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Havas Media ties up with Kerala-based IMC Advertising

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MUMBAI: Havas Media Group, India, has entered into a strategic partnership with IMC Advertising, a Kerala-based advertising agency to strengthen its footprint in the southern market of India.

Established in 2002, IMC Advertising Pvt Ltd is based in one of the largest commercial city, Kozhikode (Calicut). The agency is led by A.V Bhanuprakash, Managing Director, Ummer Kutty C.T.P, Executive Director and Chairman M.P Ahammed. IMC’s current client base comprises Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Malabar Developers, Eham Digital, Malabar Watches, Neerayi Food Court, Cosmos Sports & more, posing a strong regional foothold.

This strategic & business alliance will enable both agencies to maximize their clientele by bringing together synergies of philosophy and service offerings in the southern region. As part of the deal, Havas Media Group will be handling the integrated media mandate of Malabar Gold & Diamonds (an estimated business of Rs 500 million), and further consolidating its presence in the south which currently comprises of brands like Quikr, BlueStone, Swiggy, Strides Shasun, HolidayIQ, Moneyview, Darshan International & Embassy Group among others.

M. P. Ahammed commented, “IMC Advertising’s strong regional presence in collaboration with Havas’ integrated media strengths and extensive global network will further strengthen our capabilities, equip us to look beyond our current frontiers and make us an even more valued partner in India and beyond. This strategic alliance will also pave the path for the brand transformation we are undergoing at Malabar Gold & Diamond.”

Havas Media CEO - India and South Asia Anita Nayyar said, “Kozhikode is a thriving business hub and there is immense growth potential in the south. Partnering with IMC Advertising is a strong strategic move to enhance & create a broader service offering in this region."

“IMC Advertising will give us the access to knowledge & understanding of the local market which will further bolster our operations in the south," added Mohit Joshi, Managing Director, Havas Media Group, India.

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