MUMBAI, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Alcon, the global leader in eye care, as a part of their public service initiative, have rolled out a brilliant cinema campaign to create awareness about the role of a timely cataract surgery in avoiding blindness. With the World Sight Day on 10th October, the timing for this on-going cinema campaign couldn’t have been better.
Alcon teamed up with Khushi Advertising Ideas Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading cinema advertising agency, and together they created an ad that has compelled people to sit up and take notice. The 30-second ad starts with nothing but a blank screen with only sounds of birds chirping and a baby laughing. This continues for about 12-13 seconds and leaves the audience visibly perplexed. Some even wonder whether there is a projector malfunction, until the first visual comes up, which is only the text that reads – ‘1,20,00,000* people in India see the world like this’. Through the remaining ad, this number goes up by 1 every 3 seconds and the copy below it reads – ‘Every 3 seconds someone is getting blind due to cataract’. This is followed by the logos of Alcon and World Sight Day in the last 2 seconds of the ad.
“Such a strong message has left the audience shaken and I am sure, also awakened,” stated Mr. Vishnu Telang – CEO, Khushi Advertising. “The ad is a true example of how powerful, something so simple can be. No influencers, no flashy design, no product display and no logo presence through 98% of the ad. The simple yet impactful communication did the job brilliantly. I am certain that people will recall this ad and the effort of Alcon for a long time.”
Shourav Das, Senior Manager-Practice Development, Alcon India, averred “We wanted to bring the focus of both patients and care-givers on how cataract potentially lessens the quality of life. Following an eye surgeon’s advice and not procrastinating a simple cataract surgery can help one get back to life and light. With the World Sight Day coming up, we were planning to do a series of activities to spread awareness on this subject, which actually is the largest cause of blindness in India and when Khushi came to us with the concept, we immediately loved the idea and went ahead with it. We at Alcon are positive that this campaign will touch a lot of people and raise even more awareness about cataract and dispel the myths woven around it.”
Gautam Dutta, CEO – PVR, was all praise for Alcon and Khushi, “This campaign is the perfect example of how cinema as a medium can be effectively used to spread awareness about health and social issues. Cinemas offer a captive and receptive audience who is more likely to absorb advertising communication and when the message is as powerful and relevant as this, the impact is massive. I am glad that Alcon and Khushi have made optimum use of this excellent advertising medium and created a campaign that is sure to open people’s eyes to this grave issue.”
Alcon is the global leader in eye care, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly. With over 70 year heritage, Alcon is the largest eye care device company in the world with complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care. Being a truly global company, they work in over 70 countries and serve patients in more than 140 countries. Alcon has a long history of industry firsts, and each year they commit a substantial amount in Research and Development to meet customer needs and patient demands.
PVR Ltd. is the largest and the most premium film exhibition company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the cinema industry and the way people watch movies in the country. The company acquired Cinemax in 2012 and had taken over DT Cinemas in the year 2016 serving 100 million+ patrons annually. Currently PVR operates a cinema circuit of 800 Screens at 170 Properties in 69 Cities.
Khushi Advertising is the largest cinema advertising agency in India having presence across 33 cities & servicing more than 2000 clients across India.
Chief General Manager – Marketing & Strategy
Khushi Advertising Ideas Pvt. Ltd.
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