept of co-branded product placements may seem like a much recent phenomenon in the Indian advertising space. The idea of formulating marketing strategies around Bollywood experiences, however, is surely arresting the attention of the brand owners at an accelerated speed.

Therefore, in a bid to exploit this growing trend, psLIVE assisted Sapat International to associate its fastest growing tea brand,  ‘Parivar’ with the up-coming movie as the positioning of both the brand and the film exhibit an extremely seamless fit.

Observe: The promos from the ‘Drishyam’ stable clearly suggest that the movie directly targets family consumption - a coherent purpose that Sapat International’s premium tea brand ‘Parivar’ also desires to achieve.

As part of the tie-up, Sapat International has created a co-branded television commercial with Drishyam in an attempt to capitalise on this psLIVE-helmed partnership. Says Dr. Nikhil Joshi, Group Managing Director, Sapat International, “It was an extremely important opportunity that was brought to us at the right time. The way it was presented to us by psLIVE, we knew instantly that the integration cannot be missed. The TVC gave us a chance to amplify the association and market Parivar on a massive scale.”

To leverage the integration amongst maximum audience, the brand too is promoting the movie through the co-branded TVC in addition to a print and outdoor campaign. Drishyam releases on July 31.

The thriller drama is directed by Nishikant Kamat. It features Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu in the lead roles, and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak.

Commenting on the association, Rudrarup Datta, VP – Marketing, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Drishyam introduces a brand new genre in the Indian film industry as a ‘family thriller’… The film is based on the tangled lives of two families and reaches out to the same target audience that Parivar tea reaches out to. This was therefore a natural association and we are delighted with this alliance.”

Commenting on the association, Sidharth Ghosh, Vice President, psLIVE says, “Drishyam seemed to be a perfect fit for the tea brand ‘Parivar’ as both seamlessly blend with each other. This association will increase the brand recall.At psLive, we are extremely delighted having initiated this integration.”

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