Leo Burnett India’s latest campaign for Spotify featuring the much-loved artist Nucleya, aka Udyan Sagar, encourages users to go Premium on the platform. Launched earlier this week, the ads highlight how to avoid ‘ads ki chik chik’ on Spotify.
India is a value-conscious market, and the willingness to pay for music is negligible despite benefits such as ad free music, high quality sound, and unlimited offline listening. Keeping this in mind, the campaign makes a case for the paid service offering - Spotify Premium - by focusing on an obvious pain point that interrupts a great music experience - ad breaks.
Partnering with powerhouse artist Nucleya, the film takes on advertising clichés to a catchy tune. The campaign is a light-hearted anti-anthem for ads breaks, taking on category stereotypes such as exaggerated product shots, words, and imagery that advertising is still actively using, but the audiences are done and over with.
Speaking about the campaign, Vikram Pandey (Spiky)m national creative director, Leo Burnett India, said: “We had a blast coming up with advertising clichés and typical executions that we have been seeing for decades. Collaborating with Nucleya and jamming with him over video calls was the highlight of this Spotify campaign. He is absolutely brilliant and so humble. I am sure the audiences will enjoy watching it as much as we did creating it. One of the team members had this idea of planting Easter eggs for Nucleya fans, by using titles of his tracks at various places. This worked wonderfully on social media.”
The campaign has been released on digital platforms.