Starcom Bags Bayer Healthcare Contract

Bayer HealthCare’s Diabetes Care Division, one of the premier global companies dealing in health care nutrition and high- tech materials on Friday announced the appointment of Starcom MediaVest Group as media partner .

Starcom managed the media needs of Bayer India’s Consumer Care division between 2001 and 2002 ; Now Bayer is entering the consumer market again in the healthcare domain.

” Bayer is a world leader and pioneer in healthcare and we are excited to have renewed our relationship with them. The fact that Bayer chose to come back to us without a speculative pitch is a further reassurance to us that Starcom clients look at us in true spirit of partnership Commented Mr. Manish Porwal, Managing Director, India-West & South, Starcom Worldwide.

As the issue of diabetes reaches crisis levels in India, which is now considered the Diabetes capital of the world with over 30 million diabetics, we hope to guide Bayer’s communication efforts in helping people identify and check the ailment in time. ”

Starcom’s key role will be to define and communicate Bayer’s brand personalities through strategic, targeted and creative media planning and in the process, its media negotiation entity, India Media Exchange will strive to bring value addition through smart and contextual buying.

Added Mr. Amogh Mayekar, Head-Marketing Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care, “It is indeed comforting to be back with Starcom. The organization has not just grown rapidly, but also added a host of new competencies since we last worked with them and it still looks that they are well integrated in thought. It is our belief that the need of our business is creative use of multitude of contact points rather than classical media alone and this is where we look forward to benefiting from Starcom’s depth of knowledge and width of services. Their refreshing approach towards consumer attention that is so media and investment neutral was one of the key motivators for us to make the decision in their favour. “

The appointment is effective immediately. Starcom’s Mumbai office will handle the account.

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