McDowell’s #No.1 Yaari strikes a chord with viewers

25 Nov,2014

By A Correspondent


McDowell’s No.1 has created another milestone as it announced the launch of the first seven minute musical – #No.1 Yaari. Capturing the essence of close friendships, the brand has released this campaign across several platforms to connect and engage with its consumers. The seven minute movie has gained popularity since its release last week especially with the song - ‘Aisi Waisi Dosti Nahi’ by Mohit Chauhan becoming very popular written by Sonal Dabral-Executive Creative Director and Chairman of DDB Mudra and directed by Anupam Mishra. The overall essence and message of the film – of close buddies, nostalgia and special moments resonates with the brand proposition of McDowell’s No. 1 hence the right fitment.


McDowell’s No.1 has already created a huge burst through digital, cinema, radio as well as television to promote this film.


Unnati Sinha

“Real friendship is one of life’s strongest and most rewarding relationships. We’re very proud of our new McDowell’s No. 1 film that portrays real friendships that bind people together through the years. This is the first time that McDowell’s No1 had used a long musical narrative to communicate the brand proposition through nostalgia. Consumers and the trade have loved the film particularly as McDowell’s No. 1 is at the heart of their own special memories of celebration with their closest friends,” shared Unnati Sinha, Sr Vice President Marketing, United Spirits Limited.


The campaign has received tremendous response digitally. Within 1 week of release, the campaign has received over 1.33 million views (Facebook + Youtube) and the number is only increasing. 9,500 people shared the campaign video on Facebook+Youtube. Also #No.1 Yaari video has received over 46,000 likes/comments on social media in constrains. This has been the biggest content campaigns for McDowell’s No.1 in India till date.


Sonal Dabral

Sonal Dabral- Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at DDB Mudra Group & lyricist for song ‘Aisi Waisi Dosti Nahi’ stated, “Beyond the transience of social networks, there is a friendship that is deep and genuine. I wrote the ‘#No1Yaari’ song as a tribute to such cherished, meaningful friendships that enrich our lives. ‘Aisee Waisi dosti nahin’ is exactly how I define these rare special friendships. It’s a track that will transport everyone to the wonderful moments that have made these friendships special and sure to bring a smile to their face, as it will remind them of their own No1 Yaari.”


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