ITDC empanels 12 agencies in Delhi

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has empanelled 12 agencies in Delhi post a multi-agency pitch that was initiated in November last year

e4m by Deepika Bhardwaj
Published: Feb 6, 2012 3:41 PM  | 1 min read
ITDC empanels 12 agencies in Delhi

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has declared the results of empanelment of agencies after a multi-agency pitch initiated in November last year. Though no official communication could be obtained from ITDC on this, sources close to the development have confirmed the news to exchange4media.


The empanelled agencies include Pamm Advertising, Span Communications, Concept Advertising, Enthrall Communications, Alaknanda Advertising, Prabhatam, Crayons, Square Communications, Adfactor and Goldmine Advertising.

The empanelment is for a period of three years. The responsibilities of empanelled agencies would include evolving a new strategic programme of integrated marketing communication services as an extension of tourism promotion activities for ITDC and its clients.

For the record, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) provides a complete package of tourism services, including accommodation, catering, transport, duty free shopping, entertainment, engineering consultancy, event management, manpower development and owns an IATA approved travel agency. It also provides publicity services to its clients, including the Ministry of Tourism and State Tourism Departments.
 

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Akshay Kumar & Kriti Kharbanda get into a comedy of errors in Catch Salt & Spices ad

Conceptualized by Dentsu Creative, the film is centered around Catch Hing

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 3:31 PM   |   4 min read

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DS Group, a multi-business corporation and a leading FMCG Conglomerate, launched a new TVC for Catch Salt & Spices, to further strengthen its brand positioning with the message, "Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota." Conceptualized by Dentsu Creative, the film is centered around Catch Hing. Besides the TV channels, the all-new TV commercial will also be amplified across multiple digital touch points including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. The TVC features Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar with the vibrant and talented Kriti Kharbanda as a co-star, adding a fresh and exciting dimension to DS Group's marketing efforts.

The new TVC brings to life the essence of DS Group's commitment to quality and excellence in the culinary world. It encapsulates the idea that food transcends mere sustenance; it is an experience, a celebration of flavors, and an expression of love. With Hing as the focal point, the commercial emphasizes the brand's dedication to providing high-quality, authentic, and flavorful products that elevate every meal.

The new Catch Hing TVC plays on the word “Khushboo” which means ‘Aroma’ and is also a common name in India! The play of words between the two expressions makes the film enjoyable while delivering on the product and brand proposition. The film opens with Akshay Kumar, playing the role of a husband, entering a home carrying a bag filled with groceries, including a variety of spices, and informing his wife “Khushboo” that he brought all the groceries from the market. His attention is piqued when he notices a young boy peering into his house, sparking his curiosity about the boy's intentions. The boy is captivated by the enticing aroma wafting from the kitchen, and upon Akshay’s questioning, he unknowingly says he is attracted to Khushboo (not his wife but Aroma) in the kitchen where Akshay's wife, Kriti Kharbanda, is using Catch Hing for cooking. To correct the misunderstanding Akshay proceeds to introduce the boy to Catch Hing, highlighting its authentic fragrance. In the closing scenes, both men are seen savoring a delicious Indian meal prepared using Catch 'Hing' where Akshay delivers the message that "Khana sirf khana nahi hota, “bigadte mamle ko sambhalne ka zariya bhi hota hai," which translates to "Food is not just food, it's also a way to handle delicate situations." It subtly reinforces the essence of Khusboo(aroma) in cooking, enhancing flavor and serving as a crucial indicator of ingredient quality and freshness, thereby adding value – to taste, to the situation, to relationships, etc.

Akshay Kumar, renowned Bollywood actor, expressed, "I am truly excited to continue my association with DS Group and their Catch Hing campaign. 'Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota' has always resonated with me because it emphasizes the deeper significance of food in our lives. Food is not just sustenance; it's an expression of love, culture, and emotions. With this new TV commercial centered around ‘Hing’, we aim to convey that message even more powerfully. I'm proud to be a part of a brand that values quality and authenticity in the culinary world, and I believe this TVC will further strengthen DS Group's position as a trusted name in every Indian kitchen."

