'What's On India', a new TV guidance channel that was launched recently, has unveiled its first outdoor advertising campaign, as part of its integrated strategy to reach its target viewers. The focus of the campaign is to build awareness about the channel and educate viewers in major markets about the TV guidance proposition.
Launched in December 2009, What's On India is available on leading DTH and cable platforms, including Hathway, Digicable, Airtel Digital and Dish TV. The channel provides television viewers with round-the-clock recommendations, information and previews of TV programmes across hundreds of channels.
Beginning with Mumbai and Delhi, the campaign is being leveraged outdoor at prominent locations in the two cities. While bus shelters and hoardings have been utilized in both Mumbai and Delhi, mobile vans and unipoles have additionally been used in Delhi. A total of almost 40 sites have been planned.
Outdoor company, Global Advertisers has executed the outdoor campaign in the two cities, while Hanmer MS&L has worked on the creative part of it. The campaign is set to run for two months.
Behl says, "This is a first step and we will augment the plan with other mediums as well. The second leg of the ad burst will move to digital, mobile and social networking. We are also targeting trade media in the current campaign. Besides this, an extensive PR drive at the national and regional levels will be executed, where they will talk to viewers in their language. One on ones and contact programmes to drive the message to audiences will be organized as well."
She adds, "The brand's aggressive plans in the weeks to come are focused on jumping up the adoption rates. While the channel has embarked on various routes to engage viewers before; this advertising campaign is primarily to create awareness and education for the channel."