We Aim to Strengthen the Connect With India’s Youth, Ignite a Shift in Mindset: Rahul Vira, Skechers

Marketing | October 21, 2020 | News

Skechers India

Global sports and lifestyle brand Skechers recently launched a new campaign featuring its first female brand ambassador for India, Bollywood actor Ananya Panday. The ‘Originals Keep Moving’ campaign is exclusive to the India market with a message that aims to inspire the youth of today to come forward while emphasizing the power of never giving up.

The brand also launched its flagship fashion lifestyle collections, Skechers D’Lites, which features a design based on the iconic 90s sneakers that Skechers originated.

David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Skechers, said, “After recently announcing a campaign with Siddhant Chaturvedi, we’re continuing to make investments in India as illustrated by this new partnership with Bollywood star Ananya Panday and our first television campaign created specifically for the India market. As great potential for growth exists here, we will seek new unique ways to target consumers of all ages to help the millions of consumers in this country discover and fall in love with the comfort, innovation, style and quality offered by Skechers.”

 “We are thrilled to launch our first campaign with Ananya Panday. As Skechers was born as a youth-focused brand, it’s our aim to strengthen our connection through communication with the youth of India and ignite a shift in the Indian mindset at large. With this announcement, we have also launched the newest collection in our flagship lifestyle range—Skechers D’Lites—and welcome Ananya to the Skechers family where she will be a perfect ambassador thanks to her role as an influencer to her fans of all ages,” Rahul Vira, CEO, Skechers South Asia Pvt. Ltd added.

Commenting on the brand association, Ananya Panday said, “My love for comfortable, stylish shoes is unceasing, and being a 90s kid myself, I have always loved fashion trends from that era, especially the chunky sneakers. Being associated with Skechers has absolutely been an exciting journey as the brand is synonymous with comfort which is a big part of why I love Skechers so much. I love the chic and relaxed style of footwear they offer, and I am all set to be a part of it. What ‘Originals Keep Moving’ means for me is that despite all of life’s problems, you don’t let anything or anyone stop you, and you just keep on moving. You’re original, you’re a creator, you’re a go-getter, a hustler in every sense of the word and I absolutely believe in that 100%.”

The brand also launched its flagship fashion lifestyle collections, Skechers D’Lites, which features a design based on the iconic 90s sneakers that Skechers originated.

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