CIM UK announces new President and Chair

Published : 12:01 am  March 4, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  502 views  |  

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the world’s largest professional body for marketing, has announced the appointment of two senior industry leaders, to take up the position of President and Chair respectively. Jenny Ashmore, Chief Marketing Officer at UK energy company SSE plc, will undertake the role of President, and Matthew Neilson, NHS Scotland Associate Director of Marketing and Customer Engagement for National Services Scotland, joins as Chair. As President, Jenny will support the CIM’s wider outreach to professionals, businesses and the general public, and promote the importance of responsible marketing, personal development and high professional standards within organisations... 


Chartered institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region adopts new articles and business model

Published : 12:01 am  March 4, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  11,292 views  |  

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region (CIMSLR) announced that on an initiative to stimulate growth a new operating model structured under CIM UK’s International Strategy has been adopted. The new business model entails adopting of revised articles of association, aligned to Companies Act No. 07 of 20017.  The constitution was positively adopted at the recently concluded Special General Meeting of CIMSLR on 25 February 2014. The CIMSLR is the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK’s first international branch in 1995. Subsequently, the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIMUK) granted ‘Region’ status to The Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region in 2004; the... 


Madison Media repeats knack for telco awards

Published : 2:06 am  March 3, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  709 views  |  

Madison Media Ltd once again proved its mettle in the fiercely fought telco category by clinching a bronze award for its innovative ‘what’s inside your smart phone’ campaign developed for Bharati Airtel Lanka Ltd at the recently concluded Effie Awards. The Effie marks Madison Media’s second win for Bharati Airtel Lanka Ltd since 2011. The ‘What’s inside your smart phone’ also known as the ‘gadol’ campaign was rewarded for its innovative content advertising strategies where the Airtel brand was subtly introduced to viewers beyond the conventional commercial and across multiple media platforms like youth magazines, talk shows, popular teledramas and reality TV shows. The Effie’s... 


Globally-acclaimed Carlos Anuncibay joins Saatchi & Saatchi Sri Lanka

Published : 2:06 am  March 3, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,980 views  |  

Saatchi & Saatchi Sri Lanka recently appointed the globally-acclaimed Carlos Anuncibay as the new Executive Creative Director. Anuncibay brings a wealth of experience to the agency having worked at Saatchi & Saatchi London and then Spain for almost nine years. He has also served as both President of the Advertising Press Awards Jury in Spain and President of the Outdoor Advertising Awards in Ireland. “We are extremely fortunate to have Carlos on our team,” Saatchi & Saatchi Sri Lanka CEO Dushantha Ahangama said. “His professional expertise and creative reputation will prove to be a fantastic opportunity to drive great work that put Sri Lankan brands on a global stage,” he... 


Triad’s Nippolac “Honda baas” wins People’s Award for Best TV Commercial of the Year

Published : 12:46 am  February 28, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,974 views  |  

Changing the communication landscape of the country, in 2007 and 2008, Triad proudly won AC Nielsen’s People’s Award for “Best TV Commercial of the Year” for their nation moving campaign ‘Api Venuwen Api’. In 2011, continuing this amazing track record of winning, Triad succeeded in clinching the same accolade for its “CIC Biththara Vee” commercial. This year, creating yet another unmatched precedence in the local communications industry, Triad wins the People’s Award for the Nippolac “Honda Baas” commercial. Through 21 years, Triad has challenged convention and proudly introduced homegrown communication strategies to develop strong brands in the country. Backed by arguably... 


WPP ups share buyback after strong 2013

Published : 12:45 am  February 28, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  535 views  |  

Reuters: WPP, the world’s largest advertising company, increased its share buyback program on Thursday after reporting strong 2013 results, record profit margins and a good start to 2014. Martin Sorrell’s ad group recorded 2013 like-for-like revenue growth, the main industry metric, of 3.5%, after it rebounded in the second half of the year with growth of 4.6%. It said like-for-like revenues were up 5.7% in January and it was targeting growth of over 3% for 2014. The strong results enabled the British group to increase its share buyback program to 2-3% of the share capital against the current 1%. For the longer-term outlook WPP also increased the amount of revenue it expects to get from faster... 


SilkAir’s new brand campaign embraces joy of flying

Published : 12:00 am  February 24, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  527 views  |  

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has launched a new brand campaign that looks to rekindle the joy of flying. Moving away from the idea of travel as being purely transactional, the campaign focuses on how Asia’s most awarded regional carrier creates journeys worth taking by offering customers a seamless and enjoyable travel experience at all times. From check-in to touch down, the full-service carrier caters to the needs of the well-travelled global customer, providing comfort and convenience to those looking to explore Asia’s newest frontiers. Titled ‘A Joy to Fly’, the campaign redefines true value for the discerning traveller, emphasising and bringing to life the many... 


GroupM dominates category at Effie Awards 2013

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  885 views  |  

GroupM Sri Lanka outshone all media investment management agencies at the Effie Awards Sri Lanka 2013. At the recent ceremony, four out of five winning campaigns supported by secondary agencies credited GroupM companies. Of just ten metals awarded, 1 of 2 silvers and 3 of 8 bronze winning campaigns were powered by informed media analytics and strategies of GroupM agencies, Mindshare and Maxus. Effectiveness in creating positive relationships between consumers and brands being a fundamental principle of GroupM, the Effie Awards brings recognition to where it is valued most. Winning a coveted silver award for the Denta toothbrush campaign ‘Beautiful Smile’, together with Creative Agency Sarva... 


Unilever and Lowe LDB celebrate 20 years of effective communications

Published : 12:01 am  February 18, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  969 views  |  

The most awarded partnership at the Effies Unilever Sri Lanka together with Lowe LDB bagged two metals for Astra and Knorr at the recently concluded Effie Awards 2013 Sri Lanka. This year’s award winners, the Knorr ‘Golden Touch’ and the Astra ‘Fried Rice’ campaigns, took the tally of Effies won together by Unilever and Lowe to 17, making it the most awarded partnership in the history of the Effies in Sri Lanka. “At Unilever, we realise that even the best of products need to be supported with the right marketing communications to help them reach their true potential. With this in mind, we continue to work with the best in the industry, looking for newer, more intuitive ways to connect... 


Inspired marketing

Published : 12:01 am  February 18, 2014  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,180 views  |  

Peter Fisk explores a new world of marketing and branding, and explores the creative process of Disney-Pixar to build a business that inspires and engages people more deeply Pixar is an amazing business. Built on imagination and creativity, it harnesses the potential of digital technologies to create the most engaging characters and films. In 1979 Star Wars creator George Lucas and computer scientist Ed Catmull established the foundations of what was initially a digitally-enabled special effects business. Seven years later Steve Jobs acquired the studio, renamed it Pixar, and gave birth to some of the most successful animated films – like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Today... 


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