Date-wise News
International: Making Market Research Cool?blur=25

The new chief research officer of the Advertising Research Foundation wants market research to be seen as cool.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:33 AM

Tatas 57th in global brand rankings?blur=25

The Tata Group's acquisition spree has certainly not harmed the group's brand equity stakes. The group, one of India's biggest, has emerged as one of the largest global brands, according to a UK-based independent consultancy firm.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:31 AM

Print ad volumes up by 5 pc during first quarter of 2008: AdEx Analysis?blur=25

Print advertising went up by 5 per cent during the first three months of 2008 as compared compared to the corresponding period of 2007. The advertising ratio of newspapers and magazines was 95:5 during Q1 2008. Social Advertisements led in print advertising during the quarter, with BSNL topping the advertisers’ list in print advertising.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:29 AM

Indesit adds to home appliances product portfolio; unveils advertising and marketing plans?blur=25

Italian household appliances manufacturer Indesit has chalked out aggressive growth plans for India. The company’s products would be marketed in India by ETA Star Appliances. With an ad campaign already underway, the company is targeting sales of Rs 150 crore in the next one year.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:27 AM

ActiveMedia launches next generation mobile marketing campaign service?blur=25

ActiveMedia Technology has recently launched ActiveFRONT, its next generation mobile marketing campaign service. ActiveFRONT is a product and service suite that comprehensively brings the power of WAP and SMS together to deliver fully integrated mobile marketing campaigns.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:26 AM

Coke’s Atul Singh elected Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in India?blur=25

Atul Singh, President and CEO, Coca-Cola India, has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in India. This was announced at the 16th annual general meeting of AMCHAM India held in the Capital recently.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:25 AM

Saint Gobain seeks to ban the sun and keep the house cool?blur=25

Saint Gobain Glass India, which has in the past come up with some interesting ads, has recently unveiled a three-part new television campaign conceptualised by Lowe. The new TVC take the humour plank to highlight the ‘solar/heat control’ property of Saint Gobain’s ‘Sun Ban’ reflective glass.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:24 AM

Ganjam, successfully straddling heritage and exclusivity?blur=25

Ganjam, the premium jewellery store with a heritage of over a century, has put in a conscious effort to build the brand to its repute today. While many in this category may just be happy with a few press ads in the glossies, Ganjam got into an association with Julian Walford, Managing Director of Walford Wilkie Ltd, London, to give a definite direction to the brand.

Tuhina Anand Apr 28, 2008 8:23 AM

Everest Brand Solutions bags new businesses; seeks to double growth next year?blur=25

Everest Brand Solutions has been adding new clients to its kitty in Delhi and Mumbai. Sharing his plans, D Rajappa, President, Everest Brand Solutions, told exchange4media, “We’ve had a 30 per cent growth so far this year. We are aiming to double the growth next year. Also, we’ve have had a 40 per cent growth on the new businesses this year.”

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:22 AM

TRAI moots 49 pc foreign investment limit under automatic route?blur=25

TRAI has released its recommendations on foreign investment limits for the broadcast sector, which suggest that within the composite foreign investment limit of 74 per cent, wherever applicable for carriage services, foreign investments up to 49 per cent may be permitted under the automatic route, beyond which FIPB approval would be required as prescribed for the telecom sector.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:21 AM

Satya Upadhya joins NewsX as Assistant Vice President, Brand Communications?blur=25

Satya Upadhya has joined NewsX as Assistant Vice President, Brand Communications. Based in Delhi, Upadhya would be working closely with Mumbai-based Girish Ahuja, who heads Brand Communications as Vice President and reports to Anthony Pettifer, Group Director, Brand Communciations, INX Network.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 8:20 AM

IRS 2008 R1: No cheer for magazines either?blur=25

Low readership figures continue to haunt the magazines genre. Not just the English magazines, vernacular magazines too suffered a decline. The only ones that have managed to register some growth are Tamil fortnightlies (7 per cent) and monthlies (26 per cent) as well as Oriya weeklies (47 per cent).

Tasneem Limbdiwala Apr 28, 2008 8:19 AM

IRS 2008 R1: English business publications see a dip in readership, again?blur=25

The story is not too happy for English business publications either in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2008 Round 1. Most players have registered a decline in readership, as was seen in the previous rounds of IRS. There are no surprises in the order – the Economic Times maintains its lead among the pink dailies, while Business Today is the leader among business magazines.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 28, 2008 8:17 AM

IRS 2008 R1: TOI tops the English dailies' list in Mumbai & Delhi, even as leading dailies register a dip?blur=25

The Times of India has retained its leadership position in both Delhi and Mumbai according to the Round 1 of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2008. An interesting point here is that the readership of key publications in Delhi has seen a clear decline unlike in Mumbai, where players have managed to hold on to their readers.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 28, 2008 8:15 AM

Eric Fredericks  , Chairman, IMC?blur=25

With the proliferation of opportunity, the industry is also witnessing a specialisation and fragmentation of the marketing functions. Media and creative functions are no longer managed by the same people. Internet advertising is managed separately from mass media advertising… If you measure in fragments, you manage in fragments. This is where MCA or Market Contact Audit comes in.

exchange4media Staff Apr 28, 2008 12:00 AM