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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Corp-backed will invest USD 5 million (around Rs 35 crore) by March next year on branding and promotion as it seeks to increase customer base on its platform, a top said.

In January 2017, Singapore-based Elara Technologies, which owns and, acquired -- a start-up founded in 2012 by around dozen IIT graduates -- in a major consolidation in the Indian business.

"It's now close to two years from the date of merger with The integration process is complete and has gone well.

"The Housing brand has always been very popular and we believe that this is the right time for us to launch a fresh brand campaign to further build recall and affinity for the brand," said Dhruv Agarwala, who is of all the three brands -- PropTiger, Housing and Makaan. has roped in film stars and for its new TV commercial, which will offered by the platform. The campaign, targeting millennials especially women, will be run across

"We will be spending about USD 5 million (around Rs 35 crore) over the next four months in this brand campaign," Agarwala told

After the merger, he said re-launched rentals and monetisation to boost topline.

"Our revenue grew by 125 per cent in FY 2017-18 and we have already achieved a year-on-year growth of 95 per cent in this fiscal. Our listings on the platform in H1 of FY19, have shown a robust growth at 90 per cent and now stand at 8 lakh," Agarwala said. earns revenues from advertisements placed by developers, brokers and home owners as well as through marketing tools like 3D visualisation and augmented reality, used by builders.

It mainly competes with, and Quikr in this classified space.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 13:05 IST