Mango-Scented Ad Front Page Ad From Swiggy Instamart Creates a Sensory Experience

“Read this ad with your nose.”

Swiggy Instamart, quick commerce delivery platform, recently capitalized on the popularity of mangoes for a print campaign with its media agency, Havas Media India and The Times of India.

For the Sunday edition of the paper earlier this month, readers were greeted with a mango-scented front-page ad from Swiggy Instamart. The ad, which featured visuals of mangoes copy that said, “Read this ad with your nose,” meant to create an immersive experience to tept the senses of the readers.

According to the campaign, The Times of India circulated approximately 800,000 copies of the special edition across Mumbai.


“With this campaign, we wanted to go beyond traditional advertising and create a sensory experience that ignites the senses and brings the joy of mango season directly to our customers,” said Ashwath Swaminathan, CGMO of Swiggy.

“By tapping into the powerful concept of Olfactory, we’re able to evoke the essence of fresh mangoes, but also help users fix their cravings in an instant by ordering on Swiggy Instamart.”

Mayur Hola, VP Brand, Swiggy added, “We grew up peeling off scented strips on perfume ads in magazines. We also grew up welcoming summer and the glorious mango aroma it fills the house with. So, this season the team decided to combine these two nostalgic sampattis and bring them together on the front page of the newspaper.

Image via Havas Media


It took a village to grow this mango (ad). Thanks to Havas Media India, Times of India and team Swiggy Instamart for working together to bring this simple and fresh piece onto our tables.”

Uday Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Havas Media India said, “This campaign is a testament to the power of print in creating impactful messaging. By combining the sensory appeal of scent with the visual impact of print, we were able to create a truly meaningful experience that resonated with the audience.

This creative idea ticked the right boxes for it leveraged the cultural nuances of merging seasonality with Mumbai’s love for mangoes and it hit all the right notes. The positive feedback received reaffirms our commitment to innovation. Our longstanding association with Swiggy is built on the trust they have placed in us to consistently deliver exceptional results and we shall continue to push the boundaries of creativity in all our collaborations.”


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