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#CoronaKoDhona: ABP News’ awareness campaign

The channel accrues 5.42 mn interactions and 132.79 mn views on Facebook

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MUMBAI: ABP News Network’s Hindi news channel, ABP News, has taken preventive measures to create awareness among its audience against the spread of the Covid19 virus through the reach of its social media platforms.

ABP News’ public awareness campaign called ‘#CoronaKoDhona’ has garnered tremendous traction on the social media pages of the channel. Former team India’s skipper, Kapil Dev & union minister, Smriti Irani have joined the network for this initiative.

“For any news related to COVID-19, ABP News has been the leading domain on Facebook in the last 30 Days (18 Feb to 18 March; Source: crowdtangle.com). With 5.42 million total interactions, the channel is miles ahead than its nearest competitor, Aaj Tak,” says a press statement of the channel. 

The statement further adds, “In terms of video views, ABP News’ page has garnered 132.79 million views, twice as of that of its arch rival which received 2.39 million views (18 Feb to 18 March; Source: crowdtangle.com). The video segment of the campaign has also been further promoted on YouTube, garnering tremendous engagement from the audience.”

The recently launched campaign went on-air and on all ABP News social media platforms to strengthen the consciousness on the pandemic and ensure the safety of the people. With a message-driven hashtag - #CoronakoDhona, the intensive campaign comprised of awareness videos coupled with informative blogs and articles on the issue.

The video campaigning comprised of 13 short clips featuring 13 ABP news anchors, presenting a short awareness message on the importance of handwashing. With an aim to send a message of good hygiene, the campaign emphasised on how washing hands regularly is one of the most critical measures in the fight against coronavirus.

Renowned ABP News anchors like Akhilesh Anand, Adarsh Jha, Astha Kaushik, Shobhna Yadav, Pratima Mishra, Anurag Muskaan, Rubika Liyaquat, Shagun Sharma, Sumit Awasthi, Aditi Arora, Yasser Usman, Vikas Bhadauria, and Shrivardhan Trivedi were instrumental in sharing the awareness message compellingly.

ABP News Network’s chief executive officer, Avinash Pandey, says: “As a responsible news channel, we take it as our duty to ensure the betterment of society. COVID-19 has created a sense of panic worldwide. When mankind is fighting a deadly pandemic, awareness and sensibility are the initial steps.”

“Through this campaign, our aim was to safeguard the health of the people by providing requisite information on the virus so that preventive measures can be taken effectively, while also dispelling fear & worry on the pandemic," Pandey further adds.

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