Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India brings its new OOH campaign Floating Showroom in the Backwaters of Kerala, Auto News, ET Auto

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Gurugram : Going beyond geographical barriers to reach out to customers ahead of Onam, Kerala’s most celebrated festival, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launched a first-of-its-kind outdoor campaign ‘Floating Showroom in the Backwaters of Kerala’.

Taking the market closer to its customers with this new initiative, Honda aims to take the legendary Activa to far-away regions of Kerala for showcasing the ease of access & durability that the scooter provides to its millions of loyal customers in India.

Conceptualized by Tribes Communication, the new campaign pays homage to Kerala’s iconic character while resonating with the city’s iconic transportation channels via the backwaters.

Beginning its seven-day voyage ahead of Onam festival, from Arookutty, Honda’s Floating Boat showroom covered over 15 locations before anchoring at scenic shores of Alleppey to celebrate the culture and spirit of the state. Noteworthy, the brand campaign registered a record-breaking growth of 41% in online queries and 24 per cent in retail stores with a combined increase by 33% in branded related inquiries.

Commenting on the success of the campaign, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “We wanted to create an experience for our local audience and narrate a story that would be relatable to them. Through the floating showroom activation, we are delighted that our connection with our consumers has grown stronger. The result achieved so far is a testimony of Honda’s strong customer connect and we are optimistic that this will contribute to building better and prolonged relations with our audience.”

Besides offering attractive schemes & affordable finance options, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India brand displayed attractive offers and schemes on the two-wheelers for the locals. With this campaign, HMSI became the first brand to introduce such an unconventional advertising concept in India.

According to Gour Gupta, Managing Director, Tribes Communication, “A brand storytelling has to be creative, compelling and engaging. Through the floating showroom activation, we wanted to create an unprecedented experience for the audience. We are glad to have generated a huge impact on the queries from the customers and are optimistic that the momentum will sustain.”

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Last month, over 2.85 lakh two wheelers, rolled out by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, were registered across the country as against over 2.51 lakh two wheelers of Hero Motocorp, as per the Indian government’s Vahan portal. This is the first time that Honda Motorcycle and Scooter pipped Hero Motocorp in retail sales.