Plans to spend 10% of its Gross Revenue on Brand & Communication in the current financial year to improve brand salience and brand equity
Signs in the versatile youth-icon Gauahar Khan as the new face of Videocon Telecom to connect with its consumers
New Delhi June 10, 2015: Videocon Telecom, the innovative & vibrant telecom arm of the Indian conglomerate Videocon Group, today announced the signing of Bollywood Star, performer, Super model Gauahar Khan as its Brand Ambassador. With the new brand face that reflects the aspirations of the young India, the telco intends to connect with forward-looking, modern youth segment and extend its presence in the market.
In a short span of two years, the brand has emerged as one of the most preferred and fastest growing telecom players attaining the trust of over 10 Million consumers. The telco has attained leading position in its 4 operating circles with clear incremental customer market share leadership in Punjab and Haryana Telecom circles. Gauahar Khan’s popularity and immense youth appeal shall complement young and vibrant brand like Videocon Telecom, which engages the mass consumers via its innovative and excellent telecom services.
Gauahar Khan made her bollywood debut in 2009 with ‘Rocket Singh, Salesman of the year’, followed by ‘Game’, and her critical acclaimed role in another blockbuster ‘Isaqzaade’. She also made a successful debut in a Punjabi film ‘Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya’ this year. Gauahar Khan also made her presence felt on small screen, starting with hosting her own TV show ‘Khan Sisters’ in 2011, and was awarded the winner of country’s biggest reality show ‘Big Boss’ season 7.
The young and versatile Gauahar Khan shall bring fresh energy and vigour to the brand, thus creating a youth appeal, her huge fan following shall go a long way in attracting the youth to the brand.
Videocon Telecom plans to leverage the association with Gauahar Khan through various mediums including TV commercials, OOH, Press ads and Digital marketing. The telco plans to spend 10% of its Gross Revenue on Brand and Communication this year. Given its regional presence, the telco has been limiting its presence on one of the most effective medium of Television, but now with options being available on Geo targeting on leading TV channels including Star and Sony, the telco plans to leverage on the option in a big way.
The telco plans to rollout a big campaign with the new face of Videocon Telecom across all mediums.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Arvind Bali, Director & CEO, Videocon Telecom said, “Change is always good and refreshing and brings in vibrancy in the environment. We are pleased to add the noted celebrity, Gauahar Khan into our Videocon Family. Gauahar signifies a positive vibrancy, bold attitude, sense of dedication and reflects our brand spirit- young, vibrant, and cool. She represents the youth of today who are independent, expressive, confident, and carefree and brand conscious. Going apt with the same, this association has been established to connect with the youth consumers at ground level.”
“The choice of bringing Gauahar on board was no brainer as she is a self-made youth icon with huge fan following in India and across the continent. She is a fantastic artist and we seek to use her charisma extensively in our forthcoming marketing initiatives, wherein she will be seen prominently across television commercials, newspapers advertisements, digital medium, billboards, retail front displays, and on-ground activities of the brand. We are confident that this association will go a long way in improving Videocon Telecom’s brand awareness and consideration”, he added.
Gauahar Khan, on becoming the face of Videocon Telecom, said, “I am glad to be associated with Videocon Family. Videocon has been a household brand. Videocon Telecom is so young and vibrant with its approach that I can actually relate myself to the brand. Owing to its wide reach and consumer- friendly services, I did not have second thoughts in associating myself with Videocon Telecom. With this association, I see myself connecting with millions of consumers of the brand”
“Videocon Telecom always strives to bring something new and that is what I love to do in my reel and real life. Staying true to its image of being a futuristic and progressive brand, they keep coming up with innovative products and services benefiting the end user. The company shared their future plans with me including their 4G rollout plans and ambition to come back as a PAN India player, I was actually delighted to hear that. I am more than confident that this association will be a mutually rewarding one. I am ecstatic to be a part of this large Videocon Family and would like to wish the very best to Videocon Telecom, as they embark upon the path to become the most valued and dynamic telecom brand in the country“, she added.
About Videocon Telecom
Videocon Telecom, the next-generation GSM mobile service network is the telecom arm of the $10 billion Videocon Group. The company has partnered with global technology leaders to create a robust infrastructure featuring future ready mobile technologies. Powered by the most advanced GSM-EDGE network, Videocon Telecom aims to redefine the Indian mobile telecommunications industry by leveraging a combination of the parent company’s strong brand recall and retail reach with a spirit of innovation and customer centricity. Videocon endeavours to transform the life of every Indian consumer by changing the very paradigm of the way he or she communicates.
Videocon Telecom today symbolizes the market innovations and customer offerings rooted in the demands and needs of the Indian consumer. Videocon Telecom has notched up a subscriber base of over 10 million subscribers within 2 years of operations, a testament to the brand’s customer focused strategy. The company has invested significantly in research and development as well as in customer service to offer consumers innovative products and a superlative experience.