Consumer audio products brand boAt has roped in Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw as brand captains to connect and further strengthen the brand’s appeal among the target audience.
Celebrating the Indian Premier League 2019 and further setting the tone for this cricket season this year, boAt has also partnered with Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kings XI Punjab as category partner.
Commenting on the partnerships boAt co-founder Aman Gupta said, “In a country like ours where cricket has been a sport on the field and a “religion” for fans. This is the first time a brand has done something like this for cricket. We are delighted to announce our partnerships with star cricketers and the three T20 franchisees. The sport has always proven a great medium to connect with the millennial and Gen Z audience and further strengthen the brand narrative.
As part of the collaboration, boAt has got the partnership rights and will additionally launch limited edition headphones and speakers inspired by the insignia and colours of the teams, to cater to the fans of the respective teams. The company will soon roll out a new advertising campaign featuring the new products.
IMG Reliance has been working closely with boAt on all its sports partnerships.
On boAt and associations, IMG Reliance head of sales Nikhil Bardia commented, “boAt is a challenger audio brand that is willing to break conventions and defy status quo. The new cricket and its player associations are innovative in their approach and represent an audience of choice. The millennial fan maps perfectly with the boAt audience who are looking to make a statement with their choice of audio accessories. As a company, we endeavour to create meaningful partnerships for brands like boAt in areas of sports and entertainment.”