Six months is all it takes to undergo change, affirms OLX in latest campaign

14 Mar,2017



OLX has announced the launch of its latest brand campaign that has gone live on television and digital, and will be amplified across radio, social media, and out-of-home in the coming weeks.


Known as the ‘6 Months Break-Up Challenge’, the campaign urges people to sell pre-owned goods that they haven’t used for at least six months. The campaign is based on the insights gathered from CRUST (Consumer Research on Used-Goods and Selling Trends), OLX’s annual consumer survey to understand user behaviour towards used goods, as well as other consumer trends.


According to CRUST 2016, conducted by leading research firm IMRB, stocking is the most common activity pertaining to pre-owned goods, and Indians are stocking unused goods to the tune of ₹ 78,300 crores in their homes. The survey had also revealed that 37 per cent of the respondents cite the age-old excuse of ‘I’ll use it one day’ as their top reason for stocking used items.
Said Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO, OLX India, ​​“There are still so many people in India who arestocking things they have no use for under the excuse that they’ll use it one day. This leads to inefficiency in our lives, in the economy, and in our society. The Rs 78,000 crore of pre-owned goods being stocked in Indian homes has the potential to find its way back into the economy and into our lives, but it’s lying idle and being wasted. We want India to unlock the potential of these pre-owned items by looking inside their homes. This will help bring about a bigger change by letting us consume more judiciously and wasting less.”


Conceptualised by Lowe Lintas, the ‘6 Months Break-Up Challenge’ campaign focuses on both the buyer and the seller, highlighting the ease and the convenience of the hyper simple buying and selling experience in a trusted environment.


Said Naveen Gaur, President, Lowe Lintas: “In this campaign, we wanted to continue the journey we had started with in our last campaign, where we managed to pitch the brand in a cooler, younger, and trendier way to the youth. Our task here was to make people realise that everyone had something or the other lying around that they were not using on a regular basis.  We wanted to seed the behaviour of selling these lesser used goods rather than letting them become a blind spot. The creative idea was to encourage the audience to take up the 6 months’ challenge, where they could identify things that they had not engaged within 6 months, and then “break up” with those things by selling them on OLX.”



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