DDB Mudra Group India has created this new campaign for Volkswagen India exploring the chaotic fun of last-minute Diwali preparations.
‘Whatever Diwali Brings You, We Got You’ is a series of four digital films that capture the imperfect yet memorable moments when plans don’t’ turn out the way they are supposed to, during last-minute Diwali preparations and Volkswagen steps in to save the day. Through humorous storytelling, the films highlight how fixing problems is a seamless and enjoyable experience when you are in a Volkswagen, thanks to the brand’s emphasis on safety and fun-to-drive.
The first film, titled ‘A Decoration Situation,’ humorously portrays a family’s attempt to put up Diwali lights, only to realize they’ve picked the wrong size. A last-minute dash to rectify the situation becomes a memorable part of their celebration.
‘Same Pinch,’ the second film, takes us to a party where a girl finds herself in an unexpected outfit clash and goes back to change, only to later find out that someone else brings the same gift as hers.
In ‘Forget-me-nots,’ the third film, a family is on their way to celebrate Diwali, when the couple suddenly recalls that the husband left behind the festive gifts. A swift U-turn in their Volkswagen becomes the solution to this forgetful moment.
The fourth film, ‘Tight Spots,’ starts with a young boy entering the room with ill-fitting pants, leading to a spontaneous trip to buy a new pair.
Each of these scenarios showcase Volkswagen as the solution to the unexpected festive challenges. Departing from traditional product-centric approaches in the auto industry codes of advertising, the new Volkswagen campaign focuses on warm, human-centric stories, emphasizing togetherness during the festive season. The campaign aligns with the new brand positioning of ‘You’re in a Volkswagen’ which built robust emotional equity in the market, underscoring the joy of owning a Volkswagen and how it made owners feel when they drove it.
Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra Group, said: “With ‘You’re in a Volkswagen,’ we aimed to capture the various emotions that we unlock in the lives of our customers. So for Diwali, we decided to look beyond the typical festivities and embrace the significance of little moments.”
Creative: Rahul Mathew, Arcot Rahul, Gagan Bindra, David Vaz, Shalmali Sawant, Ronak Ramraje, Dhiren Sonawane
Business: Saad Khan, Aditya Atre, Gaurav Magotra, Manish Krishnan, Meet Dhumawat, Nikhil Bisoi, Mrittika Gupta
Strategy: Mehak Jaini, Aparajita Mishra, Rhea Samson
Agency Producer: Jay Gaikwad
Production House: Method Production