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The hype about international markets being key growth drivers for FMCG companies is belied by hard figures. In the last quarter of FY06, the growth in the domestic market of home-grown FMCG majors such as Dabur and Marico has outpaced their growth in the international market.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

Motorcycles manufacturers are scrambling to unlock value at the bottom of the bike pyramid. The reason is not hard to find as the entry-level segment currently constitutes 100-110 cc mobikes accounting for 70 per cent of the total motorcycle sales in India.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

Holidayers heading out to the hills to escape the summer heat can expect a fun treat awaiting them. Hewlett-Packard India has rolled out an innovative holiday promotion on the Compaq Presario range of desktops and notebooks – ‘Ye Lamhe Shahrukh ke Saath (Magic Memories with Shahrukh)’.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau 03-June-2006

Bangalore High Court has quashed a plea by Eureka Forbes water solutions company seeking to restrain Pentair Water India Pvt Ltd from publishing a particular advertisement, which it considered as ‘defamatory’ against its Aquaguard product.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

India’s first D-Cinema release is the Tamil movie ‘Pudhuppettai’, at the Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai. Real Image Media Technologies, the company that has conceived and developed Qube Cinema in India, is looking to start digital satellite transmission of movies to cinema halls from its next release, ads included.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau 03-June-2006

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the best of them all? The answer now lies in not some magical mirror, but the official website of LG ICC Player Rankings, www.lgiccrankings.com. The site allows cricket supporters to compare the ODI careers of the players.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

WorldSpace satellite radio has signed an agreement with Sama Communications, which will commission a new satellite uplink facility in Dubai. The new facility will allow WorldSpace to enhance its satellite radio content delivery and enable live programming from Dubai.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is all geared up for the 7th IIFA Awards, to be held in Dubai between June 14 and June 17. The event will be covered Live by 25 TV channels and 12 radio stations. IIFA expects to attract 480 million eyeballs for this year’s event.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

People Group, a company known for its innovations and for being the first to bring newer concepts to India, has come up with an ad campaign soliciting response through SMS. The corporate ad attempts to bring out the essence of the company and its people, inviting applicants to respond via SMS if they are interested in working with the group.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau 03-June-2006

GroupM’s Motivator has only recently found a place of its own in the media giant’s scheme of affairs. First, Rajul Kulshreshtha has been appointed Country Head for Motivator. Second, the agency has bagged a clutch of new businesses.

Noor Fathima Warsia 03-June-2006

Ultra Motor Company of UK, which has announced its entry in the Indian market, has appointed Capital Advertising as its creative agency. The PR mandate has gone to PR Pundit.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

Sanjay Sharma, a former IBM hand, has joined Samsung India as Vice-President of the IT Division from June 1, 2006. As VP, Sharma will be responsible for Samsung’s IT business in India, along with the sales and marketing functions of the company’s IT business in South East Asia.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

With the launch of ‘Vaidehi - Ek aur agni pareeksha’ the 10 pm slot is set to see some action. The new serial from Sony Entertainment Television, which will go on air from June 5, 2006, will compete directly with STAR Plus’ ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar ki’ and Zee TV’s new comedy show ‘Johny Aala Re’.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau 03-June-2006

World Sport Group, one of Asia’s leading sports rights management company, has set up an office in Mumbai. The India operation sees the Singapore-headquartered business further extend its presence across Asia. The company already has offices in Beijing, Beirut, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau 03-June-2006

Come Monday and Channel7 will adorn a new look, created by VDO, a PROMAX Gold award winning broadcast design and branding company. The entire on-air environment, including the channel ID, show openers, and on-air graphic packages, have been changed to give the channel a more contemporary look and feel.

exchange4media Staff 03-June-2006

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