Imagica, India's largest themed destination, won five awards for Innovative Promotional Activity through Media at the prestigious IAAPI National Awards For Excellence 2018-2019, held last week that recognizes outstanding contributions made towards the amusement and entertainment sector.
The collective win can be attributed to varied media campaigns implemented by Imagica throughout the year ranging from experiential to character centric to event centric to out-of-the-box print innovation.
Imagica's high octane Experience Kiya Kya brand campaign was an experiential led route executed between the periods of October to December 2018 to drive consumer engagement. Campaign idea germinated from the consumer insight derived on the fear of missing out key life experiences. This led to the creative design being such so as to re-create real-life experiences and to provide glimpses into what consumers could expect at the park by highlighting Imagica's rides and attractions which till date remains its biggest unique selling proposition.
Digital marketing campaign inclusive of social media was an integral component of the brand campaign. Use of branded hashtag, #ExperienceKiyaKya for social media posts and videos coupled with successful implementation of running search ads, display ads, Facebook carousel ads, YouTube sequential was key for driving traffic, awareness and virality and get people talking about it. Strong reach and high viewing of this user generated content led to Imagica being runner-up in the Innovative Promotional Activity through Media - Digital Marketing category.
The 360 degree brand campaign was amplified through innovative promotional mediums leveraged like Mumbai Metro trains (full wrap), Mumbai International Airport Arrival area, conveyor belt backlit boxes and screens that helped Imagica emerge winner in the Innovative Promotional Activity through Media – OOH.
To add to the experiential route momentum and enthrall readers, Imagica implemented a unique innovative print ad with the Headline Mast Head Rider and Sky Bus across city editions of Bombay Times, Pune Times and Ahmedabad Times in November 2018. By reaching the consumer first thing in the morning, the ad easily retained consumer's share of mind throughout the day, and garnered high visibility by establishing Imagica as India's best entertainment destination suitable for kids, youth and family alike. This resulted in Imagica being the winner and conferred with the award for Innovative Promotional Activity through Print Media.
Imagica was adjudged runner up in the Innovative Promotional Activity through Media - Radio category for its unique promotional radio spots conceptualized to integrate Stars of Imagica for promoting Times Grand Character Carnival, India's first-of-its-kind character carnival in the month of November 2018. The character spots spanning 10 days prior to the event were supported by other campaign elements which included brand building radio spots, event reminder and editorial support that helped deliver a strong performance.
Innovative Promotional Activity Through Media TV Channel – Runner Up award also went Imagica's way for co-creating an animated TV campaign - Meet Chhota Bheem and Friends at Imagica! The campaign targeting kids was aired on Top Kids channels like Cartoon Network, Disney, Hungama & Pogo and was primarily aimed to promote Chhota Bheem - The Ride and Chhota Bheem characters at Imagica.
Earlier last month, Imagica also won the coveted ET Business Icon Award 2019 for Preferred Themed Entertainment Destination, and India's Retail Champions 2019 – Entertainment organized by The Retailers Association of India (RAI).
Ecstatic about the wins, Raveendra Singh, Head of Marketing, Sales & Strategy said, "We are extremely pleased with our performance at the IAAPI National Awards For Excellence 2018-2019 as well as at the ET Business Icon Awards 2019 and India's Retail Champions 2019. We have always adopted a 360-degree approach when it comes to marketing our brand Imagica across various advertising mediums. Strategic media planning powered by strong creative content has helped us break through the clutter and gain strong consumer traction. These awards validate the effectiveness of that approach."