boAt gets Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw as brand captains

A new advertising campaign will be released featuring the cricketers

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 12:12 PM

Lifestyle brand boAt has roped in Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw as brand captains to connect and further strengthen the brand’s appeal among the target audience. 

The brand is now represented by six Indian cricketers, including Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The company will roll out a new advertising campaign featuring the new brand ambassadors.  

Celebrating the T20 carnival and further setting the tone for this cricket season, boAt has also partnered with Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab as category partner. As part of the collaboration, boAt has got the partnership rights and will additionally launch limited edition headphones and speakers inspired by the insignia and colours of the teams to cater to the fans of the respective teams. 

Commenting on the partnerships, Aman Gupta, Co-founder, boAt said, “In a country like ours where cricket has been a sport on the field and a "religion" for fans, this is the first time a brand has done something like this for cricket. We are delighted to announce our partnerships with star cricketers and the three T20 franchisees. The sport has always proven a great medium to connect with the millennial and Gen Z audience and further strengthen the brand narrative. 

Nikhil Bardia, Head of Sales at IMG Reliance said: “boAt is a challenger audio brand that is willing to break conventions and defy status quo. The new cricket and its players associations are innovative in their approach and represent an audience of choice. The millennial fan maps perfectly with the boAt audience who are looking to make a statement with their choice of audio accessories. As a company we endeavour to create meaningful partnerships for brands like boAt in areas of sports and entertainment.” 

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