New Delhi, 5th July 2019 (GNI): You dance when you are happy. You dance alone. You dance when you want to have more fun or simply when you are not yet done! It’s the easiest of all, and the trendiest amongst all – a simple wave can go much beyond. So, can you Wavez?
Lay’s, one of India’s favourite potato chip brands, has introduced a new and unique ‘Wavez4India’ challenge on TikTok. The challenge was brought to life by India’s most spirited and cheerful cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, who showed his electric moves inspiring millions of TikTok followers to join in the challenge. After a long time, Yuvraj Singh is seen shaking a leg, in this own style, on social media urging his fans to join in the fun while creating a ‘Wavez4India’ step. Besides Yuvraj, India’s dancing sensation Shakti Mohan also accepted the challenge and participated by creating her own version of the Wavez4India step.
The challenge celebrates Lay’s Wavez, the latest offering from PepsiCo. Leveraging the popularity of TikTok – the short form video content platform – amongst the youth, the brand is encouraging consumers to join in the journey of fun and deliciousness with the sensational Wavez dance.
Talking about the challenge, Shakti Mohan, the popular Indian dancer said, “It is really amazing to see our favourite cricketer, Yuvraj Singh performing the Lay’s Wavez4India Challenge on TikTok. Dance is the best kind of break one can take from one’s daily routine and the Lay’s Wavez4India Challenge is sure to add a zing to your day. I saw the step and couldn’t help trying it myself and I am confident, it will inspire millions of TikTok participants to give it a try and come up with similar dance moves.”
Dilen Gandhi, Sr Director – Marketing, Foods Category, PepsiCo India, said, “Lay’s has always captured the pulse of the youth and resonated with the trends of the season. Lay’s Wavez is our latest offering which intends to create playful moments with friends with its unique shape and appetizing flavor.
He added, “The idea behind associating with TikTok for ‘Wavez4India’ challenge is to give the Indian youth an opportunity to participate in innovative experiences and simultaneously have fun while they enjoy their favourite snack. It’s wonderful to have celebrities like Yuvraj Singh and Shakti Mohan participate in this challenge and we are confident that their followers will have as much fun executing the challenge, as we had conceptualizing it.”
As a part of the larger campaign for Lay’s Wavez, the brand also released a TVC that portrays a young college boy indulging in Lay’s Wavez Tangy Chilli Twist. The big idea is to break away from the routine and get into a fun ‘Wavez’ dance. Challenging his friends with “Can you Wavez like this?”, the film brings alive fun and happiness associated with Lay’s.
A playful delight in every bite, Lay’s Wavez is available in Tangy Chilli Twist flavor at INR 5 and INR 10 across all traditional and retail outlets in the country.
About Lay’s: Launched in 1995 in India, Lay’s is one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo India and has always been known for bringing in flavours of the world along with Indian flavours that our consumers love. Lay’s has wide range of offerings under its umbrella, with unique and indulgent flavours that cater to both local and international tastes. It is available in Indian flavours like Magic Masala and also has brought in innovative international flavours like Spanish Tomato Tango, American Style Cream and Onion, Caribbean Hot and Sweet Chilli, Classic Salted and Lay’s Chile Limon. Consumers can also log into the Lay’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/laysindia
About PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest MNC food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India has been consistently investing in the country and has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 62 plants across foods and beverages. PepsiCo India’s diverse portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade and Quaker. In less than two decades, the company has been able to organically grow eight brands, each of which generate Rs. 1000 crores or more in estimated annual retail sales and are household names, trusted across the country.
PepsiCo’s growth in India has been guided by our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com