Mint, the business daily by HT Media, has introduced a printing facility in Hyderabad. With this launch, Mint now has seven printing locations across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. The print location at Hyderabad will primarily cater to the residents of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
In Hyderabad, Mint will bear a cover price of Rs 3.50 on weekdays and Rs 5 on Saturdays, and have 28 pages on an average. Hyderabad will have an initial print run of 10,300 copies, which will eventually go up to 15,000 copies.
To promote the Hyderabad printing location among the readers, the company has launched a marketing plan that includes print, internet, outdoor and on-ground activation. As far as outdoor presence in the city is concerned, Mint has taken up more than 30 sites across key locations frequented by the target audience of the newspaper.
Soon, the media company will launch a sampling exercise, where it plans to reach out and engage its audience in offices and up-market residential localities and clubs.
Apart from this, the pre-launch subscription offer that is currently available offers a discount of 35 per cent on the cover price on annual subscriptions.
Explaining the company's decision to establish a printing facility at Hyderabad, Khanna says, "Over the past few years, Mint has built a strong national presence for itself. Hyderabad was the only key city which was missing from the Mint footprint. For advertisers, this launch will give them an access to the business paper readers in Hyderabad."
The daily with the Hyderabad print line will have an ad rate of Rs 250 per sq. cm.