In light of the pandemic, with strict restriction on restaurants one out of every four restaurants face the risk of closing down permanently, which is why It’s important to support them in this time of crisis exactlywhich is what Swiggy did using AR in its latest campaign on Instagram.
Conceptualized and executed by Swiggy and Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency from the house of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) India, #SwiggyFoodoshop is an Instagram filter that allows users to tag their favorite restaurants and talk about the best times they’ve had there, allowing users to support their favourite restaurants right from their homes.
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First dates, pay days, bunk days-our most treasured memories revolve around restaurants. So what if you can’t visit your beloved hangout spots – just foodoshop yourself in them! Head over to the Filters section and try our newest filter #SwiggyFoodoshop! Place yourself in your favourite restaurant backgrounds and voila, visit a restaurant from home! Don’t forget to show your support by tagging the restaurant/using the location tag.
Users can activate the filter by visiting Swiggy’s Instagram profile, and virtually place themselves at their favourite restaurants while recreating those memories or making new ones.
Ashish Lingamneni, AVP – Marketing, Swiggy, said, “Our restaurant partners are at the core of Swiggy and we have been working very hard to bring most of them back online. Even during the lockdown, we were able to deliver consumers’ favourite dishes to them at the convenience of their homes.
“While we didn’t give them a chance to miss their preferred dishes, we realised they did miss their favourite eateries and the memories associated with it – birthdays, salary days, family get-togethers, personal milestones, etc.
“That’s when we ideated ‘Foodoshop’ and are amongst the first brands in the food space to seamlessly use AR to help discover many restaurants across India,” Lingamneni said.
P.G Aditya, NCD, Dentsu Webchutney, said, “The brief asked for connecting customers and restaurants in a way that’s novel and engaging for both, while people were stuck at home. With the ease and advantages that come with using an IG filter, the campaign has users teleporting themselves to their favourite eatery or café, and ultimately extending support to their favourite restaurant.
“Apart from getting entries where they foodoshopped themselves with Pani Puri and Burgers, users have started using custom pop culture backgrounds, Reels and IG Music showing the kinda fun people are having with the campaign,” Aditya said.
Over a period of 5 days, the filter saw over 20,00,000 impressions and 23,000+ shares and participation from various internet content creators like Zakir Khan, Dolly Singh, Tanmay Bhat, Sejal Kumar, coming out in support for their favorite local eateries.