Guththila Strategic Solutions celebrates 15 years of success

Views - 5 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Guththila Strategic Solutions, creative and communication agency, recently celebrated 15 years of creating ripples in the advertising industry through strategy driven, creative communication solutions. Having commenced operations in 2003, Guththila S

Quick fix? Struggling Singapore retailers turn to vending machines

Views - 7 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): With sales stagnating and high rent and manpower costs eating away at his profits, Azan Tengku, the director of Singaporean gift company Kalms, decided to close down his stores and move all his products into vending machines. Kal

Bates Strategic Alliance celebrates 25 years with strong leadership and gender credentials

Views - 8 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the pioneering integrated marketing communications agency Bates Strategic Alliance has many firsts to boast about – in IMC, PR, campaigns of national importance, and industry leadership. It was the first broa

Apple, Google see reputation of corporate brands tumble in survey

Views - 14 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

(Reuters): Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google corporate brands dropped in an annual survey while Inc maintained the top spot for the third consecutive year and electric carmaker Telsa Inc rocketed higher after sending a red Roadster int

Brand Finance announces its annual review of brands

Views - 33 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Brand Finance Lanka, the pioneering brand valuation and strategy firm, which first launched the most valuable Sri Lankan brands in 2003, is gearing up to celebrate its 15th consecutive year of publication next month. Sri Lanka Brands 2018 is being pu

IPM Sri Lanka appoints P. G. Tennakoon as Chief Executive Officer

Views - 17 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, recently announced the promotion of P. G. Tennakoon

Senior Chartered Accountant Chandrasiri Kalupahana appointed to CA Sri Lanka Council 2018/19

Views - 73 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Senior Chartered Accountant Chandrasiri Kalupahana was appointed to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

CEO Coms Specialist YKG announces training program for young executives

Views - 40 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Articulating her 5Cs of leadership, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said, “You can be very, very competent,

SLIM Nielsen People’s Awards today

Views - 75 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The votes have been cast; the research done; all that is left now is to announce the winners.

Dr.Myers visit to SLIIT

Views - 8 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Visiting associate provost ofinternational initiatives at Youngstown State University (YSU) Ohio, USA Dr.Nathan Myers

Understanding and influencing others to see your personal value

Views - 287 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Being appreciated and having our contributions and skills valued has always been a human need. Regardless of our

Peeling back the glamour: innovation and hard work at the heart of SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards

Views - 7 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

The most awaited awards program among marketers and brand custodians, as it reveals the true place of a brand/organisation, is mere weeks away. At the approach of the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards, SLIM President Karthik Elangovan and Project Chair

CPM’s 9th ‘Evening For Managers’ presentation ends on a high note

Views - 82 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) recently kicked off the ninth presentation of ‘Evening for Managers’ (EFM) presentation series, titled ‘Contemporary Marketing Foresight for Professional Managers’ with its members includ

J. Walter Thompson Colombo tapping into female capital

Views - 142 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

J. Walter Thompson Sri Lanka launched 2018 with a preview of ‘Female Tribes, A conversation on Motherhood’ which is due to be released in full this May. “We’ve spent the last year in conversation with 100 people about the idea and realities

Market Research Society of Sri Lanka elects 2018 committee

Views - 33 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

At the 5th Annual General Meeting of the Market Research Society of Sri Lanka (MRSSL) held recently, current MRSSL President Himalee Madurasinghe was re-elected for her third term. Madurasinghe, in her acceptance speech, thanked the support of the s

Executive Coach to Steve Jobs, John Mattone to coach in Sri Lanka

Views - 248 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

After the unprecedented success arising from ‘Ron Kaufman Live in Sri Lanka’ in 2017, SLIM signed an MOU with the best-selling author

The world at our feet

Views - 279 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

A robust export market cannot just evolve without a well thought out national strategy. In most countries there are clear strategic initiatives in place,

Soru joins TBWA\Sri Lanka as Chief Creative Officer

Views - 4 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s disruption agency TBWA\Sri Lanka, recently appointed ad industry veteran Nathasoruban Sivapatham to lead

Why are marketers blind to shopper marketing?

