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FICCI Frames 2008: Spotlight on the business of Media & Entertainment from 25 March?blur=25

FICCI Frames 2008, the annual convention of the media and entertainment (M&E) industry gets underway in Mumbai from March 25, 2008. The three-day event will cover the entire gamut of M&E like films, TV, radio, digital entertainment, animation, gaming, visual effects, etc. The inaugural session would see Minister for Information and Broadcasting, PR Dasmunsi, release the FICCI-PWC report on the M&E industry.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 24, 2008 6:41 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Is India the next destination for sports marketing??blur=25

Sports marketing hasn’t been very big in India, till Indian Premier League (IPL) happened, and suddenly corporates are putting in mega bucks on players and teams, all in the name of the game. But what about other games like hockey, football or tennis?

Robin Thomas Mar 24, 2008 4:26 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Radio players visualise growth amid various challenges?blur=25

According to a recent FICCI-PWC report, the radio sector in India is poised to become a Rs 1,200-crore industry by the end of the decade. But the medium has several challenges to surmount – music royalty costs, content differentiation, infrastructure, etc.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 4:25 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Print is still king when it comes to advertisers?blur=25

In a scenario where Indian media is spoilt for choices with the onset of newer media platforms, print seems to be losing its charm, particularly in light of what has been happening in the West. However, there is might left yet in print as a medium.

Deepti Aggarwal Mar 24, 2008 4:24 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Exploring the great big outdoor as an advertising medium?blur=25

The out-of-home space gained much momentum during 2007. The guesstimated growth figures stand at around Rs 1,500 crore per annum, with OOH medium’s share of the total advertising pie at around 6-7 per cent. But now there is need to look at OOH beyond a reminder medium.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 4:23 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Waiting for the real media convergence to begin?blur=25

Digital has been the toast in recent years. FICCI Frames 2008, too, has planned several discussions and seminars around this growing medium. Though media convergence would be big in the digital era, ground realities in India are far different and pose quite a few challenges.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 4:21 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Shake it up baby! It’s Frames time?blur=25

We live in a digital universe where there will be a gradual shift from multi-service networks to multi-network services. The future empires in the media will be empires of the mind. The consumer in this digital universe will be pulled in two directions.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 24, 2008 4:20 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  India M&E to be worth Rs 1.157 trillion by 2012: FICCI-PWC report?blur=25

The Indian Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry, which has been showing a steady growth, is poised for a bigger leap now with digilatisation and convergence being adopted in a big way.

Rishi Vora Mar 24, 2008 4:18 PM

International: Recession Can Be a Marketer's Friend?blur=25

BATAVIA, Ohio ( -- The massive bailout of Bear Stearns from the brink of bankruptcy could be the first of many financial rescues needed. Despite double-digit plunges, U.S. housing is still overpriced by historical yardsticks. Retail sales have gone from slow to declining, and the consumer-spending binge that propped up the U.S. economy for years may not return for a long time.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:15 AM

International: Starbucks Gets Web 2.0 Religion, but Can It Convert Nonbelievers??blur=25

NEW YORK ( -- How many ways can its legion of latte-sipping loafers ask for free Wi-Fi? Starbucks is finding out.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:13 AM

Personal care industry advertising in Print peaks in 2007 with 12 per cent growth?blur=25

Personal care industry advertising in Print grew by 12 per cent during 2007 over 2006. 'Personal Healthcare’ segment had the largest share of 60 per cent of the overall personal care industry advertising in Print during 2007. Ratan Ayurvedic Sansthan topped the advertisers’ list of the personal care industry in Print during 2007, while Cipla I-Pill led the top 10 list of new personal care brands advertised in Print during 2007.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:12 AM

Golden Ovary Awards salute the spirit of courageous women?blur=25

The first Golden Ovary Awards were presented to five courageous women in the Capital on March 23. The Awards are a joint initiative of Meow FM, Guild of Women Achievers and Godfrey Phillips Bravery.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:10 AM

Seventymm ties up with Palador Pictures to offer exclusive movies by master filmmakers?blur=25

Movie rental company Seventymm has tied up with Palador Pictures, distributors of award winning foreign language films across the world, to enrich its portfolio by adding films made by renowned directors like Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut and Wong-Kar Wai, whose works have not had commercial release in India.

exchange4media Bangalore Bureau Mar 24, 2008 8:09 AM

Time-Stanton JV signs IPTV on mobile pact with Chinese operators?blur=25

Time Broadband Services with its joint venture partner, Malaysia’s Stanton Technologies, has launched the world’s first IPTV over 2.5G mobile platform to target the estimated $4 billion mobile IPTV market. The JV also announced signing of contracts with DiGi in Malaysia, and China Mobile and China Unicom in China.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:08 AM

Repucom enters India; appoints Shahid Zainudeen as Senior VP, Business Development?blur=25

Repucom, a global broadcast analysis service provider in sports and branded content environments, has entered the Indian market with the appointment of Shahid Zainudeen as Senior Vice President to oversee its Business Development in India.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 24, 2008 8:07 AM

JWT Mindset bags five awards at Pink Slip Awards?blur=25

JWT Mindset put up a good show at the Pink Slip Awards, bagging five awards, including the Grand Prix. The Pink Slip Awards are presented annually by the Times Group for excellence in recruitment advertising, honouring advertising that builds strong recruitment brands and attracts talent, a key challenge for corporate India.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:07 AM

Brand Curry wins creative mandate for Bajaj Capital Group-promoted ICFP institute?blur=25

Brand Curry has bagged the creative duties of International College of Financial Planning (ICFP) following a multi-agency pitch. ICFP, a premier institute in financial services education, is promoted by Bajaj Capital Group. The account size is in the region of around Rs 5 crore.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:06 AM

Sunil Rajshekhar set to move to Bangalore as BCCL’s Director-South?blur=25

Sunil Rajshekhar, who was heading the Private Treaties investment division of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), will move to Bangalore as Director-South in the first part of April. CVL Srininvas was recently brought in as Director, Private Treaties, to replace Rajshekhar.

exchange4media Staff Mar 24, 2008 8:05 AM