CarWale and Mediacom felicitated with Abby Award for Excellence in Marketing

IMG_2459Mumbai, 14 April 2016: – CarWale, India’s #1 auto portal,and their media agency, Mediacom, one of the world’s leading media agencies,have bagged Silver for marketing excellence in the category for‘Best Use of Newspaper and Magazines’ at the Media Abby Awards 2016, in the recently concluded Goafest.

The auto industry generally utilises large format ads in newspapers to attract potential car buyers who are looking for product information and current offers. CarWale used this to its advantage by strategically placing its communication either adjacent to or sandwiched between car ads, encouraging buyers to visit to learn more about the car and view offers. This deliberate placement maximized the effectiveness of CarWale’s communication, thereby increasing its relevance among car buyers and assisting them in purchasing the car of their choice.

Dhruv Chopra, Chief Marketing Officer, CarWale said, “We are honoured and delighted to have won an Abby in this category. The success and recognition of our endeavours and strategy just proves the fact that a simple and elegant marketing solution can often deliver far more value than large format properties.”

DeepaJatkar, General Manager, Mediacom said, “We strategically wanted to come up with a solution which would help to become a pioneer in this industry, along with being a category leader. Hence, the need was to come out with a smart solution which we eventually succeeded to do. The campaign, apart from being successful and delivering on its KPIs, also got us a lot of recognition.”

The campaign was executed across the top 5 metro cities in all the leading dailies– Hindustan Times, The Times of India, and The Hindu to name a few.

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CarWale, India’s largest automotive portal is owned by Automotive Exchange Private Limited. It has been recognized by IAMAI as the Best Auto Website in India twice in a row (2011 and 2012), among several other awards from Red Herring, Business Week, PC world magazine and The Advertising Club of India for its contribution to the Indian automotive industry.