Consumer internet company CarDekho has appointed OMD India to manage its offline media duties. The account will be serviced by a team of media, strategy and data specialists from the network’s Gurugram office.
Speaking on the appointment, Gaurav Mehta, Chief Marketing Officer at CarDekho, said, “We were highly impressed by OMD’s advanced capabilities in data and analytics, and how they were used to connect our platform with new, relevant audiences. We look forward to working with the team going forward on driving fresh growth for CarDekho Group and continuing its success story in India.”
“We are excited to partner with CarDekho and help them, as well as their consumers, make better decisions, faster through the value of precision marketing,” added Priti Murthy, CEO, OMD India.
“Our mutual passion for business effectiveness is our common ground and we look forward to collaborating on new media solutions that unlock fresh growth for the platform and ultimately deliver stronger business outcomes.”
It was founded in 2008 by brothers, Amit and Anurag Jain, as a start-up from Jaipur. With more than 78 million in monthly traffic, 39 million monthly unique visitors, two million YouTube subscribers and over six million mobile app downloads, the group has become a leading consumer-facing platform in the country, digitising the auto ecosystem.
CarDekho works directly with over eight car and motorcycle manufacturers, accounting for 15-30% of their combined annual sales. It also works with 5,000 dealerships across India, influencing more than 42% of the retail sales happening through their counters. It also works in collaboration with more than 10 financial institutions across the country to facilitate used-car financing and provide a seamless experience for both buyers and sellers. The site has introduced several innovative features to provide consumers with a rich, immersive experience throughout their car-buying journey.
OMD combines innovation, creativity, empathy and evidence to make better decisions, faster on behalf of its clients so they can learn faster and act faster, create valued connections with customers and build profitable business outcomes.