Jagran Engage, the OOH (out of home) arm of Jagran Prakashan, has bagged the ad rights for the entire railway station at Varanasi for three years. It has also won the rights for select properties at Mathura station for five years. While at Varanasi, the agency will offer hoardings, glow signs and kiosks, properties at Mathura station include hoardings, gantries, hoardings near railway bridges, crossings and kiosks.
Put together, the contracts have provided the OOH firm with a total ad display area of 18,000 sq. ft.
The agency plans to target mainly telecom, local retailers, banking and insurance, educational institutions and automobile companies. As compared to national advertisers, Jagran Engage expects to get more bookings from local advertisers.
Tiwari confesses that though things are looking brighter, the OOH industry is still reeling under the aftermath of the economic slowdown. "Even on a festival like Diwali when business is supposed to do well, I do not think that there are many clients," he adds.
For the record, Jagran Engage has been in the OOH space for more than three years. During this period, it has developed media in Delhi and NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Moradabad and Kolkata.