Impact Communications madehat-trick at RMAI Flame Awards

MUMBAI: At the fifth Edition of The Rural Marketing Association of India Flame Awards 2013,the association acknowledged the finest campaigns in Rural marketing, branding, innovation and CSR  Campaigns in rural India in the past year.

The RMAI Flame Awards recognizes the work of corporates & agencies successful in rural marketing every year. This year, the event was attended by 300 participants from Corporate, Media, Consultancy and Agencies. 209 entries were received and 63 won awards across 25 categories. India’s most reputed and eminent personalitiesconstituted the awards jury. These included S Sivakumar – Chief Executive (ABD) ITC Ltd, GeetuVerma, Executive Director, Unilever, Harish Bijoor, Brand – Strategy Specialist & CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc. and George Angelo, Executive Director (Sales), Dabur India Ltd,Sidharth Singh Executive VP GSK &N Subramanian EVP TAFE. With over 200entries to compete with, Impact Communications won 13 awards across categories including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze awards.

This year RMAI celebrated10 years of this platform andacknowledged the best works of the past decade, under special categories of “Long Term campaign of the decade”, “Social Development campaign of the decade” and “Brand association with a traditional congregation platform, of the decade”,Impact Communications found its place in all three categories. Bagging Gold and Bronze with “PehelaEkGhanta” a campaign for pregnant women and neo natal care in the categories of “Long Term campaign of the decade” and “Social Development campaign of the decade” respectively for PATH India. Impact also grabbed Silver for “Brand association with a traditional congregation platform, of the decade” with “LuiDahhan-Sonepur Mela” a proprietary event for Reckitt Benkiser.

Impact Communications won Gold & Silver in the following categories across domains of consumer/ B2B/ CHANNEL MARKETING/ OOH:

•    On-ground promotion of the year for Brand Awareness: “Ceat - Monsoon Smart Campaign”.  Was activating the Target group by triggering the urgency during monsoons & addressing the procrastinating nature of the customers. The intelligent messages delivery & intercepting them at different relevant touch points & connecting them to convergence point through technology made it comprehensive awareness campaign tailored to deliver for the brand.

•    Small Budget campaign of year “Chick Thickness Queen” won gold on its cost competitive approach to drive the core proposition of thick hair promise with thickness meter a tool made of art paper measuring thickness of hair. Creating a moment of truth & recognition for Target group in the school.

•    Channel Marketing / Retailer Incentive of the year: “Meri Guarantee, Mazbuti Guarantee”-JK Lakshmi Cements. A brand endeavor of presenting the dealerships with personalized customized branding of outlets and message of recognising them as local ambassadors was an out of box integration of main line communication targeting the dealers for motivational purpose.

•    OOH Campaign of the year: “Horlicks -Maha Kumbh”. In sync with brand positioning “BadhayeDoodh Ki Shakti” a spiritual message “ Kumbh Snaan Bhakti Ka, Ek cup Horlicks Shakti Ka” was integrated and casted on clutter breaking above the eye stand out mediums, eateries and ride brandings was recognized as intelligent messaging in  the largest congregative platform like Kumbh Mela.

•    Direct Marketing campaign of the year: “Ceat-Bike Tagging”. Reducing thepath to purchase through innovative use of technology, Target group were identified by tagging bikes at parking lots. These tags linked the customers back to the dealers reducingdependence on intermediaries.

Commenting on the win, Sanjay Kaul CEO Impact communications said,“We are really pleased that our work has been recognized across categories.RMAI awards definitely energize our teams to plan & implement differentiated & path breaking marketing initiatives for our clients. ”.

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