Pond’s Cold Cream celebrates magic of ‘jhappi’ Campaign created by Ogilvy Mumbai


This season, Pond’s Cold Cream unveils its new brand campaign that leverages its legacy of trusted care. The TVC celebrates the magic of a ‘jhappi’. In Indian parlance, ‘jhappi’ means much more than a simple hug.  It’s the embrace and protection that only a loved one can provide. Similarly, Pond’s Cold Cream provides the embrace of protection to the skin through its 10 essential nutrients and moisturisers.

The objective of the campaign is to further evoke the emotional affinity the brand has enjoyed over decades in the market, instilling freshness to the idea of touchable, soft skin. The tone of the film is consciously positive and poetic. The moments between the mother, daughter and granddaughter cue protection and care through generations. In essence, it is exactly what the product does too.

Zenobia Pithawalla, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Mumbai: Pond’s Cold Cream, as a brand has the good fortune of owing expertise combined with legacy. So, you can say, the idea ‘Pond’skijhappi’ came from the core of the brand. ‘Jhappi’ meaning a hug, not only conveys the expert care and protection that the product provides in winter but also builds on the legacy of the brand. And ‘jhappis’ too, like Pond’s Cold Cream, are passed on from generation to generation.

PrabhaNarasimhan, Vice President, Skincare and Colours, Hindustan Unilever Ltd: We are extremely excited by this new campaign on Pond’s Cold Cream, one that taps directly into the rich, warm history of a beloved brand. The idea of mothers receiving and passing on their love & care from one generation to the next – aapkomilatohiaap ne diyaPond’skalaadpyar perfectly reflecting the ethos of the brand and the Indian woman. 

YouTube Link to the Film: https://youtu.be/rSzn2B6Nzvc


Client: Hindustan Unilever

Product/Brand: Pond’s Cold Cream

Agency: Ogilvy Mumbai

Executive Creative Director: Zenobia Pithawalla

Creative: Varsha Desai, Souveek Adhikary

Global Brands Director: Hephzibah Pathak

Account Management: Chitralekha Chetia, Gokul Nair, Srimoyee Basu, Nishtha Jain

Production House: Off Road Films

Director: Azim Moollan

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