MAM

WB ad revenue up 56 per cent in first quarter

MUMBAI: English movie channel WB has posted a 56 per cent ad revenue growth in the first quarter of this year compared to the year-ago period, according to a senior Turner International India executive.


The channel has doubled its client roster, providing scope for revenue growth. Currently, WB clients span across sectors including Lifestyle and Beauty, Automobiles, Financial, and Telecom. The roster includes L’Oreal, Yamaha, Volkswagen, Tata Motors, TVS, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Edelweiss, Bajaj Allianz, Samsung and Phillips.
 
Says Turner International India GM entertainment networks, South Asia Monica Tata, "The increase in clients has resulted in a healthy first-quarter with WB locking in 56 per cent revenue growth over the same period last year. Additionally, we have also seen a robust 77 per cent growth in inventory over Q1 last year."


As had been reported earlier by Indiantelevision.com, WB’s Mega Action movie block will spice up June with classic, adrenaline pumping movies such as ‘Blade’, ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Superman’ every weekend.
 
"The English movie genre sells on perception and, thus, great stress is laid on the look and feel and the packaging of the channel. WB from launch to date has always received excellent feedback on its packaging from the industry. In sync, the WB June Mega Action stunt has been slickly packaged peppered with loads of action moments that will surely set viewers pulse racing. Showcasing Hollywood‘s biggest blockbusters and adrenaline pumping movies such as ‘Blade’, ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Superman’, the June Mega Action will spice up weekends for all action lovers," says Tata.


The channel will premiere the movie ‘Splice’ on 29 June.


The WB June Mega Action is being promoted on-air, off-air and digital platforms. The marketing campaign includes print partnerships with key English dailies such as Mail Today, Mid Day & Time-Out to create buzz about the action line-up. On ground, PVR theatres across Delhi and Mumbai will promote WB June content. Online movie buffs can log-on to the dedicated website www.itsonwb.com to get the full Mega June schedule as well as participate in the WB Mega Action contest. For clues, viewers can visit the WB Facebook page www.facebook.com/itsonwb .
 
"Direct consumer interaction/engagement is a key focus of WB’s marketing strategy. And thus, the WB Facebook page is an exciting one with daily and constantly updated, encouraging conversations about movies, exchanging trivia and is peppered with fun and exciting contests. Further, even the off-air focus is on effective placements which are frequented by movie lovers such as cinema halls, coffee shops and book stores," says Tata.


Asked about the trends being noticed in the English movie genre, Tata says that a key trend is the extension of the prime band from 9 pm to 11 pm. "This year being cricket heavy, most channels focused on building the 11 pm slot. Additionally, with India still largely being a single TV household, typically the male TG gets sole access to the remote, post 10:30 pm. Thus, WB is fully geared to bring the best at the 11 pm slot."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/naresh.jpg?itok=sgeWsbwM
Span Communications wins IBA Cyber Security mandate

MUMBAI: Span Communications has won the media and creative mandate of Indian Bank’ Association’s campaign on Cyber Security Awareness in a multi-agency pitch. The media campaign ran during the International Cyber Security week, starting 30 November, 2016.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Happydent.jpg?itok=A8c497IH
Happydent: Smile Please, kids

MUMBAI: Leveraging the fact that 'smiles are contagious', Happydent has teamed up with Smile Foundation, an NGO that works with underprivileged children, for a new campaign called 'Happydent Smile Please.'

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Rohan-Bhansali--Co-founder-%26-Director%2CGozoop.jpg?itok=bYyZYHEN
Gozoop wins media duties of Regal Shoes

MUMBAI: Gozoop has bagged the media duties including digital and creative for Regal Shoes. The agency will be managing the rebranding of the shoe brand across all media platforms.

MAM Media and Advertising AD Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Shan-Jain.jpg?itok=1EcE8RyE
GroupM's Shan Jain joins Publicis Media India

MUMBAI: Former GroupM executive Shan Jain has joined Publicis MediaIndia as the head of business transformation practice. Jain’s last stint was with GroupM, as Principal Partner, Client Leadership at Mindshare.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Rubeena-Singh-800x800.jpg?itok=qwNRBb6C
Bhargava new DAN Performance Group CEO; Rubeena to lead iProspect

MUMBAI: iProspect India, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has appointed Rubeena Singh as its CEO effective this December, as its former CEO Vivek Bhargava is being elevated to a larger role of CEO of DAN Performance Group. Bhargava will head all the Digital Performance Agencies of...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Gurbaksh-Singh-800x800.jpg?itok=oP8kY0DA
'Sweat It To Get It', recommends Gatorade

MUMBAI: The iconic sports drink brand has come up with a vending machine that dispenses Gatorade only if you work up a sweat…In line with its international brand positioning, Gatorade India has kicked off its new campaign with ‘Sweat It To Get It’.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Suresh-Prabhu.jpg?itok=Cqfoyu3j
Commercial ads to aid Rail Radio Service

NEW DELHI: Installation of entertainment through Public Address Systems in trains will be operated by selected licensees, through commercial advertisements. As a result, this will not involve any expense, the minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said. As announced by the railway minister...

MAM Marketing MAM
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

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories