Media Samosa brings you a slice of the media and entertainment industry from the week that went by with this quick Round-Up.
Zee Café’s TV-First approach has made us disruptors in the category: Kartik Mahadev, ZEEL
Kartik Mahadev, Business Head- English Cluster, ZEEL speaks to Media Samosa at length about NTO’s implications on viewership, Zee Cafe’s content strategy, and the popularity of British Dramas on Indian shores. Read here.
5 engaging ways brands can leverage audio streaming advertisements
Audio streaming advertisements are a step up to jingles that millennials have grown listening for these come with data-centric targetting. Read here.
Case Study: How BIG FM’s new version of Mahalaya tradition reached 2mn+ listeners
Big FM, in collaboration with Dentsu Webchutney, introduced the audience to a new version of ‘Mahisasura Mardini’ narrated in the voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra in alignment to the brand’s ‘Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho’ philosophy. Read here.
MevoFit appoints Mandira Bedi as brand ambassador
In collaboration with Mandira Bedi, MevoFit aims to help spread awareness and call onto existing & potential fitness enthusiasts for the brand. Read here.
Red Chief ropes in Vicky Kaushal as Brand Ambassador
Vicky Kaushal would be a part of the Khel Gaye Chief campaign by Red Chief that would be launched very soon on different media platforms. Read here.
Viacom18 Consumer Products and Work With Fun launch Club Roadies in Jaipur
Post the successful launch of Café Roadies in Noida earlier this quarter, Viacom18 Consumer Products extended the legacy of Roadies to India’s pink city. Read here.
Nu-Shakti campaign aims to make Chennai iron-deficiency aware
The Nu-Shakti campaign included on-ground conversations with potential customers as well as radio as a means to highlight the importance of iron in food. Read here.
ColorPlus Bengaluru stores put up mannequin cutout to support cops
Mannequin cutouts were placed outside five ColorPlus stores in Bengaluru as a strategy to participate in a relevant social conversation. Read here.
DSP Mutual Fund launches new outdoor campaign
Rolled out in almost 70 cities/towns, the DSP Mutual Fund outdoor campaign features an upside-down headline, highlighting market fluctuations. Read here.
Tata Tea Chakra Gold celebrates ‘Tamil way of life’ in new campaign
Crafted for Tamilians and celebrating the ‘Tamil way of life’, Tata Tea Chakra Gold unveils an exclusive campaign by Mullen Lintas. Read here.
Budweiser APAC announces key leadership changes in South Asia and East Asia
Reiterating its commitment to growth in the Asia Pacific region, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV group announced changes to its executive leadership teams in its South and East Asia business units. Read here.
DAN (ANZ) CEO Henry Tajer replaced by Angela Tangas
In less than a year, Henry Tajer, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ, has reportedly exited the company, with Angela Tangas stepping into his shoes. Read here.
Haptik gets Saumil Shah onboard as Vice President, Engineering
To join Haptik, Saumil Shah will be shifting to India from Silicon Valley, where he rose through the ranks from a soft engineer to manage a 50+ member team. Read here.
Mayank Jain assigned as Chief Product Officer of Shortpedia
Mayank Jain joins Shortpedia, a technology-driven short news content provider as its Chief Product Officer. Read here.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle declares strategic expansion in India
German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle is significantly expanding its presence in India. Expansion to be part of South Asia Strategy with focus on India. Read here.
DMS to be Zee5’s Exclusive Media Representative for Middle East Market
DMS is the digital arm of the Choueiri Group and will act as the exclusive Media Representative for ZEE5 in the Middle East market. Read here.
Imagine That: Disney Channel India adds new offering to the mix
Bringing back DIY with a purpose, the property – Imagine That aims to sparkle imagination and encourage creativity among kids. Read here.
LF buys telecast rights of MasterChef Australia Season 8 in Hindi
LF showcases MasterChef Australia Season 8 to Indian turf in Hindi. Witnessing the popularity and viewership of the Hindi version of MCA Season 7, LF was prompted to buy the rights for Season 8, as well. Read here.
Opera Ads improves interface to better support online campaigns
Opera Ads aims to seamlessly integrate ad interface experience to facilitate better brand communication as well as consumer experience on the platform. Read here.
BARC Week 47: Lux retains position, HUL tops advertisers’ list
Among the top ten brands listed in BARC Week 47 data, Lux again found itself at the top position while HUL continued to be the number one advertiser. Read here.
BARC Week 47: Dangal, Sun TV maintain top positions this week
According to the BARC Week 47 data, Dangal is the top channel in all channels (free+pay) list, followed by Sun TV. They also topped their respective free and pay lists. Read here.
Lines between online and offline shoppers’ behaviors blurring: Google Study
40% of Indians look up information online when they are in-stores and derive overall the best value by navigating online and the offline world before final purchase as per a Google Study. Read here.