HomeShop18’s ideology became its brand campaign ‘Shopping Makes Me Happy’. Targeted at value shoppers, the company wanted to deliver this message by breaking the clutter and presenting someone loveable yet, impactful. The aim was to deliver the brand message in a charming way. After various sessions of brainstorming and research, was decided that the mascots would be animated cats - Billy and Sunny, a father and son duo. The cats were positioned as the co-founders of HomeShop18 with an aim to spread happiness or shopping through its 360 degree marketing approach.
HomeShop18 perfected the character-driven marketing code by launching their new mascots, Billy and Sunny, across all marketing platforms offline and online. The brand campaign was launched as a TVC, along with a microsite, Facebook and a Twitter page.