Views - 125 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Let’s face it –The FMCG/CPG industry is at a crossroads.

Thunder & Neon rewards outstanding performers at Annual Sales Conference & Star Awards Ceremony

Views - 41 Monday, 5 March 2018 12:05

The Thunder & Neon Group, the country’s leading manufacturer of signage and the largest advertising raw material distributor, held its Annual Sales Conference and Star Awards Ceremony at Hotel Sapphire in Colombo recently. The event, celebrated as

CIM Sri Lanka Talking Point Program tomorrow to discuss role of digital in PR

Views - 45 Monday, 5 March 2018 00:01

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka will be hosting its second Talking Point Program for this year under the theme ‘The Role of Digital in PR’ on 6 March 2018 at the Union Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Residences from 6.00 pm onwards. It w

Sri Lanka’s first specialist shelf-out O2O agency ‘Newton Lanka’ debuts

Views - 47 Monday, 5 March 2018 00:01

Newton Lanka, Sri Lanka’s first specialist “Shelf Out Shopper Marketing Agency” has been launched in Colombo with an aim to help brands develop Offline-2-Online Campaigns. Newton Lanka is an extension of its Malaysian counterpart, Newton TAC an

Innovative process behind success of SLIM–Nielsen People’s Awards

Views - 13 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

As the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards draw nearer, Nielsen Managing Director Sharang Pant shares his views

SLIM Certificate in Pharmaceutical Marketing produces qualified pharmaceutical delegates

Views - 10 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Pharmaceutical marketing has become a subject to reckon in the present context. Stiff competition prevailing in the pharmaceutical

SLIM represents Sri Lanka at prestigious conference in the Asia

Views - 25 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) is constantly exploring new options and breaking boundaries to continue

Where disruption meets renowned creative

Views - 488 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

With two and a half decades of experience in advertising, Soru, as he is best known in the industry, is a personality who has taken some

J. Walter Thompson duo selected to represent Sri Lanka at AdFest 2018

Views - 16 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Reinforcing J. Walter Thompson’s pioneering spirit, Akila Abdul Azeez and Minendra Sarathchandra collaborated to deliver a compelling, relevant and innovative campaign which saw them winning the 2018 AdFest Young Lotus competition.

Wijeya Digital’s Umair Wolid listed among the 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders

Views - 269 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Wijeya Digital Media Marketing Head (Content and Digital Media) Umair Wolid was listed among 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders at the World Digital Marketing Congress and Awards held in Mumbai earlier in February. The World Digital Marketing Co

CIM Sri Lanka partners with First Capital Holdings

Views - 50 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Renewing a successful working partnership of three consecutive years, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Sri Lanka and First Capital Holdings PLC, committing to goals mutually benefiting

DentsuGrant Sri Lanka joins the Dentsu Aegis Network Regional Conference in Hyderabad

Views - 26 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

The Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) recently held its trail-blazing annual conference in Hyderabad, India. The conference saw an in-depth sharing of knowledge on market dynamics, unique networking opportunities, an in-depth discussion on emerging industry

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The no-confidence motion against Ranil will create further chaos

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Mahinda Rajapaksa-backed Joint Opposition yesterday submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Making green cars greener: $15 b opportunity not to be missed

Friday, 23 March 2018

Fortunately for me,W.A. Wijewardena wrote an article on Dhammika Perera’s presentation at the Colombo School of Business and Management

Women’s bodies, masculinities and economic insecurities

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cat’s Eye was deeply saddened to witness another wave of anti-Muslim violence, yet again, under a Government which promised to protect them from such violence. It was reported that the first round of violence in Ampara was sparked by a claim that

Strong brands can sustain shocks!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The recent media highlighted the impact of communal violence on the tourism industry. The press conference earlier this week threw out a number as high as 10% whilst the actual cancellation was around 500 room nights around the Kandy vicinity was rep

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