Quick commerce brands advertising on arguably India’s most-watched media space.
“Abhi ke Abhi” has become a literal demand of the Indian consumer if we are to go by the new Zepto and Swiggy Instamart ads during the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Zepto decided to use singer Kailash Kher’s vocal cords to illustrate that you, instead of seeing folks waste time while delivering your order, should make use of Zepto’s 10-minute delivery promise.
Swiggy Instamart, on the other hand, used the child-throwing-tantrum-parents-petrified trope to extol its delivery in minutes promise.
Notice, how Zepto explicitly mentions 10 minutes while Swiggy Instamart only says “minutes”.
Swiggy has also launched a new commercial for Match Day Mania featuring a group of middle aged men who have settled to watch the match together, one of them even ordering non-vegetarian food on the sly, as they make the best of the great offers available during match time. Now in its 5th edition, Match Day Mania is a 60-day long extravaganza to celebrate the nation’s love for cricket with the best food and offers from viewer's favourite restaurants.
In the past year and a half, we’ve seen the Indian consumer warm up to delivery promises in minutes than hours or days a la quick commerce. Some say the brands in this new commerce game fueled the habit in the Indian consumer while some bemoan the entitled Indian consumer.
Regardless of who is right, the speedy delivery is here to stay and brands like Zepto and Swiggy Instamart are pumping in healthy amounts of rupees for marketing promotions and ads, of course.
They compete with the likes of Blinkit, Bigbasket, and Dunzo Daily in this space.
Credits for Zepto ad:
Director - Ayappa
Executive Producer - Anand Menon
Producer - Milin Shah
Client - ZEPTO
Agency: L&K Saatchi & Saatchi
CEO: Paritosh Srivastava
Chief Strategy Officer: Snehasis Bose
Jt.NCD: Kartik Smetacek
Executive Vice President: Debarjyo Nandi
Creative Team: Rishabh Dave, Divakar Shetty, Sandeep Jadhav
Account Management: Noorbanu Qureshi, Vimesh Salian
Agency Producer: Jignesh Maru (Jiggy), Rahebar Sonawalla
Cinematographer - Vikas Vasudevan
Production Designer - Kazvin Dangor
1st AD - Padmini Nandakumar
DA - Krithika Yegnaraman
2nd AD - Akshay Srivastava
Line Producer - Rajesh Shah
Production Manager - Nipun Amlani
Production Assistants- Jayendra Ghosalkar & Jitu Sontate
Casting - Sumit & Bhavna
Costumes - Reena & Ruchika
Makeup & Hair - Shubra Khandelwal
Offline Editor - Avro Banerjee
Grade - Metropolitana
Online Editor - Sagar Kadam
Music - Karan Malhotra
Sound Engineer - Allwin Rego
Post Supervisor - Vikram Solanki
Post Assistant - Swapnil Katale