Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Media - Others >> Article

Who will buy media for Reliance Infocom?

06-December-2002
Font Size   16
Who will buy media for Reliance Infocom?

Even while the information on ongoing negotiations between MindShare, media agency for Reliance Infocom and media houses is floating around, industry is abuzz with the news that MindShare has lost the account.

As reported earlier, MindShare had bagged the prestigious account in a multi-agency pitch, which included Starcom, Madison, Mudra OMS and others.

And now, obviously, speculations are on, as to which agency it has moved to and why? The names that are being mentioned more than others as the new media agency for Reliance Infocom are Optimum Media Solutions of Mudra and Prachar Communications.

One set of industry buzz claims that it has gone to OMS lock stock and barrel. However, according to other sources, MindShare would continue to handle planning on the account, while buying would be handled by Prachar communications, agency known for its street smart deals, specially from TV channels. The Mumbai based 10 year-old agency claims a capitalised billings of approximately Rs 125 crore. The clients in its kitty include Emami, Lux Undergarments, ADD Pens, Today's Pens and Echolac.

Another scenario that is being talked about is OMS handling planning, and buying for other media, while buying for TV channels would go to Prachar.

What gives a lot of weight to the speculation is that Mudra is already handling the creative duties for Reliance info. Its Chairman A G Krishnamurthy has been camping in Mumbai for more than a week 'working on something very important and confidential.' Inspite of our repeated attempts, he refused to comment on this devolopment.

Puzzled? So are we, as neither the client nor any of the agencies were ready to comment on it. However, it is has opened the Pandora's box, and we would keep you posted.

Tags

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

Exchange4media interacted with Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head (Fashion) , IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd on seamless brands integrations planned for Lakme Fashion Week, walking tall despite blazing trails like GST, demonetization and being a part of the larger cultural space

Their strategy to educate the consumers to make well informed decisions at all stages has worked out well.

Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO - South Asia, Publicis India, talks about his idea of chilling out

Strategized and executed by WATConsult, the campaign portrays different personalities through different shades of make-up.

At the recent unveiling of the Pitch Madison Advertising Report 2018, industry leaders from Dominos, Titan Watches, Nature’s Basket and Big Bazaar drew their conceptual learnings on factors that build...

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.