Shantanu Mukerji  , Brand Manager, Dior Watches

<p align=justify>“Seduction, creativity and femininity are the words that best describe the distinctive Dior style. Dior, the French fashion house established in 1947, sets the trend each season. In 1975, Dior instituted its watch collection as a crucial fashion accessory at the heart of the couture brand.”

exchange4media Staff Mar 21, 2005 12:00 AM

Salil Kapoor  , Head of Marketing, LGEIL

<p align=justify>“I believe that marketing is beyond advertising and is beyond a 30-second ad. There are some companies which have a visibility issue, awareness issue, top-of-mind recall issue but when you reach a certain position, then your first priority is not visibility or awareness any more. I don’t think we need to run an advertising campaign saying that this is LG. People know LG the brand.”

exchange4media Staff Mar 4, 2005 12:00 AM

Asha Gupta  , General Manager, Tupperware

“The conventional Party method of selling is the core of our business in India and Europe. What we have done worldwide is to support the method through a measure of brand building initiatives. We are trying to make the brand visible where the people are.”

exchange4media Staff Feb 16, 2005 12:00 AM

&#8220;The Party method of selling is the core of Tupperware&#8217;s business&#8221;

Tupperware is a direct-selling company where both the dealer and manager demonstrate the products at parties. The company has supported this retailing method through initiatives to make the brand visible where people are. With retail becoming more advanced in India, Tupperware is also planning to be present in shopping malls, says Asha Gupta, GM, who heads Tupperware&#8217;s marketing in India.

exchange4media Staff Jan 31, 2005 8:16 AM

Dhruvakanth B. Shenoy  , Vice President – Marketing, Monster Asia

“We are an Internet company that connects the progressive companies with most qualified individuals. And it is a self-service model. Job seekers go on to the site, post their resumes and apply for jobs. On the other hand, employers buy our services (offline); we train them to use the product and how to get the best profiles. We also train them on search technologies and once that’s done, they are on their own.”

exchange4media Staff Jan 28, 2005 12:00 AM

Rajendra Chourasia  , Circle Head,  Delhi, Idea Cellular

“Being a fourth operator, our mindset is that of a challenger. We knew that the other three players were big, but so what? We are new and we are better. And we have to be better to counter the largeness of others. We have done well because of this approach. We had created a GSM record by getting one lakh subscribers win 30 days of our launch. Also, the first five lakh subscribers we acquired was also a record in the GSM segment because we did it in 17 months.”

exchange4media Staff Jan 4, 2005 12:00 AM

Idea being a fourth operator in Delhi, our mindset is that of a challenger&#8217;

Idea is a new brand in a highly cluttered telecom environment but has successfully created a niche in the consumer&#8217;s mind. What has worked for it is its unique logo, and the youthful, energy-driven look to the brand, says Rajendra Chourasia, Idea Cellular&#8217;s Circle Head for Delhi.

exchange4media Staff Dec 13, 2004 8:17 AM

Salil Sadanandan  , VP, Marketing, Timex Watches Ltd

"We consciously vacated some of the entry-level non-value segments, which just played up the price and there was no differentiation. We lost some volume there but we moved up the value chain.I guess this is one of the factors that has made us a leaner and faster organization."

exchange4media Staff Dec 9, 2004 12:00 AM

Ashok K Aggarwal  , President, DS Group

“It is not like if one brand has become popular, we will sell everything under that umbrella. So, neither Rajnigandha can have a brand extension nor can any product fall in the category of Rajnigandha. Likewise, when we talk of Baba, the message is world’s best tobacco. So Baba cannot be about paan masala, it’s the nation’s first saffron flavoured chewing tobacco that has set global benchmarks for quality since 1929. It is not like anything and everything being sold under the same brand name.”

exchange4media Staff Nov 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Arun Sirdeshmukh  , Head – Marketing, Indus League Clothing Limited

“We don’t tackle competition; we tackle consumers. We talk to them and tell them that we have a fresh and different offer...Our business is to actually offer an alternative to the consumer. If he has been shopping for various brands that he has seen, we continue to believe that there is scope for more.”

exchange4media Staff Nov 6, 2004 12:00 AM

Amit Dutta  , Vice-president and General Manager, General Motors India

“General Motors is positioned as a mature and responsible car manufacturer, which offers great value-for-money products to its customers. The company leverages its global expertise to manufacture and market well engineered and safe products through its well-established retail network that provide an excellent ownership experience to its customers.”

exchange4media Staff Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM

Thomas Ekberg  , Managing Director and Regional Manager, Asia, Oriflame India

“Oriflame has been positioned as a global cosmetic company offering ‘luxury but affordable products’. Our customer promise is to make it easy for people to look their best.”

exchange4media Staff Sep 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Pankaj Batra  , Director-Marketing, Indian Subcontinent, Yum! Restaurants International, Pizza Hut

"Considering that the pizza is a food foreign to the Indian palate, Pizza Hut tried to develop a bond with the Indian consumer. What has worked for Pizza Hut is the strategy to ‘think global and act local’. It is an international brand with an Indian heart, in terms product, quality of service as well as pricing."<br>

exchange4media Staff Aug 28, 2004 12:00 AM

Neha Lidder Ganju  , Marketing Manager-India, Virgin Atlantic Airways

“Virgin is a young, innovative and fun brand. We offer different kinds of services like our upper class massage. The tagline in the campaign for this conveyed the message “let’s get physical”. One-liners in Virgin’s print ads like “Our Crew Talks Back”, “Ours is longer” or “We do it thrice a week” have created a discrete imagery of the brand.”

exchange4media Staff Aug 9, 2004 12:00 AM

"Pizza Hut is an international brand with an Indian heart"

What has worked for Pizza Hut is the strategy to &#8216;think global and act local&#8217;, says Pankaj Batra, Director-Marketing, Indian Subcontinent, Yum! Restaurants International. Starting with six restaurants in its first year, Pizza Hut has expanded to 73 restaurants in 19 cities and plans to scale up to 100 restaurants by end-2004.

exchange4media Staff Aug 6, 2004 8:06 AM

Rohit Nath  , MD, Fountain Consumer Appliances

“This branding (through vending machines) comes at a much cheaper rate than getting a hoarding. Apart from this, clients not only get to advertise, but also generate returns in terms of sales of their products. So this is a win-win combination all the way.”

exchange4media Staff Jul 17, 2004 12:00 AM

Sanjay Sharma  , Country Head, Swarovski India

“From the point we came to India in 2001 when the pronunciation of the word swarovski was quite a tongue twister for people, we have invested lots of effort to build Swarovski sarees as a fashion statement in today’s India.”

exchange4media Staff Jul 2, 2004 12:00 AM

P K Rajgarhia  , Chairman, Trust Telecom Technologies Pvt Ltd, Rajgarhia Group

"We have signed up around 15 dealers in the country who in turn are networked with over 1,600 distributors across all cities. The cell phones will be available at all leading retail stores."

exchange4media Staff Jun 28, 2004 12:00 AM

We&#8217;ll fight competition on plank of price, quality: Trust Telecom Technologies

Gurgaon-based Trust Telecom Technologies is positioning itself to grab GSM handset marketshare in South Asia with China-made Kejian mobiles. Read the latest Brand Speak.

exchange4media Staff May 21, 2004 8:11 AM

Kamal Manchanda  , Regional Director, Cafe Coffee Day

'We are going overseas with a café coming up in West Asia. The first café is expected to open by June 2004. We have the right background of taste for coffee. It is due to the ideal customer positioning and approach that the footfalls have increased.’

exchange4media Staff May 20, 2004 12:00 AM