American Express recently launched its new 360° brand marketing campaign in India. The campaign called “Powerful Backing of American Express: Don’t Live Life / Don’t Do Business Without It” reflects new-age highly-integrated lifestyles and how American Express supports its customers, enabling them to thrive in life and in business. Noted bollywood actress Yami Gautam graced the occasion with her presence and charmingly indulging in the event.
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.
On the occasion of the launch, Manoj Adlakha, CEO – American Express Banking Corp., India, said, “This is the first time we’re introducing a campaign that speaks to all of the customer segments we serve, with a single, overarching message: American Express has your back, in life and in work. Relationships are core to who we are. Since our inception, we’ve put our customers at the center of everything we do. The campaign reinforces the enduring relationships we have with our customers and how we support them in ways big and small.”
Elaborating on the insights that powered the global brand strategy, Manoj added, “The way people work and live has transformed – there is greater interconnections in both personal and work life, as well as real and virtual interactions. This blended, hybrid lifestyle is the new norm across the world — India is no exception. The new brand platform is a response to the fact that our customers are living diverse and layered lives. Our new campaign focuses on the powerful backing that we provide our customers and partners, enabling them to navigate this blended lifestyle.”
The new brand campaign was presented at an event showcasing dual passion-points of Indian millennials – technology and travel. These passion-points power the hybrid lifestyle that has emerged in the Live Life study. The event featured innovative use of technology to transport the attendees into real-life simulation of diverse experiences such as an adrenaline-charged roller-coaster ride, the thrill of sky-diving, watching the Northern Lights and seeing penguins in the glaciers of Antarctica. Members of the public can access these experiences through brand activations in DLF Mall of India (Noida) and Cyber Hub (Gurgaon).
Advertising is featured on a cross-section of platforms with a focus on communications channels that are at the intersection of life and work. These include print, mobile and outdoor platforms, as well as digital and social media. The campaign is designed to meet people in the places where life and business intersect, both online and offline. Whether travelling, going to work, heading out to have fun, engaging with digital content or connecting on social media, Indians will be continuously reminded – American Express has got their back.
With the new brand platform, American Express is drawing on its heritage of service, security and trust and modernizing many elements of its brand iconography, including a modern articulation of a famous tagline, refreshing its Blue Box logo and visual identity and introducing a hand-drawn version of its famous Card design that features its customers at the center.
“Hybrid Life” as identified in American Express’ “Live Life” survey is characterized by increasing interconnections between work and personal life, as well as real and virtual interactions. It results in deeper work-life integration enabled by technology.