Starcom India has bagged the media strategy and buying mandate of upGrad.
upGrad is looking to drive awareness and preference for the brand. The first step is a Rs 100 crore marketing campaign targeted across tier one and tier two cities.
Mayank Kumar, co-founder and MD, upGrad, said, “Online as a category is growing at a fast pace. Our campaign round the year in 2020 is to create larger awareness in the working professionals' group on the urgency of constant learning, what we at upGrad call LifeLong Learning. We decided to partner with Starcom since their team stood out with their data-centric approach and ability to deliver on core business KPIs. They were able to demonstrate an effective, integrated approach to planning where all media is used to grow both short-term and long-term prospects.”
Rathi Gangappa, CEO, Starcom India, said, “We are elated at winning the media mandate of the leader in the online education space. upGrad was impressed with our strong, differentiated approach to planning, especially in the area of television, where we will look to drive significant and measurable ROI. The Starcom human experience (HX) premise and messaging, as well as our rich analytics and tech capabilities will bring in a huge impact for upGrad on their media investments.”