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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.