Thursday, 30 May 2013

Rajnigandha new campaign is more compassionate and has a society friendly approach

Rajnigandha- a brand for successful people
“True success is global yet local at heart”

New Delhi, 30 May 2013

Dharampal Satyapal (DS) Group, the rapidly growing Rs 3200 crore, multi diversified conglomerate has launched a new campaign captioned “Stadium” for its mouth freshener brand Rajnigandha. The new campaign will mark a giant leap in the underlying perception and motive of the brand with the new punch line “Munh Mein Rajnigandha Dil Mein Hai Duniya”. The key message of the campaign is “Success that makes a difference evokes admiration”.   The campaign is created by McCann Erickson. The campaign embarks by releasing TVC followed by digital, outdoor, and below the line (BTL) and POS medium.

Commenting on the campaign, Mr. Rajeev Jain, Sr General Manager, Marketing, said, “Rajnigandha has always been a symbol of success, aspiration, stature and a perfect companion for the successful people for last three decades; it will now redefine the leadership aspect as well. The new punchline Munh Mein Rajnigandha Dil Mein Hai Duniya” is a paradigm shift to a new benevolent and successful India.”

The brand will now not only stand for success but will also mark a difference, by helping others in fulfilling their aspiration. While the earlier Rajnigandha campaign focused more on the success, the new Rajnigandha campaign has a more compassionate, humane and society-friendly approach. The campaign talks about an evolved person who is an equal contributor to the success of his fellow men. The protagonist of the commercial is shown as a successful business magnate, who not only has strong business acumen; but is also concerned for the wellbeing of society at large.

The TVC flows with three investors presenting a blueprint to a young businessman in a field. This is followed by a well-heeled businessman with a calm and serene air around him, who steps out of a stretch Limousine. The elder brother surveys the land and sees few kids playing cricket. The younger brother then excitedly blurts his business plan to create India’s biggest mega mall consisting of theme parks, amusement grounds and 6 multiplexes on that land. We see that the batsman hits the ball and it strikes the car. The elder brother throws back the ball to the kids and says “Yahan stadium banna chahiye”. One of the investors mutters under his breath `` Charity ke bare main soch rahe hain.” Elder brother responds “Kal ki soch rahe hain”. He opens a pack of Rajnigandha, pops in a spoonful and replies “kabhi toh aisa khwab dekhiye, jismain hazaro khwab shamil ho”.  Followed by this sequence is a newsperson making an announcement `` GR Enterprises ke international stadium ne iss sheher ke logon main garv ki bhaavna aur sports culture ko adbhutt badaava diya hai.”

We see the cricket team coming out in the stadium, next we see the same young guy who was batting earlier on the barren piece of land walking in with the cricket team. Recognizing him, younger brother says, “bhaiya yeh toh wahi…"Elder brother flicks the TV and we hear an excited journalist comments `` GR Enterprises shares have reached an all-time high.” Elder brother says “Jab dusro ke khwab poore karoge na… toh apna kal bante dekhoge”. Elder brother stylishly pops a spoonful of Rajnigandha into his mouth & offers the same to younger brother and investors. The shot packs over with a voiceover: Mooh mein Rajnigandha. Dil mein hai duniya.

Creative Credits:

Creative Agency: McCann Erickson

Creative Head: Prasoon Joshi
Account management: Rajeev Rakshit, Bhaskar Preenja, Shourabh Verma, Ayesha Mehra
Planning: Jitendra Dabas and Srayan Ghosh
National Creative Director: Nakul Sharma and Tirtha Ghosh
Director (of the film): Rajesh Saathi
Production House: Kerosene Films

Dharampal Satyapal Group (DS Group) is a rapidly growing multi-diversified conglomerate, with a turnover of approximately Rs 3200 crores in the fiscal ending 2013. The Group has strong presence in F&B, Hospitality, Mouth Fresheners, Tobacco, Packaging, Agro forestry, Rubber Thread and Infrastructure. The most recent forays have been the Group’s entry into the Dairy, Confectionary and Powdered Beverages businesses.  DS Group is committed towards premium quality products & credited with several innovations over last eight decades.

