MAM

Mindshare retains Unilever media biz in India

MUMBAI: It is a win that came after a six-month evaluation process. Mindshare has retained its Unilever account for South Asia, including India, the US, Canada, Western Europe and South and Central Europe.


The FMCG giant will, thus, split its $5 billion global media business between Mindshare, Interpublic Group (IPG) and Omnicom Media Group (OMG).


It could not be independently verified how much was the size of the India account. Hindustan Unilever Ltd, however, spent Rs 17.65 billion on advertising and promotion for the first three quarters of this fiscal in India, up from Rs 12.41 billion a year ago.


Mindshare gets to handle the India account once again at a time when the margins of HUL are squeezed and its market supremacy in many products are threatened. The FMCG major has been fighting back and has increased its ad spend while it is eyeing the premium brands to widen its margins.


HUL is the top advertiser under FMCG sector on television during the calendar year 2009. It accounted for 19 per cent of FMCG sector‘s TV ad pie in terms of volumes, while Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd grabs the second spot with a share of 7 per cent.


Ponds White Beauty, Clinic All Clear Tech Soft and Dove Hair Fall Therapy System, all from the HUL stable, are the top three new brands of FMCG sector advertised on TV during 2009 in terms of secondage consumption, according to Tam data.
 
Before finalising on Mindshare, Unilever had initiated its global media agency review in July 2009 across 53 countries, in line with the company policy to evaluate media agency arrangements periodically.


Subsequently, in October, the FMCG major had shortlisted the battle to Aegis Mediabrands, Mindshare and OMG.


Says Unilever VP global media Laura Klauberg, "As we increasingly make use of digital and social media, we are confident that we have the best agency partners to help us engage in new ways with the 2 billion consumers whose lives we touch. In addition, greater alignment within our key country clusters will contribute to achieving exceptional results for our business in an increasingly complex and fragmented media environment."
 
 
The outcome for Unilever‘s lead countries is as follows:
 















































IndiaMindshare (WPP)
ThailandMindshare (WPP)
US and Canada Mindshare (WPP)
China [previously announced] PHD (OMG)
Mexico Initiative Media (IPG)
ColombiaInitiative Media (IPG)
ArgentinaInitiative Media (IPG)
UK Mindshare (WPP)
Netherlands Mindshare (WPP)
Germany Mindshare (WPP)
France Mindshare (WPP)
Spain Mindshare (WPP)
Nordics Mindshare (WPP)
Poland Media Direction (OMG)
Russia Initiative Media (IPG)

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/24/Nishi%20Kant-800x800.jpg?itok=uIvLqDHm
Dentsu Webchutney ropes in Nishi Kant as EVP & Mumbai head

MUMBAI: Dentsu Webchutney, a digital agency from the Dentsu Aegis Network, has appointed Nishi Kant as EVP & Branch Head- Mumbai. Kant will lead the charge for the agency’s Mumbai office. He will be reporting to Dentsu Webchutney co-founder & CEO Sidharth Rao. This is Nishi’s second stint...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/24/Promax.jpg?itok=nzXQfrVi
Promax & TSBI create quirky campaign

MUMBAI: Promax has brought on board, Digital first branding agency, The Small Big Idea (TSBI), to partner with them for the upcoming awards ceremony. TSBI recently kickstarted with an innovative social media campaign to announce the key note speaker for the event.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/23/bjp%20%281%29.jpg?itok=p3JIhNdY
BJP, Lever rule brands, advertisers lists in Feb 2017 so far

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the top brand in terms of television advertisement insertions for the month of February 2017 so far for weeks 5, 6 and 7 (Saturday 27 January 2017 to Friday, 17 February 2017).

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/23/sumanta-vikas.jpg?itok=Hc8DNKOb
HDFC hires LinTeractive for two-wheeler insurance campaign

MUMBAI: HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company has appointed LinTeractive, the digital agency of MullenLowe Lintas Group, to put together a digital campaign for its two-wheeler motor insurance products. Through this campaign, HDFC Ergo aims to reach out to its consumers and communicate the importance...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/23/Phogat-launches-Godrej.jpg?itok=OiCtOuiL
Phogat launches Godrej Interio healthcare range

MUMBAI: Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture and interior solutions brand, launched a new health awareness campaign-sleep@10. Launched by Olympian, Geeta Phogat, the campaign was born during the product development stage of their healthcare range. #sleepAt10 is an initiative that aims to...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/22/tcs%20%281%29.jpg?itok=rFDnrXZe
Japanese Super Formula: TCS named title sponsor of championship team

Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that it has been named the title sponsor for team Nakajima Racing in the Japanese Super Formula Championship 2017 series.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/22/ashish%20%281%29.jpg?itok=y3ndaYCZ
DAN, a friend in need

InDeed, Dentsu Aegis Network’s newly launched CSR Advisory, will facilitate corporate investments by companies in Corporate Social Responsibly, through insights & a brand-led approach.

MAM Media and Advertising AD Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/22/shergill%20%281%29.jpg?itok=ot1krGRJ
Pitchfork Partners hired by Nyka Events

Nyka Events, a premier event agency based out of Mumbai, has signed on Pitchfork Partners Strategic Consulting LLP to advise them on delivering various change management initiatives the firm is currently exploring to take the organization into the next phase of its growth cycle.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/22/Yepme.jpg?itok=RspIrgeY
Online fashion brand Yepme expands into Europe

MUMBAI: Yepme announced its plan to expand into Europe. The company has launched uk.yepme.com to service customers across UK. The brand footprint is also being extended beyond its own webstore across Europe through presence in a large online marketplaces in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories