MAM

HUL's promotional spends drop 3.58% to Rs 26.97 bn in FY'12

MUMBAI: Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has reduced its spend on advertising and promotions by 3.58 per cent in the fiscal ended 31 March 2012 compared to the year-ago period.


The company spent Rs 26.97 billion on promotions, down from Rs 27.97 billion.


Despite the fall in marketing spends, the company has reported a 16.99 per cent increase in its net sales year on year which stood at Rs 229.88 billion for the fiscal as against Rs 196.48 billion in the prior year.


HUL’s consolidated net profit was up 21.54 per cent to Rs 27.91 billion compared to Rs 22.96 billion in 2010-11.


Meanwhile, for the quarter ended 31 March 2012 (standalone), the ad and promotional expenses of HUL spurted 8.67 per cent. The company spent Rs 6.77 billion in the final quarter, up from Rs 6.23 billion a year ago.


The company’s net sales grew 20.6 per cent to Rs 56.60 billion, in comparison to Rs 46.94 billion. Correspondingly the net profit for the quarter under review also saw an increase of 20.63 per cent to Rs 6.87 billion.


HUL chairman Harish Manwani said, “Our performance through the year has been consistent, with broad based growth ahead of the market, driven by a relentless focus on innovation and in-market execution. In a year of competitive intensity and high volatility, a sharp focus on cost management helped the business to continue to invest behind our brands and capabilities while delivering an improvement in margins.”


During the quarter domestic consumer business grew at 20 per cent with strong underlying volume growth of 10 per cent. Soaps and detergents grew 28 per cent as momentum was sustained in both bars and powders with Rin benefiting from the bars being relaunched in the third quarter of 2011. The focus on driving upgradation stepped up growth rates in Surf. During the quarter, Rin made a foray into the fabric blues segment with the launch of Rin Perfect Shine. Household Care delivered robust double-digit growth led by Vim and Domex.


The personal care category grew at 17 per cent and was strongly volume led in the process. Skin cleansing registered double-digit growth across all price segments. Lux accelerated its momentum, delivering the third successive quarter of double-digit growth post its relaunch. Lifebuoy Clini-care 10 was launched with the breakthrough ‘Activ Naturol Shield’ technology to further strengthen its germ protection superiority in the hygiene segment.


In skin care Fair & Lovely (FAL), Ponds and Vaseline continued to grow in double digits. FAL growth was broad-based with the FAL Menz variant more than doubling during the quarter. Vaseline grew on the back of a robust performance in lotions and Ponds performed well at the premium end. Innovations in the quarter were led by the relaunch of Ponds Age Miracle, FAL anti-Marks, FAL Under Eye Serum and Vaseline Menz.


In Hair Care, Dove, Sunsilk and Clear delivered double-digit growth. Dove sustained its growth momentum and volumes doubled in the quarter. Conditioners continued to lead market development with growth in high double digits.


Oral Care registered modest growth in a competitive environment. Pepsodent GumCare performed well gaining from stepped up investments and distribution expansion.


Packaged Foods grew 10 per cent, buoyed by Kissan and Kwality Walls Kissan. The Knorr franchise was expanded with the introduction of a new Chicken variant and multi-packs in Soupy Noodles. Kwality Walls continued its strong growth momentum, led by innovations and distribution expansion.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/aplo.jpg?itok=kqZQhO7r
Apollo & WATConsult launch #EarnTheJersey

Apollo Tyres along with WATConsult, a leading and most awarded digital and social media agency, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, recently launched a digital campaign called “#EarnTheJersey”, as part of their association with Manchester United.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/deepak-mittal.jpg?itok=iVwRzLMp
To The New & Amazon decode digital transformation

MUMBAI: To The New, a leading digital technology company, in association with Amazon Web Services, organized ‘Digital Transformation Summit’, a one of its kind exclusive event to decode digital transformation in Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. The event was attended by technology...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/Ajay_Anand-Ravi_Dubey_1.jpg?itok=gKiCrZj7
DigitalF5 acquires Google specialist AdClear, aims for Delhi dominance

MUMBAI: DigitalF5, the leading digital innovator with vast expertise in the domains of Design & Content, Marketing and Technology, recently acquired AdClear, a Google Partner Company specializing in the domain of performance digital marketing. Incepted in February 2017, AdClear, despite being a...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/Arvinder_Singh_Sachdev_0.jpg?itok=qN-5x-n3
Voda offers complimentary smartphone insurance

MUMBAI: Vodafone Red Shield is offering complimentary insurance cover for new and up to six months old handsets Offers Theft protection apart from Damage cover and Anti-virus protection.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/Lyra_0.jpg?itok=MveF9Br-
Parineeti is Lux Lyra's brand ambassador

MUMBAI: The bubbly Parineeti Chopra has joined the club of celebrity endorsers of Lux Group, a conglomeration of diverse brand portfolio across multiple product segments, as the brand ambassador of Lyra. Lyra that today enjoys very high level of consumer awareness and consumer loyalty has...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/Manav%20Dhanda.jpg?itok=AKtfbHDp
Mastiii proposes 30-45% hike in ad rates following better reach

MUMBAI: Music and youth channel Mastiii claims to have retained its dominance in the music & youth arena for over two years. With a reported reach of 136 million and 30 GRP in the genre, Mastiii recently announced a 30 to 45 per cent hike in advertising rates.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/30/sanjay%20ramachandran.jpg?itok=kCGJbomA
How Fox Networks Group won big at Promax BDA Awards

MUMBAI: For promo producers and creators, the Promax BDA Awards are the gold standard, the pinnacle of recognition for a job well done. So, when you are called on stage to receive 13 metals, it clearly means that your work is a standout. Fox Networks Group (FNG) – with just two brands under its...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/29/mmmm.jpg?itok=kBmCQ93-
ASCI introduces 'Independent Review Process', appoints Justice Mudgal as chairman

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has introduced an 'Independent Review Process'. This procedure facilitates an independent mechanism to review the recommendations made by Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) if either the advertiser or the complainant is dissatisfied with such...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/29/shashi%20sinha.jpg?itok=CECcDQkb
Sony India appoints Initiative Media as its media agency

MUMBAI: Sony India today announced the appointment of Initiative Media, part of IPG Mediabrands network, as its new media agency for India market following a comprehensive pitch process. Initiative Media will be responsible for managing the media planning for the brand going forward. The scope of...

MAM Media and Advertising Account

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories