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Impact Exclusive: Is threat of slowdown affecting media & marketers?

As another recession looms large over the West, slowing down growth and bringing runaway inflation in the Indian economy, are marketers doing a rethink on advertising spends? exchange4media analyses the outlook for the media industry.

Dipali Banka Oct 5, 2011 8:50 AM

IMPACT Exclusive: All aboard the social media bandwagon

As social media redefines consumer engagement rules, marketers scramble to join the gravy train. An indepth look at the current patterns of social media engagements undertaken by brands...

Dipali Banka May 25, 2011 9:11 AM

IMPACT Exclusive: An incentive destination of its kind

With the objective to promote Queensland as an incentive destination in the country, Ryna Sequiera, Marketing Manager, Tourism Queensland, India is steering the brand with innovative marketing and prudent trade partnership.

Dipali Banka May 12, 2011 9:29 AM

Marico reduces ad spends by 25 pc in Q4 FY11 to Rs 671.93 mn

Marico Ltd’s total ad spends for the year ended March 2011 on a consolidated basis stood at Rs 3.46 billion, as against Rs 3.51 billion in fiscal year 2010.

Dipali Banka May 4, 2011 9:00 AM

Marginal increase in Dabur ad spends as sales grow 30 pc

Dabur India Ltd’s ad spends for Q4 FY11 stood at Rs 1,274 million as compared to Rs 1,156 million in the corresponding quarter last year. However, the ratio of ad spends to sales has gone down.

Dipali Banka Apr 29, 2011 8:54 AM

P&G’s March quarter ad spends down 14 per cent

According to a company statement, March quarter ad spends of P&G were down 14 per cent, even as net profit dipped by 11 per cent. On the other hand, sales were up 14 per cent.

Dipali Banka Apr 27, 2011 1:48 PM

Ajay Kaul speaks on Domino’s taking consumer centricity to the core

The Pitch CMO Summit saw some insightful presentations of how brands extended their brand propositions to the audience. Taking this further, Ajay Kaul, Chief Executive Officer, Jubiliant FoodWorks Ltd., master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza in India presented how they extended their brand proposition to not only the consumers but also built a culture around it in their organisation.

Dipali Banka Nov 1, 2010 8:46 AM

DB reports strong advertising growth; profits rise by 25 per cent

DB Corp posted a good performance in its second quarter financial results for the current fiscal year. The company that owns newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar and Saurashtra Samachar reported consolidated total revenues of Rs 3010 million, a 14.8 per cent increase compared to the corresponding quarter last year and consolidated PAT of Rs 551 million from Rs 440 million, up by 25 per cent in Q2 YOY.

Dipali Banka Oct 26, 2010 8:40 AM

WPP announces interim results; US, parts of Asia, Latin America report strong growth

The Board of WPP announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2010, which reflected strong revenue growth, particularly in the second quarter, in the US and in parts of Asia and Latin America. Total billings of the Group were up 8.5 per cent at £20.333 billion, while reportable revenue was up 3.5 per cent at £4.441 billion.

Dipali Banka Aug 25, 2010 8:12 AM

Deccan Chronicle Holding Q1 net up 18 pc

Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd (DCHL) has reported an 18 per cent growth in net profit and 7 per cent increase in revenues for Q1 of FY10-11. Revenues of the company in Q1FY11 stood at Rs 2,318 million as compared to Rs 2,166 million in first quarter last fiscal, while PAT stood at Rs 912 million.

Dipali Banka Aug 17, 2010 8:41 AM

Sun shines with flying numbers

Sun TV continued with its robust performance, reporting revenue growth of ~53 per cent for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010-11 at Rs 4,404 million. The net profit stood at Rs 1,709 million, an increase of 42.7 per cent from Rs 1,198 million in the same quarter last year.

Dipali Banka Jul 29, 2010 8:36 AM

HT Media reports strong revenues; margins improve

HT Media Ltd has reported strong revenues in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011. Total revenues of the company were up 20 per cent at Rs 4,042 million this quarter, as compared to Rs 3,366 million in the same quarter last year. Net profit for the quarter stood at Rs 414 million from Rs 287 million in Q1 FY10.

