Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, one of the leading Life Insurance companies in India, announces launch of a brand-new digital campaign- ‘#DependOnInsurance. The campaign features five specially crafted video films that pivot on ‘Life Lessons from Cricket’ in sync with the current IPL fervor.
Erstwhile Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar has also been roped in as the face of the campaign. A series of five videos will be launched on regular intervals of 7-10 days on all social media handles of Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance during IPL season 2020.
Leveraging the fascination for cricket in India, the campaign draws parallels between cricket and insurance. It narrates how people could depend on insurance in times of uncertainty. The campaign brings forth the importance of insurance, reinforcing its value as the ‘most dependable product’ for life; similar to a reliable sportsman in the field, who analyses, predicts and turns a despondent match into a memorable win.
The campaign will feature a series of interesting stories from the cricket ground narrated by Mr. Sanjay Manjrekar. Moreover, factoring in the current pandemic situation across the globe, the campaign also educates people ‘how important an insurance policy can be at any point of life.’
Sanjay Manjrekar, former cricketer & cricket commentator, said “This campaign reaffirms something I have always talked about – How the cricket field mirrors life, where often things go your way but mostly you have to fight your way out of tough situations.
“It takes one moment to change the game around and that is why you should always have someone dependable in your team. It was a great experience reminiscing some terrific matches, some of the most memorable moments from the cricket field that taught us important life lessons,” Manjrekar added.
Tarannum Hasib, chief distribution officer, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance, said “In these tough times of COVID-19 pandemic, IPL brings a sense of breather for masses. People are seeking solutions that are dependable; those that keep them secure and give a guarantee of protection.
“We wanted to create a campaign which reiterates that insurance is the most dependable solution at all times and Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance is the dependable insurance company which has been fulfilling promises of over 4.5 million customers.
“And cricket was the best analogy we could use, as there are so many lessons from the game that apply to real life. Dependence on insurance could be well understood and illustrated by a dependable player and that is why we have Sanjay Manjrekar as the face of our campaign,” Hasib said.
Parul Ohri, Creative Director, Mompresso, said “The stories and storytelling lies at the heart of the series. For the storytelling, we couldn’t have found a better host than Sanjay Manjrekar with his thorough understanding of the game – both as a player and as a commentator As for the stories, it was a long and careful process to sift through thousands of memorable match moments and shortlist just five.
“But guided by Manjrekar and his wonderful insights of what goes on during those high-pressure situations, we found the perfect stories of dependable cricket legends who kept their promise to their team and country. While the stories are about cricket, they have an important life lesson about the need for dependability and is a spontaneous tie into the dependability of life insurance,” Ohri said.
To gain maximum mileage out of campaign, these anecdotes are spread across a span of one month to coincide with IPL 2020. During this digital campaign, the company will also run 2 contests for the audience to accelerate engagement and participation which will be followed by topical posts around IPL matches.