MAM

Blue Star earmarks Rs 35 crore for summer ad campaign

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/mam-images/2015/02/04/ad%20campaign.jpg?itok=Fogw1XKe

KOLKATA: Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company, Blue Star, aims to spend Rs 35 crore during this summer on advertising and brand communication. The company has earmarked an investment of around Rs 41 crore as marketing spend for the entire next fiscal (2015-16).

The company also intends to continue investing in its digital marketing efforts in social media as well as the internet, considering that most Blue Star buyers belong to the highest socio-economic category (SEC A), who are active on the internet.

“Blue Star achieves around 40 per cent of its sale during summer season, so for our summer campaign, we aim to spend around Rs 35 crore,” said Blue Star executive director and president - AC&R Products Business B Thiagarajan.

The company unveiled a new range of contemporary, stylish and energy-efficient room air conditioners on Wednesday in Kolkata.

“Our company has identified a new value proposition of ‘Nobody Cools Better’ and soon this will be used widely with a set of TV commercials supported by advertisements in mainline dailies, cinema and hoardings. Since we are now well entrenched in the residential segment, we plan to aggressively promote this new proposition in TV, print ad hoarding,” informed Thiagarajan.

It should be noted that last year for the summer campaign, the company had earmarked Rs 25 crore in marketing spends. This summer, the company is looking at vibrant TVCs like its previous campaign ‘Daddy Cool.’ The company’s ad agency Interface has already been roped in to assist Blue Star for the TVC.

The company also plans to enhance investments on new product development and research and design initiatives in order to develop modern and sophisticated products.

Talking about the business and growth, Thiagarajan said that Blue Star is eyeing to triple the share of inverter ACs in its room air conditioner sales by 2015 as the company is underpinning its hopes on increasing preference for energy efficiency products among the buyers and falling prices of inverter ACs.

Thiagarajan also said that the room AC business was a strong focus area for the company and it would be the primary growth driver of its revenues in the coming years. “We have been encouraged by the growth in market share in this business despite the strong presence of global brands. So we have decided to invest in R&D, manufacturing and marketing to boost room AC business,” he added.

Thiagarajan further said that countries like Japan and China are moving towards inverter ACs to help save power consumption. The company plans to sell 3.4 lakh units of ACs by 2015-16 of which seven per cent would be inverter.

Last year the room air-conditioners industry grew by 10 per cent in volume terms and in value terms it was 19 per cent.

Thiagarajan also said that the company is likely to finalize a manufacturing location by July or September next fiscal as it is looking to expand its manufacturing base. “We have a capacity to manufacture four lakh AC units at present,” he concluded.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/19/Pallavi-Goorha-Nisha_Sara_Jose.jpg?itok=W8TGSvvV
PG Communication wins Faber Castell PR mandate

MUMBAI: Faber-Castell India, a leading stationery brand, recently awarded its PR mandate to PG Communication. As part of the mandate, the agency will be providing strategic communications services to further strengthen the Faber-Castell brand equity in India.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/19/Amit_Chopra.jpg?itok=yANU5H5U
Star Bharat's Dusshera campaign shows why Dhoni, Mithali and Devgn advocated 'Burn your Fears'

MUMBAI: Star Bharat has unveiled a campaign to further communicate the channel philosophy and inspire the nation to be fearless. Maestro A.R. Rahman’s signature music for Star Bharat is used in these films adding further weight to the thought, Bhula de Darr.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/19/jewellery.jpg?itok=opHm5qPy
eCommerce, jewellery brands among most advertised on television

BENGALURU: The annual ‘Big Billion Day’ and ‘Great Indian Festival sale’ will be back soon – and the respective players are quite noisy about them on television. Innovative creatives, rehashes of previous creatives are back to announce the big great deals that will be on offer. Flipkart’s annual...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/19/Mallikarjun_Das.jpg?itok=_JhJF1IK
Publicis co Starcom wins Godrej & Boyce mandate

MUMBAI: Starcom, in a significant development, has won the media business of Godrej & Boyce and will handle their appliances, furniture and securities portfolio. The mandate covers all media other than digital. The business was won as part of a highly competitive media review.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/19/Martin_Sorrell.jpg?itok=p8zigxas
Martin Sorrell on how WPP is combating ad world slowdown

MUMBAI: It’s been sometime that we have got to listen to advertising heavyweight and guru Martin Sorrell’s unique insights. For those who have missed him, he’s still at his vintage best. The WPP CEO shared his worldview on what’s impacting the advertising business and how the industry is...

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/18/Shamsuddin-Jasani.jpg?itok=9ePPDEXA
Isobar India wins Godrej & Boyce digital media mandate

Isobar India has been appointed as the digital partner for Godrej and Boyce, following a multi-agency pitch.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/18/south.jpg?itok=e_iNo2fW
South Indian Bank TVC shows how to safeguard your account

MUMBAI: South Indian Bank has launched a TV commercial to promote the Digital E-lock facility in the bank’s mobile app called SIB Mirror Plus. It has been conceptualised and produced by Blackswan India and directed by co-founder Pradeep Menon. Digital E-lock is a feature that lets South Indian Bank...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/18/Flipkart.jpg?itok=t2IHnzgc
Flipkart announces new 'sale' through hilarious TVF video

MUMBAI: In TVF's From Papa with Love, Bhatiaji (Gajraj Rao) generously tells Jeetu (Jitendra Kumar) to ask whatever he wants as his birthday gift.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/18/OMAN.jpg?itok=aXQTBDtO
Oman is an Indian wedding destination and more, new ad shows

MUMBAI: Oman Tourism has announced the launch of its global advertising campaign for the upcoming season which will go live today (Monday) on television and other digital platforms. The campaign captures the essence of Oman at different levels and highlights diverse aspects of the destination.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories