MAM

HUL swims against ad slowdown slide, ups ad spends in Q1 by 30%

MUMBAI: Swimming against the slowdown tide in the economy, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) giant Hindustan Unilever has upped its ad spends by 29.5 per cent for the fiscal-first quarter to Rs 8.20 billion, from Rs 6.33 billion a year ago.


The ad spend to revenue ratio has seen growth to 12.43 per cent
in the first quarter compared to 11.21 per cent in the earlier year.


HUL’s net sales from operations increased by 13.72 per cent to Rs 62.50 billion in the three-month period ended 30 June 2012, from Rs 54.96 billion a year ago. HUL’s net profit jumped to Rs 13.31 billion for the quarter as compared to Rs 6.27 billion in the earlier year, marking a 112.28 per cent increase.


Soaps and detergents grew 24 per cent as laundry sustained its robust growth trajectory with all brands growing in double digits across formats. Continued focus on driving upgradation saw the premium segment perform well with both Surf and Rin delivering double digit volume growth, the company said.


All the segments and key brands in the Skin Cleansing category grew in double digits as Dove and Pears continued to drive category premiumisation and Lux accelerated its growth momentum. The Axe brand was extended with the launch of the New Axe Bar Soap.


In case of personal products the category grew at 17 per cent and was led by double digit volume growth with the three main brands in skin care - Fair & Lovely (FAL), Ponds and Lakme growing in double digits. This category saw quite a few innovations with the relaunch of FAL during the quarter, the introduction of Vaseline Heel Cream and relaunch of the Lakme Perfect Radiance range with revolutionary technology in skin lightening.


Hair care products and brands also delivered double digit growth across formats as Dove shampoo doubled its volumes this the quarter.


The Oral Care category also increased growth to reach double digits and saw the launch of the Pepsodent Expert Protection range with advanced care benefits around whitening and sensitivity towards the end of the quarter.


Beverages grew seven per cent brought about by a strong growth in the coffee segment while modern trade accelerated tea growth. Packaged food grew at 17 per cent. Kissan led by volumes as its ketchup brand recorded double digit growth for the 11th year in a row.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/07/Tanmay-Mohanty_0.jpg?itok=2GxsCYqy
India among top 10 contributors to ad spend growth: Zenith Ad-Ex Forecast

MUMBAI: Publicis Media Company Zenith has just released its new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts in which it predicts that global ad expenditure will grow 4.4 per cent in both 2016 and 2017, reaching USD 566 billion by the end of 2017. Zenith predicts that ad expenditure growth for India in 2017...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/07/Kaizad-Pardiwalla.jpg?itok=dPS1-SUV
Jack in the Box Worldwide appoints Kaizad Pardiwalla as president

MUMBAI: Integrated communications agency, Jack in the Box Worldwide, a part of The 120 Media Collective, has appointed Kaizad Pardiwalla as president, with the aim to lead its ambitious growth strategy. Kaizad, who joins from Orchard Advertising, where he was Chief Operating Officer. He will report...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/07/Sam-Balsara.jpg?itok=oWuQGGuS
'Name and shame delinquent channels'

MUMBAI: Media buying and planning (advertising) agencies and brands reacted strongly or cautiously when it came to commenting on famous yet delinquent television channels suspected of wrongdoing by India's only TV ratings points (TRP) body. Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), the only...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/07/keegan-pinto.jpg?itok=aXxgzasY
Pinto new creative head - FCB Ulka (West), NCD - branded content

MUMBAI: In a significant development, FCB Ulka today announced the appointment of Keegan Pinto as Creative Head - FCB Ulka (West) and National Creative Director - Branded Content. In this role, Keegan will be responsible for enhancing the creative quotient and strengthening the creative...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/07/Pooja-Verma.jpg?itok=RhcxGMV6
Branded Content isn't all about visibility: Maxus ESP's Pooja Verma

MUMBAI: Gone are the days when brands would like a piece of popular content and sponsor it, or spend some marketing budget over product placements. It starts with finding out the brand objectives first and matching it with the relevance of the content. It is not limited to a movie association...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/06/LetsShave%2C.jpg?itok=HEwjHBDO
LetsShave, a grooming statement

MUMBAI: It’s groovy, it’s uber cool and it’s funny. LetsShave.com's new promotional video, which was recently released, has all the elements of the new age men’s world. In an event held in Chandigarh, LetsShave Team and the invitees couldn’t resist shaking a leg as the goofy video played on a...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/05/Posterscope-800x800.jpg?itok=oWCkFE8D
Posterscope shines at Global Marketing Awards

MUMBAI: Posterscope India, the out-of-home agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has bagged the title of ‘Outdoor Agency of the Year’ at the Global Marketing Excellence Awards. With more than 30 awards in its kitty, this year has surely been a remarkable one for Posterscope India.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/05/Julie-Woods-Moss800x800.jpg?itok=e6xxWQVk
Tata Communications celebrates 'spirit of India'

MUMBAI: Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today announced the launch of a major multi-channel brand campaign in India. Designed to highlight the company’s diverse services portfolio that enables digital transformation for businesses and its contribution to...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/05/Narendra-Modi.jpg?itok=hokfV4rW
Demonetisation: Paytm & SBI most talked about on Twitter and Insta

MUMBAI: It’s been close to a month since PM Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of higher currency notes and the buzz around the topic hasn’t receded still. After all, several sections of the market remain affected by the scarcity of liquidity in the economy.

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories