MAM

IAMAI talks digital

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/mam-images/2014/05/10/iamai-logo01.jpg?itok=ag6FEv-W

MUMBAI: It’s time to take conversations on digital to the next level believes CMOs. At the 10th marketing conclave hosted by Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) the point of discussions revolved around how brands are and should revise digital business and promotional strategies.

While it is understood that for brands today ‘digital’ is a must have platform in its media mix; marketers are willing to go beyond the traditional line of communication. It is interesting to note how CMOs are thinking digital to push business as not just another medium of promotion, but are now ready to revise digital strategies too.

Today, traditional advertisements are created thinking whether or not it would be shared online. Word-of-mouth now happens more on digital platforms like social and mobile.

According to Taj Group’s director internet marketing Namrita Sehgal, the change will begin when marketers start thinking digital. “Humanising communication and offering personalised experiences is what brands need to start doing on digital. Consumers should be spoilt for choices because today there are multiple windows to cater to.”

There will always be price parity and someone will always give you that extra per cent off believes Pinstrom founder Mahesh Murthy.

Different brand categories have different needs to take care of on digital but the bottom line of every move needs to revolve around the engagement factor. Vodafone Group head- marketing Vodafone Solutions- Emerging Markets advices, “Brands shouldn’t shy away from the changing dynamics of communication.”

MoneyControl.com chief operating officer Rubeena Singh thinks this challenge comes from the ever changing consumer need. Brands need to start looking at integration with more seriousness; if the plan is to make a mark. Valuefirst chief executive officer, Vishwadeep Bajaj is of the opinion that the need of the hour is to make content contextual. On the other hand, Puma India’s head-marketing Isaac John, thinks that brands should focus on putting across content to the point and not bombard them. “The art of storytelling needs to be crafted well if brands want to make a mark on digital too,” added John.

For Sehgal, spotting loyal consumers and building communities on digital media is on his to-do list for the days to come. Singh too believes that content marketing is the way to go. Marketers have started looking at roping in the right talent to enhance digital business and communication. It can also be observed that SMEs are getting it right on digital. For these scale of businesses digital has been like a game changer. Mass brands are impressed by the way these small businesses are hitting the right cord on digital.

To create digital first strategies, brands over time have also transformed themselves to suit the current screen to screen era. McDonalds director marketing & PR Rameet Arora emphasises on the point that today a customer wants everything with just one click of a mouse. “For instance, if a person wants to know how many calories does a type of burger has, we at McDonalds have to give him that. Brands have to make sure that all the criteria’s of a customer’s needs are fulfilled.”

The CMOs feel that the digital model has helped smaller brands to compete and grow as well. Marketing Unplugged CEO Suman Srivastava pointed out the Zomato model.

MTV India digital head Ekalavya Bhattacharya went on say that the need today is not only to get a viewer on board but to also know his/her preference and work according to that so he/she comes to the medium again and again. “If a person listens to a particular kind of a song say on the website or on our app then we should be equipped enough to know that he/she needs to be contacted when say a musician of his/her choice plays in the city.”

An idealist thought indeed.

It is impressive to see how serious marketers are towards digital. For marketers the road ahead on digital looks easy to discover because the communication has definitely gone to the next level. The only thing that might come as a hurdle is the challenge to decode big data smartly and get focused. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/MIB800.jpg?itok=RHZfbqeL
Audo-visual, electronic media greatest beneficiary of Govt ads in 2016-17

NEW DELHI: A sum of Rs 5.0983 billion was spent on government advertisements through the audio video and electronic media.

MAM Media and Advertising Media Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Ranveer_Singh-DurexIndia.jpg?itok=-tVA_evR
Ranveer Singh continues Durex association with denims

MUNBAI: Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh reinforced his association with Reckitt Benckiser’s condom brand Durex. The actor has now decided to endorse the rubber maker’s new denim product line - denims. Singh tweeted about the announcement today along with a teaser video from his official handle @...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/Ministry_Ayush-ASCI.jpg?itok=pyr8Xpnq
Over 250 complaints of misleading ads about AYUSH products since Jan 2015

NEW DELHI: The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) referred 263 complaints of allegedly AYUSH products related advertisements to the Consumer Affairs Ministry since January 2015, including seven advertisements of herbal medicines in 2016.

MAM Media and Advertising Media Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/Woodland-800x800_0.jpg?itok=v8zCy5jP
Season 2 of Woodland's #AgainstAllOdds digital campaign returns

Mumbai: The second season Footwear and apparel and apparel accessories brand Woodland’s #AgainstAllOdds digital campaign is back with highlighting the stories of people who are pursuing offbeat adventure sports in spite of severe obstacles.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/Santoor-Femina_1.jpg?itok=t-ppxUD8
Manipal girl Ashna Gurav wins the Santoor Femina Style Diva South 2017

Bangalore : The winners of this year’s Santoor Femina Style Diva South were declared at a glittering ceremony attended by who’s who of the Hindi and Kannada film industry. The evening witnessed 14 gorgeous girls take over the stage at the 5th edition of Santoor Femina Style Diva South 2017 powered...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/BARC_0.jpg?itok=qmHu_GyY
Four brands enter the most advertised brands list in week 10 of 2017

BENGALURU: Four brands entered the list of top 10 brands in terms of television ad insertions for week 10 (Saturday, 4 March 2017 to Friday, 10 March 2017) of 2017. The new brands to enter the list of most the 10 advertised brands per week on television in week 10 were: One brand from the phone/...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/Jio-Airtel.jpg?itok=AC2HS5x9
Jio takes Airtel to ASCI over network speed ad

NEW DELHI: The telecom war between Reliance Jio and other telecom service providers took a new turn when a complaint was lodged with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) against broadband tester Ookla's network speed test that said Bharti Airtel has the fastest network speed.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/anita%20%281%29.jpg?itok=X4tBD_IG
Kohler retains Havas Media for integrated media business

Kohler has retained Havas Media as its media agency for integrated media business following a multi-agency pitch.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/denstu%20%281%29.jpg?itok=iCRK0sA4
Dentsu Webchutney appoints Anil Kumar as EVP

Dentsu Webchutney has roped in Anil Kumar as EVP and branch head. He will be based out of Delhi and will report to Dentsu Webchutney CEO and co-founder Sidharth Rao. Kumar will lead key accounts like Airtel, IndusInd Bank, Canon, Tetra Pack, Hike, Payback, DS Group and ITC amongst others.

MAM Media and Advertising People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories