Columbia Asia Hospitals, an international healthcare group operating a chain of hospitals across Asia, has assigned its media duties to Carat India. The agency won the mandate following a multi-agency pitch and will handle the account from its Bengaluru office.
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, said, “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.”
The chain is currently present in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mysore, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Patiala and Pune, in India.