Catch Spices, Catch Spring water, Catch flavoured water, Chingles-the mini chewing gums, Piyoz, Yomil- the one minute shake, Dairymax, Meetha Mazaa, Tulsi, Pass Pass, Rajnigandha, Tansen, Tulsi Saada, The Manu Maharani and Unitex are some of the leading brands the Group proudly shelters today.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Antec to showcase new Line of Power Supplies, Cases and Lifestyle Products

Antec Inc, the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is showing a number of new cases, power supplies and a.m.p products at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013, Asia's largest and most influential trade show for the computer industry, held yearly in Taipei, Taiwan from June 4 - 8, 2013.

Frank LeeDirector of a.m.p at Antec "COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 is our main event in Asia to showcase our newest innovations and technologies. This event is not only the ideal environment to unveil the latest and upcoming products, but also to meet our customers and partners, and foster these relationships face-to-face."

Antec will present its latest innovations for the core business line. From its brand new super gaming towerNineteen Hundred, the new performance case P100 and state-of-the-art High Current Pro Platinum supply line, crafted for the most demanding gaming and professional user builds and featuring Antec's OC Link™ technology and Grid™, an interactive software which provides real-time display, control & alarm function for Antec HCP-Platinum GRID™ power supplies, to the new mobile Bluetooth speaker models SP3, SP1 Zero andSP1 Plus of a.m.p, Antec's subsidiary offering mobile lifestyle solutions.

Adding to its growing list of accolades, the SP1 most recently won the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 "Design and Innovation" award for design excellence. SP1 will be exhibited at the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2013 exhibition(TWTC Nangang Exhibition hall and TICC) as a special display from June 4 to June 8, 2013.

For the launch of the new a.m.p products, Antec has appointed one of Asia's biggest girl bands called "Popu Lady", who will entertain the audience and throw competitions on stage.

Join Antec at the Taipei World Trade Center from June 4 - 8, 2013 in Nangang Exhibition Hall F1, Booth I0618 to experience the latest Antec core product lineup of cases, power supplies, and accessories, as well as the new mobile products of Antec's subsidiary a.m.p. For more information visit the Antec homepage or follow the officialAntec Twitter page for event updates.

For 27 years, Antec, Inc. has been the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, being the pioneer and market leader for quiet, efficient and innovative products such as the P280 and SOLO II enclosures as well as for their award-winning PSUs having the lowest returns in the industry.

Antec continues to further the industry with performance-rich enclosures, efficient power supplies, reliable cooling components, the cutting-edge Antec Advance accessories line, and the Antec Mobile Products (A.M.P).

Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in The Netherlands, Germany, China and Taiwan.

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Corporate Awards 2012 announced for India's Top 500 companies

Mumbai, May 29, 2013: 

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, today announced and presented the ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Bharathi Cement Corporate Awards 2012’ in Mumbai.

The occasion also marked the launch of the thirteenth edition of Dun & Bradstreet India’s premium publication, ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2012’ by Mr. Jayant Kumar Banthia, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra, who graced the occasion as a key note speaker, while Mr. Ravinder Reddy, Director Marketing, Bharathi Cement, Dr. Alok Bharadwaj,Executive Vice PresidentCanon India and Mr. Sudhakar Reddy Chirra, Founder & CEO, delivered the address at the event.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr. Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO – India, Dun & Bradstreet said “The inflationary environment that persisted during FY12 showed signs of easing during FY13 as commodity prices weakened and interest expense declined for Top 500 companies during the period.  Overall profits for these companies improved 6% during first nine months of FY13 as compared to the 9% decline in profits during the same period previous year.  We expect revival in the domestic economy in FY14, albeit the pace of recovery is expected to remain slow as the measures announced by the Government to boost investment sentiment will take time to fructify. For FY14, D&B expects the GDP to grow by 6.5%.”

