Railway offers maximum reach for advertisements: Sudeesh V C
By Athira Nair - December 23, 2015
Giving insight on railway advertising, Sudeesh V C, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager at Thiruvananthapuram Division, in Southern Railway said that the medium offers face to face impact in trains, on platforms, and in waiting lounges.
Giving insight on railway advertising, Sudeesh said, "Railway advertising reaches very easily and effectively. It offers face to face impact in trains, on platforms, and in waiting lounges. Railway advertisements have the power to provide impressions in upscale areas. The reach of railway advertisements are high. Numerous studies have revealed that the brand preferences of train commuters are influenced in meaningful ways by railway advertising.â€
Railway is the most popular mode of transport in India and it caters to all categories of people. "Brands can use this medium to build their image by using different types of railway advertising. Digital OOH is another option to advertise on railways. It is already implemented through railway information system with one third of the space dedicated to advertisements and rest with information. We are also planning to implement a voice based information system which could grasp the language of people and revert to them through the same language with a ten second advertisement slot,â€ Sudeesh said.
The advertisements inside the trains and at railway stations have longer exposure period. Passengers inside the trains spend hours in it and therefore are able to retain the brands by repeated viewing and reading. People waiting at railway stations also view and read the ads again and again. Thus, they also grasp the advertisements quickly. Concluding the session Sudeesh added, "Railway department could generate a fair revenue from advertisements, while it could create value, reach and impact to the brands or advertisers.â€