Bottle Openers will be responsible for the overall brand strategy, digital & social strategy, media planning, buying, and more for Equal.
Equal Sweeteners today announced that it has awarded its digital mandate in India to Bottle Openers, a full-service digital agency based out of Gurugram, in a competitive multi-agency pitch. The mandate includes overall brand strategy, digital & social strategy, media planning, buying, and more.
Speaking on occasion, Rajnish Ohri, VP & MD IMEA, Whole Earth Brands, said “India is a country where sweets are consumed on multiple occasions, festive and nonfestive, and therefore is a huge potential market for us. Equal has been a part of Indian consumers’ life, and now with a focused approach to the market, by introducing natural Low-Calorie Sweeteners like Stevia, Xylitol, Monk Fruit in addition to Sugar Blends in FY 2022-23 and with a Digital-first strategy, we plan to be a part of more and more consumption occasions.
With our digital partner, we would endeavor to raise awareness about our natural and alternative sweeteners’ portfolio to be able to offer wider choices to Indian consumers depending on their eating habits, health concerns, and preferences. With Bottle Openers’ strong creative and strategic abilities, we hope to get closer to Indian consumers’ and fast forward our growth in the market.”
Speaking about the partnership, Sachin Kumar, Founder, and MD, Bottle Openers, said, “We are excited to partner with Equal and are looking forward to doing some amazing work together. We have demonstrated strong capabilities in the food and beverage segment over the last few years since our inception and hope to continue our success in this segment with Equal.”
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As per industry reports, the sweetener market In India today stands at approximately Rs. 150 crores, with a projected double-digit growth. The lifestyle and eating habits of Indian consumers, and their focus on health and fitness, especially post COVID, are key factors driving the growth of the category.