All work and no play can make a professional’s life quite dull. To take care of this aspect, the Patrika Group in Jaipur has embarked on its annual corporate sports event, Score-08, to promote sportsmanship and provide some much needed respite from the stress of corporate life.
Transport Corporation of India (TCI), India’s largest integrated supply chain and logistics solutions provider embarked on a rebranding exercise in its 50th year of operations. The company has unveiled a new brand line along with a new logo as part of this exercise.
IMImobile, a Hyderabad-based global provider of value added services (VAS) for mobile operators and content providers, has become the first and only Indian company to be nominated under the category of ‘Best Entertainment or Information Service category’ by UK-based Visongain’s Mobile Search Awards 2008 (MSA) for its UnISpace platform. The award ceremony will take place on September 16 in London.
In a bid to promote organised retailing in India and help small players scale up as organised retailers, Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) is holding the first ever retail summit in Tamil Nadu, titled ‘Emerging Retail Paradigm’. The two-day summit began in Chennai on September 5.
Salora Retail Ventures Ltd, a division of the Salora Group, has announced the launch of its multi-brand digital retail outlets – Terminal. These digital electronic stores would specialise in consumer durables, IT, telecom, entertainment and healthcare products.
Thomas Jacob has joined IFRA as Deputy CEO & Managing Director in charge of the Greater Asia/ Pacific region. In his new role, Thomas will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for IFRA activities in South Asia, South & North East Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
NDTV has brought in Ajay Mankotia as President-Corporate Planning and Operations. In his new role, Mankotia will be part of the management team overseeing corporate planning and strategy. He will head the Shared Services Centre and be in charge of compliance, including tax planning and compliance across the Group.
The US Tennis Association (USTA) has entered into a real estate partnership, its first ever, with India’s Nirmal Lifestyle Ltd, wherein the latter would construct a series of sports-themed ‘Lifestyle Cities’ that would include US Open-branded housing enclaves and US Open-branded tennis facilities in select Indian cities beginning next year.
Deepak Advertising Agency, an Indore-based ad agency, has got accreditation from the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). The agency claims to be among the select few agencies in India that have been accredited directly without going through the required provision period.
The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2008 has withdrawn its Bronze award to TBWA\Paris for the Amnesty France entry in the print category. The Festival has sited a technicality of period of publishing as the reason for this decision. The move has evoked a fresh debate in the Indian advertising industry on scams and award festivals.