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Ozone Media eyes three-digit growth in 2010; to launch video ad network next year

Ozone Media, aims to launch video ad- network early next year which is said to be great opportunity for advertisers for branding. This apart, Ozone Media also eyes at three digit growth for the year 2010.

Robin Thomas Dec 8, 2009 7:35 AM

Top German honour for Zodiac Clothing Co’s MY Noorani

Professor Dr Horst Koehler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, has conferred the Cross of the Order of Merit on MY Noorani, who had established Zodiac Clothing Company Ltd and had opened up the German market for Indian textile manufacturers in the 1960s.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2009 7:32 AM

Rajasthan Royals appoints Sean Morris as CEO

Rajasthan Royals has announced the appointment of Sean Morris as CEO. Morris takes charge with immediate effect and will be reporting to Manoj Badale, Chairman, Rajasthan Royals. Prior to Morris, Badale was CEO of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in addition to being the Chairman.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2009 7:30 AM

TBWA\India, Brodeur India partnership dissolved

TBWA\India and Brodeur Partners have announced the conclusion of their partnership in the public relations space in India with immediate effect. TBWA\India has as yet not decided on their new PR partner.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Dec 8, 2009 7:29 AM

DAVP empanels 29 agencies; spendings on creative duties pegged at Rs 2,000 cr

The Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) has empanelled as many as 29 agencies to handle its creative duties over a period of a year. It is learnt from industry sources that DAVP would be spending Rs 2,000 crore this year, as against nearly Rs 1,500 crore last year.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Dec 8, 2009 7:29 AM

MediaVest assigned Rs 30-cr media mandate for JK Helene Curtis

MediaVest, a division of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), has bagged the media duties of JK Helene Curtis Ltd. Senior sources close to the development have confirmed the news and pegged the account size upwards of Rs 30 crore. There win comes on the heels of a multi-agency media pitch.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Dec 8, 2009 7:28 AM

Exclusive Extract:  The wonder years

Veteran ad person Sunil Gupta’s much-awaited book, ‘Living on ‘Adge’ in Jhandewalan Thompson’, is set to be published by Roli Books on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Continuing with exclusive extracts from the book, in today’s extract, Gupta reminisces about ‘the wonder years’.

Sunil Gupta Dec 8, 2009 7:27 AM

Mixed Media: NDTV Imagine treads on tricky territory with show on past life regression

While the inaugural episode should see NDTV Imagine generate ratings, ‘Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka’ with Ravi Kissen as anchor could irk the Government, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 8, 2009 7:25 AM

Colors, Star Plus, SAB TV, Zee TV have most characters that India love: Ormax study

According to the second edition of ‘Characters India Loves’, a quarterly study from Ormax Media, the top five most liked characters come from Colors and Star Plus, while Zee TV and SAB TV have most liked characters in the top ten. It is also learnt that while Jalandhar will be the sixth market that will be added in the study, Ormax Media is also eyeing the kids’ genre and South Indian GEC market.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Dec 8, 2009 7:24 AM

Sun Network hikes ad rates of Gemini, Udaya and Surya channels

Two weeks after announcing tariff revision for its flagship channel Sun TV, Sun Network has increased the advertising rates of its Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam general entertainment channels. The new rates would come into effect from January 1, 2010.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Dec 8, 2009 7:23 AM

Ravi Deshpande named Jury President for Direct Lotus at AdFest 2010

Ravi Deshpande, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Contract India, will be the Jury President for Direct Lotus at AdFest 2010. AdFest has also announced Sheung Yan Lo as Jury President for Outdoor. Washington Olivetto, President and Creative Director of Brazilian agency W/, has been selected as Grand Jury President at AdFest 2010.

exchange4media Bangalore Bureau Dec 8, 2009 7:22 AM

Pradeep Guha takes over as Chairman of Asian Federation of Advertising Association

Pradeep Guha has taken over as Chairman of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA). Some events held under AFAA’s auspices are AdAsia, Adfest and the Asia Pacific Media Forum.

exchange4media Staff Dec 8, 2009 7:21 AM