The Hot 50 brands of Mumbai were unveiled on September 11th 2015 by Paul Writer, India’s first community of marketers, at the Mumbai Brand Summit & Hot 50 Brands program, presented by OneIndia and co-hosted by Vizury.  This is the second edition of this recognition program that covers Bangalore, Delhi/NCR and Mumbai.

The Hot 50 were selected through a process that involved online voting and evaluation by an elite jury on the parameters of Industry leading growth, Increase in positive sentiment, Innovation and  Differentiation.

The jury was chaired by Madhavan Narayanan, Media Thinker, Hindustan Times and comprised brand gurus such as Madhukar Kamath, Group CEO and MD-DDB Mudra Group, Jaideep Gokhale, Director-Marketing Communications, South Asia, East Asia & Oceania-Tetra Pak, Ashish Bhasin, Chairman & CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network, Chairman Posterscope and psLive Asia Pacific, Lloyd Mathias, Marketing Head – India, Printing & Personal Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Ranjivit Singh, Senior Vice President – Corporate Marketing, CMO, Samsung India Electronics.

To enable participation of a diverse group of top achieving brands, applications were invited under five categories: Young Organizations, SMB (revenue < Rs 100 crores), B2B, B2C and Large Organisations (revenue > Rs 100 crores)

The Summit brought together top leaders and decision-makers to discuss trends, debate ideas, and share knowledge. Speakers at the Mumbai Brand Summit included: Abraham Alapatt, Chief Innovation Officer, Head Marketing & Customer Service – Thomas Cook, Arun Anant, Director Revenue & Strategy – Hindustan Times, Deepali Naair, CMO – Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, Devendra Chawla, Group President Food FMCG, Brands – Future Group,

Hetal Kotak, COO – Colorplus & Brand Director – Colorplus & Park Avenue, Mainak Dhar, MD – General Mills, Subra Krishnan, VP Products & Marketing – Vizury, Rajesh Kumar, Head Marketing (Indian Sub-continent) – SAP, Sujit Ganguli, Head Brand & Corporate Communications – ICICI Bank, Vivek Sharma, CMO, Pidilite Industries and more.

Commenting on the concept of the city-based Hot 50 Brands, Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer, said, “This is the second edition of the Brand Summits celebrating the brands that define each of these cities- Delhi/NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore. India has a rich trove of powerful brands and the objective of doing these city-wise and considering only brands with local or global headquarters there was to go deeper into the brand excellence of each location.”

List of Mumbai’s Hot 50:


Cipla Large Org Top 10
HDFC Life B2C Top 10
ICICI Bank Large Org Top 10
Idea Cellular Large Org Top 10
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts B2C Top 10
Oberoi Realty Large Org Top 10
Tata Consultancy Services Large Org Top 10 SMB Top 10
Thomas Cook. Large Org Top 10
Yes Bank Large Org Top 10
Asian Paints B2C
Berggruen Hotels B2C
Cadbury Dairy Milk B2C
Celio B2C
Colorplus B2C
Croma Retail B2C
Eureka Forbes B2C
Haagen-Dazs B2C
Itz Cash Card B2C
Kotak Mahindra Bank B2C
Lovable B2C
Mumbai Indians B2C
Park Avenue B2C
Quick Heal B2C B2C
Skoda B2C
TABcab B2C
Westside B2C
Organisation Category
Audi India Large Org
Axis Bank Large Org
Bharti AXA Large Org
Godrej Properties Large Org
IDBI Federal Life Insurance Large Org
LIC Large Org
Pepperfry Large Org
Phoenix Marketcity Large Org
Pidilite Industries Large Org
SaffronArt Large Org
Shoppers Stop Large Org
State Bank of India Large Org
Tata Housing Large Org
Arihant Superstructures SMB
Bookmyshow SMB
Headphone Zone SMB
Vibgyor High SMB
Burger King Young Org
Faasos Young Org Young Org
Taxi Fabric Young Org




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