There is no denying that these are tough times. But the corporate sector has always emerged stronger from such challenging periods. I am sure this year will be no different. I would like to congratulate all the award winners tonight as also the companies featured in India’s Top 500 Companies 2012 and thank them for their immense contribution to the cause of nation building.”, he added

About  ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Bharathi Cement Corporate Awards 2012’
The ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Bharathi Cement Corporate Awards 2012’ seeks to recognise and felicitate corporate India’s leading companies from various sectors. The Awards event is closely tied to the publication, India’s Top 500 Companies 2012. Therefore, the base universe of the companies considered for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2012 comprised of the top 500 companies of India as covered under the publication.

The awards methodology was applied to this list of top 500 companies, duly classified in their respective sectors. D&B India developed a proprietary financial model for identifying the top companies in each sector. The model is based on the premise of recognising the twin virtues of size and growth of the companies while awarding them. The analyst team identified pertinent financial parameters to fulfill this premise and assigned weights to them. Winners were chosen on the basis of a composite score of these weighted parameters. The eight parameters considered for ranking the companies include - total income, net profit, net worth, net profit margin, return on net worth, average market capitalisation for FY12, growth in total income and growth in net profit.

About ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2012’
Over the past decade, Dun & Bradstreet India (D&B India) has endeavoured to provide top Indian companies a global platform through its acclaimed publication, ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’. The publication profiles India’s most well - respected and high performing companies on the basis of various financial parameters. The 2012 edition is the 13th edition of the publication.

The criteria for ranking used in the D&B’s publication ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2012’ are total income, net profit and net worth. It includes both private sector companies as well as public sector enterprises (PSEs) that are listed on stock exchanges. The companies were short listed on the basis of their market capitalisation on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange, India’s two main stock exchanges. 

Key highlights:
·         The movements in the capital market showed contrasting trends during FY12 wherein the Sensex declined during the first half of the year but showed an improvement during the latter half of the year. The average market capitalization of the Top 500 companies during FY12 stood at ` 55,597.1 bn, witnessing a 7% decline compared to the previous year.
·          Top line performance of the Top 500 Companies in FY12 grew by 24.6% to 43,490.19 bn, and was equivalent to 48.5% of the GDP at current market price during the year.
·          Healthy growth in top line could not be translated into profitability on the back of mounting expenses. 
On an aggregate basis, the net profit of Top 500 Companies grew by a modest 7.3%.
·         On an aggregate basis, overall expenses (excluding taxes) of Top 500 Companies stood at 39,062.7 bn, registering 27% growth over FY11. Raw material expenses increased, largely driven by 40% growth in import bills of raw material particularly resources such as coal and crude oil.
·         The challenging environment was reflected in the number of loss-making companies which increased substantially from nine companies in FY11 to 39 companies in FY12.
·         Tight domestic liquidity conditions coupled with declining profitability made Corporate India adopt a conservative approach towards dividend payout. Equity dividend payouts of the Top 500 Companies grew by a moderate 10.9%, taking the overall dividend payout ratio from 23.7% in FY11 to 26.2% in FY12. Following previous year’s trend, banks, software and oil exploration companies continued to lead with the largest share in dividend payouts.
·         Public sector companies outperformed private companies in both income and profit growth. Income of public sector companies grew by 29.4% y-o-y in FY12 as compared to 17.2% growth of private companies. Profit of private companies declined by 2.4% whereas that of public sector companies grew by 17.3% in FY12 over the previous year.
·         The overall demand scenario during the first three quarters of FY13 largely remained bleak with the overall top line growth of the Top 500 Companies moderating to 11.3% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. However, they managed to report an improvement in profit growth, reporting a growth of 5.6% during the first three quarters of FY13 compared to de-growth of 9.1% for the corresponding period of the previous year.

