Wrangler® announced the launch of its new brand campaign titled “What Shapes You, Makes You”. The campaign features Smriti Mandhana, the vice-captain of Indian women’s cricket team and one of its most prolific batters.
Wrangler® is investing heavily during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to build greater awareness and consideration among consumers in India. The campaign highlights the enduring relationship between Smriti and her Wrangler® denim emphasizing that investing in Wrangler® is essentially investing in a part of oneself. Smriti is an adventurous person and is always ready to take risks, make moves and embraces courage which is what Wrangler® stands for. The iconic denim brand’s campaign is built around the insight that searching through our old wardrobe makes we feel nostalgic. Occasionally, we find a piece of clothing that immediately reminds us of how far we have come in life. While we may have forgotten it at the back of our wardrobe, we haven’t forgotten how it makes us feel – it’s a conduit that keeps us grounded and in touch with our passions. It’s what shapes us, makes us.
The brand campaign film will run on Disney+Hotstar and digital platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Here’s the link to the video film for a special preview – https://youtu.be/N8CW4cha-EQ?si=mKDliQPAOoKnYzoL
Commenting on the campaign, Nitin Chhabra, CEO, ace turtle said, “We are delighted to launch the new brand campaign with Smriti Mandhana for Wrangler® during the Men’s Cricket World Cup that coincides with India’s festive season. This campaign marks a new chapter, aiming to inspire individuals, especially the youth, to embrace their unique journey and aspirations, and is a testament to Wrangler®’s enduring legacy and its vision for the future. We are confident that the campaign will help to build on Wrangler®’s brand equity and help us drive more footfalls at our retail stores and traffic on online channels. We aim to significantly grow Wrangler’s business in India by the end of the current fiscal year.”
Expressing her excitement, Smriti Mandhana said, “My Wrangler journey has been a special one, capturing my growth and experiences. From the denim that’s been with me since my early cricket days to what it represents today, this campaign captures my journey in parallel to the continued legacy of the brand. Wrangler® stands for resilience, adaptability and authenticity which are qualities I admire and work towards. I’m excited to share this connection, inspiring others to embrace their unique journeys, both in sports and life.”
Sharing the marketing perspective, Lokesh Kataria, CMO, ace turtle said, “Our objective is to bring out the association between Wrangler and Smriti Mandhana with an integrated communication approach, driving greater consideration for the brand. The What Shapes You, Makes You campaign becomes our means to show this resilience through a pair of denim that have endured with Smriti Mandhana – being a constant, and shaping her to what she is today. We aim to highlight how investing in a Wrangler is investing in a relationship that becomes an integral part of our consumers, and ultimately defines them. As we unveil this seven-week campaign coinciding with the Cricket World Cup 2023, we delve into a rich back story of innovation and consumer engagement.”
ace turtle is the exclusive licensee of Wrangler® in India and other South Asian markets. It has expanded Wrangler®’s physical retail store network across India with 53 stores operational currently and many more in the pipeline. Wrangler® is currently available at exclusive brand outlets and leading departmental store chains such as Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons and Centro among others. The iconic denim brand is also available online at its dedicated webstore www.wrangler.in along with popular online marketplaces such as Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Ajio, Tatacliq and Nykaa.