Advertising legend S R Mani Ayer (1935-2010), who was also the former Managing Director & CEO of Ogilvy & Mather India, passed away earlier today. It is understood that Ayer was ailing for the past few days. He is survived by his wife, daughter and a son.
Use of sales promotional ad campaigns in print went up by 8 per cent in 2009, as compared to 2008. Discount promotion was the most preferred sales promotion ad campaign in print during 2009. Services was the top sector in usage of sales promotion ad campaigns in print during this period.
While the media industry believes that planning takes you where you want to be, it is not so in the case of Mahesh Motwani, Vice President, LMG. Every twist and turn has been written more by a creative scriptwriter than by a media planner. The GenNext Media Magnate is chosen by a committee comprising the exchange4media editorial team in consultation with Raj Nayak.
Business news channel NDTV Profit’s special event team is back after a comprehensive coverage of Davos Summit and is now giving final touches to preparations of this year’s Budget coverage. For the first time, the resources of NDTV Profit and NDTV 24×7 are being combined to give an uninterrupted and in-depth analysis of the Railway as well as Union Budgets.
Joel Multimedia Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based media planning and buying agency, has bagged the media planning and buying duties of ADF Foods, formerly known as American Dry Fruits. The size of the account is in the range of Rs 5-7 crore. JWT handles the creative duties of ADF foods.
If your heart skipped a beat thinking where you were when the Indian advertising industry became Rs 55,000 crore, relax – some of the latest industry studies still put the current industry size at much less than half that number. It is only when we see the account sizes suggested for some of the businesses like government initiatives or PSUs or educational institutions or other such not-heard-of-much accounts, one gets the impression that that is where the Indian ad industry size would have reached by now.
Chennai-based Raj Television Network has strengthened its flagship channel Raj TV’s programme offering with the launch of new primetime shows in order give a boost to its viewership. The newly introduced shows, which vary from reality shows to mythological serials, talent hunt shows and soaps, went on air from February 1, 2010.