GroupM ESP to explore opportunities in Eastern India

National: 2nd August 2013: GroupM ESP (Entertainment & Sports Partnerships), a specialist business unit of GroupM operating inthe field of Entertainment, Sports & Live, Celebrities and Content withexpertise in building clients businesses through strategic consulting and creative ideation, conducted a summit in Kolkata. Top brands like Emami, Manyavar, Linc Pens, Spencer’s Retail and Century Plyboards were amongst the attendees who were taken through the non-traditional media approaches and offerings by GroupM ESP

With the recent impact of 10+2 luring on traditional TV advertising, GroupM ESP presented strategic insights on leveraging brands and their positioning through integration across entertainment, sports & live events, celebrity associations etc. The ideas shared in the summit were to introduce THE POWER OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA OVER INTERRUPTIVE MEDIA. With a paradigm shift in the way media is consumed, the summit focused on content’s movement from AIRING TO SHARING!

The summit received an overwhelming response. While GroupM clients like Century Plyboards, Spencer’s Retail, Berger Paints, Microsec Capital and Dey’s Medical attended the summit; non-GroupM clients like Emami, Linc Pen & Plastics, Manyavar, Concast ISPAT, Eveready Industries, Khadim’s, Shree Cements and SRMB Steel also graced the occasion. The summit focused on the key areas of interest like activations and experiential marketing, celebrity procurement, in-film branding and brand integrations within live events like IIFA, SIIMA, GIMA etc. The industry experts from GroupM like GroupM ESP, Dialogue Factory, and GroupM Interaction presented their credentials in the summit.

“With media landscape in a state of constant flux, we at GroupM ESP truly believe in the adage ‘Where Advertising Can’t, Content Can’. The underlying thought of this summit was to interact and present the opportunities available beyond the realms of traditional advertising to clients outside a ‘Mumbai’ or a ‘Delhi’. The icing on the cake was the overwhelming response that we received from the clients which reinstates our belief in the strength of non-traditional media” said Vinit Karnik-National Director- Sports and Live GroupM ESP

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