Mid-Day launches Fully Filmi

14 Aug,2012

By A Correspondent

 

It is the 33rd anniversary of Mid-Day, and the publication is celebrating it in style. As the brand extension, the group has launched a Bollywood portal – Fully Filmi. The portal aims to address the need gap that the Bollywood-news websites have yet not been able to cater.

 

Manajit Ghoshal,MDand CEO, Mid-Day, said: “When we thought of launching the website on Bollywood, we saw that there were hardly any websites that were doing breaking news. It was surprising, given that it is one of the biggest film industries in the world. The current crop of Bollywood websites does not dish out anything fresh; they do not have a dedicated team of journalists. They are more of news aggregators. We are going to focus more on coverage of authentic industry news.”

 

The website has been getting positive reviews from the film fraternity, according to Mr Ghoshal. However, the website is due to get the responses from advertisers. Mr Ghoshal said: “We wanted to approach the advertisers only after the launch. Now that the web property has been launched, we will approach them in due time.”

 

Among the target group of the website is the NRI community, and the audiences in interior India. The property will be promoted through Dainik Jagran’s Hindi dailies, and cross-referenced with Mid-Day to drive traffic. Other than this, the property is looking at film theatres and tie-ups for promotion.

 

The group is trying also hard to regain its past numbers in Mumbai. Mr Ghoshal said: “We have been adding numbers to readership since last three years. However, we will be focusing more aggressively on that front. We wish to keep the trend up for the next couple of years. The group would experiment with newer formats, new innovations in our 33rd year.”

 

 

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