JWT Bags Creative Business of itel Mobile
Dated: August 23, 2016
Transsion Holdings, a manufacturer of feature phones in the world has announced the appointment of JWT as the creative partner for its flagship brand, itel, in India. The creative account was bagged in a multi-agency pitch and will be handled by the Delhi office. Every creative devised by JWT will be crafted around itel Mobile’s core brand proposition of ‘ Right to progress’ and will be aimed at promoting its highly relevant, value-plus mobility solutions within the aspiring Indian consumer base. This will aid itel in furthering its mission of empowering every India citizen and enabling their progress in all spheres of life.
Commenting on the development, Sudhir Kumar, CEO, itel India, said, “In an increasingly digital-first world, mobile ownership is no longer a privilege, but has emerged as a fundamental right. At itel, we are dedicated to help every Indian claim this right, helping them stay connected seamlessly with the world around them. With a rich legacy of building brands and an in-depth understanding of our target demographic, JWT and its network of agencies are the perfect creative partners to highlight our brand proposition, ‘Right to progress’.”
Elaborating on the mandate, Sanjeev Bhargava, Managing Partner, JWT, said, “itel’s vision of providing feature-rich phones that are pocket friendly gives it a tremendous opportunity to disrupt the market. Establishing itel Mobile as a leading industry player will require a multidisciplinary approach, something which JWT and its network of agencies particularly excel in.”
Speaking on the association, Gaurav Tikoo, Chief Marketing Officer, itel India, said, “With our purposive innovation, cutting-edge technology and a unique proposition of 100 days warranty, which is a game changer in the mobile industry, we aim to break the class barriers in the mobile market. The partnership will allow itel Mobile to benefit from the unique integration of traditional and new-age media leveraged by JWT and its network of agencies.”
Transsion Holdings Conglomerate is one of the leading mobile manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in China, it is currently operational in more than 40 countries worldwide. The brand itel has received an extremely impressive response from the Indian consumer base since its launch, having sold over 1.4 million handsets within a couple of months of commencing operations.