ASCI brings 10 ads under scanner; five ads withdrawn?blur=25

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has released its Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) decision report for the month of September 2010 on the ads that were either withdrawn or modified. A total of 10 ads had been brought under its scanner, of which five ads were withdrawn while five ads were not upheld by the CCC.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 21, 2010 7:31 AM

Brand MTV forays into print with first magazine launch, Noise Factory?blur=25

With its promise to move beyond music and television, the magazine is yet another extension to brand MTV and is the first ever print publication launched by MTV India. Launched in November 2010, Noise Factory is priced at Rs. 75 and is available via subscriptions across 23 cities in India or at select locations and bookstores like Odyssey and Landmark, as well as across local distribution networks in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata amongst others.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 18, 2010 7:41 AM

Euo RSCG scoops the creative mandate for Baskin Robbins?blur=25

Following a multi-agency pitch, Baskin Robbins, the ice cream brand has appointed Euro RSCG India to handle its creative business. The business will be serviced out of Euro RSCG Mumbai branch office. The other agencies that had participated in the pitch included the incumbent agency- Thought Blurb and Rediffusion Y&R.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 16, 2010 7:29 AM

Creativeland Asia ropes in Satya Shetty as Chief Implementation Officer, Digital?blur=25

In keeping with its strategy of integration, Creativeland Asia has brought on board Satya Shetty to lead and fortify its digital capabilities. Shetty comes from Lowe LIntas (Linteractive). He has over 10 years of experience in brand communication, software management and digital media.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 16, 2010 7:27 AM

Percept OOH undertakes brand visibility campaign for Tata Indigo & Tata Indica?blur=25

Tata Motors has roped in Percept Out of Home to carry out its three-month long visibility campaign for brands Tata Indigo and Tata Indica. The campaign, which kickstarted on September 8, 2010 across the four metros of Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad, will culminate on December 23, 2010.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 11, 2010 7:00 AM

Publicis Capital bags Cleartrip creative mandate?blur=25

Following a multi-agency pitch, Publicis Capital has bagged the creative mandate for online travel portal - OMD India is the media agency on the business. According to industry sources, the ad spend on the business is estimated to be in the region of Rs 20 crore.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 11, 2010 6:56 AM

Effies 2010: Addition of new categories buoys industry participation; more on the anvil?blur=25

In its 15th year, Effies has increased the number of categories from seven last year to 15 this year. An interesting category added from this year onwards is David v/s Goliath. DraftFCBUlka has won the Gold in this category, while Bates 141 has won the Silver and the Bronze went to Lowe Lintas.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2010 7:57 AM

Effies 2010: Piyush Pandey, Joseph George, MG Parameswaran, Madhukar Kamath on winning?blur=25

Ogilvy India, Lowe Lintas, DraftFCB Ulka and Mudra are among the top winners at the Effie Awards 2010, held in Mumbai on December 7. Piyush Pandey, Joseph George, MG Parameswaran, and Madhukar Kamath share with exchange4media their reactions to the wins…

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2010 7:55 AM

Effies 2010: Ogilvy India crowned ‘Agency of the Year’ again; Grand Effie for DraftFCB Ulka?blur=25

It was celebration of excellence in effective advertising at the Effie Awards 2010, held in Mumbai on December 7. Ogilvy India emerged the clear winner, bagging 14 metals, totaling a tally of 145 points. Lowe Lintas and Mudra followed with total tallies of 90 and 75 points, respectively. DraftFCB Ulka took home the Grand Effie for its work on Tata Docomo.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2010 7:47 AM

HDFC Standard Life rebranded as HDFC Life; seeks better youth connect?blur=25

HDFC Standard Life, on its 10th anniversary year, has unveiled a new brand identity to create more relevance and connect with today’s youth. The private life insurance company has rebranded itself as HDFC Life. The new identity shares higher synergies with the parent company HDFC Ltd.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 24, 2010 7:05 AM

ASCI witnesses rise in complaints against education ads?blur=25

The recent introduction of ASCI’s guidelines for the education sector seems to have made an impact among the masses as the number of complaints against education institutions’ ads have gone up. Of the total 12 complaints upheld by ASCI in July and August, six were against ads of educational institutes and the rest were from FMCG, travel, realty and appliances companies.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 24, 2010 7:00 AM

Media Contacts beefs up South Asia team with appointments and promotions?blur=25

Media Contacts, the digital arm of Havas Media, has reorganised and beefed up its operations in South Asia. Arnab Mitra, currently Director of Media Contacts India, has been promoted to Regional Director for South Asia, while Ravi Kabra has been made Director of New Business for South and South-East Asia.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 20, 2010 7:26 AM

Maxus India adds Greenpeace India media business to its kitty?blur=25

Greenpeace, the global organisation that aims to protect and conserve the environment, has appointed Maxus India as its media AOR on its business in India. The business will be handled out of Delhi. Greenpeace has already initiated the 10-10-10 project with Maxus as its agency.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 13, 2010 7:32 AM

IPG launches ‘Equal & Opposite’, a Women Leadership Network India initiative?blur=25

At an event held in Mumbai on November 11, 2010, Lynn de Souza, Chairman, Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) India, and Chairman and CEO, Lintas Media Group, announced the launch of ‘Equal & Opposite’, a WLN India initiative that aims to improve gender balance at leadership levels in IPG companies.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 13, 2010 7:26 AM

Primesite’s larger-than-life projection for Reebok Reezig?blur=25

Primesite, a strategic business unit of Mudra Max, recently came up with some innovative promotion for ‘Reezig’ shoes from Reebok. The outdoor executions involved projecting the iconic ‘geometric zig zag shape’ of Reezig in an eye-catching manner.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 11, 2010 7:40 AM

London International Awards 2010 winners announced; 6 agencies from India bag statues?blur=25

The 25th London International Awards judging was held at the Wynn/ Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, convening over a 10-day period. This year, six agencies from India have been recognised for their superior entries – McCann Worldgroup, Leo Burnett India, Ogilvy India, Bates 141, Creativeland Asia and Rediffusion Y&R – winning a total of seven statues at the 2010 London International Awards.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 10, 2010 7:42 AM

McCann Worldgroup creates Creative Leadership Council; Prasoon Joshi appointed Chairman?blur=25

In its process of looking at the creative product the organisations and finding ways to increase its creative performance, Nic k Brien, CEO, McCann Worldgroup, has formed a Creative Leadership Council. The leadership role as Chairman of this Council has been bestowed on Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman and Regional Executive Creative Director, Asia Pacific, McCann Erickson.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 10, 2010 7:41 AM

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group forays in India; launches Saatchi & Saatchi Health?blur=25

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) has announced its first entry into India with the launch of Saatchi & Saatchi Health.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 9, 2010 7:41 AM

Percept Out of Home activates 'Kellogg's Heart to Heart Oats'?blur=25

Kellogg India has roped in Percept Out Of Home to handle the activation programme of Kellogg’s Heart to Heart Oats, a newly launched product in the ready to cook category.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 8, 2010 7:27 AM

Face2Face:  Tuborg presents Sunburn Goa 2010?blur=25

‘Tuborg presents Sunburn Goa 2010’ is back this 27th, 28thand 29th December at Candolim Beach, Goa. In its 4th year, Percept Limited takes the Sunburn Experience to the next level with a three day extravaganza that promises to be bigger, better and packed with a line-up of over 60 acts! Festival goers are not only going to witness the most sensational electronic dance music on the planet but also live through the experience of a lifetime.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Nov 3, 2010 8:44 AM