Starcom MediaVest wins Dabur's media mandate

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Planning & Buying | June 26, 2015
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It is the first time that an agency has been entrusted with all of Dabur's media planning and buying duties.

Dabur India has assigned its entire media duties to Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), with effect from July 1, 2015.

KK Chutani

KK Chutani, executive director, marketing, Dabur India, says, "Dabur has adopted a fresh approach to its media strategy with a focus on the younger generation and emphasis on use of digital media as a way to create the right impact. We are taking the big leap forward, empowered by the strategies of Starcom MediaVest Group. It will, henceforth, exclusively handle all of Dabur's multi-channel media activities. The consolidation of Dabur's advertising under a single agency is expected to synergise media planning and catalyse Dabur's thrust to reach the top."


Malli CR

SMG, one of the world's largest media agencies, has bagged the account and become the first agency in the history of Dabur to have been appointed as the sole agency to handle all media planning and buying. Historically, Dabur's strategy was to split media planning and buying across various agencies.

"Dabur India was considering the consolidation of all media activities under a single umbrella agency and searching for a competent agency since the last few months. SMG was one of the agencies under the scanner, and after considerable amount of pitching, analysis and presentation by top media agencies, we decided to confer the media account to SMG. We are confident that in Starcom MediaVest Group we have found the right media partner," Chutani adds.

Commenting on the win, Malli CR, CEO, SMG India, says, "We are incredibly humbled to be entrusted with the Dabur media AOR and the iconic brands within the scope. The selection process has been comprehensive, but incredibly energising and the entire SMG team is excited to partner with Dabur to help deliver the business goals."

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