Star India

Telling the stories behind the stories


Always championing progressive storytelling, India’s biggest broadcaster - Star has led the entertainment industry for over a decade, introducing cutting-edge technology, groundbreaking initiatives and driving social change in India. But, they didn’t have the platform to tell the world what they were about. Star asked DesignStudio to re-imagine their website to better communicate the stories behind the entertainment and reflect the breadth of opportunity Star could offer prospective employees.

We travelled to India to work with Star’s team and understand just how deeply they’ve shaped culture. From innovating entertainment, to promoting gender equality, they continue to lead the way in the country’s rapid development.

Photoshoot across India
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The insights gained through our immersion led us to create a strategic platform based around the expression ‘Imagine more...'. An evolution of the their corporate strapline 'Inpire a billion imaginations' that focused on the spirit behind the creation of the content. This became the flexible foundation for Star to tell the world their own inspirational stories in a variety of ways.

"It is about enabling, empowering and stimulating everyone to find his or her own answers; answers shaped by their own imagination"Uday Shankar, Chairman of Star India, President of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific
Star India platform

'Imagine more...' became the key to shaping the Star platform into something more profound than a TV listings page. Star's site became the destination for telling Star's rich stories of transformation, expressing their vision for the future and opening up a dialogue with their audience.

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To truly bring Star’s stories to life, we worked with the Star team to identify their launch stories – travelling back to India for a photoshoot that spanned across the country. We went behind the scenes to capture the impact of their work and amplify their initiatives.

Alongside this we developed a new editorial style, and helped identify, assess, and develop the stories that are most relevant and impactful for future content.

Photography for leading stories
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Within a month of launch, the website saw a 300% increase in traffic and length of stay. Star has received a colossal increase in job applications, and since the launch of the ‘Pitch your Idea’ initiative, over a thousand new ideas have been submitted via the website.

Star now has a platform and communications strategy to share its work, its spirit, and its impact. ‘Imagine more…’ is a license to go far beyond the platform, with whatever exciting future projects the team sees fit.

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