Scientists, athletes, mothers and ministers feature in cosmetic brand's debut TV ad
Indian cosmetics and wellness brand Nykaa is lionising Indian women with their very first TV campaign.
Their maiden campaign, conceptualised by Mullen Lintas, is a reflection of today’s Indian woman and the changing landscape. It is a celebration of confident and successful strides made by women in different walks of life – from being at the centre of high-stake tables to multitasking motherhood and a high-profile career, from leading science and innovation to manoeuvring the skies, and winning on the field. It celebrates her, the one who is the Nayaka (word of Sanskrit origin meaning one in the spotlight) of her life.
The film was helmed by Konkana Sen Sharma and features model/actor/TV anchor Tara Sharma amongst the other lead female cast and is set to a specially composed earworm of a track - Haseen Tu, Haseen Din.
Speaking about the campaign, Virat Tandon, CEO - Mullen Lintas said, “It’s a great time to be a woman. They are challenging stereotypes, dismissing the status quo. There is a definite and positive shift in the way women are embracing power and success. And it’s exactly this unapologetic assertiveness that we are applauding in our campaign for Nykaa.com. We are really proud to partner them in their maiden campaign “
Founded in 2012, Nykaa started as a multi-brand online beauty retailer selling cosmetic and wellness products, and today it has an extended presence through a mobile app and brick-and-mortar stores.
A high growth company, Nykaa’s biggest strength lies in making available to its customers a wide range of curated products and brands – Indian and international, across the price spectrum from mass to luxury. In addition to this, product reviews and online makeup tutorials make Nykaa a popular destination for consumers between the ages of 22 and 35 who are interested in daily grooming.
Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO, Nykaa.com opined “At Nykaa we believe things are improving for women in terms of greater opportunities to participate and achieve in diverse field of work. Traditional stereotypes of what roles were suitable for women are being broken – we have a woman as a defence minister, earlier as commerce minister, we have women as pilots, we have actresses being able to embrace motherhood, and women are achieving greater heights in sports. We believe these are good times for women, a time to celebrate how women have embraced multiple and diverse roles – they believe in themselves and dream for themselves. Women want to be the primary actor of their life. We partnered with Mullen Lintas with their great reputation for helping brands deliver their message on traditional as well as new mediums and we are really happy to have none other than Konkana Sen Sharma’s artistry to bring the message to life.”