Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Panasonic bets big this festive season: Announces a slew of consumer offers

Panasonic bets big this festive season: Announces a slew of consumer offers
·         Eyes Rs. 1,200 crore turnover this festive season
·         Investing Rs. 100 crores on brand positioning and marketing activities
  • Enchanting Dia Mirza inspires consumers to ‘Bring home a Panasonic’ this festive season
Slide25New Delhi, October 1st, 2012: Panasonic India is betting big on this festive season and has rolled out a range of special offers under its nationwide campaign ‘Celebrations for Life’. These offers announced by Panasonic today in presence of their Eco brand ambassador Dia Mirza promises assured gifts for consumers looking for new purchases to commemorate the spirit of festivity. Panasonic is confident that this appealing campaign will play a big role in lifting the dampening sentiments created in the consumer durable space throughout the year with rupee depreciation and price hike.  
As part of the festive bonanza, customers are being offered assured gifts on purchase of any Panasonic product ranging from television, air-conditioners, and refrigerators to washing machines and cameras.
Exciting offers under this festive campaign include

·         Bollywood Hungama voucher worth Rs. 10,000 wherein with every purchase of a Smart VIERA 3D TV, consumers can get free download of 2,000 songs and 3 months live streaming
·         Get Panasonic Rice Cookers, all-in-one printers on purchase of select VIERA TV models
·         10 Movie DVD pks. with all 1001 & above models.
·         On purchase of Lumix digital cameras, consumers can avail 4GB SD Card, Carry Pouch and 3 years warranty. An additional Battery (with select models) and two 8GB SD Cards to be given out with camcorders
Panasonic is giving out attractive hampers such as branded dinnerware, glassware and other striking gifts with the purchase of Panasonic Refrigerators, Microwaves and Washing Machines. With these and much more, Panasonic urges consumers to celebrate with them and avail various alluring offers on each purchase valid from September 21st, 2012 to November 18th, 2012.
Present at the occasion, Mr. Daizo Ito – President, Panasonic India said, “It is well known that no other country holds so many festivals of antiquity with such joy as does India and this is what makes it a great nation. Panasonic is committed to the Indian market and that buying new products during this time is considered auspicious. Thus we are announcing a variety of consumer schemes and offers on purchase of a wide range of products”
Gracing the occasion, Panasonic Eco Ideas ambassador, Dia Mirza said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Panasonic’s Eco Ideas initiative to bring a healthier future. The lead role that Panasonic has undertaken for collaborating with communities, encouraging individuals to assume greater responsibility towards environment by adopting energy saving lifestyles besides working on innovative technologies & eco-conscious products to make greener societies is commendable.” She further added, “Celebrations for life campaign introduced today is apt for consumers, as in every part of India, festivals can easily be associated with merriment and Panasonic is making sure to be part of everyone’s celebrations through these enthralling offers and products.” 
Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Consumer Product Division, Panasonic India stated, “As the season of celebrations is about to start, we at Panasonic India are delighted to add to the festive spirit with several enthralling schemes for our customers. We have announced various offers so that our consumers can enjoy the festivities with the latest Panasonic offerings in a pocket-friendly manner. Through these offers, we are targeting a turnover of Rs. 1200 crores nationally this festive season”.
As part of channel support programme during festive celebrations, Panasonic has also designed special offers that will enable channel to get maximum benefits from Panasonic products.
At Panasonic, designers and engineers constantly endeavor to design and develop products that ensure better quality, enhanced features and most importantly value for money for the customers. Panasonic, being an environment conscious organization not only develops eco friendly products but also technologies embedded with “Eco ideas” which provides solutions to make everyday home and business life simpler, convenient and energy efficient. Under its global eco ideas program Panasonic also encourages customers to live eco-conscious lifestyles with an aim to reduce CO2 emissions in households and manufacturing units

Panasonic Corporate Vision
Panasonic has a vision to become the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018 (fiscal 2019), when Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Panasonic aspires for global excellence as a Green Innovation Company and encompasses two goals: Green Life Innovation to realize green lifestyles to enrich people’s lives and Green Business Innovation to bring forth innovation in our business styles.
About Panasonic India
Panasonic makes available in India its wide range of consumer electronics and home appliances like LCD &
Plasma TVs, DVD players, home theatre systems, cameras, camcorders, car audio systems, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, automatic cookers, vacuum cleaners and the like. The
Company has a workforce of about 12,650 in India and estimated to do a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore in FY 2012.
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"Thirteen cases were lodges naming 1,000 people and we arrested so far some 300 people, 73 of them in the past 24 hours as manhunt is underway for the suspects," additional police superintendent Babul Akhtar told the news agency.

During the attacks on Saturday night, a mob torched 11 Buddhist temples, damaged two others and ransacked at least 30 homes of Buddhist at southeastern Ramu town.

Earlier, the officer-in-charge of Ramu Police Station was transfered for his failure to protect the temples.

Security has been beefed up around the Buddhist neighbourhoods at Ramu and nearby areas under the Cox's Bazar district.

"We will not leave the scene until the confidence of the Buddhist community is restored completely," Lieutenant Colonel Khalequzzaman of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) told newsmen.

A local journalist reached here by phone said that army troops erected tents for makeshift refuge of the Buddhists whose homes were damaged in the attacks.

Home minister Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir earlier said police and security agencies were asked to keep a vigil on Myanmar's Muslim Rohingyas who took refuge in Bangladesh after their bloody ethnic conflict with majority Buddhist community in eastern Rakhine state.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered stern punitive actions against the attacker,s calling the incident part of a plot to destroy the traditional communal harmony in the country.

The incident came as the controversial anti-Islam film outraged many people in pre-dominantly Muslim Bangladesh in recent days while the protesters apparently were also prompted by the violence over the cross border Rakhine state in Buddhist majority Myanmar that recently witnessed a sectarian violence against Muslims

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