Godrej Group moves PR mandate to Adfactors

25 Jun,2015

By A Correspondent

 

The USD 4.5 billion Godrej Group has awarded its public relations mandate to Adfactors PR through a multi-consultancy pitch process.

 

The responsibilities involve enhancing the Godrej Group’s corporate reputation and PR across  its business entities namely, Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Godrej Properties Limited, Godrej Nature’s Basket, Godrej Appliances, Godrej Agrovet, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems, Godrej Security Solutions, Godrej Interio and all the B2B SBU’s under Godrej and Boyce.

 

Tanya Dubash, Chief Brand Officer, Godrej Group, said, “This is an important milestone in our communications journey. In line with our 2020 vision, we have laid down a significant foundation for growth across our businesses. I firmly believe PR and communications have a critical role to play in shaping an appropriate stakeholder perception that is conducive for us to achieve our business objectives. Adfactors PR’s ability to service large conglomerates, research orientation and diverse capabilities within the PR field was noteworthy and I look forward to some brilliant work together, going forward.”

 

Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head Corporate Communications, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies said, “Adfactors PR was selected through a robust multi-level, multi-consultancy pitch involving seven large firms. The selection panel drawn from across the Godrej businesses appreciated the firm’s understanding of our Group’s corporate reputation and PR needs. On the operations front, we were particularly impressed with the innovative servicing team structure recommended by Adfactors PR that includes specialists in account planning, research, analytics, as well as a national media relations coordinator. I feel this will ensure that our PR is more strategic and impactful.”

 

Madan Bahal, Co-founder and Managing Director of Adfactors PR, said, “It is our privilege to work with a highly respected Indian conglomerate such as Godrej. Through its diverse offerings, the Group touches the lives of 600 million Indians every day and thereby presents unique communication opportunities. We are confident that we will deliver on the trust placed in us.”

 

About Godrej Group

Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Swadeshi movement. Our founder, Ardeshir Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few businesses, before he struck gold with the locks business that you know today.  One of India’s most trusted brands, with revenues close to USD 4.5 billion, Godrej enjoys the patronage of over 600 million Indians across our consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agri and many other businesses. You think of Godrej as such an integral part of India that you may be surprised to know that over 25 per cent of our business is done overseas.

 

We promise Godrejites a culture of tough love; take serious bets on them and differentiate basis performance. We also understand that our team members play multi-faceted roles and so, we strongly encourage them to explore their whole selves. Our canvas is growing. In fact, our Vision for 2020 is to be 10 times the size we were in 2010. We truly believe that while our amazing past distinguishes us, we are only as good as what we do next.

 

About Adfactors

Adfactors PR is India’s largest public relations firm. With a staff of over 500 professionals in four Asian countries, the firm serves more than 280 retained clients, including some of the largest corporations and financial institutions – both Indian and multinational.

 

The firm has several market-leading practices such as corporate reputation, capital market communications, and issues and crisis. With 18 offices, Adfactors PR has the largest network of owned offices in India.

 

It is a member of PROI Worldwide, the largest global partnership of independent public relations firms.

 

For further information, please contact:

Sujit Patil / Deepti Shetty

Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies                                                    

Mob: +91- 9930654976 / +91-9819836003

Email: sujit.patil@godrejinds.com / Deepti.shetty@godrejinds.com

 

Aditya Chatterjee

Adfactors PR

Mob: +91-9167008700

Email: aditya.chatterjee@adfactorspr.com

 

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