Dipali Banka Jul 28, 2010 8:42 AM

OMD Worldwide CEO Mainardo de Nardis, Live from NY at e4m Conclave on June 11

<p>In a digital world, time lines and geographies do not matter. And there could not be a better example of this than the insightful keynote address by Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, OMD Worldwide, at the Mumbai leg of the exchange4media Conclave 2010 on June 11. de Nardis, who would be connected Live from New York, would be speaking on digital as the electricity driving and powering the entire marketing services industry.</p>

Dipali Banka Jun 4, 2010 12:53 PM

Analysts give the thumbs up to Jagran-Mid-Day deal

Jagran Prakashan Ltd (JPL) on May 5, 2010 agreed to buy out the publishing business of Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd in a 7:2 share-swap deal. For every seven shares held in Mid-Day Multimedia, the shareholders will get two shares of JPL. Though on the face of it the deal looked expensive and shares of JPL closed at 3.16 low at 115.05 on BSE, most media analysts have given the deal the thumbs up. <br> <a href=http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/news/fullstory.asp?Section_id=5&News_id=38044&Tag=3652 target= _blank><b><font color=red>Mixed Media extra!</font> Pradyuman Maheshwari on whether the Jagran buy will mean sunnier times for Mid- Day</b></a> <br> <a href=http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/news/fullstory.asp?Section_id=5&News_id=38045&Tag=3653 target= _blank><b><font color=red>Flashed Yesterday: </font> Jagran Prakashan Ltd to acquire Mid-Day’s print business</b></a>

Dipali Banka May 6, 2010 9:23 AM

Pratham Books and Hindustan Motors win IndiaSocial Case Challenge

Pratham Books’ ‘Social publishing strategy’ and Hindustan Motors’ ‘The great driving challenge’ were adjudged the best social media case studies at the IndiaSocial Case Challenge for the long term and short term categories, respectively. The first edition of IndiaSocial Case Challenge saw some excellent work done by organisations in the social media domain. The case challenge, an initiative of IndiaSocial, was undertaken in association with impact and blogworks.

Dipali Banka Apr 13, 2010 8:24 AM

Colors takes Viacom18 in the black; group to turn profitable in 2010

Viacom18, which operates MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1 and Colors channels, has reported a net profit of Rs 56.3 million in Q3 FY10, as compared to a loss of Rs 416.28 million in the previous quarter. Colors reported a 41 per cent growth in advertising revenues as compared to the previous quarter, taking the total income of Viacom18 to Rs 2.66 billion from Rs 2 billion in the September quarter.

Dipali Banka Jan 29, 2010 7:14 AM

Zee News net profit jumps 27 pc to Rs 191 mn

Zee News Ltd has reported a net profit of Rs 191 million in Q3 of FY10, as against Rs 151 million in the corresponding period of last fiscal. A 25.6 per cent increase in advertising revenue at Rs 1,402 million and an 18.8 per cent increase in subscription revenues at Rs 280.6 million, led to an increase of 19.3 per cent in Zee News’ total operating revenues, taking it to Rs 1,706 million.

Dipali Banka Jan 25, 2010 7:35 AM

DishTV losses swell; subscriptions go up, ARPU reduces

DishTV has reported a loss of Rs 762 million in Q3 FY10, as compared to a loss of Rs 561 million in Q2 of this fiscal. However, revenues of the company increased by 8 per cent to Rs 2,786 million in Q3, as compared to Rs 2,579 in Q2 of this fiscal. Out of its DTH revenues, Rs 2,140 million came from subscriptions.

Dipali Banka Jan 25, 2010 7:34 AM

ZEEL Q3 net jumps 74 pc; increases stake in Ten Sports, restructures business

ZEEL has reported a net profit of Rs 1,464 million for the third quarter ending December 31, 2009, a 74 per cent increase as compared to Rs 839 million in Q3 FY209. Meanwhile, the company’s Board of Directors has also approved the proposal to acquire additional 45 per cent stake in its subsidiary, Taj TV Ltd Mauritius and additional 50 per cent stake in its subsidiary, Taj Television (India) Pvt Ltd, from Bukhatir Group for $44.145 million.

Dipali Banka Jan 21, 2010 7:10 AM

HT Media Q3 net at Rs 184.2 mn; demerges Hindi business; shuts down Metro Now

HT Media more than doubled its net profit in the third quarter ended December 31, 2009 to Rs 184.2 million from Rs 78.2 million in Q3 FY09 due to sharp increase in circulation and advertising revenues. The company has demerged its Hindi business that includes daily ‘Hindustan’, magazines ‘Nandan’ and Kadambini’ during the quarter for Rs 1.4 billion and has temporarily shut down the loss making JV with BCCL, ‘Metro Now’.

Dipali Banka Jan 19, 2010 7:22 AM