BIG Pictures Unique marketing promotion for David
Mumbai: Do Knot Disturb
Dhawan’s upcoming release Do Knot Disturb
a co-production between BIG Pictures
and Puja Entertainment
is all set to release worldwide on 2nd October, 2009. As part of the marketing efforts for the film BIG Pictures
is using an innovative marketing strategy by enacting live trailers of the movie on-ground generating interest to promote Do Knot Disturb.
In this first of kind effort, 24 live skits will be performed by the young actors engaging the audience across different strategic locations such as malls, shopping places, railway stations in Mumbai on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September as part of ground activation activity for the film.
Just like marketing a consumer product that goes beyond standard awareness creating medium of print, tv, radio and outdoor through consumer engagement initiatives, it is imperative to practice this in film marketing too. Says BIG Pictures COO, Sunir Kheterpal
. "To leverage the films hilarious extra-marital plot, we decided to launch film trailers right on the streets of Mumbai performed by theatre actors, thus practising innovation cost-effectively. Weeks before release, the trailers of DKD are being premiered live for Mumbai’s public on their doorsteps. Mumbai is the ideal city for such initiatives to be launched – an exciting place with a bustling youth frequenting many high footfall areas especially during holidays and weekends. 24 locations, including colleges, railway stations and shopping areas traversing the length and breadth of Mumbai were chosen for the trailer performances, increasing awareness and curiosity for the film on the roads itself."
Says Girish Shah, Head Branding Reliance Group and CMO of Reliance Big Entertainment Filmed Entertainment business. "The real challenge for marketers is to use force multiplier ideas like these and further leverage them through PR and interactive mediums such as radio and internet."
Appointment viewing was practiced, where group company, BIG FM announced locations and timings of the performances for people to witness these trailers live at Fashion Street, VT Station, Andheri West, Lokhandwala Market, National College, Bandstand and Juhu Chowpatty among others. This initiative was further accentuated by posting the live videos into cyberspace, interspersed with clippings from the film. The trailers have already commenced and the excitement on the streets is apparent with students, commuters and shopkeepers alike, dropping their work for a moment or two of live entertainment on the street. They leave with an idea of the Do Knot Disturb storyline, undoubtedly thirsty for more...
About BIG Music & Home Entertainment:
About Reliance Big Entertainment: Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.
BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan,Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.
In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions,Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures,Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment.
RBEL's associate company ADLABS is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.
Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.
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