100 Pipers sets a world record with a musical movement executed by Mirchi that witnessed 108 bands performing simultaneously across 27 cities
Mumbai, 6th October 2021: A one-stop solution from ideation to execution, Mirchi, India’s one of the best city-centric music and entertainment company, activated a one-of-a-kind country-wide campaign for 100 Pipers – 100 Gigs Play for a Cause, which now enters the Limca Book of Records. With 108 gigs hosted at 108 different locations across 27 cities, the brand curated the largest musical movement in India. Conceptualized by Wavemaker and executed by Mirchi, the campaign was aimed at creating awareness around social and environmental issues pertaining to each of the 27 cities.
100 Pipers wanted to highlight the need to stop air pollution in Delhi and Gurgaon, attaining gender equality in Jaipur, and driving attention towards the significance of saving water in Chandigarh, Mohali and Ludhiana, and several such city-specific concerns. Thus, Mirchi along with the advertising and marketing agency Wavemaker, brought together some of India’s most popular bands like Parikrama, The Local Train, Agnee and Goshai Gang, among others, on-board to perform simultaneously across 27 cities. Through Mirchi’s strong hyperlocal radio and social media network, the campaign generated awareness around the pertinent issues faced by the cities with each gig.
The campaign addressed 15 different social causes, witnessed over 50,000 attendees across the country, and garnered over 40 Million impressions on social media.
Commenting on this achievement Nandan Srinath, Executive President, Mirchi said, “In 2019, 100 Pipers aimed to build awareness for multiple social and environmental causes across cities. With our core proposition of creating tailormade solutions for our client’s marketing objectives, we curated an extremely unique campaign that held 108 gigs simultaneously in 27 cities for the causes. We leveraged our creative might, sectoral expertise, and hyperlocal strength to roll out this large-scale campaign successfully. We are so thrilled to have our efforts recognized and to have the client campaign be a part of the iconic Limca Book of Records 2021.”
Mirchi, owned by Entertainment Network India Limited (ENIL), is an all-encompassing music and entertainment company that has India’s largest private FM radio brand with 73 frequencies across 63 cities – Radio Mirchi. Launched in 2001, Mirchi now has a variety of properties under their FM, LIVE, and Digital platforms, each populated with multi-lingual, multi-platform and multi-format content.
Mirchi has delighted its audience and the industry with an exciting line of properties under each bucket. Operating across the country with 2 distinct FM brands – Mirchi & Mirchi Love, it enjoys the highest listenership across the country and has a track record of developing innovative content. Mirchi’s LIVE properties like Mirchi Neon Run, Mirchi Music Award (in eight languages), Mirchi Cover Stars & Mirchi Top 20, to name a few, enjoy a great brand love from across the country. Mirchi’s initial foray into the Digital space has helped it gain a strong position. With 18 online radio stations, the biggest radio website, biggest on Instagram, Twitter & YouTube, Mirchi has taken the digital world by storm. With digital properties like Filmy Mirchi, Mirchi Podcasts, Mirchi Indies and with a strong presence on social media, Mirchi reaches more audience digitally than it does through the radio! Overall reaching 100mn+ audience every month. Mirchi was also the 1st Indian brand to go international and now operates in the USA (New Jersey & The Bay Area, California), UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain, bringing content directly from India to the discerning global consumers. Mirchi can also be heard at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. With such a wide presence, on-air, on-ground & on digital, Mirchi is truly everywhere.
Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India said, “Seagram’s 100 Pipers believes in leadership with brand purpose. Over the years, it has celebrated several social causes that resonate deeply with the brand’s discerning and caring consumers. The 100 Pipers’ ‘Play for a Cause’ had brought together, on a single day, 107 celebrated musicians and bands across 27 cities to generate awareness about 15 adopted causes like Pollution Control, Save the Hills, Celebrate & Revive Dying Arts of India, Save the Oceans, Environment Protection, Meals for underprivileged, Single Use Plastic Ban, Earthquake & Flood Relief, Rain Water harvesting to name a few. The entire country resonated with the sound of goodness with over 100 gigs in a one single day, bringing alive our proposition ‘Be Remembered for Good’. We are humbled and honored that the “Initiative with Purpose” is now in the Limca Book of records, the epitome of recognition of our social effort. A special shoutout to our partners who shared our vision – Wavemaker, our execution partner–Mirchi (Times of India Group)”
Mirchi amplified the campaign by leveraging multiple formats like on-air platforms, RJ networks as well as digital assets to make this campaign a success.
Mirchi works on providing customized, hyper-local, multi-media solutions for the brands. Mirchi has been expanding and retaining its audiences, as well as, advertisers through the years. The emphasis is on generating results for the clients, whether it is generating footfalls, creating buzz or inducing trails, with a focus is on providing end to end solution under one roof. Mirchi has provided tailor made multi-media solutions to over 350 brands & looks forward to serving many more in future.