Sahaj Software, an artisanal software engineering firm with offices across 4 continents, today announced its first-ever brand campaign to amplify the company’s brand identity globally. The 4-film campaign, in partnership with HATCH, an experiential marketing agency, focuses on the four value pillars of the brand – trust, respect, craftsmanship and curiosity – that the company instils in its everyday operations to create custom-built software solutions.
The 7-year-old organization has been charting a brave, bold path as it unlocks the full potential of data for companies seeking a competitive edge. Sahaj’s consultants are artisans who elevate solutioning to a form of art. The way of working and culture bears a similar stamp of inventiveness – compact teams work in a team structure devoid of traditional roles, a solution is the outcome of a rich, collaborative effort that combines the best of both worlds – the client’s understanding of the business and Sahaj’s technical expertise. Further, salaries are open, there is no hierarchy and leaves are unlimited. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and it is anchored by trust, respect, curiosity and craftsmanship.
When these cornerstones needed an outward expression, the company channelled its refreshing way of thinking into creative expression. Sahaj Software’s first-ever brand campaign introduces its core values through four animated films set in a carnival with characters conceptualised and designed in collaboration with Hatch.
The ‘shapeless shape’, which is both the protagonist and the supporting cast in the films, is capable of taking any form. For this brand campaign, it navigates a host of everyday scenarios in a carnival in the form of a blob-shaped humanoid, often solving a problem by leveraging its ability to transform.
Speaking about the brand campaign, Parag Bhatnagar, Global Marketing Head, Sahaj Software, said, “The vision was to create a brand campaign that is distinctive, sticky and clutter-breaking. Our tech solutions are intangible, and our way of working is unique – tried and tested storytelling techniques would not have done justice to our brand. We needed colour, personality and pop. The shapeless shapes are a delightful vehicle to tell the story of how trust, respect, curiosity and craftsmanship enable us to solve our clients’ most pressing problems by crafting world-class purpose-built solutions.”
The Sahaj logo, which is an amalgamation of abstract shapes, inspired the form of the blobs. Abstract shapes, which signify ideas, people and technology of different shapes and sizes, are the building blocks of Sahaj’s brand identity system called Together We Create. These simple, fluid, free-flowing shapes come together and create a synergy that inspires brilliance.
Talking about the films and the characters, Kanishka Singha, Director, HATCH, said, “The abstract shapes lend the blobs their fluid persona – they make them adaptable and agile. We didn’t overpower them with details to tie it with the underlying philosophy of Sahaj, that of simplicity.”
With this campaign, Sahaj Software is embarking on a journey to carve a distinct identity for itself while staying true to the ethos of the brand. While the unique set of philosophies that drive work and culture at this organization will endure, their outward expression, much like the shapeless shapes, will keep evolving.
The brand campaign is live now across digital platforms.