IBD India, a Percept – Hakuhodo Company, has retained the creative duties of Panasonic Consumer Electronics for two years now, post a long pitch process.
Panasonic is one of the largest product manufacturers in the world, and also owns many patent portfolios. Panasonic has designated India as the regional hub to drive growth and build deeper inroads into the fast emerging Indian subcontinent, Middle Eastern and African economies.
Panasonic had recently called for a pitch, and after a long pitch process, it decided to renew its contract with IBD. The business will be led by Srikant Rath, COO, IBD. The agency has an office in Gurgaon dedicated to Panasonic Consumer Electronics business where a team of 18 people services the account. The agency handles television, beauty grooming products, sound systems and home theatre along with system solutions products like printer, projector, and cameras from Panasonic’s portfolio. The brand intends to spend around Rs. 25-30 crores in advertising the consumer electronics products this year. As the festive season is approaching, the brand is planning to launch another campaign soon.
IBD has a long standing relationship with Panasonic.
Rahul Gupta, the Founder and Managing Director of IBD talks about the first time IBD won the account, “When we first pitched for the Panasonic business in 2008, we wanted to usher a refreshing and youthful energy to the brand, thereby making Panasonic the preferred choice of Young India. The brand inferred a positive rub off when we presented a plan with Ranbir Kapoor, who was young, versatile and promising. The association with Ranbir and Panasonic too has been a long and fruitful one.”
IBD specializes in providing holistic solutions across the brand spectrum- from advertising, films, identity management to interactive media and other touch points. The agency work spans across categories from multi- national to home grown brands,
IBD is one of the few advertising agencies in India, which can boast of having a hugely diversified brand portfolio consisting of brands from industries spanning Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Baby Care, Hospitality, Personal care and Spices. The enviable and vast client list comprises Only Vimal, Morisons Baby Dreams, SYSKA LED Lights, SYSKA Accessories, SYSKA Gadget Secure, Panasonic, Georgia Gullini, Deltin Group, Vasu Pharma, Witlinger Beer, Growel 101 Mall, and the TAJ Group of Hotels.
In today’s hyper competitive age where market dynamics change at the speed of light, brands need a new breed of agencies that identify the right creative solution at the dynamic pace of the consumer demand. IBD is one such new age agency. Perhaps that is why, at IBD, many prestigious accounts have been won in the face of stiff competition from marquee names of the advertising world. In some cases, even when the competing agency has a global alliance working for it.
IBD India is a Percept-Hakuhodo company that offers creative solutions across the entire communication spectrum. IBD India has a strategic alliance with Hakuhodo Inc., the second largest agency in Japan and 8th largest in the world*. IBD India also gains from Percept’s unmatched array of capabilities to provide clients value and efficacy through their 360-degree communication programs. The approach at IBD India is to create focused brand communication and develop brands through Strategic Planning, Research, PR, Corporate Identity, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Events and Interactive Media.
IBD has a hugely diversified brand portfolio consisting of brands from industries spanning Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Baby Care, Hospitality, Personal care and Spices. The enviable client list comprises Only Vimal, SYSKA LED Lights, SYSKA Accessories, SYSKA Gadget Secure, Panasonic, Georgia Gullini, Deltin Group, Vasu Pharma, Witlinger Beer, Growel 101 mall, and the TAJ Group of Hotels.
IBD India is a Percept-Hakuhodo Company. With capitalized billings of INR 17.26 billion (FY’16), Percept is at an enviable leadership position in the Entertainment, Media and Communications domain with a team of over 700 people and 42 offices across India and the Middle East.