Radio Mantra, Jagran Group’s radio venture, has roped in Narendra Tripathi as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Tripathi was the Senior Vice President of NDTV Media for two years. The move marks a return of sorts for Tripathi, as prior to joining NDTV Media in 2007, he was with Radio Mantra.
It was a big night for GroupM India on October 9, 2009. The company’s inaugural internal awards – Choreos – made celebrities of all the nominees. The GroupM agencies came together in full attendance and were in high spirits as they celebrated the victory of those individuals and teams that manifested the way of working on brands that brought to life the values that GroupM stands for.
BBH India has been entrusted with the creative mandate for TVS Motors’ new brand portfolio. The win comes in the wake of a multi-agency pitch that included agencies like TBWA\India, Contract Advertising and Bates141. TVS already has McCann Erickson and Saatchi & Saatchi on its roster of agencies.
Domestic airlines advertising in print went down by 61 per cent in January-August ’09, as compared to January-August ’08. Domestic airlines had an 18 per cent share of the overall airlines sector advertising in print during this period, with SpiceJet Ltd being the top advertiser among domestic airlines advertising in print.
NetworkPlay has announced some structural changes to better facilitate the need of the market in their sales organisation. As part of these changes, Harmeet Singh Arora has been brought in as VP - Network Sales. He will be reporting to Rammohan Sundaram, Founder and CEO of NetworkPlay.in.
MaXposure Media Group has announced the launch of the India edition of ‘Estetica’, one of the leading Italian hair-fashion magazines. ‘Estetica India’ is the magazine’s 25th edition. Priced at Rs 150, the magazine will have an initial print run of 15,000 copies.
aMap has made some senior level organisational changes recently. Joseph Eapen, who till recently was CEO of aMapDigital, aMap’s exclusive panel for DTH homes, has replaced Amit Varma as CEO of aMap. Eapen will continue to head aMapDigital too. Varma, meanwhile, will be moving on from the organisation.
Eko India Financial Services Pvt Ltd, an innovative start-up to provide branchless banking, has awarded its creative duties to Saatchi & Saatchi Mumbai. No pitch preceded the account win. Eko enables branchless banking using mobile and is a service provider to the State Bank of India.
With an aim to further acknowledge the work done by its professionals, GroupM India had held the inaugural Choreos Awards in Mumbai on October 9, 2009. Vikram Sakhuja, CEO - South Asia, GroupM, speaks with exchange4media on his perspective on Choreos Awards and gives a glimpse of the second edition of the Awards.
Following India’s dismal performance at the recently-concluded Champions Trophy, interest petered out from the 50:50 game. Now comes the Airtel Champions League T20 championship and all are watching it with avid interest – advertisers, clients and, of course, the fans. exchange4media finds out how Champions League is being viewed vis-à-vis Champions Trophy and the expectations from it.