Is I missing from your body as well?

Madison Media has just completed a multi-media innovation for its client TATA SALT on the occasion of World Iodine Day which was on October 21, 2018.  Madison Media innovatively built on the thought of the MissingI conceptualised by Tata Salt and their creative agency Ogilvy. Madison Media got media partners across TV, Print and Digital to come together and make editorial changes to make the campaign a huge success. To highlight to consumers the importance of Iodine in their nutrition, the letter ‘I’ was removed from editorial content and logos in leading newspapers, e-papers, TV News channels and Social Media.

13 is the Average IQ difference between an Iodine-deficient and  Iodine-sufficient child. Iodine plays a huge role in the mental development of kids and yet very little is known about it. This led Tata Salt to come up with this unique campaign which involved a Teaser Campaign - “Is I missing from your body as well?” and a Reveal - The missing I is Iodine and what it does. Iodine - the ‘I’ that India needs. Let’s make India Iodine sufficient.

The details of the campaign execution:

HT Masthead and copy Innovation: Hindustan Times recreated the Sports page on the back page with their mast head and removed the letter “I” from the Masthead as well as the entire copy on the back page, with an ad inserted in the middle of the page that read “Is I missing from your body as well?”.

Times of India Online – Masthead Innovation: The letter “I” was removed from the Times of India logo on its Web and WAP sites. In addition, a roadblock was done on the home pages of both the web and wap sites, where all ads on the homepage were only of Tata Salt.

Republic TV: All Super headlines flashed throughout the day had the letter “I” missing from the headline as well as the copy, with an ad inserted at the bottom of the screen that read “Is I missing from your body as well?”

Twitter #MissingI: Leading cricket personalities Harsha Bhogale and Gautam Gambhir with a huge following on Twitter, put out 2 relevant tweets where the “I” was missing. This started trending and other cricket enthusiasts also started putting out tweets without the “I”. More than 3000 twitter users used the #MissingI, generating more than 24000 conversations, with a reach of 23.7 million and the #MissingI was trending for ~15 hrs. We broadcasted live tweets of #MissingI on the Cricinfo home page banners and live score card using one of its kind tech intervention leveraging real-time API integration between tweets feed and DSP. This garnered 6mn impressions on match day.

Says Mr. Sagar Boke, Marketing Head, Consumer Products Business, Tata Chemicals Ltd., added, “In 1983, Tata Salt played a key role in the iodisation movement in the country by launching India’s first branded iodised salt. On Global Iodine Deficiency Day, we wanted to emphasize the importance of Iodine in daily diet, in an engaging manner. The "#MissingI" campaign communicated the health benefits of Iodine through innovative media touch points.  We are committed towards catalysing the nation free of Iodine deficiency disorders, and making India healthy. Tata Salt’s genesis was in serving a national need, and we are proud that we continue to stay true to our motto of ‘Desh ki Sehat, Desh ka Namak’.”

Says Mr. Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Madison Media and OOH,  “Tata Salt has championed the cause of iodine deficiency for decades with its iodised salt, and its commitment towards Desh Ki Sehat with its Desh Ka namak. In its latest initiative this World Iodine day on Oct 21,  the critical issue of  iodine deficiency has been raised through a multimedia campaign for #MissingI across Newspapers, TV, Online Display and Social. In this campaign consumers are exposed to text with the letter i missing, and then reminded to check if the “I” is missing from their body too. It was exciting to execute this campaign across Media in record time.”

Madison Media has just been ranked as the 2nd Most Admired Media Agency by the Economic Times, Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner, 2018. Madison Media has also been voted the Ideal Media Agency, the Most Attractive Media Agency, and No 1 in Creative Media Thinking, by R3 Scopen Study amongst 59 advertisers in India.

Madison Media Group is India’s foremost media agency handling media planning and buying for blue chip clients including Godrej, Titan, Asian Paints, Viacom 18, UBER, BJP, TVS, Raymond, Pidilite, Ceat, Piramal Healthcare, Domino’s,,, Tata Salt, Acer, Crompton, Indian Oil, Enamor Lingerie, Snapdeal, McDonald’s, Gowardhan Dairy, Café Coffee Day and many others.  The gross billing of Madison Media Group is about Rs. 3,000 crores.


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