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upGrad commits to ‘fast-forward your career’ in its latest campaign

Conceptualised by The Womb, the films are directed by Vinil Mathew of Breathless Films.

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Mumbai: Edtech firm upGrad has unveiled its new campaign titled ‘Fast Forward Your Career’ to promote the online courses from the education portal. Launched on Sunday with Vivo IPL 2021, the campaign will be heavily promoted across TV and digital, the brand said in a statement.

Conceptualised in partnership with The Womb, the four-film campaign has been directed by ad and feature filmmaker Vinil Mathew of Breathless Films. The commercials showcase a dramatised career journey on the upswing and aim to re-ignite viewers’ ambition of achieving meaningful professional growth.

The story further continues and is built subsequently through more films that the brand released on Sunday.

“At upGrad, our core belief has been to offer the working professional community best-in-class opportunities with regards to universities, faculty, and placements since both career growth & success depend on these tenets. The campaign aims to bring out this differentiated positioning of the brand in the higher edtech industry," said upGrad India CEO Arjun Mohan. "While our past campaigns have helped us create significant awareness and establish upGrad as an online higher education leader, we now wish to push the envelope further and build preference for the brand, especially among a large set of ambitious working professionals who are looking for meaningful career growth, faster.”

“After landing a job, many working professionals find themselves stuck in the same job role without any growth and not much of a salary hike. This campaign seeks to shake these working professionals out of their career inertia and position upGrad as a viable option," said The Womb co-founder Navin Talreja. 

“The films have a relatable, slice-of-life quality with an interesting blend of tongue-in-cheek humour and the fuzzy warmth of friendship. It was an absolute joyride to collaborate with the super creative team at The Womb and a progressive client like upGrad,” said Mathew on directing the ad film.

The brand has further partnered with a host of content creators and influencers who will be joining its war cry of fast-forwarding careers in the competitive world of today. Furthermore, adding a more regional flavour to the campaign, the ad films will also run across media channels in several Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, and Kannada alongside English to connect with the regional audience, said the statement.

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