It would be difficult for you to miss the paint ads on Television. They are all over the place. No genre of channels are left untapped, be it sports, news, GECs, or even Cartoon network or regional channels.
Two Indian paint giants, Asian paints and Kansai Nerolac Paints are looking for one upmanship in this festival sector. No one wants to be left behind in the endeavour to increase the market share and imprint the brand awareness. This is more true than ever for these two companies with the global paint giant, Sherwin-Williams entering
Asian paints have 3 new ads currently broadcasted. First is the ultra sophisticated and fabulously made Royale Teflon ad with Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan. It wouldn’t be an over praise or exaggeration if it is said to be one of the most well executed ads in
Kansai Nerolac launched its lead free paints ad. It is sure to increase the sales for Kansai since people are very health conscious. Kansai has also bought back its Nerolac jingle with a new creative. The creative isn’t too good but the jingle “jab ghar ki raunak badhani ho, deewaron ko jab sajaana ho, Nerolac Nerolac” has very very high recall value. This is sure to boost Nerolac’s brand equity and awareness in the market to take on Asian Paints.
Both the companies have a clear cut differentiation factor. Asian Paints has the Teflon trademark and Kansai Nerolac has ‘Lead free paints’. Asian Paints too have now started using lead free paints in their ads but in a less visible manner. Sherwin-Williams has to come up with a better differentiator when it decides to go public in terms of brand awareness.
The coming few months until Diwali ends and late November, be prepared for an onslaught of paint ads on the idiot box.