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Smirnoff 'I Choose' Campaign Looks for "Heros" and "Screamers"

 - Nov 23, 2011
References: ichoose.smirnoff.co.in & popsop
The Smirnoff 'I Choose' campaign is an initiative by the vodka brand targeted at India's male youth. Through two ads, the Smirnoff 'I Choose' campaign is asking its young male audience -- ages 25 to 34 -- whether they are "heros" or "screamers."

According to Popsop, the campaign's main theme centers on a man who is trying to discover his own identity and achieve a balance between fitting in and standing out. In addition to the print ads, the campaign includes an app and dedicated site that lets customers "discover their personality and upload the results" through social media like Twitter and Facebook.

In a market mainly dominated by beer and whiskey, Smirnoff hopes to appeal to male consumers who wouldn't otherwise choose vodka as their beverage of choice. Creative Supervisor of JWT Mumbai Mayuresh Dubhashi points out, "There is a quest of building identity, which boils down to a choice. Smirnoff gives them the belief that at the end of the day to choose is power because life is what happens between choices."