Founders of Voompla, Palash and Kaushambi Bakshi
Founders of Voompla, Palash and Kaushambi Bakshi

From Zero to 7 million followers: The story of Voompla’s thumping success with Bollywood-hungry millennials

Bollywood and entertainment news brand Voompla has grown to over 7 million followers on social media. Here’s how.
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:55 PM IST

Voompla is synonymous with Bollywood news that millennial audiences across the world love. It was launched in 2015 when founders Kaushambi Bakshi and Palash Bakshi recognized an opportunity and capitalized on the surging demand of content consumption on social media.

Celebrity fashion, workout routines, diets, relationships – everything coming out of Bollywood is dished out to audiences across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and more. “Real-time coverage of Tinsel Town happenings doesn’t just stop at just news. Building a conversation around trends engages people in a unique way. Celebrities are trendsetters and audiences want to know everything about them” says co-founder Kaushambi, an English Literature Honours graduate from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai with a MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne.

“Like any other domain, chasing growth in the realm of social media needs a deep dive into consumer behavior. In this case it meant understanding audience behavior through analytics” says co-founder Palash.

“Numbers take guesswork out of the process when it comes to deciding content strategies. That’s how creativity and commerce align. It sounds boring but this process and discipline is key” Palash credits his Finance and Accounting experience in Australia for the grounding.

“Social media is a fast-changing environment. Something that is trending today may be out of vogue by the end of the week. Keeping up with trends is important” adds Kaushambi. Voompla serves over 500 million impressions every month across multiple social media platforms. The team has collaborated with agencies and brands like Reliance Entertainment, Amazon Prime, Taco Bell, Lay’s and Mahindra & Mahindra among others for their marketing campaigns.

Breaking entertainment news has hooked not just the 7 million plus followers, but Voompla is also followed by some Bollywood’s biggest names including Ekta Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Malaika Arora, Manish Malhotra, Ananya Panday and Kartik Aaryan to name a few. The team is looking out for new growth opportunities including expanding the platform’s footprint on YouTube.

Disclaimer: This is a company press release. No HT journalist is involved in creation of this content.

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