Kriti Kharbanda, Bollywood actress expressed, "I am truly honored to join DS Group's journey in reinforces the essence of 'Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota’. The new TV commercial not only celebrates the essence of this message but also introduces the magic of Hing as a culinary game-changer. Having grown up in a household where my mom extensively used Catch masalas in her culinary creations, it's a source of immense pride for me to be associated with the brand today."

Sandeep Ghosh, Business Head, DS Spiceo Pvt Ltd., emphasized the importance of spices in Indian cuisine, saying, "We are thrilled to unveil this exciting TVC, which not only reinforces our brand's core message of 'Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota,' but also showcases the exceptional qualities of our Hing product. Our continued partnership with Akshay Kumar and the introduction of Kriti Kharbanda underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation. We are confident that this TVC will resonate with our customers and reaffirm DS Group as their trusted choice for culinary essentials."

 Ujjwal Anand, Executive Vice President, Dentsu Creative said, “Catch Salts & Spices is a forward-thinking brand, boasting a diverse array of top-notch offerings. With its new strategic direction, the brand aims to explore the profound relationship consumers have with food, promising to disrupt the conventional norms within the competitive market.”

 

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Jim Sarbh ‘breaks through’ societal judgment in a bold campaign by Infinix India

The campaign is about empowering individuals to defy convention and unlock their true and unique potential

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 2:58 PM   |   2 min read

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Infinix, a new age technology brand, has launched a brand film titled ‘#BreakThrough’. In a society bound by judgments and stereotypes, Infinix has taken a daring stance by showcasing the spirit of those who fearlessly defy the status quo. The film showcases characters often considered as societal outcasts, such as homeless individuals and sex workers, to highlight the need for inclusivity.

Breaking away from conventional norms, Infinix introduces a refreshing concept in the film. Instead of relying on traditional celebrity endorsements, the brand opts for a creative approach by featuring Jim Sarbh in a captivating cameo role. Jim becomes the eyes of society, portraying a range of shocking and never-seen-before looks, sparking intrigue and manifesting engagement from audiences in the form of the viral social media sensation 'Spot Jim’.

The core message of ‘#BreakThrough’ revolves around Infinix India's unwavering commitment to surpass industry standards and deliver breakthrough products that provide meaningful solutions to consumers' lives. By championing inclusivity and celebrating individuals who defy societal molds, Infinix reinforces its dedication to creating a world that embraces diversity and encourages innovation.

“As a new-age tech brand, Infinix India believes in pushing boundaries, challenging norms, and driving innovation. We are committed to redefining what is possible in the tech ecosystem through our ever expanding categories and unique propositions.

'Break Through,' resonates and mirrors the journey that Infinix has undertaken by defying convention and bringing meaningful solutions to people’s lives. Through this film, we want individuals to believe in the power of their potential and the importance of embracing differences,” said Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix. “We chose to tell this story along with the extremely talented Jim Sarbh, who rightly embodies the brand's spirit.”

Jim Sarbh said, “Referring to a quote by Carl Jung ‘Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.’ I am glad brands like Infinix are spreading the message of acceptance, understanding and community building.”

 

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Vermillion Communications gets Aparna Enterprises Limited and Nexon Paints accounts

The agency will provide creative support, branding, strategy, and digital marketing support to the brands

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 1:05 PM   |   1 min read

Vermillion

Vermillion Communications Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, is proud to announce its significant and remarkable presence in the vibrant state of Telangana. The Southern HQ of Vermillion Communications has recently secured major accounts in the region, solidifying its position as a leading communications and marketing agency in South India.

The agency has secured two substantial accounts based in Telangana during the second quarter. Aparna Enterprises Limited and Nexon Paints, both headquartered in Hyderabad, have chosen Vermillion Communications Chennai as their appointed agency for creative support, branding, strategy, and digital marketing.

Formerly known as Saicoat Paints, Nexon Paints has been a trusted name manufacturing high-quality, environmentally friendly decorative paints for over a decade. The brand is swiftly emerging as a leading manufacturer, offering excellent value for money and an extensive range of paints for both exteriors and interiors. Nexon Paints has gained substantial traction among consumers in South India and is on a mission to establish itself as a national brand. Vermillion Communications is excited to be a part of Nexon Paints’ journey, contributing to its growth through creative strategy and branding. We are confident that Nexon Paints will become one of the most preferred paint brands in the country. Our goal is to create a powerful presence of the brand in the market and ensure its success.

