Chinese handsets maker, Gionee which is the major player to establish Chinese branded phones in India, has claimed today that it has customer base of 1.2 crores in India. This is huge figure and shows the popularity of Gionee phones in India. To take its popularity to further heights, Gionee has brought in ace cricketer and the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli as their new brand ambassador. Gionee had roped in actor Alia Bhatt as it’s brand ambassador a few months ago and Virat is joining her in helping the brand touch new heights.
Virat will soon be seen in the upcoming campaign of Gionee, and will also be actively involved in a host of innovative marketing and customer experience initiatives of the brand as stated by the company.
On the partnership, Arvind.R Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said “ India is one of the fastest growing young economies in the world and Gionee takes immense pride in having India’s biggest youth icons Virat Kohli and Alia Bhatt as its brand endorsers. With the two of the most loved icons in India our motto of Making Smiles is bound to create a new benchmark across billions of young hearts.”
Gionee operates through its two manufacturing units in India and has ambitious plans for a growth of 2.5 times in 2017. Gionee will also be establishing 500 brand stores in India along with doubling their strength of retail representatives to 20,000.
Gionee has been ever expanding it’s visibility through leading Indian personalities and platforms that appeal to youth, be it Sports, Movies or Music. It has been steadily sponsoring IPL Cricket team Kolkata Night Riders, Football Club Shillong Lajong, and Pro Kabaddi League for the last few years. In 2016, Gionee tied up with Bollywood blockbusters Dilwale and Love You Zindagi. Music is also a stronghold of Gionee, given it’s sponsorship of Sunburn and Bollyland.
On the association, Indian Captain Virat Kohli said “I play my game with dignity and passion and apply the same rule in choosing my partnerships. Gionee comes across as a brand that is fueled by passion, determination and focus to innovate and perform and with all of this have it’s heart in the right place by giving back to society. Thus, I feel and believe that this association will go a long way. I am very excited to start this journey with Gionee.”