On the eve of its 35th anniversary, there are strong winds of change blowing across India Today Group. As is known, Prabhu Chawla is moving into a new editorial and corporate role as Editor (languages) and CEO of a to-be-formed corporate entity. Veteran journalist MJ Akbar has been roped in as Editorial Director for India Today (English) and Headlines Today. Aroon Purie, Prabhu Chawla, MJ Akbar and Ashish Bagga speak about these latest developments in the Group and the implications.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation has appointed GoaChronicle.com as its online media partner to promote the International Travel Mart 2010, which is to be held on October 14-17. Launched recently by Kaydence Media Ventures, GoaChronicle.com is an online line mall of news, information and services.
Chitralekha has recently released the maiden 60 Gujarati Power List along with its Diamond Jubilee Issue. Sam Balsara is the only person from the ad world who has made it to the list. The list also has media barons like Hormusji Cama from Mumbai Samachar, Shreyans and Bahubali Shah from Gujarat Samachar and Falgun Patel from Sandesh.
In a bid to revamp its Sunday morning offering, Sun Network, in association with Godrej and Big Synergy, is all set to launch a game show, which will be South’s version of ‘Godrej Khelo Jeeto Jiyo’. The show will be aired in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu from October 2010 on Sun Network’s channels Sun TV, Udaya TV and Gemini TV, respectively.
Stage is set for the judging process to commence for the first ever exchange4media Radio Advertising Awards (ERAA) as the last date for receiving entries got over on September 20, 2010. An overwhelming response has been received from cross-section of the industry. The Awards ceremony will be held in Mumbai on October 7, 2010.
News9, the English news channel from The Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd (ABCL) that debuted last year, is on an expansion drive. After making a mark in the Karnataka market, the channel is now positioning itself as a complete south channel and gearing to include content catering to the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh markets.
With robust plans in place for digital communication, skin and body care brand Nivea is all set to accelerate its growth and presence in the virtual space. After wooing its female customers successfully, the brand has now decided to shift its focus to garner male attention as well.
UTV Interactive, the digital arm of UTV and CafePress, the destination for user-designed apparel and gifts, have announced their endeavour to create and distribute exciting merchandise of the Bollywood actor- John Abraham. This merchandising business is an extension of UTV Interactive’s recent foray into brand expansion of celebrities through digital platforms.
RJ Giri which brought a whole new dimension to the city of Jalandhar came to a grand end at the Radisson Hotel on the evening of the 19th of September 2010. Arun Singh was judged the winner from amongst the four finalists. Based on the short message services (sms) responses received from the audience and the judges votes Arun won by a very close margin. Jimmy Shergill was the celebrity judge at the grand event.
As the city of Delhi prepares to host India’s biggest sporting event ever, get set to celebrate the true spirit of sports with Indian Sports Legends. Watch the legends that brought glory to our nation by winning accolades at the Olympics, World Championships, Asian Games and the Commonwealth share memorable moments of their journey, reflect on their achievements and recollect true life stories that made them who they are today.
Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd announces the appointment of Viraj Chouhan as its Director Corporate Communications. Reporting to Vsevolod Rozanov, President and CEO, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd, he would be moving in from Coca-Cola, India. He will be based at the company's headquarters at Gurgaon.