Lux Industries Limited, known for manufacturing more than 100 innovative and customer-demand-driven products for men, women, and children, has created yet another sensation in the men’s hosiery industry in India when it roped in woman celebrity Jacqueline Fernandez to promote products of Lux Cozi, the first of its kind by any men’s innerwear brand. To this effect, the brand has launched a new TVC campaign ‘Yeh Nahi Toh Kuch Nahi’ which has been created by Yellow Beetle Films and directed by Gauri Shinde.
The association with a woman celebrity not only breaks gender stereotypes but also marks another shift for the brand in the men’s hosiery category. Men are often seen promoting their vests, but how often do we see women promoting men’s vests? Against all odds, Lux Cozi desired a significant shift in their original thinking by taking a more assertive stance to include a woman for the first time in India in the promotion of men’s hosiery. This move is expected to strengthen the brand’s connection while simultaneously capturing the target audience’s attention and meeting the expectations and aspirations of today’s youth.
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According to Ashok Kumar Todi, Chairman, Lux Industries, “This is the first time, a men’s hosiery brand has engaged with a woman celebrity for promoting its products. As an innovative & consumer-driven brand, we have always tried to meet consumer demand by choosing our main protagonists based on their connection and pull with our target consumers. This time too, it’s no exception. We hope this will take the brand to newer heights and create a deeper connection with its discerning consumers,”
Speaking on the association & the launch of the new campaign, Saket Todi, Executive Director, Lux Industries said “As a brand, we are known for our innovation in the industry and this time, we wanted to break the old-fashioned gender stereotype through the campaign and highlight how today’s women don’t hesitate in making the first move. Typically, innerwear brands portray conventional male-dominant imagery, but our film depicts a role reversal where we normalize and make the woman lead. This is probably the first time where a men’s innerwear brand is showing a woman in lead. Our objective is to build a stronger connection with the consumers, and we are certain that this campaign will grab the eyeballs of the general mass.”
The TVC begins with Jacqueline Fernandez in a bedroom, organizing her partner’s clothes in the closet. While doing so, she comes across his vest and begins thinking about him. We then see her excited with joy, grooving and dancing with her partner’s vest until the doorbell rings. She gives a sly smile and walks over to the door. In the back shot, we see Jacqueline standing with the guy as the Lux Cozi tagline emerges on the screen. Being one of Lux Industries’ fastest-growing brands, Lux Cozi is expected to grow rapidly, strengthening the Company’s brand performance in the men’s
innerwear category. Lux Cozi, a pioneer in the field for nearly six decades, has taken an unprecedented step through this association to establish and strengthen its market dominance.
Deven Munjal, Yellow Beetle Films, said, “While we wanted the ad to be personal and playful in accordance with the story, the biggest challenge was creating a clutter-breaking campaign with Jacqueline being featured in the men’s innerwear category. Many women in our country shop for innerwear for the men in their households and that inspired us to build in the narrative & write the story. The pairing with Jacqueline at the helm is ideal and we had a great time creating and writing this. We anticipate that everyone will enjoy watching the TVC as much as enjoyed making it.”
Lux Industries has always been proactive in adopting newer production methods, developing innovative products, and extending out to the right audience through first-of-their-kind branding and promotional activities. Its strong brand portfolio of 15 brands and customer-centric approach have helped the brand to expand its visibility and create strong brand equity across 47 countries. The company intends to go big in the entire south Indian market and has seen consistent growth of 20% year on year. The company is expanding and ready to meet the increased demand, with the upcoming peak summer season in mind.
|Campaign elements: Lux Cozi men’s innerwear||Agency: Yellow Beetle Films|
|Client: Lux Industries LTD||Title of film: Yeh Nahi Toh Kuch Nahi|
|Director (of the film): Gauri Shinde||Duration: (In Secs): 40 secs|
|Production House: Mr. and Mrs. Films LLP||Exposure (media used): Digital platforms, Television, Cinema, OOH|
|Date Of Production: 23rd January||The campaign broke as of February 13th, 2023|
Incorporated in 1995 Lux Industries Limited is one of the largest players in the hosiery business having a market share of ~20% of the organized industry. Products include Men’s, Women’s & Kids Innerwear, Winterwear, and socks in varied colors and designs. The company has ~5,000 SKUs under various Brands and Sub Brands of Lux. With a focus on growing exclusive retail outlets and in providing customers with a seamless buying experience, the company’s products are available in ~4,50,000 retail points spread across India. Lux has a presence across the globe with exports to 47 countries.