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Dr Manoj Vaish, Kaushal Sampat?blur=25

Dun & Bradstreet India, provider of business information, knowledge and insight, has announced that Dr Manoj Vaish would be stepping down as President & CEO of the company, effective March 31, 2010. Dr Vaish will be succeeded by Kaushal Sampat, who is currently D&B India’s Chief Operating Officer. Sampat’s new role will be effective from April 1, 2010. In a career spanning over 16 years, Sampat has held a host of strategic responsibilities. He joined Dun & Bradstreet as a Business Analyst in 1998 and has played a key role in developing new businesses for the company in India (Sales & Marketing Solutions, Economic Analysis Group, Financial Education Solutions & Hoovers) and also forging strategic alliances. Sampat has held a variety of strategic and operational roles in the company’s various SBUs. He has also been responsible for Dun & Bradstreet's e-commerce initiatives in ASEAN/South Asia.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 8:42 PM

Raja Natesan?blur=25

Online travel company Yatra.com has announced the appointment of Raja Natesan as Chief Operating Officer of the company. As COO, Natesan will oversee the overall business of the company, including structuring policies and developing new strategies. Natesan brings with him 19 years of rich experience in the travel and travel technology industry. Prior to joining Yatra.com, Natesan was Chief Commercial Officer at Interglobe Technology Quotient. In his earlier roles, he was Regional Manager, South East Asia, at Kingfisher Airlines and was also President and CEO of Galileo India Pvt Ltd. Natesan has been a part of the top management for over 10 years now and has played important roles in companies like IGT Solutions Pvt Ltd, AFL Ltd. and Air France. He had also owned a company called Keep the Change Management Consulting Pvt Ltd, which specialised in consulting for top management in areas such as communication, work efficiency, change management, etc.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 8:40 PM

Juju Basu?blur=25

Juju Basu, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi is joining Contract Advertising as Vice President and Senior Creative Director. He will be reporting to Ravi Deshpande, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Contract Advertising. The agency will create a structure around Basu for him to lead a group of talented creative people at Contract in order to build and prosper some of the agency’s robust businesses. He will also help Contract drive its digital agenda in an aggressive way. Basu will join Contract from mid-April.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 8:39 PM

TBWA\India pockets NewsX; account size pegged at Rs 15 cr?blur=25

It is learnt from sources close to the development that TBWA\India has bagged the duties for integrated communication for NewsX. The win comes on the back of a multi-agency pitch that involved incumbent agency McCann Erickson and Lowe, besides TBWA\India. The size of the business is pegged at approximately Rs 15 crore.

Tuhina Anand Mar 12, 2010 8:09 AM

MIB bans FTV till March 21 for showing nudity on channel?blur=25

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has prohibited transmission/ re-transmission of FTV channel with effect from 7.00 pm on March 12, 2010 till 7.00 pm on March 21, 2010, on cable television networks and any other platform throughout the country.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 8:08 AM

Team Zapak & Media Contacts win the Mumbai round of ‘DQ, Will you Click’ 2010?blur=25

Praneeth Reddy of Media Contacts and Zapak’s Eklavya Bhattacharya have their ‘digital quotient’ bang on as the team comprising the duo was declared winner of the Mumbai round of the inaugural ‘DQ, Will you Click’. The Digital Quiz, which was held on March 11, is an initiative of the exchange4media Group, and covered all aspects of the digital world – Internet, mobile, gaming, animation, and technology, among others.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 12, 2010 8:07 AM

‘Indian marketers are bullish and are leveraging the potential of digital media’?blur=25

After an insightful keynote address by Smile Interactive’s Mahendra Swarup, Synovate India’s Paru Minocha took the stage to present the exchange4media-Synovate Digital Media Usage Study. This was followed by a presentation on mobile consumption trends by Kedar Sohoni of Informate.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 12, 2010 8:06 AM

‘Digital media can become the soul of the campaign if done correctly’?blur=25

Two interesting sessions marked the second half of the Digital Media Conference 2010, held in Mumbai on March 11. Mudra’s Bobby Pawar and BBH’s Partha Sinha made an interesting presentation on ‘A Politically Incorrect View on Digital Media’, while Tata Teleservices’ Llyod Mathias highlighted the ‘Opportunities in Digital Media’.

