FCB Interface executes ‘Punishing Signal’ campaign for the Mumbai police

03 Feb,2020

By A Correspondent


You’ve already seen this on the Whatsapp circuit or read about it on the front page of The Times of India a few days back. FCB Interface has enable the Mumbai Traffic Police to offer an innovative solution called The Punishing Signal. FCB Ulka has of course been partnering the Mumbai Police with billboard creatives at the Chowpatty-Gamdevi-Babulnath Road junction.


Said Madhukar Pandey, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Mumbai Police:  “Honking is bad habit and an act of traffic indiscipline. Unfortunately, many Mumbaikars indulge in reckless honking. Honking causes noise pollution, hurts the eardrums, increases heart rate, creates traffic confusion and causes stress. Unnecessary honking is a menace which everyone recognizes but does little to curb. This small experiment is one of many attempts by Mumbai Police to create better road discipline in Mumbai. Hopefully, it will encourage Mumbaikars to honk less, and create a noise-free and stress-free commute.”


As a part of the campaign, the first leg of activation was tested in Mumbai at important junctions that are most prone to heavy traffic such as CSMT, Marine Drive, Peddar Road, Hindmata and Bandra. And the film gives one glimpses of the confused honking Mumbaikars who honked, waited, honked and learnt it the hard way, that honking is not the way out.


Shedding light on the creative idea, Robby Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Interface, said: “Sometimes, the stick works better than the carrot. And a signal that gave us a gentle rap on the knuckles for honking unnecessarily, seemed like a good idea to me”.


Added Rohit Ohri, Group Chairman and CEO 0 FCB Group: “We have been partnering Mumbai Police for many years now. Noise pollution is a big problem in our cities. This new initiative is a fantastic creative solution for bringing about awareness and a behaviour change amongst the drivers in Mumbai.”



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