IPG Mediabrands launches mobile marketing Ansible, to work out of three venues

MUMBAI: Ansible India, a global full service mobile marketing company of IPG Mediabrands, has been launched in India. The services of Ansible India will include mobile strategy, mobile media planning and buying, mobile marketing and analytics, creative, technology and enterprise solutions.

Anjali Hegde, the former chief executive of Reprise Media, the second digital agency of IPG Mediabrands, has been appointed CEO of Ansible India.

Ansible’s global footprint includes 18 offices across 11 counties globally, with each providing the mobile marketing options; extending from media, sites and apps into mobile commerce, mobile content, and broader technologies such as wearables, beacons, connected cars, augmented reality and virtual reality.

The company is also providing Ansible India’s clients an access to global publisher ratecards, exclusive technology partnerships, proprietary mobile media planning tools, and patented technologies such as HARK, which is the technology that powers “Kia Game On” tennis. This Ansible mobile app campaign that won “Best In Show” and three other awards at the 2014 Mobile Marketing Association APAC Awards and “Most Innovative App” and “Best Mobile Marketing” at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The brand claims that the focus in India would be media++, whereby the agency would offer the complete gamut of execution and design capabilities.

Ansible global president Travis Johnson said: “Mobile is the most personal media channel – statistically it’s no more than a meter from you for 90% of your day. Indian consumers have high expectations and will quickly reject brands with poor mobile experiences. Ansible India is created to provide end-to-end mobile capabilities to optimise the entire user experience and ensure our clients are ahead of their competition. It’s not just about mobile media, it’s about optimizing the creative, mobile site, app and every element that will soon include wearables and in-car experiences. We are thrilled to enhance IPG Mediabrands India with this breadth of expertise”.

In India, Ansible would operate out of Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru offices of Interactive Avenues and is currently in the process of building the teams.
“We had been watching the mobile space with great interest. It was evident that in order to create great brand experiences on mobile, we need to have top class tech and development skills of scale. Today, Ansible is perfectly poised to provide the best of media and the best of technology solutions on mobile to brands in India”, added CEO Anjali Hegde.

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