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Old 14th February 2020, 22:28   #1
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To start its own advertising line, Uber India’s board met on January 29 in Noida and passed a resolution to the same effect.
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Bengaluru: Uber India aims to start its own advertising and branding wing, so that it can better monetize users and show them ads. Uber’s move parallels that of e-tailers Amazon and Flipkart, which have started monetizing their web traffic through digital advertising.

To start its own advertising line, Uber India’s board met on January 29 in Noida and passed a resolution to the same effect. Uber India said in filings, sourced by Paper.vc, that it intends to have an omni-channel approach and advertise through electronic display boards in cabs, the internet, television and other means.

“Currently advertising opportunities are being offered only on cars,’’ said an Uber spokesperson. “Uber India is set to become yet another marketplace for media buying and selling as the ride-hailing company opens itself and its collaterals up to advertising. The Uber app and other digital properties owned by Uber could be monetized for marketing activities, since the brand has a significant digital footprint,” said Paper.vc analyst Nikhil Kanekal.
If Ola offers ad-free rides, then I will prefer Ola to Uber even at a slight premium.

Source: ET Auto
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I think it's a good idea. I have always felt the boring BMTC buses should have long done something along those lines and used the drab body of the buses to adorn with digital or non-digital adverts to monetize and improve their revenues.

Similarly for the railways. Most trains in the country are a depressing sight to behold. May as well add some color/life and in the process generate more revenues - to eventually come back to the system and improve the system!
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A lot of cabs up north already carry advertisements. But that revenue would go to the driver. Looks like Uber wants a piece of the pie.

I doubt RTO permits it though.

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I think it's a good idea. I have always felt the boring BMTC buses should have long done something along those lines
They did, during Ashoka's reign almost a decade ago. But the law prohibits advertisements on the buses. The matter was urgently handled especially after the Nirbhaya case.

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Regional Transport Authority officials never had it so tough. While they have managed to stop all private and government vehicles from displaying advertisements, they've found the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) a tough nut to crack. They're armed with an Act of law, a high court ruling and a Road Safety Authority (RSA) decision which prohibits display of ads on vehicles as these could distract other drivers.
http://praja.in/en/blog/murali772/20...ries-unmindful

Then, citizens protested too.

http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/2...overnment-2375

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/64364505.cms
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As long as these aren't in your face type ads playing at full volume over the Car audio, they should be tolerable.
Took a spicejet flight early this morning and they were playing loud ads over the PA system
Should these be even allowed over the PA system in a flight?!
Broke the slumber of many a flyer.
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