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Anil Kapoor decodes ‘the science of peaceful sleep’ in The Sleep Company campaign

The campaign talks about The Sleep Company's patented SmartGRID technology

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 12:55 PM   |   2 min read

The Sleep Company

The Sleep Company has unveiled its latest campaign featuring brand ambassador Anil Kapoor.

The #ScienceOfPeacefulSleep campaign sees Kapoor endorsing the company’s patented SmartGRID technology mattresses which combines cutting-edge science and technology to enhance sleep quality.

The campaign talks about The Sleep Company's patented SmartGRID technology.

Anil Kapoor, actor and brand ambassador, The Sleep Company, said, “Sleeping peacefully has always been a top priority for me to maintain overall health and wellbeing. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of The Sleep Company family for three consecutive years now. It's not just about promoting a brand; it's about enhancing the quality of people's lives through peaceful sleep. The Sleep Company’s SmartGRID technology truly redefines the way we sleep, and I'm excited to continue spreading the word about the importance of a peaceful sleeping experience with this exceptional brand."

Commenting on the new campaign, Priyanka Salot, Founder, The Sleep Company said, "While countless sleep tips and tricks are being made popular every day, one of the fundamental root causes of poor sleep often goes unaddressed – the absence of a scientifically-proven, high-quality mattress. Our mission is to continually enhance the quality of life for our customers through our patented SmartGRID products. Mr. Anil Kapoor's charismatic and energetic persona brings to life the essence of this campaign – educating consumers about how our products epitomise the science of peaceful sleep, enhancing overall sleep quality, and ultimately enriching lives."

Ripal Chopda, Chief Marketing Officer, The Sleep Company, also shared his insights on the campaign, stating, "Our campaign is a testament to our commitment to revolutionising the way people perceive and achieve quality sleep. With Mr. Anil Kapoor, we have successfully conveyed the message that science is the ultimate key to peaceful sleep. This campaign reinforces our dedication to offering innovative sleep solutions, backed by rigorous scientific research, to enhance the well-being of our customers."

The campaign has been conceptualised by The Sleep Company in collaboration with World Without Walls.

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Zoo Media Network wins Goldmedal Electricals' digital marketing mandate

While full-funnel creative and media services will be managed by FoxyMoron, Pollen will be responsible for curating influencer campaigns for the brand

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 12:47 PM   |   2 min read

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Zoo Media Network has won the mandate for Goldmedal Electricals Pvt Ltd. The network won the mandate following a multi-agency pitch.

The mandate for digital marketing includes full-funnel creative and media services, which will be managed by Zoo Media Network’s flagship agency, FoxyMoron. Meanwhile, Pollen, the leading influencer marketing agency under the network, will be responsible for curating robust influencer campaigns for the brand, all managed from Zoo Media Network’s Mumbai headquarters.

Kishan Jain, Director of Goldmedal Electricals, expressed his enthusiasm about this partnership, saying, "As a company engaged in the business of making amazing wiring and electrical devices, we wanted to partner with the best to showcase our philosophy and product innovations in the digital space. With its depth of services, technical expertise, and track record of handling some of the best brands in the business, Zoo Media was an obvious choice. We are excited about this association and look forward to creating some iconic communication ideas together that will lead to a stronger, more meaningful connection with our end consumers."

Commenting on the win Vivek Das, CEO of FoxyMoron [Zoo Media], said, “At Zoo Media, we are always excited to partner with brands that are on a journey of evolution towards a digital-centric model. Goldmedal Electricals has a fantastic product portfolio with a high technology quotient, and we will be partnering with them to elevate the brand's recognition & association with customers across the spectrum towards a purposeful & more profitable relationship.

We believe magic happens at the confluence of content, media, data and technology. To achieve this, FoxyMoron will lead the engagement, driving overall digital strategy, creativity and media in collaboration with Pollen on influencer marketing. We look forward to bringing the power of the Zoo Media network to Goldmedal Electricals.”
Pratik Gupta, Co-Founder of Zoo Media, shared, “Indian-owned businesses always inspire us at Zoo Media. Our recent discussions with the Directors and the marketing team at Goldmedal Electricals have reinforced my belief that these businesses are well-equipped not just to compete but thrive in the highly competitive market.
I'm excited about using Zoo Media's strengths to help Goldmedal Electricals achieve its business goals through effective, measurable marketing.”

