Audiences are smart today and know exactly what they want, and they don't want in-your-face advertising: Bhuvan Bam

Bhuvan Bam shares his thoughts on the state of advertising todayLenskart
  • In an exclusive chat with Advertising and Media Insider, digital Influencer Bhuvan Bam, who is known for his YouTube channel - BB Ki Vines, shares his thoughts on the state of advertising today and the advantages brands can draw from working with an influencer.
  • He further puts light on the pressure of making something 'viral and funny,’ his brand endorsements philosophy, favourite jingle growing up, and much more.
  • The YouTube influencer has worked with brands such as Beardo, Lenskart, Tasty Treats, Vivo, Mivi, Tapzo, and will soon be starring in a commercial for Pizza Hut.
Bhuvan Bam, who is known for his YouTube channel BB Ki Vines, is also a youth icon, an entertainer, content creator, an actor and also a singer. Bam’s YouTube Channel now has over 15 million subscribers and he’s coming up with yet another single called ‘Ajnabee.’He has worked with brands such as Beardo, Lenskart, Tasty Treats, Vivo, Mivi, Tapzo, and will soon be starring in a commercial for Pizza Hut.

In an exclusive chat with Advertising and Media Insider, Bam got candid about his experience of working with brands. ‘One out of 10 brands come and say ‘Hume kuch viral chahiye’, he says, breaking into a chuckle. “Creators cannot make your content go viral. He can give his best to the content he offers, but it is your job to make it viral,” he adds.

Bam revisited his childhood days when he got really excited every time ‘ Chubti galti garmi’, Dermi Cool’s jingle came on TV. He says he never skipped that advertisement and would love to record the jingle for the brand again. From the latest advertisements, he says Fevicol’s Sofa ad is a masterpiece.

"Fevicol's latest ad is simply genius. If we start making ads like those, nothing like it! Although they don't need to advertise because the adhesive glue category is now synonymous with Fevicol, I think all brands should learn from them."

Bam says he works for brands that he truly resonates with and enters into a partnership only if he would use the brand himself. That’s how he selected Mivi and Lenskart. Being a shoe-collector, he says he would love to work with a shoe brand next.

Talking about the state of advertisements today, he says, ‘advertisements in today’s age are too in your face.’On the other hand, when a brand works with an influencer, the digital medium promises ‘conversion rate '.

“Influencers have a really transparent relationship with their followers. It is all about tuning; if a person is attached to an influencer (is a keen follower), he/she would buy a coupon and take some action. As long as influencers are honest and not selling everything, it is better for the brand,” says Bam.

Bam further put light on the pressure of making something 'viral and funny,’ his brand endorsements philosophy, his favourite jingle growing up, and much more. Catch the interview here:
Audiences are smart today and know exactly what they want, and they don't want in-your-face advertising: Bhuvan Bam
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Audiences are smart today and know exactly what they want, and they don't want in-your-face advertising: Bhuvan Bam
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