Cocoberry, the flavoured frozen yogurt chain in India, is completing two years of its operations and is now bullish on expanding the first-of-its kind business in India as well as abroad. In conversation with exchange4media, GS Bhalla, Founder and CEO, Cocoberry, shares why he chose to introduce a new concept of this kind in the Indian market and the company’s marketing plans ahead.
What has the birth of twins to do with pizza? Domino’s latest ad creates a delightful association between the two and is a double delight to watch. The pizza brand, in its attempt to break the cliche of food chain ads, has given a ‘twin’ twist to the commercial while continuing with its ‘Khushiyon ki Home Delivery’ tagline.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited applications under the ‘two-bid’ system to empanel digital agencies, according to senior sources in the industry. The empanelled agencies will be responsible for launching campaigns as per an approved media plan to promote awareness about road safety.
FMCG major Dabur India Ltd has recently appointed OgilvyAction, the experiential and promotional marketing arm of Ogilvy & Mather, to execute its rural activation campaign targeting 1 lakh women in over 5,000 villages and towns in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (IFTEM) is on the lookout for media agencies for empanelment, according to reliable sources. Sources also divulged that the chosen empanelled agencies would handle media campaigns of NIFTEM in the print and electronic media.
Having entered the e-commerce space a few years ago, direct selling FMCG company Amway is now aggressively looking at making its presence felt in the online space and is on a hunt for a digital agency. Sources revealed that the brand was looking to execute its digital plans with the new agency in early 2011.
Wynn Telecom, which had announced its foray into the mobile handset business in India under the brand name Wynncom in the beginning of 2010, has chosen Shop as its creative agency. The mobile brand decided on the agency in the month of November and handed over the business, pegged at Rs 30 crore, to Shop, according to senior sources in the industry.
With the World Cup 2011 round the corner, adidas is actively looking at digital as a strong tool to tap its target audience. Tushar Goculdas, Director - Sales & Marketing, adidas India, shares with exchange4media the brand’s digital plans and why he thinks it is important for adidas to be present on social media.
FMCG major Dabur has undertaken a 360 degree rebranding exercise for its brand Real and has introduced new packaging, a new brand ambassador and communication activities, including innovative OOH campaigns, in select cities, besides in-cinema advertising, TVC, radio, DTH and print advertising. The company plans to take the brand online in Phase 2 of its marketing plan.
‘foursquare’ is the latest craze to sweep the web, following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and following similar growth patterns. It already boasts of 4 million users worldwide – connecting people’s online profiles with their real world locations, tracking the places they visit in the city. exchange4media spoke to digital experts and sought to demystify the new application, the kind of viral effect it might lead to and whether it will take off.
After announcing its resurgence in the Indian market with the launch of a new range of LED and LCD television sets recently, Akai is now bullish on the mobile market and is looking forward to the digital medium in the coming year. Pranay Dhabhai, MD, Akai India, shares the company’s growth plans and more in conversation with exchange4media.
In their bid to reach out to a wider audience, Turner International India and Zapak Digital Entertainment have formed a strategic content partnership. The partnership allows Zapak to market and distribute Cartoon Network’s Multiplayer Online Games (MOGs) and in turn, Turner will manage games and provide regular content updates to Zapak.
Seeking to tap the 3G wave and the vast Indian market for GPRS-enabled mobile phones, iVdopia has launched first-of-its-kind tool to make advertising on phones more reachable and accessible for the marketers. The company has introduced InWAP and PreWAP HTML5 video and rich media ads for the mobile web.
Quite a few brands looking at the digital medium seriously and allotting special resources towards social media, and Yum Food’s Pizza Hut is no different. The FMCG brand has clear plans to take its identity in the online space aggressively and is thinking of increasing its digital budget up to 10 per cent of its main marketing budget in the next three years.
Riding on a diverse portfolio of clients, Webchutney looks to capitalise on the increasing importance of the digital medium and leverage it for its new and existing clients effectively. Siddharth Rao, CEO and Co-founder, Webchutney, shares the agency’s growth plans, its clients and more with exchange4media…