‘T-10 Gully Cricket Season 2, Ab Har Koi Khelega’ has roped in actor Rajpal Yadav as a team owner of ‘Kanpur Gullies’, the Kanpur cricket team for this season. Yadav will own this team and will be responsible for marketing and promoting it in India. He will be involved from the grassroot level in all the team aspects – from selection, grooming of the players to cheering them in the stadium, etc. He will also be instrumental in promoting this social cause and garnering various corporate sponsorships for his team in this season. The day-night grand finale of this season will be held in Kanpur.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (TBSAP) on Monday announced the launch of a brand new syndication marketplace – www.turnercontentsolutions.com – to enable buyers to search and preview a vast collection of well-established television programs under the Turner brand. These include, amongst others, content from CNN International, truTV featuring real-life stories told from a first-person perspective, and Adult Swim, offering original and acquired animated live action series for young adults.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is all set to launch a new event christened ‘Digital Media Asia’ for digital publishers in Asia. Digital Media Asia 2009, to be held in Singapore from November 18-20, aims to explore how cutting edge organisations are using the most advanced digital media platforms to profitably multipurpose content from newspapers, magazines, broadcasting or books. The event will also focus on developing new revenue from new publishing platforms.
Samir Vora, Chief Manager – Marketing, Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company, believes in hiring for attitude, training for skills, delivering on time. These are the guiding principles with which he has been going from strength to strength in the insurance and MF sector. The GenNext Media Magnate is chosen by a committee comprising the exchange4media editorial team in consultation with Raj Nayak.
The various offices of Lintas Media Group have been adding new businesses in recent times. Close on the heels of Bangalore, the agency’s Kolkata and Chennai offices, too, are on an account winning spree adding on clients like Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, Amrit Group of Companies, etc.
Shivnath Thukral, who was recently elevated as Business Editor and Adviser Strategy at NDTV, has quit the organisation. Thukral has been with the company for 14 years, and was heading the group’s business channel, NDTV Profit, as Managing Editor for the last two years. Confirming the development to exchange4media, Thukral stated that he was now breaking from the media domain and his next venture would be in the corporate space.
Natasha Malhotra has been named Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Television International India. In this role, she will oversee Disney’s multiplex of channels in India. Malhotra will be reporting to Mahesh Samat, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Walt Disney Company India. She succeeds Antoine Villeneuve, who will return to his native France after a two-year term in India.
Hyundai Motors, the second largest car manufacturer in the country, has called for a pitch for its PR duties. Confirming the news, Rajiv Mitra, Head of Corporate Communications, Hyundai Motors, said, “It is an open pitch and we are not restricting the numbers. We will be inviting the established PR agencies.”
K&V Media, an IMC agency which was started four months back by Priyank Vashisht along with Abdullah Khan, has bagged the media mandate for Congress party’s election campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. The size of the business is estimated to be Rs 4 crore.
Krishna Kumar Revanur has joined Maxus Bangalore as Client Leader, where he will be overseeing the group businesses of the Bangalore office, including AMD, MTR, and Shell, among others. A key focus area for him will also be to look at new business opportunities in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.