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Bates 141 to handle Zen Mobiles creative duties; account size pegged at Rs 25-30 cr?blur=25

Zen Mobiles, a Teleecare India Pvt Ltd company, is all set to enter the Indian mobile handset market and has chosen Bates 141 as its creative agency. The account size has been estimated in the region of Rs 25-30 crore. Madison and Saatchi & Saatchi were the other agencies vying for the business.

Preeti Hoon Jun 17, 2010 7:28 PM

Dinyar Mistry joins as VP, Ad Sales?blur=25, an IntraSoft Technologies venture, has appointed Dinyar Mistry as Vice-President, Ad Sales (West). Mistry moves from Info Edge India Ltd, which has sites like,, where he was Regional Manager for five years. He has joined the company’s Mumbai office from June 10.

Preeti Hoon Jun 17, 2010 10:24 AM

Reliance Capital ups exposure in media sector with 18 pc stake in Bloomberg UTV?blur=25

It is learnt that Reliance Capital, an Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group firm, is acquiring an 18 per cent stake in business channel Bloomberg UTV. This move is part of the company’s plans for the media sector.

exchange4media Staff Jun 17, 2010 8:36 AM

JM Foundation launches a course in Citizen Journalism?blur=25

JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism has announced a teaching programme in Citizen Journalism. The ten-session module, across two months, will begin on August 1, 2010. This is designed as a certificate programme that would be conducted every weekend.

exchange4media Staff Jun 17, 2010 8:35 AM

UNICEF chooses JWT for its three crucial campaigns in India?blur=25

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has opted for JWT for planning and execution of three of its major projects – HIV Youth Campaign, Polio Campaign and Sports For All Campaign. McCann Erickson, Draft FCB Ulka and Mudra were other the agencies in the fray for the business.

Preeti Hoon Jun 17, 2010 8:34 AM

MSRTC tenders for 3-year ad rights on its buses close today?blur=25

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) had invited tenders from agencies for awarding advertising rights on its fleet of buses for a period of three years. The advertising rights would be awarded for air-conditioned buses running on nine routes in the state, carrying over 7,000 passengers every day. June 17, 2010 is the last day for submission of duly completed tenders.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Jun 17, 2010 8:33 AM

Dibang to join Star News; to host talk shows on lines of ‘Muqabala’?blur=25

Dibang, a well-known face in the TV news industry, is joining Star News, where he will be hosting talk shows on the lines of ‘Muqabala’, which he had hosted when he was in NDTV. Star News management told exchange4media that Dibang was joining on a long contract.

Niraj Singh Jun 17, 2010 8:32 AM

Reliance Media World to be called Reliance Broadcast Network; sales team rechristened as ‘Big Connect’?blur=25

Reliance Media World will soon sport a new name. It is in the final stages of being rechristened as Reliance Broadcast Network. With the identity change, the group intends to focus on verticals such as BTL and retail. To ensure this, the group has also named it sales team as ‘Big Connect’.

Khushboo Tanna Jun 17, 2010 8:31 AM

Chennai-based Prince Foundations consolidates media & creative duties with Fifth Estate?blur=25

Close on the heels of bagging the Nippo Batteries and Kirtilal Kalidas Jewellers accounts, Chennai-based Fifth Estate Communications has bagged the creative and media mandates for Prince Foundations, a Chennai-based real estate company.

Judy Franko Jun 17, 2010 8:30 AM

Sony Ericsson earmarks media budget upwards of Rs 10 cr; eyes premium pie?blur=25

As per industry estimates, the number of GSM handsets for the year 2010 is 97 million, of which nearly 80 per cent constitute handsets priced below Rs 3,000. However, it is the premium phones market that Sony Ericsson India is eyeing as Anurag Kontu, Head - Channel Marketing (APAC) and Head of Marketing, discusses effective plans to tackle the lack of customer service deliverables.

Preeti Hoon Jun 17, 2010 8:29 AM

Stylekandy celebrates 4th anniversary with fashion extravaganza with a cause?blur=25

Stylekandy, India’s foremost fashion portal, turns four this month and what could be more apt as a celebration than a fashion show with a cause. Stylekandy hosted the fourth anniversary celebrations of the fashion portal in Mumbai on June 16, 2010.

exchange4media Staff Jun 17, 2010 8:28 AM

Interim injunction of Kolkata HC restrains Bloomberg UTV from carrying on its ad campaign?blur=25

The Kolkata High Court on June 16 granted an interim injunction, restraining UTV News Ltd and UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd from continuing with an ad campaign they had come out with recently for business news channel Bloomberg UTV. The petition was filed against the group by HT Media Ltd, which alleged that the ads released by Bloomberg UTV bore a striking resemblance to the ads for its business daily Mint.

Akash Raha Jun 17, 2010 8:27 AM

Bolder and brasher, reality shows move beyond talent hunts?blur=25

From game show KBC and the myriad talent hunt shows, to voyeuristic dramas like ‘Bigg Boss’ and ‘Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao’, reality shows are increasingly adopting bolder concepts. Having its origins in the game show format, reality shows have now moved on to formats that sometimes blur the line between real and reel. exchange4media looks at how it has worked out for the broadcasters, advertisers and the audience.

Khushboo Tanna Jun 17, 2010 8:26 AM