FMCG major Hindustan Lever (HLL) is expected to turn in spiffy numbers for the quarter ended March '06. Analysts say the company has benefited from volume growth, price hikes, stronger growth in high-margin brands, margin expansion and a fall in effective tax rates, due to higher sales from backward areas that offer fiscal benefits.
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics Ltd has announced the panel of jury for the 24fps- Animation Awards 2005-06. The jury members will nominate the winners for the 24fps Awards under three categories – Student Team for Short Films, Student Individual for Short Films and 24 FPS Best Animated Film - Studios/ Production Houses
The share of FMCG advertising spends (including that by makers of consumer durables) in print has been declining steadily over the past two years. The sector, traditionally among the biggest spenders in Indian media, had a share of barely 12% of overall spends in '05.
With a tagline ‘Glamour and Lifestyle Channel’, Zoom has embarked on a marketing strategy that attempts to keep the promise not just an on-air experience, but also take it on-ground. A significant step in this direction is the Zoom Glam Awards. Tuscan Verve has been roped in as the presenting sponsor in the first year of the awards.
Charter Communications Inc, one of the leading broadband communications company offering the latest in digital entertainment and advanced services, and TNS Media Research, one of the world leaders in video audience measurement, have inked a pact to launch video audience measurement services in Los Angeles.
Media e2e, a media technology group and India's first product placement valuation company, is strengthening its core team in India. In a strategic move, the group has roped in Sunny Guptey, an ex-investment banker from the US, to join its ranks as Vice-President.
Creativity being an important asset of an advertising agency, the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is, for the sixth consecutive year, driving its initiative aimed at nurturing young creative talent and providing them with an opportunity for international exposure.
Viewers tired of the umpteen melodramatic serials, reality shows based on gory crime scenes and Bollywood music countdown shows can now look forward to a pulsating new game show ‘Heart Beat - Dil Thhaam Ke Khelo’ on STAR One. The show has been produced by Siddhartha Basu’s Synergy Communications.
Rediffusion DYR has appointed Sunil Thoppil as Group Creative Director and Premdeep Gangadharan as General Manager, Chennai. Thoppil will be handling the creative accounts of clients like Airtel, Citibank, MRF, Vijayshanthi Builders, Nutrine, and Fresh & Honest Café. Gangadharan will be handling the entire servicing department.
It was one of those rare occasions when journalists made headlines, for all the right reasons, of course. The first Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, held in the Capital on Wednesday, honoured the men and women who stood for ‘good journalism: excellence and enterprise, courage and fairness.’ Among the winners were Barkha Dutt, Verghese K George, and Praveen Swamy.