Khushboo Tanna Mar 12, 2010 8:05 AM

‘The Internet is not just a media, but a transaction as well’?blur=25

Digital experts like Arun Mehra of Zapak, Siddharth Rao of Webchutney, Tushar Vyas of Sure Waves, Sandeep Singh of Quasar, Sandip Tarkas of future Group and Microsoft India’s Neville Taraporevalla gave some interesting opinions on fixed based pricing model during a panel discussion on digital advertising at the Digital Media Conference 2010, held in Mumbai on March 11.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 12, 2010 8:05 AM

Traditional media will die, digital media will take over: Mahendra Swarup?blur=25

Digital media is becoming a force to reckon with and shaking up traditional media like never before. Putting the spotlight on digital media, exchange4media organised the first ever Digital Media Conference in Mumbai on March 11. Delivering the keynote address, Smile Interactive’s Mahendra Swarup gave some key insights into where India stands today as far as digital media is concerned and the challenges and the road ahead.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 12, 2010 8:04 AM

IDMA 2010: G2 Direct & Digital, Tata Tea, Anil Ambani, Shashi Tharoor among host of winners?blur=25

The first ever Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA), an initiative of the exchange4media Group, were given away at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on March 11. G2 Direct & Digital was adjudged the ‘Digital Agency of the Year, while Tata Tea was declared ‘Best Digital Advertiser of the Year’. In all, 23 Awards were given away in various categories.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 12, 2010 8:03 AM

<b>Rajesh Ghatge</b>, Executive Director & COO, 141Sercon?blur=25

BTL reaches out to the (targeted) audiences that count. While in ATL, you count the (mass) audiences that you manage to reach. In this characteristic lies the intrinsic value that BTL brings to a marketeer. While BTL has certainly gained ground, brands are far from leveraging its true potential, especially of being able to use all consumer ‘living points’… The biggest learning is to keep believing in your point of view, your product, your clients and your people, and apply harder.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Prashant Panday</b>, CEO, ENIL?blur=25

The radio industry needs to ask itself the question as to why the listenership has declined. My point is that if you want to increase listenership in radio, you will have to increase the number of FM stations in the city. In our country, we need to create supply, because when you create supply, you also create demand as we are a starved economy. Hence, when you launch 20 more channels in Mumbai, then you will see that the 70 lakh reach that we see in Mumbai will go up to 150 lakh, but if you have only six private operators, from 70 lakh it will come down to 60 lakh. Therefore, I am not surprised at the decline in listenership. The industry should not appear worried about the decline in listenership. The fact is that we have to get our priorities right.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Tim Love</b>, Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group, CEO, Omnicom APIMA?blur=25

<p align=justify>I don’t know any holding company that honours India like Omnicom does. They call APAC, Asia, SE Asia, we call it India. Even my card mentions APIMA, which basically means Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa. Although that in itself might not mean a big deal, but I do believe that it’s the path that counts. Japan and China are investing in India in a big way, but you don’t see that unless you are looking at the region way differently. Our vision is not of the vision of the present, but of where we see things going in the future. It is estimated that by 2025, India will be the second largest economy and that to my understanding merits being paid attention to.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Tim Love</b>, Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group, CEO, Omnicom APIMA?blur=25

<p align=justify>I don’t know any holding company that honours India like Omnicom does. They call APAC, Asia, SE Asia, we call it India. Even my card mentions APIMA, which basically means Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa. Although that in itself might not mean a big deal, but I do believe that it’s the path that counts. Japan and China are investing in India in a big way, but you don’t see that unless you are looking at the region way differently. Our vision is not of the vision of the present, but of where we see things going in the future. It is estimated that by 2025, India will be the second largest economy and that to my understanding merits being paid attention to.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Tim Love</b>, Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group, CEO, Omnicom APIMA?blur=25

<p align=justify>I don’t know any holding company that honours India like Omnicom does. They call APAC, Asia, SE Asia, we call it India. Even my card mentions APIMA, which basically means Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa. Although that in itself might not mean a big deal, but I do believe that it’s the path that counts. Japan and China are investing in India in a big way, but you don’t see that unless you are looking at the region way differently. Our vision is not of the vision of the present, but of where we see things going in the future. It is estimated that by 2025, India will be the second largest economy and that to my understanding merits being paid attention to.

exchange4media Staff Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM