The dairy company Danone has launched an innovative fitness drive in Mumbai. As part of its 'Stay Fittum Fit' campaign for its flavoured yoghurts, Danone has transformed a few bus queue shelters into mini gyms.
Besides sampling, the aim of this initiative is to garner awareness amongst Mumbaikars on the significance of exercising and to stay fit amidst the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
Discussing the initiative, Swati Jain, head -- marketing, Danone, tells afaqs!, "Danone's yogurts are fortified, high in calcium, and positioned as healthy alternatives to snacks. But, at Danone, we have always been of the opinion that simply consuming healthy food is not good enough; it must be supported with a 30-minute workout session regularly, in order to stay fit."
The company, through this mini gym initiative, aims to reach out to people, and urge them to take a break from their busy schedules and do some basic exercises such as stretching and push-ups, using these gym equipments.
Danone claims to have reached out to over 2,000 people already in the span of one week, and intends to talk to many more before the campaign ends in another 15-20 days.
Jain also shares that it is a limited campaign as permissions have to be secured to roll out something like this at bus shelters. The campaign has been launched only in Mumbai at the moment, but the brand has plans to take it to other cities, depending on customer response.
The brand's outdoor campaign at around 135 bus shelter panels across the city also started mid-March, and will go on for another 20 days. Radio advertising is also being done on channels Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM and Radio City 91.1 FM.
Danone, for the record, is a Fortune 500 company, with 160 plants and around 80,000 employees, with a presence across five continents, and over 120 countries. In 2010, Danone recorded 17.01 billion Euros in sales.