Press Release

Star Gold celebrates KICK with the biggest marketing campaign

30 September 2014

Star Gold, the Home of Blockbuster Premieres, is all set for the World TV Premiere of the biggest blockbuster of 2014 - KICK. The channel has launched a 360 degree marketing campaign, with unique marketing initiatives across mediums to promote this action packed Salman Khan flick. KICK Premieres on Star Gold on Sunday, 28th September 2014, 8 pm

After Blockbusters like Singham, Bodyguard, Son of Sardaar, Bol Bachchan, Dabangg 2, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Jai Ho and many others; KICK is the latest worldwide blockbuster to premiere on Star Gold. The channel has rolled out a larger than lifemarketing campaign across 12 cities including television, print, outdoor, digital, radio and on ground mediums. The channel has roped in Samsung Galaxy Core 2 as the presenting sponsor, while the premiere is powered by Hero. The other associate sponsors of this film are Snapdeal, Canon, Dulux and Gillette. The premiere is presented by Snapdeal & powered by Heroon Star Gold HD. Announcing the World TV premiere of KICK, Hemal Jhaveri, Executive Vice President of Star Gold said, “Besides being the king of the box office, Salman Khan’s movies have a humungous pull on televisionand STAR GOLD is the official destination for the superstar’s blockbusters.KICK has been the biggest release of 2014 and we hope toreplicatethe film’s success on television. Keeping in mind the magnitude of the movie, we have presented several unique differentiatorsto our marketing campaign. It will be by far the biggest Marketing Campaign ever undertaken by a Hindi Movie Channel.” To celebrate this mega TV premiere in a never-seen-before manner, Star Gold will conduct an innovative and exciting on ground activation. Inspired by Salman Khan’s unique bicycle stunts in the film, the channel will organize a thrilling bicycle flash mob in Mumbai and Delhi. This activation shall witness over 200 cyclists cycling across key hubs of the cities dressed as Salman Khan’s ‘Devil’ look in the film KICK. Another pioneering marketing step by Star Gold includes its partnership with the film KICK before its theatrical release. A first-of-its-kind initiative in the Hindi movie channels genre, Star Gold presented KICK Start, a unique event conceptualized and created exclusively for the viewers of the channel in association with the release of the movie KICK. The event comprised of performances from leading stars of KICK, along with behind-the-scene snippets and interviews of the actors. The special also included a weeklong movie bonanzashowcasing the biggest movies of Salman Khan in the channel’s prime-time slot. Commenting further on the television premiere and marketing campaign, Hemal Jhaveri said, “We have always received a phenomenal response for our television premieres. The norm has always been to associate with a film only during the TV premiere. With this campaign, we chose to go against that norm by partnering with KICK before its theatrical release.This step gave us the opportunity to build consumer engagement withspecial content driven initiatives. Beyond viewers, the premieres of such big ticket Bollywood films also prove to be a fantastic platform from the advertisers’ standpoint. We are confident that the World TV premiere of KICK shall prove to be yet another milestone for Star Gold.” The television campaign has been activated across national and regional channels in India, including diverse genres such as Kids, Music, News and Youth entertainment. The campaign is also being aired on other network channels of Star India including Star Plus, Life OK, Star Utsav, Star Pravah, Channel V, Jalsha, Jalsha movies and Star Sports. Aggressive promotions are also being made on the digital platform through Youtube and Facebook Star Gold will use the print medium for promotions on the day of the premiere. Leading print publications across Hindi speaking markets will carry advertisements announcing the premiere of KICK on Star Gold. The channel has additionally gone big on its outdoor campaign, rolling out over 75 hoardings across Mumbai and Delhi markets. The channel is also promoting the film on radio with over 4000 spots in 12 cities across Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Delhi.   In 2013, Salman Khan and Star India network signed a deal for the television broadcast rights of his upcoming Bollywood films till 2017.Early 2014, Star India announced its acquisition of a fresh movie library comprising of 15 highly anticipated Bollywood films of the year. With the maximum number of 100 crore Bollywood films being premiered on the channel, a high profile movie acquisitions list for 2014 and the TV rights deal between Star India and superstars Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn – Star Gold is definitely the Home of Blockbuster Premieres for all Hindi movie buffs.
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