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Mediascope Publicitas to launch OOH biz; ropes in Robin Carruthers as MD

01-June-2010
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Mediascope Publicitas to launch OOH biz; ropes in Robin Carruthers as MD

Publicitas, the Swiss media consultancy, which has been in business in India for the last 10 years through its company Mediascope Publicitas, is expanding its scope of services in the Indian market with the launch of its out-of-home business.

Robin Carruthers will be spearheading Mediascope Publicitas’ OOH business as its Managing Director. Carruthers had started his career in Trikaya Grey (now Grey Worldwide) as a media planner. After gaining experience in a variety of roles at various OOH agencies, he joined Clear Channel India as its National Sales Head and went on to become CEO for India.

On joining the new OOH business, Carruthers said, “Publicitas globally, and Mediascope Publicitas in India have identified OOH as a key opportunity to expand their services to clients and advertisers. It will also widen their reach into the Indian market. I am really excited to be a part of the team launching this business and am determined to make Mediascope Publicitas one of the top three OOH agencies in the country.”

Carruthers will lead a team of professionals, each of whom has experience in outdoor media – either in strategising, planning, buying or implementing outdoor advertising for a cross section of brands across various target segments and industries.

Commenting on the launch, Marzban Patel, Founder and CEO, Mediascope Publicitas, said, “This is a very important launch for us and we are delighted to have Robin lead the business. We are confident that we will be successful in giving Indian clients a completely professional service backed by internationally proven tools and technology. The talent we are bringing on board will guarantee that clients get the requisite experience and expertise necessary to support their brand building activity. Once the OOH business is established in India, our ambition is to expand to markets beyond.” He added that the business would be based out of Mumbai.

According to Beat Roeschlin, CEO, Pubicitas Worldwide, “Indian is an important growth market for us, and we are very excited to be able to extend our reach and services in the country through out-of-home. Personally, this is a business very close to my heart as OOH is where I cut my teeth and built one of Europe’s most formidable OOH and airport advertising businesses.”

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