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Origin Beanstalk adds Time Out, Mad Over Donuts to its kitty

Mumbai-based agency Origin Beanstalk has bagged the creative duties of Time Out magazine and Mad Over Donuts retail outlet chain.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Aug 17, 2011 8:48 AM

MAA Communications adds 4 new businesses to its kitty

MAA Communications has recently bagged four new businesses – Coconut Development Board, Maini Group, Baker’s Foods and Indotel Hospitality Service Pvt Ltd.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Aug 3, 2011 4:30 PM

K Sriram quits Mirc Electronics as VP, Corporate Strategy

K Sriram, VP- Corporate Strategy at Mirc Electronic, the makers of Onida and IGO range of products, has put in his papers. Though Sriram refused to divulge his next destination, he said that it would be out of the durables category.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Aug 2, 2011 8:46 AM

After Aircel, McCann Erickson adds ICI Dulux Paints to its kitty

Close on the heels of winning the Aircel business, McCann Erickson Delhi has bagged the creative duties of ICI Dulux Paints. The win comes in a wake of a multi-agency pitch.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Aug 1, 2011 9:08 AM

Aircel appoints McCann Worldgroup as its creative AoR

According to sources, McCann Worldgroup has bagged the creative duties of telecom major Aircel following a multi-agency pitch. The other agencies in the fray for the business included incumbent agency Dentsu Communications, BBH, BBDO and DDB Mudra.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 28, 2011 9:04 AM

Grey Worldwide bags creative duties of S Kumars’ Belmonte

Following a multi-agency pitch, it is learnt that Grey Worldwide has bagged the creative business of Belmonte, the economy menswear brand from S Kumars.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 26, 2011 8:43 AM

Reporter’s Diary: Lessons to be learnt from Govind Tiwari

While last week the country mourned the loss of lives in the three blasts in Mumbai, this week, an overnight online star Govind Tiwari brought some much needed amusement, muses Tasneem Limbdiwala.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 23, 2011 8:45 AM

Meridian’s Harshad Sharma quits; joins K&V Media

Harshad Sharma has quit Meridian Communications, Mumbai as Senior Creative Director. He has tied up with K&V Media to form an ATL agency, SK&V Communications. He will also serve on the board and as creative head of K&V Media.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 13, 2011 8:44 AM

IDBI Group retains Maxus as media AOR; Mudra Max bags outdoor biz

Following a multi-agency pitch, IDBI Group has retained Maxus India, its incumbent agency, for its mass media business. Meanwhile, Mudra Max has been appointed for the Group’s outdoor and digital media and BTL activities.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 12, 2011 8:19 AM

Anish Daryani quits Everest; heads to Ogilvy Africa

Anish Daryani, who was Business Head at Everest Brand Solutions, is headed for an international assignment at Ogilvy Africa. He will be based out of Lagos in Nigeria.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 11, 2011 8:30 AM

OMD bags New Generation Media Corp’s media biz

OMD India’s Chennai office has scooped the media duties of New Generation Media Corp that operates brands such as SRM University and youth channel Pudhiya Thalanurai.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 8, 2011 1:44 PM

Ignite Mudra wins NK Proteins’ oil biz; ac size around Rs 10 cr

NK Proteins Ltd, owner of Tirupati Oil brand, has appointed Ignite Mudra as its strategic branding partner. No formal pitch process preceded this win.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 7, 2011 12:28 PM

Almond Board of California appoints Karishma Initiative as media AOR

Karishma Initiative has bagged the media mandate for Almond Board of California following a multi-agency pitch that had seen the participation of five agencies.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 5, 2011 9:09 AM

Fortis Hospitals decides to stay with Grey India

Following a multi-agency pitch, Fortis Hospitals has decided to retain incumbent Grey India for its creative business.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jul 4, 2011 9:16 AM

Taproot India appointed as Pepsi’s roster agency for its beverages

Post Taproot India working on the ICC World Cup campaign for Pepsi, the agency has now been officially appointed as the roster agency for PepsiCo’s beverage brands.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 28, 2011 8:27 AM

Reporter’s Diary: A feeling of being @Cannes from India

It’s been Cannes Lion 2011 all the way throughout the week, and what better topic for a Reporter’s Diary than the most celebrated advertising festival, writes Tasneem Limbdiwala.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 25, 2011 8:35 AM

Cannes Lions 2011: An ‘Out of the Box’ Gold; India bags 5 Design Lions

Design Lions has brought much cheer to the Indian camp with Out of the Box bagging a Gold. Mudra Communications took home two Silvers and a Bronze, while TBWA\India scored a Silver Lion.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 23, 2011 11:23 AM

Cannes Lions 2011: Silver for McCann, Ogilvy in Press; Grey, Mudra win Bronze

India’s metal tally is steadily picking up at Cannes Lions 2011. McCann Worldgroup and Ogilvy India have both picked up Silvers in Press Lions, while Grey Worldwide India and Mudra Communications have bagged a Bronze Lion each.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 23, 2011 9:19 AM

Cannes Lion 2011: 11pieces of work make it to Outdoor Lions shortlist

In Outdoor Lion, a total of 11 pieces of work, comprising five entries, have been shortlisted from India. BBDO India, Sorento Healthcare, Joshbro Communication, TapRoot India and McCann Worldgroup are the competing agencies in this category.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 21, 2011 9:50 AM

Conde Nast India showcases ‘The necessity of luxury’

It’s been over four years since Condé Nast entered India. In this short period, the group has created a multimedia platform reaching out to the affluent in India. In keeping with this, Conde Nast India has now launched a corporate campaign, titled ‘The Necessity of Luxury’.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Jun 20, 2011 9:05 AM

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