The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has rolled out a campaign through which it’s appealing to advertisers along with advertising and media agencies to take a ‘deep breath’ and show empathy during this hour of crisis due to the pandemic.
The campaign has been conceptualised by Madison BMB.
Megha Tata, president, IAA, said "Yes, we are passing through an unprecedented crisis. There is pain and grief all around us. But as they say, extraordinary times need extraordinary responses. Corporates have responded with alacrity and fortitude to the call of the nation. Money and material is being raised to help those in need. Communication is being used, and will be used, to strike a chord of positivity. And this time around, as a responsible industry association with a unique mix of members including leaders from the world of marketing advertising and the media, we are appealing to all stakeholders in our industry to deal with one another with a degree of sensitivity, understanding, empathy and kindness. It's as simple as that. And as important.”
She added, “I thank Raj Nair and his team at Madison BMB for immediately responding to our appeal to prepare a communication campaign that will convey this message to our community.”
Nandini Dias, chairperson, IAA Leadership Awards Committee, said, "For three years now IAA through a well-managed campaign has been urging industry leaders to save lives by adopting flexi-timings. It evoked a very positive response. This time the challenges are different. We need to rebuild lives and livelihoods irrespective of where you work from or whether you belong to a local or global organisation. Our industry members at every level of the corporate ladder are facing unique challenges. And we believe this is the time to introspect, look within, and dip into the reserves of goodness that exist in all of us and create strong foundations for long term renewal. Our campaign seeks to do just that. And of course, as we always maintain, communication should be a force for good.”
Creative agency: Madison BMB
CEO and CCO: Raj Nair
CD copy: Rohan Joseph
CD art: Vallabh Yeolekar