Mumbai, August 22, 2016: Sony Pictures Networks’ (SPN) digital entertainment platform SonyLIV, has assigned its creative mandate to Publicis Worldwide. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch. The brand will be handled by the agency’s Mumbai office.
Sony LIV is the first premium video-on-demand (VOD) service by Sony Pictures Networks’ (SPN) providing multi-screen engagement to users across platforms. Launched in January 2013, SonyLIV enables users to discover 21 years of rich archival and original content from the network channels of SPN. It also provides viewers with a wide array of movies apart from strong line-up of events across sports and music. Apart from being a pioneer in the OTT space, it has surpassed 24 million app downloads so far and is still counting.
Commenting on Publicis winning the SonyLIV creative mandate, Uday Sodhi, Executive Vice-President and Head, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “During the last three years, a lot of effort has gone behind building brand SonyLIV. In Publicis we saw the right creative partner who could help us with their strategic insights. With their expertise we hope to drive impactful campaigns and create meaningful conversations around our brand.”
Expressing their view on the account win, Paritosh Srivastava, COO, Publicis Ambience said, “We are excited and proud to be associated with a brand like SonyLIV. In this digital era, with the growing audience, video-on-demand is the future of entertainment. SonyLIV has been one of the early entrants in the OTT space and we aim to cohesively work with the brand team to realize the grand ambitions.”
As a true pioneer in its space, Sony LIV launched India’s first-ever original show exclusively for the online platform. With #LoveBytes, it became the country’s first digital video-on-demand (VOD) platform to introduce an innovation of this nature. SonyLIV have also launched additional two web-series viz “Tanlines” and “Lost & Found” along with two digital films entitled “Chhoti Khushi” to celebrate Diwali and “Azaad” to celebrate Indepence Day. SonyLIV has undertaken many pioneering initiatives in the digital space.
Publicis Worldwide is now represented by the following entities in India – Publicis Ambience; Publicis Beehive; Publicis Capital; and Red Lion. Combined these entities make Publicis Worldwide among the top ranked agency networks in India – with offices in Mumbai, Delhi (NCR) and Bangalore. With over 500 awards since inception Publicis has won accolades at all major local and international award shows – Cannes, Goafest, Clio, One Show, D&AD, Adfest, Spikes. In India Publicis works with an impressive array of clients that include 360 Secure, Alpha G: Corp, Ambuja, At ur doorstep, Ayurwin Pharma, Bayer, Beam Global, Bector Food, Bennett Coleman, Bharti AXA, Bisleri, BPCL, Citibank, CocoFly, Damac, DSK Benelli, DSK Developers, DSP, DTDC, Elite Foods, Enamor, Eternity Lifestyles, Fab India, Garden, Havmor, HDFC, Heniken, Hiranandani, India Bulls Housing Finance Ltd, INTEX, ITDC, J.K. Helene Curtis, Lakme, LIC, L’oreal, Make My Trip, Malaysia Tourism, Menarini, Merino, Michelin, Mt Educare Ltd, Nerolac, Nestle, P&G, Rummy Circle, Sand Pebbles, Sangeetha Mobile, Sanofi, SCA, Shell, Shop CJ, Skoda, Soap Opera, SonyLIV, Spain Olive Oil, Spain Tourism, SpiceJet, StoveKraft, Subway, Suzuki, UrbanClap, VIU Clip, and XSeed among others.