MTS’ Internet Baby returns to popularize wi-fi offering

18 Feb,2015

By A Correspondent

 

MTS India is back with the Internet baby ad campaign to announce its new offering. Last year, the MTS Internet baby campaign drew around 30 million eyeballs on YouTube alone and one reason for this was the truth it told – for kids and digital natives internet connectivity is more than a want, it is a need.

 

Amitesh Rao, Director Brand & Media, MTS India, says, “After the success of ‘Born for the Internet’ campaign launched last year and looking at overall response we knew that consumers strongly connect with the MTS Internet baby. So we wanted to continue building on this brand proposition and expand the market place.” He added, “As the name suggests, the Homespot Instant wi-fi provides plug and play access to multiple internet users simultaneously. This launch marks a strategic shift in focus for MTS from being primarily a dongle driven data company to a wi-fi solutions provider.”

 

Speaking about the campaign thought, Sajan RaJ Kurup, Founder and Creative Chairman, Creativeland Asia, said, “In this campaign, the MTS internet baby personifies the ever demanding internet generation that see wi-fi as a basic necessity just like food and shelter. Creatively we planned it like a prequel to our last year’s most talked about MTS Baby TVC and set it from a time before he was born.”

 

The commercial opens with a mother, doctor and nurse in a birthing room, all waiting for labour pains to begin, when suddenly, the baby bump vanishes. Everyone in the room is amazed. Next a pram rolls amidst heaven and stops in front of an occupied God. The baby starts to reason with God about the cruelty of sending him into a home that is not setup for wi-fi. The baby argues ‘God is toying with his future.’ He exclaims ‘No wi-fi! No go!’

 

There is a sudden satirical change where God appears as a salesman for MTS Homespot Instant WiFi. He enlists the many benefits of the product. This is when the baby feels convinced to be born. The commercial ends with the baby asking his parents for the wi-fi password.

 

The integrated campaign was launched during the World Cup Cricket 2015 on the day of India v/s Pakistan game via a television commercial and is supported via print, radio and digital. The commercial is produced by Earlyman Films.

 

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