iWorld

MTV allows youth to connect with #RockTheVote on Twitter

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/internet-images/2014/02/04/rock_the_vote.jpg?itok=Jcw0SGS8

MUMBAI: With the entire nation under the election fever, MTV has announced a strategic use of the Twitter platform as part of the Hero MTV Rock The Vote initiative to enhance the interactivity and reach of the campaign across youth. A first-of-its kind interactive experience to tap the digital universe, the leading youth brand MTV has launched "Follow the Hashtag" which will allow users of all kinds of devices to listen and engage with the #RockTheVote conversation on Twitter.



This will be the first time this kind of call-to-action innovation will be visible to the audiences globally. Through this feature, the mobile user does not need to be online while listening in to the conversations on #RockTheVote on Twitter. The user can dial 011-30494949 and follow the discussions on #RockTheVote, even while offline. Key tweets and interactions from @MTVIndia on #RockTheVote will be delivered on their phone via an SMS enabled by ZipDial, another strategic technology partner. This underscores MTV?s commitment to encourage every youngster to participate in the campaign and vote in the upcoming elections; and does not limit to their access to internet or expensive phones.



Speaking about the exciting innovation, Sumeli Chatterjee, Head - Marketing & Insights, MTV India said, ?MTV Rock the Vote initiative is an interactive campaign that is designed to fuel conversations around elections. And Twitter is one of the leading real-time, interactive information networks in the world. The ?Follow the Hashtag? feature will ensure we reach out beyond just the smart phone users?thus allowing the large user base of regular (feature) phones to interact with the Rock The Vote campaign. Starting with crowd-sourced videos from colleges, web series on Funny FAQs on voting, selfies of youth ?inked? during election, live tweeting the college concerts, interactive television programming, comic strips and satires...the tongue in cheek messaging of Hero MTV Rock The Vote is naturally integrated with Twitter conversations. This feature phone service will ensure the conversation reaches far and wide across the online and offline youth universe, and hopefully mobilize the eligible new voters to step out and vote.?



Commenting on this innovation, Rishi Jaitly, India Market Director, Twitter said, "Twitter is the world's leading mobile, real-time information network where users follow, share and experience content that is live, public and conversational. In India, Twitter has brought our users closer to the issues and moments that matter to them, while also enabling them to express their views and participate in real-time. We applaud MTV India for innovating on our platform on the occasion of Rock The Vote and for using Twitter's unique mobile service to engage its viewers."



MTV has launched ?Hero MTV Rock The Vote? as a non partisan initiative to drive awareness and education of the young generation to vote in upcoming general elections. The campaign objective is to drive conversations around voting and is built on the philosophy that ?you cannot complain, if you do not vote?. Therefore, it has a huge skew towards the social media and mobile interactions. MTV is also planning to launch hashtag wars on youth issues / voting along with live debates with political spokespersons & election experts leveraging the Twitter platform. Giving this social campaign a humorous skew, the channel has also launched a series of witty videos to capture people?s funny reactions on voting. The web series, ?Voting FAQs?, captures funny reactions of people to some fun questions asked around the elections. The questions are bold, tricky and most of the times, confusing, thus testing the opponents? general knowledge while giving you a dose of laughter.



Discuss with MTV about power to vote using #RockTheVote on Twitter or dial 011-30494949 from your mobile to listen in. This election step out and vote!

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/18/Mukesh-Ambani-800.jpg?itok=2N8bZVJV
Jio and organised retail add to RIL's growth in second quarter

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani’s largest startup in the world in the form of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd or Jio has only gone from strength to strength since its inception. The mobile and broadband subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), which is already the largest mobile data carrier in the world...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/17/netflix.jpg?itok=I7LNZeIl
Netflix adds 6.96 mn subscribers in Q3

After a disappointing Q2 result, global streaming giant Netflix has again beat all expectations in its Q3 earnings. Netflix has not only added 6.96 million subscribers in this quarter but it has reported $4 billion streaming revenue for the quarter which is up 36 per cent year over year.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/16/AMBANI.jpg?itok=zNibmglX
RIL close to buying majority stakes in DEN, Hathway

Reliance Industries is expected to buy controlling stakes in two of India’s largest cable TV and broadband service providers

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/16/Taranjeet%20Singh.jpg?itok=dnumI-hj
ZEE5 appoints Taranjeet Singh asChief Revenue Officer& Business Head - New Projects

ZEE5 India, India's second largest OTT platform known for its muscle in multi-lingual content, today announced the appointment of Taranjeet Singh as the Chief Revenue Officer & Business Head – New Projects for the platform.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/16/netflix.jpg?itok=bVIQH9bf
Netflix Q3 app revenue up 90% y-o-y

Netflix's financials show it had a strong Q3 on mobile. The app dramatically observed an upswing by generating gross $243.7 million which represented a 90 per cent year-on-year increase as compared to Q3 2017. The popular streaming app has surpassed an estimated $1.4 billion in total gross revenue...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/15/avia.jpg?itok=D8QtSi-I
AVIA announces new members

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) today announced that Netflix has joined as a Patron member, alongside Globe Telecom as a Corporate member, strengthening the mandate of the Association to represent the interests of companies across the broader video industry in Asia.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/15/coai.jpg?itok=9s-1J2pW
3 more quarters of losses for telecom industry, says COAI

According to COAI director general Rajan Mathews, the telecom sector will probably experience three or more quarters of losses, as the telcos remain under pressure due to high levies and unsustainable tariffs.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/15/hulu.jpg?itok=_ijK9rAv
India’s Porus Rises In the land of the Rising Sun- Japan

One Life Studios premium historical drama series Porus, which depicts the legendary warriors battle against the world’s biggest conqueror Alexander the great will now be showcased in one of the top premium OTT platforms in Japan- Hulu.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/13/Data-breach.jpg?itok=TX7OnSWg
Data of 29 mn users hacked says Facebook

MUMBAI: Social media company, Facebook, on Friday stated that hackers had accessed 29 million user data in the breach which was disclosed late last month. Facebook previously had said that 50 million users were affected due to the data breach.

iWorld Social Media

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories