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Aircel launches Blyk services

19 Nov

As we had reported earlier this week, Aircel today launched Blyk, an opt-in mobile marketing service. Blyk offers content, contests and deals via text and multimedia messages across categories like sports, lifestyle, entertainment and others. Blyk subscribers will receive these messages and can respond to them. Some of these messages can be questions while others can be information about latest deals or events happening in the vicinity. The system profiles the consumer over a period of six to eight weeks and offers targeted messaging/advertising.

To subscribe to Blyk, Aircel subscribers have to recharge their account with a lifetime validity Rs 74 Blyk voucher that offer talktime worth Rs 20. Blyk subscribers are expected to get special deals when they recharge their account in the future.

While not naming their advertising partners, we have learnt that Blyk has about 25-30 advertisers for India in their kitty at the moment. We are told that Blyk would be available exclusively on Aircel for at least six months, if not more.

Update: Blyk to launch in India with Aircel

16 Nov

Blyk, a mobile advertising platform that started out as an MVNO in the UK, is set to launch its services in India with Aircel. Blyk provides free talktime to its consumers in return for ads about products and brands that they like. Users of Blyk opt in for this advertising by indicating their likes and agree to receive a specified number of ads daily in return for free talktime.  The announcement will be made on November 19 in New Delhi.

Update: Blyk might not launch an MVNO in India. Instead, it is most likely to be launched as a value added service on Aircel’s network. Subscribers to this service might get discount deals based on things they like and that’s pretty much about it.