Using Characters as effective marketing tools

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    • Setup in FEB 2006
      • To create character-led Original content
      • Content Format: Short form Video , Animation & Audio (15 sec 30 min)
      • For commercial distribution on the wireless and emerging media
    • The company has its genesis in a 9 year old Advertising and corporate film production company, Ethics
    • Phonethics was founded by Saurabh Gupta along with an angel investor
    • The company is mentored by Prof. Deepak Jain (Dean Kellogg College) and enjoys creative support and involvement from Rahul Bose (eminent Actor)
    • The company has two divisions:
      • IP products Division: Creating Character led Content
      • Services Division: Executing advertising/corporate assignments
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    • Phonethics specializes in creation of Short Form content for the Web and Mobile Platforms
    • Content Creation abilities:
      • Ideating & Conceptualization Scripting and Storyboard
      • Video Creation Shoot, Edit and Produce Video Products
      • Animation 2D and 3D
      • Audio Music and Sound Design
    • Currently Phonethics has a library of 8 characters with fully evolved storylines.
    • Each character is representative of a particular vertical of content
    • The Base Content for all is Video / Animation pieces with affiliate products in the form of Ringtones, Wallpapers, etc.
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  • 6. PHONETHICS CHARACTER FAMILY
  • 7. INDYEAH SINGH Character Background From coolie to cool dude, his avatars are representative of the changing India. His jokes and silly antics are meant to bring a smile to your face but watch out for the interesting factoid hes got about India. Funny yet informative, this series marries animation and Video in a unique manner to deliver power packed edutainment.
  • 8. INDYEAH SINGH Content Details First Series : Indyeah Singh in various avatars and different setups recounting interesting facts about India Coming Soon : Indyeah Singh take the viewer through the Mutiny of 1857 Content Formats : Videos & Wallpapers Content Volume : Videos: 25 Episodes between 30 60s each Wallpapers: 30 units
  • 9. MADHURI Character Background From childbirth to marriage, nothing is really complete without her raunchy moves and silly but effusive wishes. This character is easily identifiable by anybody who has shelled out money to the groups of transvestites that land up on every auspicious occasion in India, clapping with open hands and threatening to do the Full Monty at the drop of a hundred rupee note!
  • 10. MADHURI Content Details First Series : Short funny greetings Coming soon : Madhuri s obsession with Bollywood divas and item numbers lands her in Bombay, where she meets the women & Men of her dreams. Content Formats : Videos & Wallpapers Content Volume : Videos: 7 Episodes between 15 45s each Ringtones: 7 Wallpapers: 15 units
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      • A 25 min short film
      • Ctrl+Alt+Del, featuring
      • Internationally acclaimed
      • actor Rahul Bose
      • First film to premiere
      • on mobile phones in India,
      • (Reliance Communications
      • 23/12/06)
      • Critical acclaim at
      • International film festivals
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    • OOma TM [Video]
    • A detective with a difference, OOma (Uma) solves mysteries
    • using her intelligence, experience and of course oomph!! A
    • unique concept, this will be the first of its kind in the interactive
    • content category.
    • Blind date TM [Video]
    • A mobile journal of a single working woman in the city
    • looking for friendship, love and companion-ship.
    • Car se pyaar TM [Animation]
    • A love story between a city slicker
    • car and a rough and tough bike.
    Current Products under development (Entertainment) (3-5 minutes)
    • Mermaid [Video]
    • A beautiful mermaid takes us through the history of the Geographical World as we know it. From discovery of Americas, India, great voyages, Pirates, Sailors, Shipwrecks, Sea Lore etc she bring all to us including great undersea visuals.
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  • 18. Brand Indica Vista Objective Repositioning of the Indica. Change perception from being a cab to a great option to upgrade in the small car segment Solution Andy & Leela who are Young & Ambitious , reflection of our TG Manifestation The characters are part of a Graphic Novel, animated viral, a flash game and a comic strip generator application on Social Networks Check out all this and more on www.Changeseverything.in Interactive Microsite Viral + Flash Game Comic strip Generator
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  • 21. Brand Champion Chaalbaaz No. 1 (Reality Show based on the International Format Prankstar Objective To promote the show online, showcasing various pranks played by contestants Solution A blog hosted by a Naughty Mian Fekoo, who narrates the best pranks ever played, showcases videos and gave tips to users. Great Pranks from the show often features as PART OF CONTENT on the blog Result The blog received 40000 views over the month, being promoted across social media
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  • 23. Brand WIN WIN Offer on the Mumbai HT Objective Make people read HT & search for Hidden Clues in the newspaper & send an SMS to win a car every week. Targeting Mumbai city Solution Mumbais Bindass Attitude was best reflected in characters Bhai & Sirkit in an animated viral Result The viral received 25000 views in just the first 2 weeks of the campaign
  • 24. Brand Sumo Grande Objective To create awareness & consumer interaction around the launch of the Tata Sumo Grande in the online space. As a new variant in UV category, the USPs of the vehicle needed enunciation Solution Character Arun Kumar, pen name for an Ex-Writer for Auto Mag Top Gear Result Branding activity morphed into a conversion tool as 2 cars were bought & blog received 48000 views in 30 days!!
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  • 26. Grande Launch covered on the blog Widgets on the blog
  • 27. Brand Tourism New Zealand Objective To establish Tourism New Zealand as an exciting travel destination abroad to Indian Tourists Solution Character Anil, a frequent traveller, planning a trip to New Zealand gathering and SHARING information on New Zealand and Must See spots there Result Received a Whopping 4.5 lac views over 2 months of running
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  • 31. Brand Fiesta 1.6 Sports Objective Consumer interaction blog to promote the newly launched Ford Fiesta Sport. Detailed reviews were posted by a specialist of the vertical Solution Established Auto Blog Talking About Torque was used to create hype around this launch Result In the first of this 6 month activity, 2 cars were sold and 20000 views received
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  • 33. Brand Gaming tournament - GAMERSADDA Objective To establish the Gaming Tournament to the active gamer community in the online space, inviting users to register for the event Solution Gamer Jason was the writer of this blog, who had keen eye on all new gaming developments and launches, reviewed consoles and games and Tournaments Result The blog received 25000 views and generated 1500 comments from users
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  • 38. Brand Gateway (Short Film Making Reality Show) Objective To establish the Show amid film enthusiasts and generate dialogue around the developments across episodes Solution Aspiring Film Maker Sameer Khanna took many leafs out of the Gateway book. Content ranged from Method and Process, to short video references Result Received over 10000 Brand Interactions during 3 week campaign
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  • 41. Final Gateway movies covered on the blog Widgets on the blog
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    • License Deals
      • Complete Characters
      • Video
      • Wallpapers
      • Ringtones
      • Custom Packages
    • Custom Content Creation Take your pick of our menu of Upcoming Characters
    • Audio Video Creation Services including:
      • Scripting
      • Shooting, Production and Animation
      • Audio: Music and Sound Design
      • Post Production: Editing and Packaging
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