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Dainik Bhaskar Wins Silver For Bhaskarmay Simhastha Campaign & Bronze For Swatantra Vichaar Campaign


DB Corp Limited (DBCL), India’s largest print media company and home to flagship newspapers Dainik
Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Dainik Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar today announced that the
company has won two awards in the 13th edition of the coveted Outdoor Asia Convention (OAC) Awards
event held on 29th July in Mumbai. Dainik Bhaskar was awarded a Silver medal for outdoor activation
done for the Bhaskarmay Simhastha campaign. No bronze or gold award was given in this category. The
company was also awarded a Bronze medal in the most prestigious ‘Campaign of the Year’ category for
its Swatantra Vichaar campaign implemented in Maharashtra.

The Swatantra Vichaar campaign launched in Maharashtra, was based on the idea that only Divya
Marathi an unbiased and objective newspaper can empower its readers to think in an independent
manner. The six month long integrated campaign with the tag line ‘Swatantra Padho Swatantra Socho’
(Read Independent, Think Independent) was amplified through print ads, edit notes and OOH [out of
home] media. During Simhastha – world’s largest congregation held once in 12 years, Dainik Bhaskar
organized the biggest ever Maha Arti (prayer ceremony) and Maha Yatra (mass procession). This was
implemented a month prior to Simhastha in Ujjain that generated very high visibility and was able to
make very strong and personal bonds with its readers. This was followed by a two-month long
comprehensive on ground-visibility activation.

Vinay Maheshwari, Senior Vice President-Sales – Market Development & Brand Marketing said,
“We are delighted to have won the awards at a prestigious forum as Outdoor Asia Convention attended
by some of the world’s leading agencies. The core theme of both the campaigns are very well aligned to
‘Kendra mein pathak’ — the core philosophy of the Bhaskar brand. Both campaigns are an initiative to
reinforce Bhaskar’s unbiased and objective approach to journalism that enabled Bhaskar to cement its
bond with readers in Maharashtra. We are very encouraged with the tremendous support and
participation of readers in both campaigns and take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment.
Such awards are also a great impetus that propel us to work much harder.”

The Outdoor Advertising Convention (OAC) award honors creativity, innovation and media planning in
OOH advertising space. OAC is India’s foremost OOH industry platform attended by India’s specialist
OOH agencies, brand marketers, civic authorities, media agencies, printers and senior OOH industry

The winning show reel can be viewed at and

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