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Perfetti appoints Leo Burnett as third creative agency

Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt. Ltd. has chosen Leo Burnett as the third agency to handle creatives for the company’s three new products that will be launched later this year. O&M and McCann Erickson are other two agencies working for Perfetti which has an ad-spend of a cool Rs 50 crore. The media duty will continue to rest with Madison.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 3:55 PM

FCB Ulka bags Rs 50-cr integrated advertising duties of IDBI

Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) has selected FCB Ulka to handle its creative account. The media duties of IDBI would be handled by Lodestar, the media arm of FCB Ulka. Media billings for the account are pegged close to Rs 50 crore.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 11:43 AM

Kids Power: Walt Disney in tie up with Sierra Enterprises

The media & entertainment giant Walt Disney, has entered into a merchandising tie-up with Sierra Enterprises (national trade channel partner of Nike in India) for its kids shoes.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:11 AM

iBall launches new range of world-class notebooks

IT major iBall has launched its latest range of world-class notebooks. There are 16 different variants available with options of 14.1” and 15” Active XGA TFT LCD display. The product is available within a range of Rs 45,000 to Rs 60,000 (plus taxes) depending on the configuration.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:10 AM

BBC World gains impressive online response to University Challenge Quiz

An online and SMS promotional campaign for the second series of BBC World’s University Challenge Quiz has seen participants answering more than 6.5 million questions in just six weeks – three times the number recorded during the whole of last year’s inaugural campaign.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:10 AM

AIR and DD win Asia Pacific Broadcasting Awards

All India Radio has won the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union’s ABU Award for Best Children’s Programme of 2004. Doordarshan Engineer-in-Chief RK Gupta has received the ABU Award for Excellence in Broadcast Engineering for his contribution in development of television network in India. Today, Doordarshan is the world’s second largest terrestrial network after CCTV, China.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:09 AM

Nokia launches new camera phone with visual flashing lights

Nokia has launched a new model of camera phone, Nokia 3220, targeted at the youth and priced at Rs 12,169. The phone has visual flashing lights and includes an optional feature of wave messaging capabilities that allows users to flash a short text or graphic image visually.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:07 AM

Trai gives pay TV breather

Adopting an industry-consumer-friendly approach for broadcasting and cable services, telecom regulator Trai has said there would be no price regulation on pay/premium channels except the limited regulation of 20 per cent as the ‘maximum discount’ on a bouquet of premium channels in the conditional access system (CAS) areas.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:06 AM

Lowe hires ex marketing chief of TVS Motor

Establishing a trend of agencies hiring marketing professionals for its strategic planning functions, Lowe's Delhi Office will soon have Mr Harish Krishnamachar, formerly vice-president marketing, TVS Motor Company, as Senior Vice-President, Strategy Planning.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:05 AM

Realty Plus-TNS survey takes a look at home buyers’ decision-making

Realty Plus, a monthly on real estate business, organised a panel discussion on the TNS National Survey of Prospective Home Buyers in New Delhi. The panel of eminent personalities from the real estate industry debated on factors that impact house purchase decisions.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:03 AM

5-judge bench to hear Zee petition on Tuesday; ESPN-STAR Sports makes new offer to BCCI

Even as the Supreme Court decided that a five-judge bench would take up hearing on Tuesday in the cricket telecast rights petition filed by Zee Telefilms, ESPN-STAR Sports made a fresh offer to BCCI on Monday to telecast the Australia series and pass on the advertising revenues to the Cricket Board.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:01 AM

NTPC lines up Rs 7-8-cr promotional budget for public issue

National Thermal Power Corporation has lined up a budget of Rs 7-8 crore to promote its $ 1-billion public issue – the second largest of its kind in the country. Alongside advertising on print and electronic media and outdoors, the power major is emphasising more on roadshows hitting all major financial markets across the country and several global capital market nerve-centres.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:00 AM

Philip Mathew appointed PTI Chairman

Managing Editor and Director of Malayala Manorama Group, Philip Mathew, is the new Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI). This is the second time that Mathew would be heading the country’s largest news agency.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 8:00 AM

Growing awareness brings lifestyle magazines back into scene

The great Indian consumer is an ever-changing community and a reflection of the change comes vivid on all the facets of the media industry. Lifestyle awareness is fast coming up as a necessary component in every aspect and recent launches indicate that the print segment is not spared at all. Media experts take a look deep into the trend.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 7:55 AM

Leo Entertainment head Sanjay Bhutiani set to join Percept D Mark

Leo Entertainment head Sanjay Bhutiani is all set to move across to the rival group Percept D Mark, inform reliable industry sources. Percept D Mark is floating a new venture within the entertainment space, and Bhutiani would be occupying the position of CEO for the same.

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 7:54 AM

Sumantra Dutta, COO, Radio City

"The radio industry needs to completely open up, more players should join in and radio stations in the new cities should become operational."

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 12:00 AM

Sanjay Ramakrishnan, Head, Consumer Audio Business – India, WorldSpace

“People have adopted FM in a fairly large way, and to that extent radio is quite clearly in people’s mind. So what we are saying is: You have in a way gone through radio, it’s time for you to evolve and upgrade yourself to satellite radio.”

exchange4media Staff Sep 28, 2004 12:00 AM