Columbia Asia Hospitals assigns media mandate to Carat India
Columbia Asia Hospitals, an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Asia, has roped in Carat India, the flagship media agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, as their media agency.
Carat won the mandate following a multi-agency pitch and will now handle the account from its Bangalore office. This win comes on the back of Carat’s other new business wins that include Mondelez, making Carat the leading new business agency in India two years in a row.
Commenting on the partnership, Vinay Kaul, VP - Sales and Marketing, Columbia Asia Hospitals, said, “To us, Carat came across as an agency that focuses on finding communication solutions keeping the business challenges at the centre. We wish Carat all the best as we embark on an exciting journey together.”
Kartik Iyer, MD, Carat India, added here, “As we move forward, our goal is to create unique industry benchmarks for our clients. We are very happy to be associated with Columbia Asia Hospitals and look forward to a long-lasting and fruitful partnership with them. We also look forward to bring in our past experience in healthcare communications to bear on this premium relationship we are getting into.”
Joydeep Raha, Executive VP, Carat South, said, “The brief that the client has given us is very challenging. This is because while there are huge opportunities within the healthcare industry, a set of very unique challenges also stand to plague this unique category. Here, our task at hand therefore, is to fight those challenges and position Columbia Asia as a leading healthcare destination with the mission to deliver the best clinical outcomes in the most effective, efficient and caring environment.”
For the record, Columbia Asia is one of the first healthcare companies to enter India through the 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) route. The chain is currently present in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Patiala and Pune.