New creative agency

GSK Consumer Healthcare announces new Creative Agency for megabrand Horlicks

 

--- FCB India becomes the new Creative Communications Partner---

 

Gurugram, Friday, July 07, 2017: GSK Consumer Healthcare, today announces the appointment of a new creative agency for megabrand Horlicks. The multiagency creative communications pitch was held in June and FCB India has won the mandate. They will now lead creative communications and IAT (integrated agency team) process for the iconic brand.

The mandate was earlier with JWT India.

Commenting on this Jayant Singh, Global Lead, Nutrition & Digestive Health Category, GSK Consumer Healthcare said, “As leaders in nutrition, we are continually looking to innovate, delivering the best products based on science and the needs of the consumer. In keeping with the constantly evolving market conditions there is a need to adapt to connect with the new age consumer. We decided to reset our communication to best support Horlicks, challenging ourselves to ensure that we have the best insights, creativity and talent in line with our brand strategy as we embark on a new phase with the Horlicks brand.”

He added “FCB India has demonstrated a sound understanding of the category and brand, sharing compelling insights and creative ideas that addressed both emotional and functional balance.  We are all very excited and look forward to taking Horlicks to its next stage of growth in the coming months. JWT were the incumbent agency for Horlicks and have worked on the brand for many years in India. We are extremely grateful to the JWT team that worked on Horlicks for their dedication and partnership throughout the years and specially for their professionalism during this process”

Rohit Ohri,Group Chairman and CEO, FCB India said, “This opportunity to partner GSK on brand Horlicks is a dream come true for us at FCB. Very rarely do agencies get to work on a heritage brand which after more than seven decades of existence, still defines its category. We are truly excited by the possibilities of brand Horlicks and look forward to working with the marketing team to write a whole new defining chapter in its history in India.”

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is the category leader in Indian health food drinks industry. Our flagship product Horlicks leads the market, while Boost is among the top three health food drink brands that India prefers. Our manufacturing plants are located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat. In India we have an engaged workforce of over 4700 employees. GSK also markets and distributes a range of everyday health products such as Eno, Crocin, Iodex and Sensodyne. Our marketing and distribution network comprises over 700 distributors and a direct coverage of over 8 lakh retail outlets.

 

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc. of U.K, one of world’s largest consumer healthcare companies. We have a heritage that goes back over 160 years. Our purpose is to help more people around the world to do more, feel better and live longer with everyday healthcare products.  Our goal is to build a global, growing business - we call a Fast-Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) company - dedicated to everyday healthcare with all of the scientific expertise and quality guarantees that demands, working at the speed and with the genuine consumer understanding the modern world expects.

 

GSK Consumer Healthcare globally owns some of the world’s best loved healthcare brands, successful in over 100 countries. These include Sensodyne, Voltaren, Theraflu, Paradontax, Panadol, Polident, Otrivin, Horlicks and Physiogel.

 

Media Contacts

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Harleen Kaur Saroya                                          Kinshuk Gupta

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