Call for public-private partnership in healthcare industry

Suresh Shetty calls for public private partnership in Indian healthcare industry
~The Round Table meeting on India Russia Health Tourism and Medical Technologies Co-operation brought out interesting insights on areas of mutual co-operation~
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai and President of All India Association of Industries felicitating H.E. Alexey Novikov, Counsul General of Russian Federation in Mumbai at the Round Table meeting on India Russia Health Tourism and Medical Technologies Co-operation organized by WTC Mumbai, AIAI and Russia India Trade House Mumbai. Others:  Mr. Suresh Shetty, Minister of Protocol and Public Health, Government of Maharashtra

Mumbai, 29th May 2013: 
WTC Mumbai, AIAI and Russia India Trade House Mumbai organized a round table meeting on the Healthcare System in India, at the financial capital of Mumbai. Present at the meet was Mr. Suresh Shetty, Minister of Protocol and Public Health, Government of Maharashtra, who noted that the healthcare industry in India and Russia has undergone a significant change in the last 15 to 20 years with new research, updated technology and new systems.
However he outlined many prominent issues like the shortage of human resources such as doctors, nurses and paramedics as well as the rising costs of medical health services in the private sector. He appealed to the private sector to join hands with the government to provide charitable services for the needy. Private hospitals should adhere to the stipulated guidelines of 20% free medical service and a contribution of 2% revenues towards medical facilities for the poor. Institutes unwilling to abide by these conditions may function as corporate hospitals sans benefits, he added.

Alexander Lukianov, the Head of the PR Directorate of Moscow Foreign Economic and International Relations Department, H.E. Alexey Novikov, Counsul General of Russian Federation in Mumbai, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai and President of All India Association of Industries and Ms. Meeta Rajivlochan, Secretary Public Health Government of Maharashtra

India in the recent past has been focusing on health as one of the key departments for development. Focusing on rural health, Mr. Shetty said that many initiatives such as the National Rural Health Mission work towards upgrading rural medical infrastructure. Going forward, India should adopt innovations in the health sector such as telemedicine, research in cardiology and oncology along with updated medical technologies.
Alexander Lukianov, the Head of the PR Directorate of Moscow Foreign Economic and International Relations Department stated that today’s meet shall open avenues for ground level co-operation for the Indian and Russian medical fraternities. Our visit to Indian hospitals has helped us gain first hand understanding and assessment about their functioning. The Moscow government gives great importance to the co- operation between the doctors, specialists, health services and hospitals between the two countries.
H.E. Alexey Novikov, Counsul General of Russian Federation in Mumbai to India was present on the occasion. He stated that the Government of Moscow and India work together on many sectors and promote bilateral trade. Today’s meet has demonstrated tremendous potential for mutual collaboration in the healthcare sector among others.
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai and President of All India Association of Industries said that the India- Russia bilateral trade stands at US $ 11 Billion. The initiatives by WTC Mumbai & AIAI, such as the Russia- India Trade House Mumbai aim to cross bilateral trade worth US $ 20 Billion by 2015. As of date, healthcare is a very small portion of the India- Russia international trade. Today’s meet shall take forward business in the healthcare segment as well, enabling the two countries to move forward together.
Important dignitaries such as Meeta Rajivlochan, Secretary Public Health Government of Maharashtra, Alexander Alexey, the Deputy Counsul General of Russian Federation in Mumbai and management personnel from renowned hospitals such as Jaslok Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Wockhard Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and the NM Medical Institute were present.
Mr. Y. R. Warerkar, Executive Director, WTC Mumbai and Ms. Rupa Naik, Executive Director, AIAI felicitated the Russian delegation which is in Mumbai for a two day visit and shall be paying a visit to hospitals and Medical Institutes in the city. At the ceremony’s conclusion, Ms. Rupa Naik proposed the vote of thanks.