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FCB Ulka’s Anil Kapoor succeeds Shobhana Bhartia as new ABC Chairman?blur=25

Anil Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, FCB Ulka Advertising, and President, DraftFCB, Asia Pacific and Africa, has been elected as the new Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2007-2008. He succeeds Hindustan Times’ Shobhana Bhartia. CH Kiron of Ushodaya Enterprises is Deputy Chairman.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 13, 2007 8:29 PM

"The single line to sum up the brand is ‘Spykar: 18 till I die’"?blur=25

The entire Spykar offering is fashion-oriented and can be termed radical at times, explains Sanjay Vakharia, Director-Marketing. Spykar aims to sustain itself as a premium fashion wear brand, providing total casual dressing. The communication that the brand undertakes makes sure that values ‘bold, brash and irreverent’ are always carried forward.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:46 AM

Reliance Communications ties up with Sulekha.com for city-specific search?blur=25

Reliance Communications has tied up with online social networking and local commerce website Sulekha.com, whereby Reliance Mobile customers can carry out city-specific search on their mobile phones.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:45 AM

Headlines Today launches show on world cuisine?blur=25

Headlines Today has launched a new show, ‘Foodie Fundas’, that would take the viewers on a culinary journey throughout the world over a period of 13 weeks, and will be hosted by Rashmi Uday Singh.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:44 AM

Ten Sports to broadcast Sunfeast Open live from September 17?blur=25

Ten Sports will exclusively broadcast the Sunfeast Open, live from Kolkata from September 17 onwards. The live telecast of the matches would start at 7 pm on the first two days, and from 5 pm on the next four days, including the final on September 23.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:43 AM

Neo Sports plans language commentary feeds for India-Australia Series?blur=25

The India-Australia Series kicks off from September 29, 2007. In order to lure more viewers, Neo Sports Plus will air multiple language commentary feeds in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English commentary, which will be aired on Neo Sports.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 13, 2007 9:41 AM

Parle-G & Hewlett Packard associate with Zapak for ‘Super Gamer’ contest?blur=25

Parle-G and Hewlett Packard have associated with Zapak.com as presenting sponsor and co-sponsor respectively, for Zapak’s new property ‘Zapak Super Gamer’ contest. The two-month contest will reward the winner with an exclusive game and a website featuring him/her.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 13, 2007 9:40 AM

Sahara India Pariwar enters into global luxury holiday segment with ‘Paradiso’?blur=25

Sahara India Pariwar has forayed into the global luxury holiday segment with its new company ‘Paradiso’, and has roped in former Miss World Diana Hayden to be its brand ambassador. Sahara India Pariwar claims to be the first to be into the luxury travel business that inspires to indulge into luxury travel.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:39 AM

141 Sercon bags Grand Kerala Shopping Festival business worth Rs 18-cr?blur=25

141 Sercon has won the account of Grand Kerala Shopping Festival. The festival will be accompanied by a huge marketing campaign, estimated to be around Rs 18 crore.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:38 AM

MediaCom wins Volkswagen’s media duties; account size upwards of Rs 15 cr?blur=25

Volkswagen has signed on MediaCom as its media agency for the India business. The development comes in the wake of a multi-agency pitch. The business size for India is not known as yet, since this is Volkswagen’s entry in India. However, industry sources peg the business upwards of Rs 15 crore.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 13, 2007 9:37 AM

Sanjay Samson quits Divya Bhaskar to join The Times Group?blur=25

Sanjay Samson, Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Divya Bhaskar Group, has joined The Times Group as Head of Response, Mumbai, for Maharashtra Times and Navbharat Times. He would be reporting to Ranjeet Kate, Deputy Director for Maharashtra Times and Navbharat Times.

Rishi Vora Sep 13, 2007 9:36 AM

IndustrySpeak: ‘Outdoor advertising helps FM radio stations in that it is visible and loud’?blur=25

Outdoor advertising for radio stations had been in the news for the right as well as wrong reasons when the listenership tracking wars were happening in the industry. Accusations were flying high that outdoor advertising had helped in skewing the results. However, nothing seems to have changed. Or have they? exchange4media takes a look.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:34 AM

Zoom TV’s Sanjeev Kalia joins BAG Films as National Sales Head for News24?blur=25

Sanjeev Kalia who was heading the North region of Zoom TV, has joined BAG Films & Media Ltd to head the national sales team for its upcoming Hindi news channel News24. Kalia would be reporting to BAG’s Chief Strategic Officer Amit Ray.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:33 AM

Initiative bags three new businesses including Carlsberg; total billings worth Rs 60 cr?blur=25

Initiative has added three news businesses to its kitty. The Bangalore office has won Mantri Developers and BL Kashyap’s Soul Space, while the Delhi office has won Carlsberg beer. Agency officials peg the total business at around Rs 60 crore.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 13, 2007 9:32 AM

Wieden+Kennedy gets incorporation certification; to enter India as a standalone agency?blur=25

Wieden+Kennedy (W+K) has announced that it has received certification for incorporation from the Indian government to open its newest network office, W+K India, which would be located in Delhi. W+K will come as a standalone agency.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 13, 2007 9:31 AM

The Tribune to launch Haryana edition on September 14?blur=25

The Tribune is launching its Haryana edition on September 14. This follows the launch of Haryana Plus, the weekly news and features pullout on Haryana, by The Tribune in June this year.

Vinod Behl Sep 13, 2007 9:28 AM

Umang Hutheesing joins INX as Director-Design & Style?blur=25

INX network has announced the appointment of Umang Hutheesing as Director-Design and Style. He will play a role in enhancing the overall quality of the channels’ content.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 13, 2007 9:27 AM

Senior level revamp at Mudra South; Juno Simon, Ranji Cherian to lead creative, management?blur=25

Poised for growth in the South, Mudra Group has made some changes in its senior management structure. Ranji Cherian joins Mudra South as Senior Vice-President. He will partner Juno Simon, who was recently appointed as Executive Creative Director. S Radhakrishnan has been promoted as President.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Sep 13, 2007 9:26 AM

Triton bags advertising duties of Kenstar; account size upwards of Rs 10 crore?blur=25

Triton Communications has bagged the advertising duties of Kenstar, the popular brand belonging to Kitchen Appliances India Ltd. Industry estimates peg the business size to be upwards of Rs 10 crore. The win follows a multi-agency pitch.

exchange4media Staff Sep 13, 2007 9:25 AM

Music, music everywhere, but which is the hunt that rates??blur=25

Everyone in the industry might speak about the importance for differentiation in content. However, the three leading Hindi general entertainment channels have very similar musical talent hunt shows, in similar day parts. Of these, ‘Saregamapa Challenge 2007’ seems to be giving the numbers. What is working for the show?

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 13, 2007 9:20 AM