25 June 2009

JWT AnxietyIndex

Real time data is a must to cope with anxious consumers during recessionary times. In an effort to provide exactly that, JWT started AnxietyIndex.com. The blog, authored by JWT planners around the world, chronicles how various brands have adapted their marketing, pricing and communication strategies to suit the recession-hit consumers.

Find out how some communities are teaming up to beat the recession in Singapore or how a lot of brands are resorting to price tactics around the world or how this era has given rise to "luxury shame" and how retailers in US are dealing with it.

While at AnxietyIndex don't forget to check out our anxietyindex Trends and Research page that maps out JWT's PoV on future recessionary trends.

11 June 2009

JWT wins at AME Asia

A particularly debated topic in recession-dominated 2009 has been the criticality of effectiveness of brand communication. The AME competition, now in it's 7th year, not only identifies Asia's top creators but rewards those that add value to consumers and businesses.

JWT Mumbai posted two major wins in the recently concluded Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards. JWT Mumbai's Teach India campaign won Bronze in the Most Effective Use of Direct Marketing category, and their Lux Temptation campaign, for Hindustan Unilever Limited, won Gold in the Most Effective Use of Public Relations category.

To find out who else won at AME 2009 click here.
View the 2 winning entries from JWT Mumbai here.