Katrina to endorse Sony smartphones
Mumbai, Feb 22 : Popular consumer electronics brand Sony India announced Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif as its Brand Ambassador for Xperia range of Smartphones.
Tadato Kimura, Head, Marketing, Sony India, said: "We are looking to capture more of the youth market and believe Katrina is an adept choice as she is widely admired as a youth-icon. Her charismatic personality epitomises Xperia's ideology of being innovative, fun and stylish and makes her fit seamlessly into the brand."
Katrina said, "I am thrilled to represent a brand like Sony that I have been connected with as a consumer for many years from the time I got my first Walkman. And now with my association with Xperia, I look forward to explore the brand proposition even further."
As Xperia becomes critically important for Sony's business in India, the company plans to triple its investment to Rs. 300 crore for Xperia marketing in FY13 (Apr, '13 - Mar, '14).
In addition to having Katrina as a centrepiece in the print and electronic advertisement campaign, Sony will also launch an outdoor campaign, enhance shop-front display, organise roadshows and use cinema and digital platforms.
Sony has signed the agreement for two years initially with the Bollywood celebrity and Katrina will be seen endorsing Xperia starting March.