JSW Cements plans Rs 30 crore campaign

BENGALURU: JSW Cement has a manufacturing capacity of six million tonnes per annum (tpa) or just two per cent of the 300 million tpa capacity that India has, however all of it is Portland Slag Cement or PSC. The company says that over 90 per cent of the cement consumed globally is PSC, but in India the ratio is in single digit percentage. The products offered by JSW Cements include PSC and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag or GBBS, a component required for PSC mix.

JSW Cements director Pankaj Kulkarni said, “With the new governments in place at the centre and the state (Karnataka), we expect the infrastructure sector to get a big boost and the cement sector is expected to grow nine per cent year on year. Metros like Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi will lead the way in the southern market.”

The company has now planned a 360 degree campaign, conceputalised by O&M, for south India that will run until the end of the current fiscal with a budget of around Rs 30 crore. “The campaign will have two main objectives – one, to create awareness about the benefits of PSC over other cements available in India, to educate about the way to use PSC and secondly, brand building,” said JSW Cements brand head Rahul Akkare.

The media communication plans include TVC spots on all major TV channels including regional, news, business, entertainment, infotainment, music, movies, sports, local cable; for radio the company has planned spots at peak commuting hours; for print magazines on concrete and construction related business lines, trade lines, monthly main lines; Newspapers -leading dailies  in English such as Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India; in Telugu – Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhrajyothi, Andhra Prabha, Namasthe Telangana, Hindi Milab, Siasat, Vaarta; financial print publications such as – Economic Times, Business Today.

For out of home (OOH), JSW Cements has plans for presence on bill boards, bus shelters, medians, transit branding – bus/truck/auto;  on social media networks  like FB, Twitter, Google Plus, Linked-in, through  blogs – Architect celebrity bloggers, Real – estate, Civil Engineers, are being targeted. Web-ads – educating consumers about PSC, campaigning with info fusion. For dealers and sub dealers, the company will provide signage and posters. In view of the approaching festival season, JSW Cements has planned to provide buntings and danglers at and near points of sales.

The campaign will have a tagline of ‘Banao pyaae se’ and is set to begin by the end of this month. About Rs 15 crore will be spent on ATL, focusing mainly on television, followed by trade print, social media and digital. About Rs 15 crore will be spent on BTL- we want to approach and train the influencers like the dealers, sub-dealers, masons, engineers, builders, contractors etc. “We are approaching engineering colleges to include the benefits of PSC as a part of the course for architects etc,” informed Akkare.

JSW reaches 1500 dealers and 3500 retailers in eight markets in South India.

O&M handles the creative duties for JSW Cements as well as group company JSW Steel. “We have 2 or 3 pitches for media buying and should decide on a media buying agency soon,” revealed Akkare further.

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