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Movie channel HBO has appointed Turner International India for managing ad sales and distribution through the Zee Turner joint venture in India from January 1, 2005, replacing SET India which was handling the operations since Januray 2003.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

Samsonite India Ltd is gearing up to enter the mid-segment luggage market in a big way to take on VIP. It plans to relaunch American Tourister brand to compete with VIP’s mid-segment luggage.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

The urban consumer, it seems, is moving up the value chain at a rapid pace as far as consumer durables are concerned. There is a preference shift in most categories, be it colour televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines, towards upper-end products, often even for first-time purchases.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd has charted out a clear-cut roadmap to touch a sales turnover mark of Rs 10,000 crore by 2005-end.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

The government on Saturday said it is contemplating imposing an annual fee or a one-time licence fee on the purchase of radio and television sets in order to make public broadcaster Prasar Bharati financially and professionally autonomous.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

Bangalore-based Carbon brand of fashion accessories and jewellery has opened its first exclusive store at Forum Mall in Bangalore. So far the group was selling its products through shop-in-shop strategy. With the new venture, Carbon adopts a two-pronged marketing plan. Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad are next destinations for Carbon exclusive outlets.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

Washing Machine advertising in Print reaches a peak in the 3rd Quarter every year and more than half of the advertising is sales promotional in nature. Average ad-size in this category is 40% down from 2000 to the first half of 2004.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

Emergence of mobile gaming is already under way in India but the revenue flows and value distribution still offer possibilities for diversification and newer business models. Market reaction shows good titles will be successful regardless of the media, required to play them.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

With small screen icon Mandira Bedi sporting an Asmi and Aishwarya responding to Tarsem’s vision in the new Nakshatra commercial, branded jewellery segment is using the rub-off effect as a means to push the message. But are celebrities essential for top-of-the mind recall? We checked out with the market leaders.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

The motorcycle market in the last few months has seen almost half a dozen new models being introduced, every motorcycle manufacturer wanting to grab a bigger share of the pie. Who roars away with how much will depend on how smartly they can read the market, work and rework their strategies, and how quickly they can introduce a new model or upgrade a bestseller.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

Communication is an integral aspect of brand building process. There are hordes of success stories on brands built on effective communication like word-of-mouth and direct marketing – avoiding the mass media. Experts are of the opinion that advertising plays a very small part in the entire process of brand communication.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

The 141 Worldwide, a group company of Bates, is absorbing the best talents from the advertising and marketing sectors to provide holistic solutions to the marketing industry. The latest to join the team as Director, Marketing Services, is Nirmallya Roy Chowdhury from The Telegraph.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004

The much-talked-about deal finally landed on Sunday morning with the UK-headquartered global advertising major WPP acquiring its US rival Grey Global. According to agency reports, WPP clinched the estimated $ 1.34-billion cash-and-stock deal beating the French contender Havas and the US-based private equity firm Hellman and Friedman.

exchange4media Staff 13-September-2004