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Dentsu India’s fourth agency, Dentsu MediaTech, becomes functional today?blur=25

Expanding its service offering, Dentsu India has announced the launch of Dentsu MediaTech, its fourth full service, fully integrated agency in India. Dentsu MediaTech will offer clients a full spectrum of one-to-one engagement, cutting edge creative solutions, end-to-end media and a full-slew of digital, mobile and new media services. The agency becomes fully functional from today.

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2010 9:56 AM

Publicis, Capital Advertising join forces for Publicis Capital?blur=25

In a move to consolidate their operations nationally and leverage complementary strengths, Publicis and Capital Advertising have announced the formation of Publicis Capital. This new entity will bring together all personnel and clients of both the agencies.

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2010 8:21 AM

Bye ‘Meow’, hello ‘Oye!’, says TV Today?blur=25

TV Today Network has unveiled the new brand identity for its radio operation, Meow FM. The FM station has been rechristened ‘Oye!’ with the tagline ‘Sabse Filmi’ and will run on the same frequency 104.8 FM. exchange4media has reported on September 17 that Meow FM was being renamed as either Oye or Dhak Dhak.

Anisha Singhi Sep 20, 2010 8:20 AM

IBF advises members to take advance payment from BSNL for its ads?blur=25

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has advised its members to take advance payment from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for all the telecom major’s advertisements running on their channels due to inconsistencies in payments by the telecom major.

Tuhina Anand Sep 20, 2010 8:18 AM

Spikes Asia: India dominates Print shortlist; scores on Media & Outdoor; Direct & Sales and Design shortlists also announced?blur=25

Spikes Asia 2010 has kicked off the first day with shortlists for five categories – Print Spikes, Media Spikes, Outdoor Spikes, Direct & Sales Spikes and Design Spikes. Indian agencies dominate Print Spikes with 22 pieces of work making it to the shortlist of 57. There are 14 Indian entries shortlisted in Media Spikes and 10 pieces of work from India in Outdoor Spikes. In Direct and Sales Promotion Spikes, there are six entries shortlisted and Design Spikes shortlist has three Indian entries.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 20, 2010 8:16 AM

Chhattisgarh print war intensifies; Patrika launches Raipur edition?blur=25

Patrika has entered Chhattisgarh with its Raipur edition hitting newsstands on September 19, 2010. This is Patrika’s 27th edition launch in India and is now being published from seven states.

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2010 8:14 AM

Spikes Asia: Let’s talk Cannes Lions!?blur=25

The first day conversations at Spikes Asia 2010 were of Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The sessions of the day saw global advertising biggies like Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO and Global Chief Creative Officer, RG/A; Tay Guan Hin, Regional ECD, JWT Asia and Global ECD, Lux and Erik Ingvoldstad, Regional Creative Director, APAC and ECD, Singapore, MRM Worldwide speak about winning works at Cannes Lions. The opening networking party also saw young creative professionals discuss some of the works that had won at Cannes Lions 2010.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 20, 2010 8:12 AM

India@Spikes Asia: India sends the highest entries; not many delegates on day one?blur=25

Spikes Asia 2010 kicked off on September 19 at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. The event has seen an increase of 14 per cent in entries for awards this year, while the number of delegates has also gone up from the 960 last year to over 1,300 delegates. India has sent the highest number of entries this year. Festival Chairman Terry Savage said in a conversation with exchange4media that the event has begun as per expectations.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 20, 2010 8:11 AM

Spikes Asia 2010: 5 Indian entries in Digital shortlist; 3 in Radio?blur=25

Spikes Asia has announced the shortlists for Digital and Radio categories on the second day of the Festival. Five Indian entries have made it to the Digital Spikes shortlist, while three entries have made it to Radio Spikes shortlist.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 20, 2010 8:09 AM

Noorings: At Singapore, wondering why this is the hub for the ‘Asia’ region?blur=25

Very often, I find myself asking Global Chiefs, why aren’t there more regional positions – APAC or Asia – based out of India. Most agencies look at Singapore or Hong Kong for their regional positions. But with all the focus on India, why not India? We have a few South Asia heads now based in India, but why can’t more markets be aligned with India. I always get a different answer, but a few days in Singapore and one almost begins understanding why Singapore...

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 20, 2010 8:08 AM

ERAA 2010: Last date for entries now extended to Sept 20; awards on Oct 7?blur=25

Seeing the enthusiastic response to the first ever exchange4media Radio Advertising Awards (ERAA), last date for sending entries for the Awards has been extended to September 20, 2010. The Awards will be presented at a grand ceremony in Mumbai on October 7, 2010.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Sep 20, 2010 8:06 AM

Domino’s India awards digital duties to Quasar?blur=25

From website to SEO, Quasar will handle Domino’s digital presence from now on and will also look to strengthen the brand’s positioning in the e-commerce segment.

Preeti Hoon Sep 20, 2010 8:05 AM

Airtel Champions League gets mixed reviews from planners?blur=25

IPL has become the largest cricketing event in the country and other tournaments have had a tough time matching up to it. The ratings of the first set of matches for the Airtel Champions League have been released and while it is evident that the ratings do not match up to the ratings of the IPL matches, media planners give their take on the ratings.

Khushboo Tanna Sep 20, 2010 8:03 AM

VIP Luggage on the prowl for a new creative partner, again?blur=25

In just about less than a month, VIP Luggage post its last creative partner, is back scouting for a new creative partner. It is understood that VIP has invited a few agencies for its creative mandate. Publicis Ambience is the incumbent agency. Maxus India continues to handle the media mandate.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Sep 20, 2010 7:59 AM

Indian Colleges celebrate the Joy of Giving with Joyfest?blur=25

Joyfest is the largest youth activation programme involving about 250 colleges. 150 have already registered, which include the IITs, IIMs and the NITs, DSE, St Stephens, Delhi University Law Faculty, Loyola College Chennai, IIM Kolkata, the best of the Indian colleges and more than 1 million students will participate in Joyfest.

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2010 7:48 AM

Radio Mantra revamps programming?blur=25

Mantra listeners’ woke up to fresh changes on their favorite radio channel this Monday. After becoming the only 24 hour channel in its areas of operations, Radio Mantra has now made various programming changes, after concluding a massive research on listenership behaviors and patterns.

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2010 7:46 AM