Gaana unveils new ad campaign highlighting advantages of music streaming

Ad campaign, conceptualised and created by River Advertising, has been released in multiple languages

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 22, 2018 9:03 AM

 Music streaming service Gaana recently unveiled its latest, pan-India ad campaign, widely hailed by critics for its sense of humour and practical approach. 

The TVC specifically targets music lovers who still prefer to download songs in a world where content can be streamed on demand. 

The ad points out various scenarios where the protagonist, a young man, is asked to play some music on his phone but he ends up wasting precious moments downloading the song. This short, simple, but hard-hitting premise has been effective at communicating Gaana’s core message, i.e. downloading music is slow and the best way to enjoy music is by streaming.
The ad campaign has been conceptualised and created by River Advertising. It has been released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada with plans for versions in Marathi, Punjabi, and Gujarati, already underway. The multi-lingual approach has been widely speculated to be a part of Gaana’s larger strategy to tap into tier 2 and tier 3 cities, boosting its user base. 

Prashan Agarwal, CEO, Gaana, said, “Gaana has already been greatly successful at reaching India’s metropolitan base of music lovers. Our latest campaign aptly portrays the inconvenience of downloading music. We’re certain that the reliability, honesty and practicality of our campaign will go a long way in convincing music lovers from the heartland to make a change and also cater to the preferences of music enthusiasts in both metros, tier 2 and tier 3 markets.” 

Reiterating his views, Sohini Pani, Founder and MD, River Advertising, said, “Gaana is one of the top music apps in India today with millions of weekly users. Whatever the mood you’re in, there’s a song at your fingertips. Yet, there’s a large chunk of music lovers who are in the habit of listening to the radio or downloading songs. We wanted to break that habit and get people to switch to the ease and variety of Gaana. We came up with the idea of clearly showcasing the issues related to downloading music – “the best moments in life come to a pause” when you resort to downloading music. This film showcases a series of such situations when our protagonist seems to be getting stuck because he doesn’t have the latest music with him. Gaana comes to the rescue in each case.”

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