press release

March 17, 2020

Bajaj Pulsar Celebrates its 18th Anniversary; Takes Nostalgic Route with Innovative Mobile Ad

Reaching 6.2 million users across India, the brand acknowledged the contributions of its employees and customers toward its success

To celebrate Bajaj Pulsar’s 18th anniversary, mCanvas, the experiential storytelling ad platform for small screens, and Mindshare, the largest media agency of GroupM, co-created an interactive rich-media mobile ad that is engaging users creatively, while building on the nostalgia around bikes.

Bajaj Pulsar, one of India’s pioneering motorcycle brands, aspired to refresh its iconic legacy in the user’s mind on the occasion of its anniversary, by taking a walk down memory lane to celebrate this bespoke milestone.

Seamlessly integrated in an interactive ad format, the mobile campaign first highlights the launch of India’s sportiest bike in 2001. Displaying the copy ‘8 super successful variants & 1.2 crore bikes later…’ two fingerprint icons at the bottom of the screen appears, labelled ‘You’ and ‘Us’. This symbolizes the contributions of the brand’s employees and customers towards the bike’s success. On placing both thumbs on the icons, lightning emerges from those points towards the centre, signifying the power of the partnership, revealing the brand’s messaging, with a ‘Know More’ CTA, that directs users to the landing page.

Reaching over 6.2 million users, the campaign is witnessing an impressive 1.6% click-through rate, which is 8 times the 0.20% industry average for mobile banners. Users are spending over 9 seconds, on average, engaging with the creative, with more than 11% of users visiting the landing page to express interest in the bike.

xx, xx, Bajaj Pulsar said, “Celebrations are on the cards, and it was imperative to commemorate this prized occasion with a meaningful, yet impactful ad that would not only inform users about our progress over the years, but also would communicate our gratitude towards them for making our brand a success.”

“Using mobile as an advertising medium greatly benefitted us, in terms of reaching the right user and engaging them with the brand’s message. The ad perfectly summed up our objective, enabling us to engage with our audience like never before,” commented xx, xx, Mindshare.

“We are honoured to be able to create a mobile ad for a prestigious brand like Bajaj Pulsar on such a prized occasion. As always, it is our passion to build unique experiences for users, with interactive elements that will keep them engaged with the brand and its message, on a device they frequent the most – the mobile,” says Vishal Rupani, Co-founder and CEO, mCanvas.

About mCanvas:

mCanvas is an experiential storytelling platform that helps brands emotionally connect with their audiences on small screens. Our mobile ads and content marketing solutions make experiences interactive and memorable by etching phone sensors and device features into the brand narrative. mCanvas is creating ‘wow’ moments every day by reinventing formats, building tools, and providing a marketplace (of 100+ publishers like The Times of India, The Indian Express, Entrepreneur India, CarDekho, ScoopWhoop) to run these experiences at scale. To see our award-winning work and learn more visit: