OLX unveils #BoxUnbox digital campaign with celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Conceptualised by McCann, the campaign will be rolled out across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:38 PM  | 4 min read
OLX Box Unbox with Sanjeev Kapoor

OLX, the classifieds platform announced the launch of its new digital ad campaign - #BoxUnbox. Launched in two languages - Hindi and English, the campaign kicked off on 6th Jan 2020 across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. OLX has roped in India’s most celebrated chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Bollywood stars Aparshakti Khurana who made his debut with Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Varun Sharma of Fukrey and popular automobile YouTuber Faisal Khan of Motorbeam, leading technology influencers Sharmaji Technical, Technical Satire, Technical Boss, Technical Ruhez and lifestyle influencer Saloni Sehra for the campaign.

These celebrities and influencers will be shown ‘boxing’ a variety of products they have picked up on OLX. With over 4.5 million daily active users, OLX has a large network of buyers and sellers and hence, OLX is a one-stop platform to box(sell) and unbox(buy) great deals every day. Hence, OLX is the right platform to take a spin on the usual ‘unboxing’ phenomenon where influencers post their videos on new technology products mostly to give their users and audience a feel of the new products. The play here is that featuring in these ‘boxing’ videos are the same influencers who are usually seen by their fans and followers unboxing them. This would introduce a new trend in the digital universe of deriving value from used products and upgrade to the latest products out there without breaking the bank. Seasoned with a liberal dose of colloquial references, the script comprises true-to-life relatable stories of celebrities and influencers using OLX to upgrade their pre-owned products.

The campaign talks to predominantly millennials who constitute a key chunk of India’s internet user base and looks at tapping them via celebrities and influencers with their preferred format of content communication (Unboxing videos). The first video: #BoxUnbox on OLX | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana) features Sanjeev Kapoor in a kitchen narrating his journey to ascendancy as India’s most celebrated and loved chef. He then proceeds to list his pre-owned microwave on OLX and takes users through the simple process of doing so in just a few clicks. The ad concludes with a call to action from Sanjeev Kapoor as he encourages users to list their pre-owned products on OLX or buy products from OLX thereby weaving in the boxing-unboxing narrative.

Commenting on the latest ad campaign, Sapna Arora, CMO, OLX India, said, “ The idea behind this digital campaign is to target the tech-savvy internet users across the country who are already aware of the UnBoxing concept which is quite popular across this set of audience. This campaign portrays that OLX empowers one to make smart choices in support of their wants, ambitions, and progress. We have tried to resonate that through these creatives.” With over 4 million products listed on OLX every month generating over 65 million replies, OLX is a treasure trove for buyers and sellers since every product listed is unique and caters to the needs of consumers irrespective of the price range. 90% of OLX mobile sellers end up buying a new phone while 40% of OLX bike buyers are also interested in buying a new bike. OLX lists over 22000 cars and 18000 two-wheelers on the platform every day. On average, a user on OLX spends about 16.5 minutes every day across categories which indicates a huge demand for buying and selling products which emerged as the key insight to the BoxUnbox campaign.

Speaking about the campaign, Souvik Datta, ECD – McCann Delhi, says: “Unboxing is an extremely popular concept in the social/digital universe. It’s used to talk about all the exciting features in a product. We just expanded on the concept and made it a format to talk about the condition and features of what one is buying from OLX. And its corollary ‘boxing’, when one is putting up goods for sale on OLX. Basically using the language of the new and making what’s not new, equally exciting and aspirational.”

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