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Nestlé partners with India’s leading media companies for inspiring brand narratives

L-R: Rashi Goel, Tanmay Mohanty
L-R: Rashi Goel, Tanmay Mohanty

Nestlé is partnering with India’s top media companies to produce inventive and creative brand solutions, through a first-of-its-kind initiative called Media Hive. Some of the big-league media and entertainment firms that participated in the Media Hive included Times Of India, Star, Zee, Viacom18, The Hindu, Big FM, Radio City & Arre.

The focus was on immersive solutions that put media as the centre-piece of communications.  This landmark initiative was the collaborative effort of Zenith & Nestlé.

As a process, Nestlé’s business units dispatched briefs to leading media firms. This was followed by a one-day session where Nestlé’s valued partners presented shortlisted ideas to the Nestlé marketing team. The endeavour was a unique opportunity for the brands and the partners to explore new horizons and thinking, and come up with standout media innovations that engage consumers and also communicate effectively on brand messaging.

As many as 19 briefs came from Nestlé brands such as KitKat, Maggi, Munch, Polo, Nescafe, Milkmaid, Ceregro, Milky Bar etc to 42 media partners. Around, 354 ideas were generated in total.

The Nestlé brand teams, after careful consideration shortlisted 72 ideas which were presented at the Media Hive event in New Delhi.

Media Hive included the top leadership of Nestlé and Publicis Media. The inaugural address was by Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director of Nestlé.

“Nestlé was looking for inspiring media narratives for its brands that go far beyond the 30-seconder. Through Media Hive, we have paved the way for a new era of moving, compelling and evocative brand experiences which captivate and involve consumers.” said Rashi Goel  Director Communications at Nestlé ,“The powerful ideas generated in the Media Hive, will bring alive our brands in subtle yet, engaging ways. This is an entirely new approach to energising our brand stories and we thank Zenith for this very successful partnership.”

Tanmay Mohanty, Group CEO at Zenith India & Head Of Global Partnerships at Publicis Media India said, “Attention is a scarce resource today. In this context, there is a real need for enriching , long-lasting media experiences.  Efforts that appeal to people’s emotional sensibilities.  Media Hive brought many such striking, impactful ideas to the fore where brands can be introduced in non-intrusive ways. Though Media Hive, we are also to trying to evolve and grow the larger eco-system.”


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