The M P Birla Group has chosen Lodestar UM (leading media agency from IPG Mediabrands) to handle the media duties of its cement business. The M P Birla Group, established in 1919, and having interest across Cement, Power and Telecom Cables, Jute Goods, Healthcare, Education, etc. operates its cement business under its flagship company, Birla Corporation Limited and its subsidiary Reliance Cement Company Private Limited.
Birla Corporation recently acquired 100 per cent shares of Reliance Cement Company, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, with its units spread across Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. With this acquisition, M P Birla Cement’s total manufacturing capacity has crossed 15 million tons across major markets of North, West, Central and Eastern India.
As a first step of its new branding exercise, M P Birla Cement has launched “PERFECT” as a premium Portland Pozzolana Cement in Central India.
Speaking on the engagement, Sandip Ghose (Executive President – Sales, Marketing & Logistics, M P Birla Cement), says, “We are pleased to have a professional media agency, Lodestar UM, on board. We were impressed by their quick understanding of our marketing mission, a flexible and collaborative approach in developing a plan that meets our needs and priorities. We look forward to Lodestar UM partner us on the new branding journey. We have very high expectations of Lodestar UM as well as confidence in its ability to make the difference along with our creative agency, Ogilvy and Mather.”
Nandini Dias, CEO, Lodestar UM, concurs, “This is a very major event in the life of M P Birla Cement and the stakes are high. The success of this launch will determine much of the future trajectory of the Company. Lodestar UM, with its insights and solutions-led approach, will strive to create a strong differentiation in the market – cutting through the clutter and me-too media activities”, she says.