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Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd. Catches the IPL Fever


May 7, 2014 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

In the race to increase brand visibility and strengthen consumer brand recall, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd is now exploring various alternative platforms to connect with Indian consumers. Exploring various marketing avenues, the company aligns itself to the seventh season of India's most extravagant cricketing frenzy - the Indian Premier League (IPL 7).

Through these associations and sponsorships with IPL cricket teams, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd highlights its commitment towards engaging with its consumers on a platform they feel so passionately about the IPL.

These strategic associations consist of Flying Machine and Ed Hardy as one of the sponsors each for Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, and U.S. Polo Assn. as one of the Principal Sponsors for Kolkata Knight riders.

Sharing his thoughts Mr. Alok Dubey, COO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd., said "We are very excited about these partnerships with IPL cricket teams. This format of cricketing has single-handedly glamourized the sport making it possible for aspirational fashion brands like ours to be a part of it. While conventional advertising in traditional media helps showcase merchandise and drive functional benefits, these associations help brands make a lasting emotional bond with consumers. And this, given today’s fast changing consumer preferences, is invaluable.”

About Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd:
 
Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd has been a pioneer in bringing international brands to India. The company has licensing relationships with many international Brands including U.S. POLO ASSN., Gant, Arrow, Izod, Nautica, Elle, Ed Hardy, Hanes, Cherokee, Mossimo and Geoffrey Beene.  Arvind also has a portfolio of 12 of its own brands including Flying Machine and also runs the India retail operations of British retailers Debenhams and Next. Arvind has a JV with Tommy Hilfiger for the Tommy Hilfiger business in India.  It also runs India’s largest value retail chain, Megamart.
 
The company also has one of the strongest distribution networks in the Indian apparel sector with over 1.3 million square feet of retail space available pan-India to its brands across 790 retail stores spread over 175 towns. This is in addition to Arvind Lifestyle Brands international doors in the Middle East and South Africa.

Source: Business Wire India

BusinessWireIndia

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