ICICI asks consumers to 'Live without Cash'

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Feb 13, 2015 09:33:00 AM | Video | Campaign India Team

ICICI Bank has launched a digital media integrated campaign called ‘Live without cash’ which has been conceptualised and executed by Blink Digital. Campaign India spoke to Dooj Ramchandani, co-founder and creative director, Blink Digital about the campaign. 

Talking about the concept behind the campaign, Ramchandani said, “While consumers in India moved to cards a while back, majority of them still use their debit and credit cards in a very limited way. Most often, customers will repeatedly use their cards only for a specific transaction, and wouldn't bother venturing into other transactions.”

The campaign targets consumers between 25 to 34 years of age. “Before we started working on the campaign, ICICI Bank did extensive research on behavior patterns of consumers and divided the consumers into six broad segments which are now part of the campaign as five characters – Impulsive Isha, Privilege Pratyush, Rewards Rani, Secure Sudhir, Selfie Shruti and Convenience Charlie. The campaign is strewn together by Cashvenger, the main protagonist who teaches the benefits and value of going cashless to these six characters in a fun way,” he added.

The objective of the campaign is to educate consumers about the varied uses of a credit and debit card, he said. “With this campaign, we wanted to educate customers about the range of transactions possible through credit and debit cards and how they can use their cards in a secure way. We also wanted to tell them about the benefits and advantages of using ICICI Bank Credit and Debit Cards.

Ramchandani lists this campaign as one that is disruptive for the banking industry. “Where else will you find an animated character who raps and tells you about the advantages of going cashless? The treatment we have given to the campaign makes it truly unique.”    

Currently, the campaign is online at (http://www.livewithoutcash.com/). There have also been print ads and moving forward, they are also looking at on-ground activation.

Client: ICICI Bank
Category: Animation/Digital
Agency: Blink Digital, Mumbai, India
Creative director: Dooj Ramchandani
Art Director: Yogesh Shirke
Copywriter: Pooja Joshi
Animator: Mayur Bet
Account director: Rikki Agarwal
Account Executive: Snigdha Rao
Production house: Xtra Thin
Director: Karthik Ramachandran
Producer: Saurabh Dwivedi                                                              
In –house producer: Joe John (What’s on your card)