Communicating or Spamming?

Yes, I am liking this new media communication strategy of Indian Political parties this year esp. of BJP but think they are definitely going over-board now. Can somebody please tell BJP campaign management team that:

  • Over communication esp. through certain media can really KILL your campaign.
  • Bombarding consumers repeatedly with too many messages, promises & benefits of the same product can actually be treated as spamming and not marketing.

Here is what I mean by my above two statements. On a daily basis I am getting SMSes from “TA-BJP” on my both mobile phones. Some of those messages are:

  • BJP’s promise: Terror-free India, Hunger-free society, Debt-free kisan, Worry-free middle class. 3.5 crore families to benefit from income tax exemption for incomes up to Rs. 3 lakh p.a. Student loans at 4%. Advani for PM.
  • Har school jaane wali balika ko lakhpati banane wali LADLI LAKSHMI YOJANA par karenge amal. Advaniji ki shapath.
  • BJP’s JAI JAWAN JAI KISAN JAI VIGYAN promise. Longstanding demands of our brave Armed Forces to be met. Farm loans at 4%. Road and broadband connectivity to all villages. 1.2 crore IT-enabled jobs in rural areas. Advani for PM.

Need I say more??? These are just few samples, I have definitely received a lot more messages to attain a reflex reaction of pressing the DELETE button as soon as I see the sender as “TA-BJP” now.

Suggestion: BJP campaign team, good to see your aggressive strategies but please introduce some section on your website for consumers to unsubscribe from receiving these messages. Permission is the KEY for certain medium! Also would be good if you can post some anecdotes on your website about execution of any of these promises. Will help in establishing some credibility towards your SMSes!


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  3. Yea, they are bugging us to no end, you get up to see one msg from BJP everyday! Over-over-over promotion!

  4. कनुप्रिया जी ,
    आप मेरे ब्लॉग पे आई अच्छा लगा और ये जानकार और ख़ुशी हुई के आपको मेरी गज़लें पसंद आई जहां तक “अर्श ” का सवाल है तो ये शब्द मैं अपने तखल्लुस के लिए इस्तेमाल करता हूँ..जो मकते में प्रयोग किया जाता है … हालाकि इस शब्द का मतलब आसमान होता है मगर मैंने ऐसा सोच कर बिलकुल भी इस शब्द का प्रयोग करता… ये बस तखल्लुस ही है …
    आप का मेरे ब्लॉग पे हार्दिक स्वागत है … उम्मीद करता हूँ आपका प्यार हमेशा बना रहे इस अर्श से …


  5. “Over communication esp. through certain media can really KILL your campaign.” True, there’s a fine line between repetition of messages to get them in people’s memory and spamming them incessantly.

    I am lucky I haven’t got any of these spam messages yet 🙂

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  7. hey i was unable to click on ths link for a long period..i dnt knw why, the page just dint open up 🙂 LOL at the sms-es! they have started violating our ‘peace’ even before elections! imagine our plight afterwards!

  8. yes thats right, i m also receiving a lot of sms’s. both my cell is airtel. i wonder if the campaign is operator specific

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