Date-wise News
GEC Watch: Sony within touching distance of Star Plus

The gap between No. 2 Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television and No. 3 player Colors has further widened as per TAM data for Week 38, 2011, bringing Sony within touching distance of Star Plus. Sony has garnered 272 GRPs as against 292 GRPs of Star Plus and 219 GRPs of Colors.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 9:45 AM

Google’s bid for Google+, adds Contract; campaign to be out soon

Following the launch of Google+, Contract Advertising has been added to the Internet giant’s agency roster in India. A large arrow pointing towards Google+ is already in place on the Google homepage and the social network is being heavily promoted. It is understood that Contract is set to release a campaign for the internet giant.

Deepika Bhardwaj Sep 21, 2011 9:28 AM

Spikes Asia 2011: Declining creativity - Entries increasing, metals decreasing

Spikes Asia 2011 concluded yesterday with India bringing home 31 metals out of a total of 612 entries sent this year, the highest ever and more than any other country. While the total number of entries has increased, metal wins have declined from 41 in 2009 to 31 this year. With not even a single shortlist in Mobile, Outdoor and PR have also drawn blanks. Grand Prix in media, however, is good news.

Deepika Bhardwaj Sep 21, 2011 9:27 AM

Tier-II mrkts & digital, next areas of focus in India for Lowe’s CEO Michael Wall

In a conversation with exchange4media, Michael Wall, CEO, Lowe & Partners, chalks out two areas of focus for Lowe in India – strengthening presence in Tier II cities in India and growth in digital and social media both organically and through acquisitions.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 21, 2011 9:27 AM

Of agencies of the future & biz models of tomorrow

Spikes Asia 2011 saw industry leaders pose some relevant questions that challenge the growth and way forward of the global communications industry. The conversations ranged from cautious optimism and the acceleration of change to how to handle that change.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 21, 2011 9:18 AM

Spikes Asia 2011 Indian agencies bring home 31 metals, including a Grand Prix

The winners of Spikes Asia 2011 have been announced. Of a total of 612 entries sent in this year, the highest ever sent from India, India has converted 31 of them into metals. These include a Grand Prix for CreativeLand Asia and three Golds overall.

Deepika Bhardwaj & Shanta Saikia Sep 21, 2011 9:17 AM

Entrepreneurs interpret the ‘The Power of Dreams’

In the second edition of the Young Turks Conclave, organised by CNBC-TV18, prominent entrepreneurs of India opened up on how they achieved their aims in life with the ‘power of dreams’. These included Kiran Majumdar Shaw, R Balki, Aditya Ghosh, Ajay Jadeja and Rajeev Samant...

Nitin Pandey and Shree Lahiri Sep 21, 2011 9:09 AM

Red FM Delhi goes outdoor to promote its weekly segment

Red FM Delhi has used the out-of-home medium along with other off-air activities to ensure mass participation for its weekly segment on ‘Morning No.1’ called ‘Red Arrest’.

Priyanka Nair Sep 21, 2011 9:00 AM

Bloomberg TV calling the Rising Stars of Indian Advertising

Reality TV now turns its focus on advertising professionals. Bloomberg UTV is all set to spot the rising talent in advertising world through its programme ‘Logo’. The core objective of Rising Star is to give budding young marketers, copywriters, art directors and film makers an opportunity to showcase their talent and their individual interpretations of the brief.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 8:39 AM

Ignite Mudra bags creative duties of Rotomac

Rotomac Pens has appointed Ignite Mudra strategic partner to handle branding and creative duties for its corporate brand and for the writing instruments brands. The business, which will be handled by the agency’s Ahmedabad and Delhi offices, has moved from Triton Communication. Ignite Mudra and Ogilvy were the only agencies in the fray.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 8:38 AM

Uday Shankar re-elected IBF President

STAR India’s Uday Shankar has been re-elected President of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) for a second term at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi on September 19, 2011. Other elected members are: Sunil Lulla, MD & CEO, Times Television as Vice President and Punit Goenka, MD, Zee News Ltd as Treasurer.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 8:36 AM

Affle consolidates two of its leading messaging products under a unified SMS2.0 brand

Mobile media company Affle has consolidated its leading messaging products SMS2.0 and SMSLive under the unified SMS2.0 brand identity. This unification in brand identity provides an easy way for users to identify with these enhanced messaging products and also helps Affle to implement a larger more cohesive communication strategy.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 8:35 AM

PerceptH wins creative duties of Daiki Brands

Daiki Brands, a newly set up innerwear company, has roped in PerceptH to handle the creative duties of three of its new innerwear brands– Peri Peri, Daiki and Biara.

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 8:35 AM

Pharmacy chain VIVA entrusts creative duties to Blackpencil India

VIVA, the retail pharmacy chain from the house of Surya Healthcare Ltd., a subsidiary of Surya Pharmaceuticals Ltd, has handed over its creative duties to Blackpencil India, a fully integrated new age agency from the Leo Burnett group. The win comes on the back of a multi-agency pitch that also saw the participation of McCann Healthcare.

Deepika Bhardwaj Sep 21, 2011 8:31 AM

<b>Shailendra Katyal</b>, Director - Marketing, Lenovo India

It is crucial for any technology product to be acknowledged as a brand that is relevant to the consumers

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM