While Idea is encouraging mobile users to walk while they talk, Vodafone has decided to let a walk determine its network strength. The telecom company has launched an interesting on-ground campaign, in association with My FM, with the common objective to showcase their network strength.
The campaign, called Vodafone My Network My Journey was executed between July 22-28 across My FM's six stations in the MPCG (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) region. On July 22, Vodafone completed its network coverage of the MPCG region.
The campaign took the form of a round-the-clock live journey, where a My FM RJ travelled to several locations in these two states, describing the places to the station's listeners via a Vodafone mobile. The RJ tested both the FM station's, as well as Vodafone's, network strength at various locations in Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Bilaspur, Raipur and Bhopal. To showcase the network strength further, the RJ relayed the description through an OB (outside broadcasting) link to the stations while travelling in trains, taxis and buses, rather than from a stationary location.
Harrish M Bhatia, chief operating officer, My FM, tells afaqs!, "As Vodafone has just completed their network coverage and we have the best network in these two states, we approached Vodafone with the idea of working on a joint on-ground campaign to showcase ours and their network prowess and establishing our superior connectivity."
At the places the RJ visited, he engaged the local people in conversation, on topics such as the kind of food available and local village gossip.
Bhatia says the campaign rode over challenges such as heavy rains easily, which, in retrospect, worked only in favour of the campaign and proved their point.