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afaqs! news bureauPublished: 8 May 2019, 6:30 PM
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Jeep Compass takes the road less travelled to give a voice to people left out of India’s democracy

Press Release

Jeep

National, May 09, 2019

Jeep has inspired people the world over with the four pillars of its brand philosophy – Passion, Freedom, Adventure and Authenticity – for more than seven decades. With the Indian general elections under way, Jeep brand walked the talk on its stance on the importance of freedom and the right to vote.

Understanding the challenges on Indian roads, brand Jeep is aware that remoteness and inaccessibility due to tough terrain, extreme temperatures, lack of transport, etc. are critical factors affecting voter turnout. Because of these, personal challenges such as old age, young mothers with infants or walking miles in the scorching heat become huge hurdles. In keeping with its mantra of ‘Go anywhere. Do anything’, brand Jeep mapped out some of the most inaccessible areas for voters based on distance, landscape and accessibility, and identified a few villages whose inhabitants had yet to vote in full capacity owing to the long and difficult walk to the nearest polling booth.

After almost year of research, mapping and planning logistics, Jeep arranged for a convoy of cars to ferry the residents to their closest polling booths. After multiple trips negotiating challenging terrain, several people were able to cast their vote for the first time ever.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/AX1CA1Tr9XU

Speaking about the campaign, Rahul Pansare, CMO & Head of PR, FCA India said: “Brand Jeep is about taking on tough challenges. What could be a better opportunity to showcase what Jeep can do than the biggest election in the world?”

Rajdeepak Das, MD – India & Chief Creative Officer – South Asia, Leo Burnett, added: “This is such a powerful idea and a perfect reflection of Leo Burnett’s HumanKind philosophy that puts people at the centre of all our work. What better way to showcase Jeep’s capability than giving Indians who have never voted a voice? We have been living with this idea for over a year now, and it’s satisfying to see it executed.”

Jeep Compass is one the most preferred SUVs by capability, creature comforts, gadgets and, importantly, safety. The Jeep Compass ticks all the right boxes with its dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, the 21.3cm (8.4) Uconnect System, 8-way power seats for the driver and six airbags for front as well as rear passengers.

AGENCY CREDITS

CEO, Publicis Communications and Leo Burnett, South Asia: Saurabh Varma

MD – India & CCO, Leo Burnett South Asia: Rajdeepak Das

MD – India & CSO, Leo Burnett South Asia: Dheeraj Sinha

COO - West: Rakesh Hinduja

National Creative Directors: Sachin Kamble, Prajato Guha Thakurta

Executive Creative Director: Arjuna Gaur

Account Management: Sanju Menon, Aman Sheikh, Hitesh Ramrakhyani

Production House: Prodigious

Mediums: Digital, TV

For more information, please contact:

Insiya Kapadia

Email - insiya.kapadia@leoburnett.co.in

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