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The role of the brand ambassador is to transcend all aspects of the brand: Abhishek Bachchan?blur=25

Besides his movies, actor Abhishek Bachchan has also found quite a fan following for the brands that he endorses. Befitting his role as a brand ambassador, Bachchan Jr was recently announced the ‘Best Brand Ambassador of the Year’ at the NDTV Techlife Awards 2009. In an exclusive Q&A with exchange4media, Bachchan Jr shares his views on brand endorsement and celebrity endorsement.

Tuhina Anand May 4, 2009 8:40 AM

Reliance ADAG’s Girish Shah nominated to CMO Advisory Council for Asia Pacific?blur=25

Girish Shah, Head of Branding, Reliance ADA Group, has been nominated to the CMO Council Worldwide’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council. The CMO Council is a worldwide body of marketing professionals and the advisory board in Asia Pacific includes nearly 30 for B2B and about 15 for B2C companies.

Robin Thomas May 4, 2009 8:31 AM

Digital media on hiring spree, but no pay hikes this year?blur=25

While mediums like television and print have seen cost cutting in terms of lay-offs and salary cuts, and radio has also gone slow on hiring with no increments this year, digital players, too, have been impacted by the slowdown. exchange4media finds out how this sector is coping with the slowdown effects.

Robin Thomas May 4, 2009 8:30 AM

Banking & financial services advertising in print up 6 pc in FY09: AdEx Analysis?blur=25

Banking and financial services advertising in print saw a rise of 6 per cent during FY08-09 as compared to FY04-05. Banking - services and products - was the top category under banking and financial services sector advertised in print during FY09. State Bank of India was the No. 1 advertiser in this sector in print during the current fiscal year.

exchange4media Staff May 4, 2009 8:04 AM

Guest Column Newsmanic: Speed up the Kasab trial please, Arnab is angry!?blur=25

Before 26/11, I used to be an Arnab Goswami regular. The ‘Newshour’ show moves fast, the debates are brief, he moderates the debates well and comes prepared with the stuff. But post 26/11 and the attendant success for Times Now, something has changed, says BV Rao.

BV Rao May 4, 2009 8:03 AM

Mixed Media: Is the news media really free to report the truth??blur=25

On World Press Freedom Day yesterday, more than issues concerning violent attacks or government interference, it’s a worry to see some private enterprises and individuals coercing media owners to buckle under, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari May 4, 2009 8:02 AM

I would not say we are ‘disassociated’ with GroupM in India: MediaCom’s Stephen Allan?blur=25

It has been almost a year since it was first announced that Sam Balsara has acquired a 51 per cent stake in MediaCom in India following the P&G win. Since then, MediaCom has become more of a Madison entity in India than a GroupM entity. In an exclusive conversation with exchange4media, MediaCom Worldwide’s Global Chairman and CEO, Stephen Allan, speaks on the structure in India and how it helps in the overall growth of the agency.

Noor Fathima Warsia May 4, 2009 8:00 AM