Boat Branding Case Study: How boAt Captured the Audio Market

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Feb 1, 2022 5 min read
Boat Branding Case Study: How boAt Captured the Audio Market

Technology has advanced to such a level that, we are surrounded by some of the greatest inventions of humankind. Wherever we looked at, we are surrounded by electronic devices from smartwatches, to wireless speakers to wireless earbuds; all of these are keeping us preoccupied with their services.

The tech market is at its top form now. Music is something that soothes our soul, so there is hardly anyone who doesn’t like listening to music. It becomes even better when you’re travelling alone, nothing can beat the feeling of having music as your companion.

Now, every person has their own preferences, including for music as well, in this case, headsets and earphones are mandatory so that you could listen to your favourite tracks without being a hindrance to others.

The demand for headphones and earbuds has increased at an immense level in the last few years. So much that we will always find a person holding one of the equipment, all the time. There are various companies that provide all types of mobile phone assortment to their customers including earphones and headsets. Among them, one of the most famous ones in India is the company called boat.

In this article, we will talk about boAt's branding strategy and how it has established itself with its prominent and quality products as one of the most loved consumer electronics brands in India.

β€œWhat new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” –Tim O’Reilly

About boAt
Branding Strategy of boAt
Target Audience
Promotion and Advertisements
Pricing and Quality of the Products
FAQ

About boAt

The boAt is an Indian company that deals with audio tech that mainly focuses on products like wireless speakers, earbuds, smartwatches, headsets, and earphones. All of them are quite accessible in terms of price. the boAt was founded in the year 2016 by Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta. The main aim of the company is to provide people with fashionable tech and be a part of their daily lifestyles. Currently, Vivek Gambhir is the CEO of the company.

boAt started its journey with the capital of just INR 30 lacs, which was invested by the founders themselves. As per the reports of 2020, boAt is said to be selling 14,000 to 15,000 of its products daily and has over 2 million customers and has bale to attract the attention of their customers by developing a wide range of earphones, wireless speakers, Airdopes and headphones. The quality and the price make it more approachable to its target audience.

Branding Strategy of boAt

boAt first started experimenting by creating Apple charger cables with anti-destruction properties. It was the time when people were suffering because of getting their charger cable damaged without any obvious reason.

boAt grabbed this opportunity and up their game by creating the indestructible charger cable for Apple. This is how they stepped into the market with unique products that solved the problems of the customers.

That was just the beginning, and then the company started creating products like headphones and earphones. It was so reliable that it can be worn even while working out or exercising. These products were able to get popular amongst the younger generation who are into fitness.

Target Audience

From the beginning boAt was focused on the youth who are into fitness, they made all the products by keeping their target audience in mind. The demand for indestructible products has been increasing day by day, they understood it and started developing it. Plus with various advertisements, they tried to capture the attention of their target audience.


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Promotion and Advertisements

To promote the durability of the products, boAt made advertisements where it can be seen people wearing all those gadgets while doing intense workouts and jogging, this proves what the brand is trying to convey to its audience.

From the very first, boAt was focused on marketing through digital marketing and social media. It took up many social media influencers to promote the products as well as their brand. Apart from that various celebrities like Cricketers Rishab Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer were a part of a group of celebrities who endorsed boAt.

Not only that Bollywood star, Kiara Advani, Kartik Aaryan, and singer Neha Kakkar and Diljit Dosanjh were present in the list of celebrities as well. They mainly focus on athletes for the promotion of their brand.

Apart from all these, boAt has collaborated with Lakme Fashion week in 2019, promoted its products, and introduced itself as a lifestyle brand instead of an electronic brand. With developing products like smartwatches, portable speakers, and other wearable gadgets it has truly transformed itself into one.

boAt at Lakme Fashion Week
boAt at Lakme Fashion Week

These collaborations with different brands that are liked and followed by the youth are getting boAt its audience. Recently, boAt has collaborated with Bira 91, and the products of boAt can be seen in the music video.

Pricing and Quality of the Products

The best factor and one of the reasons that the brand boAt became such a success was its pricing strategy. Neither it is extremely overpriced nor it is unimaginably cheap, it is just in between. The target audience of boAt is mainly youth so they find it perfect to invest in.

Apart from that, even being affordable, boAt has taken special care of the quality of its products; it hasn’t compromised with it even a bit. The current revenue of boAt as per the 2021 financial year is Rs 1,511.7 crore.

Conclusion

It has been 6 years since boAt was founded and within a little, it has been able to capture the world of electronic gadgets in a mesmerizing way. It has established itself as the 5th largest brand of wearables in the world and the number 1 audio earwear brand in India. By putting all the branding strategies properly, and selecting their target audience carefully, boAt has achieved an immense level of success and it is only going to get bigger and better in the future.

FAQ

Is boAt a Chinese company?

boAt is an Indian-based consumer electronics brand that focuses on headphones, earphones, earbuds, smartwatches, and wireless portable speakers.

Who is the CEO of boAt?

Vivek Gambhir is the current CEO of boAt.

Why is boAt so successful?

The reason behind boAt's success is its ingenious marketing strategy and affordable prices.

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