Cellcom launches Cellcom Volume

September 5, 2009
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Cellcom will revive Arad festival on Sukkot holiday (Festival of booth) between the 5th- 7th of October,  for teenagers and young adults.

The operator will turn the Arad city to a city of  music, after a few years in which the festival has been shut down. Participants will enjoy live performances and parties.  Estimated project cost – 14 million NIS.

Among artists intended to prefom: Ivri Leader, Aviv Gefen, Yonni Bloch, Assaf Amdursky, Maor Cohen, Shiri Maymon and more…

The festival will be called “Cellcom Volume Arad” like previous Cellcom festivals such as “Cellcom Volume Kineret“.

It seems that Cellcom are ready to invest a lot of money in order to engage youth segment with the brand and to connect the Cellcom brand with other types of media rather than mobile, such as : music and entertainment.

Here’s the TV ad for the new activity (Notice it says Cellcom Media on it). Ireally liked it, it’s really different from other Cellcom TV ads which usually focus on what’s Israeli and targets an emotional focus. This time it’s actually catchy, hip, and has a real message that comes through.

Enjoy!

 http://www.thecom.co.il/article.php?id=7390


Partner Orange – updates

August 29, 2009

Partner  Partner Orange Sale: Israeli Samsung distributor, Scailex Corp. has made a binding offer to buy a majority stake in local mobile network operator, Partner. The 51% stake is currently owned by Hutchison Telecommunications who have previously said they are looking to sell the company.

Though Ben-Dov’s agreement is to buy 51% of Partner, that doesn’t mean he has to keep all the shares. He’s selling a 5% stake to Bank Leumi (irrespective of money he’s borrowing from Leumi) for NIS 515 million, and may sell more shares to Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in order to fund his purchase.

Partner Orange Ramadan BTL promotion: Every year mobile operators launch a promotion for the muslim sector in Israel to increase their loyalty and encourage usage. The promotions are usually kept bellow the line in order to appeal only to this specific sector.

This year- Orange (Partner) was giving away 2000 minutes for calls at night (between 21:30-05:30) for muslims during Ramadan fast which lasts a month. All customers had to do was to send a text message with the word Ramadan to the number 999 and get the reward.

But this things did’nt go as planned and the Ramadan offer only dedicated to muslim customers was exposed on Ynet- the biggest Israeli news portal. As a result, that many customers who are not muslims started to send texts to recieve the 2000 reward, in other words- abusing the promotion.

The final result was- leading to the promotion cancelation within two days after launch since Orange couldn’t handle the demand.

What do you think?


Pelephone said to be recruiting staff to prepare for iPhone

July 18, 2009

post_iconPelephone is rumored to start recruiting students for temporary sales positions in order to push iPhone and Andriod pre-sales and sales up until September.

Intersting.. Just to remind you that all operators (maybe except Cellcom? ) signed a contract with Apple obligating them to sell 80,000 iPhones per year.

And let’s finish with a poll – what do you think?  “The mobile blog of Israel” craves for your opinion.