FYI

Havas Media wins Indian marriage website

The Mumbai office of Havas Media has won the media planning and buying account for Shaadi.com, a website where people go to look for marriage partners, after a competitive pitch.

The announcement:

Mumbai, April 16, 2013: Havas Media has won the media mandate for Shaadi.com in a multi-
agency pitch. The account will be handled by the agency’s Mumbai office.

Speaking on the appointment, Gourav Rakshit, Chief Operating Officer, Shaadi.com said,
“Shaadi.com is a pioneer in the online matrimonial space and is unanimously recognized as the
world largest online matrimonial service. We were seeking a partner who not just understood
what we do and how we do it, but also why we do it. In Havas Media we found a partner
who answered our needs with efficient ideas that positively reflect their understanding of the
category and the brand. We believe they will significantly contribute to the growth of the brand in
the future.”

On the win, Anita Nayyar, CEO Havas Media Group, India and South Asia explained, “It is our
endeavour to bring customised business solutions to our client brands and category drawn from
a deep understanding of people insights and analysis coupled with innovation. We are looking
forward to working on the account.”

“It has been an interesting year so far with a series of wins and Havas Media is indeed geared
for the future of brand challenges to deliver insightful and meaningful brand solutions”, added
Mohit Joshi, Managing Director, Havas Media India.

Source: press release

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