Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a leader in 3D animation and VFX training, has announced the closing of call for entries for the 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2011. The awards will be held in Mumbai on December 9, 2011. Closing date for sending entries for the open category was September 30, 2011.
DHL Express has announced the launch of its most ambitious global advertising campaign across 42 key markets worldwide. The International Specialist campaign highlights its global expertise and enhanced customer service supported by a significant brand programme.
India Today Group’s Ashish Bagga has been elected as the President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) at its 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Bangalore on September 30, 2011. He takes over the reins from outgoing President Kundan R Vyas of Vyapar-Janmabhoomi Group. KN Tilak Kumar (Prajavani) is the Deputy President, while Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman) has been elected as the Vice President.
Yahoo India has partnered with Marathi daily Lokmat to deliver premium digital content in Marathi to the Internet audience. The property will offer Lokmat’s original content, combined with Yahoo’s premium content experience, to online Marathi users.
A hike of 44 per cent was seen in print advertising during Q4 2010 as compared to same period during 2009, whereas print ad volume during Q4 2009 was 6 per cent more than that of Q4 2008. Three out of top 10 advertisers were from the durables sector, while two were from the auto sector.
MRUC and Hansa Research have released the Indian Readership Survey data for Q2 of 2011. Eight of the top 10 players have registered growth in readership. There are no changes in the top order. Dainik Jagran continues to be the highest read daily followed by Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan, Malayala Manorama and Amar Ujala. Once again, The Times of India is the only English publication in the top 10 dailies.
“I do believe it is important to show the publishing industry of India in good light, though all may not agree with me. It is not a dying industry, and projecting it as such, is not good for India, for our economy… It is a very large professional, diversifying and growing industry, which has some of the most talented people in the business,” says Lynn de Souza, Chairman & CEO, Lintas Media Group.