BANGALORE, INDIA: GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd., the leader in directional advertising in Bengaluru and pioneers of Yellow Pages in India has announced the launch of getitFREEADS on voice, for the first time in India, along with GETIT SMS App and its foray into WAP service with ‘m.getit.in’ and ‘m.freeads.in’ as part of its growth plans in Karnataka.Getit in its next phase of expansion in Karnataka is targeting 100 percent growth this year. The company is targeting 20,000 SME advertisers. GETIT database has listings of over 0.5 million SME and utilities in Karnataka which is being enhanced to cover more businesses in existing locations and penetrate new towns. Getit is also planning to launch new mobile applications for its information services and is exploring alliances with various media companies.
Ramesh Gupta, founder and chairman, GETIT Infoservices, said: “GETIT pioneered Yellow Pages in India and introduced directional advertising to the country. Having completed 25 years in Karnataka, we are proud to launch a new media agnostic identity where information is available across new digital platforms as well as in print.”
Sidharth Gupta, CEO, GETIT Infoservices, added: “GETIT has serviced the Karnataka market for 25 years successfully. We have a presence in Bengaluru, Mangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and other adjoining areas and we are the only company to service these markets.
“We are now introducing our integrated digital services to be able to bring a host of powerful services for consumers both in the metros and the mini-metros as well as to local businesses across Karnataka so as to help them grow their business and find new customers.
“We all are aware of the near 100 percent tele-density for markets that lead consumption. With the advent of 3G services, search is bound to shift to mobile devices and it is important that with our pioneering tradition we bring in products & services to capture these markets. That is why we are introducing a slew of apps, both for smartphones across all platforms as well as for low end phones so that all consumers can, with ease, have the power on their fingertips whenever they are searching for information and classifieds.
“This year, we expect to have 100 percent growth in markets across Karnataka in terms of number of businesses that will benefit from advertising on our services which will mean an overall revenue growth of over 65 percent.”
Bengaluru itself has released 19 issues of GETIT Yellow Pages directories. GETIT is the only information service provider that is present in Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, Mysore in addition to Bengaluru. The company has served 1000s of businesses and lakhs of consumers through our services, both in the b2b and b2c segments.