A David sandwiched between Bates and Enterprise didn’t agree with Josy Paul’s vision

WPP may look at the merger as a consolidation strategy for a fast growing market like India, but this did not match Josy Paul’s vision for David, an a...

GoaFest 2007: Date for entries extended to March 5

Organisers of GoaFest 2007 have extended the deadline for submitting entries to March 5, 2007. This year, in addition to the awards in the Creative ca...

WPP finally merges Bates and David; Josy Paul decides to go his own way

In line with exchange4media.com’s report in November last year, the verdict is finally out. WPP has made a formal announcement of the merger of Bates...

Carat Media India wins ABN AMRO media duties worth Rs 22-25 cr

The twists and turns over the ABN AMRO media business have finally settled and the account has landed with Carat Media. The pitch took place in India...

International: Research: Communication Breakdown: Why brands can't connect <br>Sixteen brands receive failing customer- support grades.

When a "customer" called Wal-Mart to track an order, then attempted to get additional information, the automated voice system politely told them their...

International: AdMedia: M&A activity to rise in 2007

According to a new report released on Feb. 21 by the investment bank AdMedia Partners, which found that among the 3,200 companies participating in the...

Dabur gives Real a makeover for its tenth birthday

On its tenth birthday, Dabur Foods has given a makeover to their flagship brand Real with new packaging and design. The company had recently also laun...

Channel [V] boards the UGC bandwagon with Channelv2.com

Channel [V] has announced the launch of its interactive video content website Channelv2.com from February 23, 2007. The site will feature User Generat...

Thanthi loses circulation war to Dinakaran

The Tamil daily Dinakaran has overtaken the long-time market leader Daily Thanthi in the latest ABC sweepstakes for the July-December 2006 period.

Vijay Singh named President, Strategy & Corporate Development, STAR India

STAR India has announced Vijay Singh as its President, Strategy & Corporate Development. Singh will report to Paul Aiello, acting CEO, STAR India.

UTV targets youth with 360-degree entertainment brand ‘Bindass’

The forthcoming product from UTV-Astro JV that will focus on the youth TG has been named ‘Bindass’. The company implemented three in-depth studies for...

BBC consolidates international commercial channels’ sales teams

Richard Sambrook, CEO, BBC World, and Darren Childs, MD, BBC Worldwide Global Channels, have announced their plans to merge airtime and distribution s...

Private FM radio stations will be allowed to air sports commentary

Private FM radio stations will be soon allowed to air sports commentary. This is seen as a first step towards giving FM channels greater freedom, incl...

Shantanu Choudhury

Shantanu Choudhury is joining Paprika Media (Time Out), the media arm of Essar Ltd, as GM-North. His last stint was with The Indian Express as Deputy...

Rajiv Bhatia

Rajiv Bhatia has joined Inorbit Malls (India) as CEO, in place of Yogesh Samat. Bhatia, in his last assignment, led Bombay Dyeing’s retail initiative...

Ritu Jugran

Ritu Jugran has been appointed Assistant Director - PR of The Grand, New Delhi. She will handle all media and communication activities for the hotel,...

Horlicks campaign offers tips to get rid of exam phobia

The latest all-platform campaign from health foods major Horlicks gives some tips to wade off exam phobia from kids as well as parents.