Date-wise News
Aniruddha Banerjee quits as Chairman of Publicis Ambience

Aniruddha Banerjee has put in his papers at Publicis Ambience as Chairman. Nakul Chopra, CEO-South Asia, Publicis, has confirmed the movement. Chopra further said that he would now directly take charge of Banerjee’s role “until we have achieved certain targets that we have set for ourselves”.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Nov 19, 2010 10:09 AM

Colors gets stay order from Bombay High Court; ‘Bigg Boss’ to continue telecast at 9 pm

Following the order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB directing Hindi general entertainment channels Colors and Imagine to move their shows ‘Bigg Boss’ and ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’, respectively, to a later time band on the ground that the shows were identified as ‘adult’ content, Colors approached and acquired a stay order from the Bombay High Court.

exchange4media Staff Nov 19, 2010 10:07 AM

Apna Ghar invites tenders for installation of display commercial ads

The Apna Ghar Unit No. 7 CHSL (Shanti Sadan and Shiv Sadan Buildings), Mumbai, has invited tenders from OOH agencies for installation of four illuminated hoardings to display commercial advertisements. The contract shall be awarded for a period of five years.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Nov 19, 2010 8:14 AM

CNN-IBN and The Week Present Battle of Bihar - Post Poll Survey

As the last vote gets cast in Bihar on November 20th there is only one question on everyone’s mind, will Chief Minister Nitish Kumar retain his supremacy or will he have to make way for Lalu Prasad Yadav for a grand comeback? CNN-IBN in partnership with The Week present an exhaustive Post Poll Survey that will look to answer this question through a rigorous statewide post poll study conducted by the Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) after each of the six phases of polling. The poll will bring deeper insights into the real story of what the people of the Bihar have to say. The findings of the poll will be telecast on CNN-IBN on November 20, 2010 after the polling ends in Bihar. The detailed post poll survey findings can also be read in the next issue of The Week that hits stands on November 26, 2010.

exchange4media Staff Nov 19, 2010 7:53 AM

A Report: The FMCG Roadmap to 2020: The Game Changers, was released at the CII FMCG Conference

At an informative and critically examined seminar, ‘FMCG Forum 2010: The Game Changers’, organized by CII, a thorough presentation and debate substantiated with facts and figures was undertaken. The central theme as spelt out by Kannan Sitaram, Conference Chairman and Former COO, Dabur India Ltd, in his welcome address was the position of FMCG industry in 2020. In his opinion standing at 130 Crore today it is all set to grow in another 10 years by 4 to 5 times to a strong 6000 Crore level.

exchange4media Staff Nov 19, 2010 7:51 AM

Andrew Nicholls of Dennis Media Transasia wins ‘Media Week Rising Star of the Year 2010’

Andrew Nicholls, Digital General Manager, Dennis Media Transasia ,has been named the ‘MediaWeek Rising Star of the Year 2010’. Nicholls works for the Media Transasia Group out of Gurgaon office, India.

Akash Raha Nov 19, 2010 7:50 AM

Pioneer Publicity bags 3-year ad rights for Chandigarh station

Pioneer Publicity has won the advertising rights for the Chandigarh railway station for a period of three years. The ad rights, won through the tender process, cover the station and its circulating area. These rights were earlier handled by Selvel Media Services.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Nov 19, 2010 7:47 AM

District Water & Sanitation Mission, Ramgarh, invites ad agencies for total sanitation campaign

The District Water and Sanitation Mission, Ramgarh (Chhattisgarh) has invited proposals from ad agencies and NGOs for outdoor publicity, promotions and canvassing of the Water Quality Preservation and Monitoring programme and Total Sanitation Campaign (Sampurna Swachhata Abhiyaan).

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Nov 19, 2010 7:46 AM

Cannes Lions to use ‘The International Festival of Creativity’ as new strapline

The organisers of Cannes Lions have announced that the event would be changing its strapline from ‘The International Advertising Festival’ to ‘The International Festival of Creativity’. The move reflects the transformation of Cannes Lions over the last few years from being a celebration of creative excellence in advertising to now reflecting creative excellence in all forms of communication.

exchange4media Staff Nov 19, 2010 7:45 AM

For the ‘significant’ digital medium, airtel refreshes its global identity, goes more youthful

After surpassing the 200-million customer base mark, Bharti airtel on Thursday unveiled a new global identity to be applicable in 19 countries across Asia and Africa where the brand has its operations currently. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti airtel; Sanjay Kapoor, CEO; and Mohit Beotra, Head, Brand and Media, announced the company’s growth plans…

Preeti Hoon Nov 19, 2010 7:42 AM

MTV Channel Head Aditya Swamy on how social media is paying rich dividends

MTV has been trying out quite a few experimentations over the years – be it in content, promotions or initiatives. The channel had even aired Hindi movies. But what has worked out really well for the channel is its foray into the social media space. In a chat with exchange4emedia, MTV Channel Head Aditya Swamy talks about the channel’s growth, failures and everything in between.

Khushboo Tanna Nov 19, 2010 7:39 AM

Effies: A celebration of effectiveness in advertising

The Advertising Club of Bombay is gearing up for the big night of Effies 2010, which promises to be much bigger this time. In its tenth year, Effies 2010 has received 276 entries, which is almost double that of last year (148 entries in 2009) and has also introduced new categories numbering to 15 from seven last year.

Tuhina Anand Nov 19, 2010 7:38 AM

Talwalkars on the prowl for creative and media partners

Health club chain Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd is scouting for a creative and a media partner to spread its message of fitness across India. There was no incumbent agency on board currently.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Nov 19, 2010 7:37 AM

Coffee with Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, OMD Worldwide: Let’s talk the ‘new normal’

Global recession has played its part in changing many rules of the advertising business as we know it. However, now as many markets are seeing growth once again, a sense of the new normal is setting in. In a coffee conversation with exchange4media, OMD’s Global CEO Mainardo de Nardis explained that the ‘new normal’ was in the right direction.

Noor Fathima Warsia Nov 19, 2010 7:36 AM

<b>Sundeep Malhotra</b>, CEO, HomeShop18

"Biggest learning I have is that if you can provide a product with an assured guarantee and which is a known brand at a value that is unmatched then everyone shops, regardless of which geography you belong to… All tiers have disposable incomes and they are hungry for good quality products but access to products was missing earlier. Today even the best of brands normally distribute their products to 30-50 cities. But India is all of 5000 cities and there are consumers in each of them. The reach of television surpasses the reach of any mall or retail chain one can think of."

exchange4media Staff Nov 19, 2010 12:00 AM