Manish Shandilya has joined Beehive Communications Pvt Ltd as Head of PR. He will be looking after the company’s operations across the nation. He moves from Madison PR, where he has spent close to three years handling businesses including P&G, Parle Agro, and Godrej Sara Lee, among others. An MBA, Shandilya had started his career at Aditya Birla Group and has also worked with Sampark PR.
YoungGuns has revealed the top 10 advertising schools worldwide, with Miami Ad School in Germany topping the list as the leading school for young creatives. Alumni of the school have taken the Student YoungGun of the Year award three times in the past decade, in 2005, 2008 and 2009.
Preksha Baid, Founder and Creative Head of Y-walls Design, has received the prestigious Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Award in the field of design, instituted by the British Council, a division of the British High Commission in India. The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards programme has been developing a powerful professional network between creative entrepreneurs in India, the UK and internationally.
Kaydence Media Ventures and Web18, the Internet division of the Network18 Group, have entered into a cross media promotion agreement. This agreement extends to Kaydence Media Ventures’ new, globally positioned and marketed online product on Goachronicle.com (Goa’s global online mall of news, information, communication and services).
Radio Mirchi remains the hot favourite in the Kolkata market as per RAM data for the four-week average ending with Week 34. According to the market share figures of radio channels during the last four weeks, Radio Mirchi ended Week 34 with a market share of 20.3 per cent.
Instamedia Network, one of the leading content network and creators of Software as a Service (SaaS) based content platform, Instapress, has secured $4 million in Series A funding from Times Internet Ltd. The proceeds of the strategic investment will help grow the company’s network of writers and accelerate its technology platform development.
The Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Q2 2010 results for the radio industry show Radio Mirchi as the leading FM radio station in India in terms of listenership. Radio Mirchi has registered a listenership of 41,799,000 in the latest quarter. This is a huge gap from the No. 2 FM player Big FM, which has garnered a listenership of 22,692,000.
Imagine has continuously innovated with its non-fiction line-up, which has gained popularity among viewers. Now, the channel is revamping its fiction line-up and is launching two new shows. Contrary to most channels, Imagine intends to set a trend by launching shows with a strong male protagonist.
As media and communication become more and more vital for the success of businesses, cutting edge communication solutions require far more indepth exploration of the media behaviour of consumers than provided by the syndicated studies available in the country. Looking at this scenario, Lintas Media Group has strengthened its repository of proprietary media research databases with ‘Connexions’.
After taking the big screen by storm, ‘3 Idiots’ has been giving a blockbuster performance on television too. The movie’s airings on Sony as well as Max have pretty much garnered the highest numbers in the recent past. Though there are mixed views on the type of numbers that the movie will receive on subsequent airings, ‘3 Idiots’ has been ‘paisa vasool’ for everyone.
In an interesting development, Hindi daily NaiDunia, which is already present in Raipur (Chhattisgarh), has launched a low priced variant – ‘NaiDunia Abhiyan’ – in the same market. In a similar strategic move, few days back Dainik Bhaskar had launched its variant, Jan Jagriti, in Raipur, which is seeing the newspaper players gearing up for Patrika’s foray during the festive season in October.
Excitement is building up for the first ever exchange4media Radio Advertising Awards (ERAA), which will be held in Mumbai on October 7, 2010. ERAA 2010 will recognise work done in the field of radio advertising for the period July 2009 to June 2010. Last date for receiving entries for the Awards is September 20.