Baby''s Day Out turned out to be a huge Hollywood money-spinner. A similar
story could be brewing at Titan Industries, which has announced a viral marketing
initiative branded, Titan''s Day Out, that involves employees.
September will see the ''Titan viral marketing brigade'' comprising Titan employees
across eight cities, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Pune, communicate
the company''s latest exchange offer (old watches for new at a 25-per cent discount)
to anybody outside the Titan family.
member of the viral marketing team has to contact at least 10 people and tell
them about the on-going exchange offer. To do this, they have to undertake any
activity of their choice to spread awareness about the offer.
to Harish Bhat, COO, watches, Titan Industries, the company hopes to make Titan
employees feel like an integral part of Titan''s success through this initiative.
Any Titan employee, from the management echelons to the courier boy, can register
for this programme on 1 September and communicate with the public at large about
the exchange offer. This endeavour spreads marketing activities at all levels
and all functions like IT, finance or even HR, than just the marketing teams.
to Bhat, the individual has the freedom to come out with innovative promotional
methods, be it leaflets, meetings in apartments, SMS, e-mail, or any other mode
company is of the view that such efforts at internal marketing, which involve
employees, create a win-win situation for both employers and employees.
far, 350 Titan employees have reportedly signed up for Titan''s viral marketing
on its corporate social responsibilities, for every participant in the event,
Titan will contribute Rs500 to Bangalore''s Shrishti Special Academy. The members
of the viral marketing team get an exchange coupon that entitles them to a 50-per
cent discount on a new Titan watch, in exchange for an old one.
plans to apply viral marketing to future promotions as well.
said that close to 4.5 lakh watches have been exchanged across India since 10
August, and is optimistic that around 7 lakh watches would probably be exchanged
by the time the offer closes on 9 September.
company has seen its sales triple during the 20-day period (from 10 August to
30 August) as compared to previous years.