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Hoichoi launches early OOH campaign for higher recall

It is hoping that the campaign will also work as a distraction for commuters.

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KOLKATA: OTT players heavily rely on OOH media to promote their shows and the pandemic brought that to a screeching halt. West Bengal is one of the first states to get back on track after the lockdown was lifted and Bengali OTT platform Hoichoi recently launched an outdoor campaign for its new original.

The OOH campaign is to drive up the anticipation level for its recently-launched show Tansener Tanpura. Even though not everyone is venturing out, Hoichoi co-founder Vishnu Mohta says that it is not early to resume OOH campaigns. Despite having faced a cyclone during lockdown, the city’s residents have bucked up and are stepping out more than other cities.

The timing is efficient since there aren’t other ongoing campaigns to clutter. It also works as a break for commuters.

“We always think of outdoor as an awareness medium. We have come out with one of our biggest shows and have communicated the show and its great cast. I think even this much information is a good distraction for them. Now, what we can do is entertain people while they are at home by showing new content,” Mohta shares.

Hoichoi’s in-house team ideated the campaign. It has taken up 15 billboard spots across the city in prominent locations where people travel a lot through like Maa Flyover, UltadangaXing and Acropolis Mall. The team also partnered with outdoor companies with whom it has previously worked.  The goal is to start the work of putting out messages.

“There are people stepping out. Malls have opened up in West Bengal and now there is a fair amount of traffic on roads. Even when you step out, it is not only about the number of people and the number of times, it is about the impact that your campaign has on people. Since we don't have too many campaigns around, so the recall value is great,” he shares.

With Hoichoi taking the first step, others are likely to follow suit in the coming time.

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