Triton Communications’ Executive Director, Jayesh Ravindranath, has called it a day at the agency after two-and-a-half years. He now moves on to the other important domain of market – marketing. He will be joining the largest Dubai-based retail chain, Landmark, as the Head of Marketing and will be based in Dubai.
Mobile phones have changed the face of communication and now Tagit Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based mobile solutions company, has launched its new mobile image recognition technology, which will enable camera phone users to connect with any media channel to obtain information or digital content from any advertised brand product or enterprise service.
The verdict is out. The Teacher’s Achievement Awards 2005 to honour people from different fields like business, entertainment and sports, were announced at a glittering function in Mumbai recently. Among the winners this year were Y C Deveshwar, Subir Raha, Ram Madhvani, Narain Karthikeyan and Sonu Nigam.
The ‘Milk Moustache’ campaign in the US had been a great success, but milk beverages advertising spends during Jan-Sept 2005, dipped sharply by 50 per cent as compared to the corresponding period last year. Maximum advertising was seen in Bengali magazines and English newspapers.
Rakshit Hangal has quit 360 Degrees Entertainment, (part of the Times Group) as Assistant Vice-President, North India. He was responsible for handling the entire functions of the company, including decision-making and administration. Hangal will be starting his own agency – ME Marketing – in Mumbai in December.
Close on the heels of NDTV 24x7 hitting foreign shores, it’s now Shri Adhikari Brothers’ Janmat channel’s turn to foray into the US and UK markets, which it will do so in the six months This was revealed by Markand Adhikari, MD & Vice-Chairman, Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network Ltd.
ICICI Prudential has established itself as a leader in the private life insurance space with 6.91 per cent market share in the total pie. It has registered a growth of 77 per cent over previous year and is bullish about maintaining the same leadership growth.
Bhuvan Lall, former Executive Director of IBF, has been appointed President of SPICE, the $100 million Los Angeles-based film production, distribution and exhibition company. Lall will head the global operations of SPICE. The company is also opening the largest eight-screen multiplex in North India – SPICE PVR Cinemas – on November 30.
JK Tyre has appointed TNS-Automotive (India) Head, Neeraj Bhatia, as the Senior General Manager, Strategic Planning. In his new role, Bhatia will head strategy-planning function for JK Tyre, championing key initiatives directed towards achievement of over all goals of the company.
The National Geographic Channel has cemented its leadership position in the infotainment genre and emerged as the number one channel in this category for 15 weeks, starting from week 28 to 46. Over this 19-week period, the channel garnered a share of 0.41 on an average, amongst viewers aged 15 years and above in cable-and-satellite household’s across five major metros.
Chandradeep Mitra, who recently parted ways with Lintas Healthcare and Lintas Personal, has joined Mudra’s media arm, OMS, as President. Confirming the development, Mitra said that he was looking forward to the opportunities that the new role presented in the media domain.
After Madhya Pradesh, it’s now the turn of Himachal Pradesh to see some action from the Hindi newspapers, and Dharamsala seems to be the hot favourite of media houses. Dharamsala, which already has players like Divya Himachal, Punjab Kesari, and the recently-launched Dainik Jagran, will now have see Amar Ujala entering the fray.
November 14, 2005 witnessed substantial amount of activity in Hindi general entertainment channels with STAR One launching ‘India Calling’ in its 9.30 pm slot and ‘Darna Mana Hai’ in the 10.00 pm slot. On the same day, Sahara One launched ‘Kittu… Sab Jantii Hai’ in its 9.30 pm slot. Media experts aren’t really excited with at least the opening numbers of the shows.