POGO, the number 1 kids entertainment channel, recently added
another feather to its cap. Dholakpur Breaking news,
a pioneering marketing initiative undertaken in 2011 as a part of
an on-air and School Contact Program contest, won the Bronze medal
in the category Best Integrated Communication Program
at the Event & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) Awards
The Dholakpur Breaking News contest gave children a
unique opportunity to create a news story for their favorite superhero,
'Chhota Bheem', and win a chance to feature on the channel. To enter
the contest, kids simply had to watch their favorite channel POGO
every Monday to Friday from 6:00pm for a series of fun breaking
news clips and suggest their innovative end to the news story by
calling Dholakpur News Centre on 58888388 or by logging
on to www.pogo.tv.
As a part of an extensive School Contact Program (SCP), POGO also
visited 800 schools across Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad
to give kids the contest entry form and fill it with their report
of how they think Chhota Bheem should solve the issue/situation
shown in the breaking news clip. The form was then submitted in
the POGO drop box specially installed in schools for this purpose.
Six lucky winners were featured on POGO as Chhota Bheem's special
reporter, reporting their winning Dholakpur Breaking News
story. Additionally, 30 runners up winners were announced on POGO
during the airing of Chhota Bheem every Monday-Friday at 6:00pm.
Over and above all runners up were rewarded with I-pod shuffles
Dhawal Katkar, Director, Marketing and PR, South Asia, Turner International
India said, It is an honor to receive this award from EEMA.
The idea behind the initiative was to not only encourage childrens
creativity in a fun and engaging manner but to also give it a platform.
It was a very innovative concept which to our delight has received
a phenomenal response from kids and the industry. This recognition
has encouraged us to roll out this year's SCP with yet another unique
concept. Currently, we are undertaking 'Chhota Bheem ka Fatafat
Formula', a SCP in which trained professionals will be teaching
over 5 lakh students how to use simple self-defense techniques to
protect themselves and their young friends from dangerous situations.
We hope this campaign will receive the same success.
EEMA is the only unified voice of the event management and experiential
marketing industry. EEMAX 2012 was the fourth edition of the awards
which recognized exemplary work in the events and experiential marketing
space. In the 'Best Integrated Communication Program' category,
Pogo competed against not only brands in kids/broadcast but the
across the various brand categories in India.