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Finolex Pipes takes the quirky path to demonstrate reliability of CPVC, SWR pipes

The campaign has been executed in collaboration with Schbang Motion Pictures

By e4m Staff | Sep 21, 2023 12:16 PM   |   2 min read

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Finolex Pipes is bringing a wave of humour and insight to the fore with their latest ad film campaign. The brand has launched two captivating and humorous ad films that spotlight the exceptional functionality of their CPVC and SWR pipes in an entertaining narrative.

In collaboration with Schbang Motion Pictures, the ad films feature the iconic trio of plumbers engaging in lively conversations about the unique characteristics of each pipe.

The aim is to not only educate but also entertain the audience, building a strong consumer connection through humour and relatable scenarios.

The taglines for the films capture the very essence of Finolex Industries' commitment to providing dependable solutions. For Finolex CPVC Pipes, the tagline 'Thanda-Garam sahega, paani behta rahega' reflects the enduring quality of withstanding both hot and cold water applications, even under high pressures and ensuring a seamless flow.

Similarly, for Finolex SWR Pipeline, the tagline 'Easy to fit hain, har mausam mein hit hai' emphasizes the pipe's ease of installation and reliability, making it a hit choice for every season.

Ashok Jaiswar, Vice-President, Head of Marketing and Communications at Finolex Industries, shared his thoughts, stating. “After receiving a positive response from our valued customers and pertinent stakeholders for our campaign 'Peedhiyan Badlengi, Pipe Nahi,' we are delighted to announce the forthcoming sequels. These new campaigns are not just about showcasing our products but it’s about celebrating the trust our customers have placed in us. Our unwavering commitment remains in delivering top-quality solutions that stand the test of time. These ad films embody our core ideology of trust, innovation, and reliability."

He added, "Humor is a universal language, and through these entertaining ad films, we aim to connect with our consumers in a light-hearted and relatable way. The characters, coupled with the witty taglines, highlight the durability and functionality of our pipes, making it easier for consumers to connect with our brand."

Harshit Karnatak, Group Creative Manager at Schbang, also expressed his excitement, stating, "Our partnership with Finolex for this endeavor was a thrilling chance to spotlight innovation and dependability in the plumbing domain. Through the cinematic lens, we infused vitality into Finolex's 'Peedhiyan Badlengi, Pipe Nahi' campaign, placing its fundamental principles and the long-lasting trust it fosters under the spotlight."

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Moj's new brand film talks about joy of authenticity

The film is titled #MojPeHiMojHai

By e4m Staff | Sep 20, 2023 7:07 PM   |   2 min read

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Moj, a short video platform, has unveiled a new brand film that positions the platform as the ultimate destination for authentic content that celebrates joyful moments of one’s everyday life.

“With Moj, users can express their true selves, share their unique perspectives, and showcase what brings them the most happiness,” stated a press release. The brand film is titled #MojPeHiMojHai.

The film unfolds the journey of a young woman who feels a rush of energy as she scrolls through the Moj App. The narrative guides us through a sequence of enjoyable and cheerful scenarios, immersing the young woman in the diverse content available on Moj. Whether it's a spirited dance video, a serene beach getaway, the thrill of playing street cricket, or the excitement of trying out a new recipe, the app immerses her in relatable content that elicits feelings of joy and exhilaration.

Announcing the launch of the brand film, Mousumi Mishra, Head of Consumer Marketing for ShareChat & Moj, said, “Seeking relief from the ‘flex culture’ and endless scrolling of perfectly curated content, our young consumers today are looking for authentic content that reflects their world. Moj has been the platform of choice for India’s youth serving them a variety of content which is relatable to their distinct personalities and is served to them as per what their individual idea of a joyful moment is. Everyone can find their unique idea of happiness reflected on Moj, across content of different genres – dance, music, comedy, cooking, films, astrology - and it is this emotion that is perfectly reflected in the film.”

The brand film, produced by Schbang, has been launched in four languages, namely Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

 

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