Date-wise News
Sunil Lulla back at BCCL as MD, Times TV Group; Chintamani Rao relocates within BCCL?blur=25

Sunil Lulla is back at Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL) today as Managing Director, Times Television Group. In this role, he would be overseeing Times Now, ET Now and Zoom. Chintamani Rao would be given another portfolio within BCCL, wherein he would be working in Private Treaties. Company sources have confirmed the development to exchange4media.

Noor Fathima Warsia Dec 3, 2009 12:23 PM

Nirmalya Sen elevated as Managing Director of TBWA/India?blur=25

TBWA/India has announced Nirmalya Sen, currently COO- North, TBWA/India taking new pan-India role as Managing Director. Shiv Sethuraman, CEO, TBWA/India has confirmed the development. Sen resumes the MD responsibility from January 1, 2010. In another development, it is understood that Madan Mohan, COO-West, TBWA/India has bid adieu to the agency.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Dec 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Religare appoints LINOpinion as PR partner for India?blur=25

LINOpinion, Lowe Lintas’ public relations division, has been appointed by Religare Enterprises Ltd (REL) as its communications partner in India. LINOpinion will be responsible for continuing to establish Religare as a globally trusted brand in the financial services domain. Religare is one of the leading integrated financial services groups in India and across multiple international locations.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Dec 3, 2009 9:14 AM

Capital Advertising bags Rs 10-cr Voltas AC account?blur=25

Capital Advertising has won the Voltas air conditioners account following a multi-agency pitch. The account size is pegged at Rs 10 crore. Senior sources close to the development have confirmed the news. Euro RSCG is the incumbent agency.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Dec 3, 2009 8:47 AM

Kotak Life Insurance aims to sell reality and not just dreams?blur=25

With the commencement of ‘insurance season’, as one calls the December to March period, one finds a deluge of insurance advertisements on television. Riding this wave is Kotak Life Insurance, which has unveiled its new brand tagline ‘Faidey Ka Insurance’. The campaign highlights the point that Kotak Life Insurance brings in investment expertise thus helping people stay a step ahead in life.

Tuhina Anand Dec 3, 2009 8:47 AM

WAN-IFRA 2009: Web – an ‘enabler’ of entrepreneurial journalism?blur=25

Of the several roles that the web essays, the most prominent is that of being an ‘enabler’ – an enabler of information, of ideas, of innovation, of providing new business models, etc. And if the panelists at the 16th World Editors Forum are to be believed, when it comes to the media world, even the journalists are not immune to being ‘enabled’ by the web.

John Napier Dec 3, 2009 8:41 AM

WAN-IFRA 2009: ‘Why pay a price, when ideas for innovation come free’?blur=25

“We know it is the hardest topic, but we prefer to go further and come up with a formula,” said the duo of Inaki Palacios and Francisco Amaral, Directors, Cases i Associates, as they began their presentation at the session on ‘Content monetization – a lot to do… but at any price!’ on Day 3 of the World Newspaper Congress.

John Napier Dec 3, 2009 8:32 AM

WAN-IFRA 2009: ‘Digital divide is both a task and a boon’?blur=25

Digital media came in for some scrutiny in the session on ‘Bridging the digital divide: the experience of emerging countries’, where the panellists mulled over the disparities between the West and the Third World countries.

John Napier Dec 3, 2009 8:32 AM

Karishma Initiative bags media mandate for ADD Gel Pens; ac size Rs 15-18 cr?blur=25

Close on the heels of bagging the Etisalat Telecom business, Karishma Initiative has added the media duties of ADD Gel Pens, a manufacturer and exporter of writing instruments. The ad spends of the business is pegged at upwards of Rs 15-18 crore. In the past, the media duties of ADD Pens were handled by Prachar Communications Ltd. 81 YOE, a Mumbai-based agency handles the creative mandate for ADD Pens.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Dec 3, 2009 8:29 AM

WAN-IFRA 2009: ‘Treat the reader as a CEO and develop other elements around him’?blur=25

While a lot was discussed about the threat of online media to the print industry, the session on ‘The power of print’ at the 62nd World Newspaper Congress took a fresh look at the business that still makes money, remains credible and effective, and is still hugely popular.

Dipali Banka Dec 3, 2009 8:28 AM

WAN-IFRA 2009: ‘Do what you do best, link to the rest’?blur=25

Day 3 of the ongoing World News Paper Congress and World Editors Forum in Hyderabad was jam packed with several interesting sessions. The session on ‘Newspapers: A Multi-Media, Growth Business’ saw a few changes in terms of panelists, nevertheless gave some insights on newspapers from three different parts of the world and how they have embraced technology to expand growth.

Dipali Banka Dec 3, 2009 8:27 AM

Vehrnon Ibrahim moves on from Radio One?blur=25

After a nearly two-year stint, Vehrnon Ibrahim has decided to put in his papers as Vice President - Programming, at Radio One. He is currently serving his notice period and will continue in Radio One till the end of 2009.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 3, 2009 8:25 AM

Fever FM appoints Neeraj Saraswat as Station Head of Kolkata?blur=25

Fever FM has appointed Neeraj Saraswat as Station Head of Kolkata. Saraswat comes in from 3i Infotech Ltd (India), where he was National Channel Manager – Retail. At Fever FM, he will be reporting to National Marketing Head Neeraj Chaturvedi.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 3, 2009 8:24 AM

Changes at Amar Ujala: SN Jha joins as GM; new roles for AP Singh, Virender Pathania, Yadvesh Kumar?blur=25

Hindi daily Amar Ujala has effected some realignment at the top echelons. SN Jha has joined as GM, Government Business and Mini-Metros. He will be reporting to Alok Mathur, VP - Media Solutions (National), who recently joined from Outlook and reports to Sunil Mutreja, President – Marketing, Amar Ujala group.

exchange4media Staff Dec 3, 2009 8:24 AM

Sunil Lulla steps down from Alva Bros Board; relinquishes Real & Miditech positions?blur=25

Sunil Lulla has stepped down from the Board of Alva Brothers. Consequent to this, he has relinquished his position as CEO of Alva Turner Hindi GEC Real, and his association with production house Miditech.

Nitin Pandey Dec 3, 2009 8:23 AM

DB Corp IPO in second week of December?blur=25

DB Corp, the publisher of Dainik Bhaskar, has planned to enter the capital markets with its IPO, which is expected in the second week of December. The offer constitutes 10 per cent of the fully diluted post-issue capital of the company.

exchange4media Staff Dec 3, 2009 8:22 AM