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Sudheer Krishnan moves on from Creativeland Asia?blur=25

Creativeland Asia’s Sudheer Krishnan has quit the organisation. Krishnan confirmed the news to exchange4media, but refused disclose his next destination. As is known, earlier this month Paul Menacherry had joined Creativeland Asia as Executive Creative Director, where he is based in Kochi to head the company’s South India operations.

Judy Franko Nov 27, 2009 7:53 AM

I&B Minister Ambika Soni re-stresses self regulation in television content?blur=25

“Over 500 TV channels have permission to beam into Indian homes. When there is such an invasion into our rooms, there is a need for a content debate as we, being the representatives of people, are answerable to Parliament and others on the sensitivities of people,” said Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni. The Minister was addressing a gathering at the FICCI organised Media & Entertainment Business Conclave 2009 in Chennai.

Judy Franko Nov 19, 2009 7:27 AM

Mindshare Chennai & Hyderabad bag new biz worth Rs 50 cr?blur=25

Mindshare’s Chennai and Hyderabad offices have had a busy time in the last two months. The agency’s two offices have bagged new accounts to the tune of Rs 50-plus crore, which include Bharathi Cement, Coromandel International, T.I.M.E and Russell’s Spoken English businesses, among others.

Judy Franko Nov 2, 2009 7:12 AM

Polimer TV goes on air; eyes third spot in a year’s time?blur=25

There is a brand new player in the crowded Tamil satellite television space – Polimer TV – which went on air recently. Promoted by Polimer Media, one of the largest multi-system operators (MSO) in Tamil Nadu, Polimer TV would offer a mix of films, film-based programmes, soaps, talk shows, news and current affairs, live events and others.

Judy Franko Oct 30, 2009 8:03 AM

Marutha Kaliamman Publications to launch Tamil fortnightly ‘Suriya Kathir’ from Nov 14?blur=25

Dr Kathirvel, who has business interests in poultry, wind energy, real estate and runs a few educational institutions, is foraying into the Tamil magazine space with ‘Suriya Kathir’. The fortnightly magazine, slated to hit newsstands across Tamil Nadu on November 14, will be published by Marutha Kaliamman publications.

Judy Franko Oct 27, 2009 7:44 AM

Martin King joins Radio One Chennai as Station Head?blur=25

Radio One has appointed Martin King as the Chennai Station Head following the exit of LV Navaneeth. Prior to joining Radio One, King was the Head of Sales at Radio City, Chennai and Coimbatore.

Judy Franko Oct 23, 2009 8:40 AM

Rakindo Developers brings on board Mudra and Grey as creative partners?blur=25

Property development and master planning company Rakindo Developers has appointed Mudra and Grey Worldwide as creative agencies for two of its upcoming projects. While Mudra will handle the integrated township project that is coming up in Coimbatore, Grey Worldwide will look after the creative duties of the Orchid residential project.

Judy Franko Oct 21, 2009 8:00 AM

Alok Kumar Ghosh christens his new design factory ‘The Touch’?blur=25

Alok Kumar Ghosh (Dada to friends), who had quit Bates141 Chennai as Senior Creative Director in August 2009 to start his own designing division, has decided to name the division ‘The Touch - Design Factory’. The aim is to be a design specialist in the space and provide that extra ‘touch’.

Judy Franko Oct 15, 2009 8:21 AM

Moods falls into to RK Swamy BBDO’s kitty; Publicis Ambience bags Saheli?blur=25

Following a multi-agency pitch, HLL Lifecare Ltd (formerly Hindustan Latex Ltd) has awarded the creative duties of condom brand Moods to RK Swamy BBDO, while Publicis Ambience will handle oral contraceptive pill brand Saheli. The total ad spend for Moods is in the region of Rs 3.5-4 crore, while the company has set aside an advertising budget of Rs 2-2.5 crore for Saheli.

Judy Franko Oct 13, 2009 8:01 AM

Vijay Jacob, Senior Vice President - South, Bates141, puts in his papers?blur=25

Vijay Jacob, Senior Vice President - South and Head of Bates141 Chennai has put in his papers. Jacob, who is currently serving his notice period, will end his four-year stint with the agency by the end of this month.

Judy Franko Oct 9, 2009 8:15 AM

Publish Asia 2009: ‘The future will be shaped and not predicted’?blur=25

The three-day Publish Asia 2009 concluded in Chennal on September 25. Day three saw Henrik Palsson, VP and Head of Consumer Lab, Ericsson, address the gathering. His talk focused on thinking about consumers as networks and communities. He said that consumers were willing to pay depending on content, applications and habitats, and as long as it was fair deal.

Judy Franko Sep 26, 2009 8:11 AM

Publish Asia 2009: ‘We must get ahead of the curve because today’s consumer is a moving target’?blur=25

The CEO Conference on Day 2 of Publish Asia 2009 provided a perfect platform for discussing a wide range of issues confronting the print media. Speaking at the morning session of the CEO Conference, Garbis Kesisoglu, media consultant at Hürriyet, Turkey, said that real threat for the newspaper industry was complacency and resistance to change.

Judy Franko Sep 25, 2009 8:08 AM

Publish Asia 2009: Online, offline collaboration is the way forward: Consim’s Murugavel Janakiraman?blur=25

Speaking at the CEO Conference of Publish Asia 2009 in Chennai, Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, Consim, highlighted the importance of online-offline collaboration as the way forward. He spoke on the theme of ‘Classified Advertising online – Threats and Opportunities’.

Judy Franko Sep 25, 2009 8:07 AM

HT Media bags 4 Golds, 3 Silvers at the 8th Asia Media Awards?blur=25

WAN-IFRA presented the winners of the 8th Asia Media Awards in Chennai on September 24, 2009. The prestigious ceremony was celebrated in India for the first time, in conjunction with Publish Asia and IFRA Expo India 09. HT Media bagged seven metals at WAN-IFRA’s 8th Asia Media Awards.

Judy Franko Sep 25, 2009 8:05 AM

Publish Asia 2009: ‘Print is less advertiser friendly than television’?blur=25

‘Reinvent or die’, that was the clear message from the post lunch session at the Publish Asia 2009 conference. Chaired by DD Purkayastha, CEO & Managing Director, ABP, this session had a powerful panel comprising Rajiv Verma, CEO, HT Media; Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World; and Juan Senor, Partner, Innovation Media Consulting, UK.

Judy Franko Sep 24, 2009 7:48 AM

Publish Asia 2009 kicks off in Chennai; N Murali says it’s time industry moves to a profitable growth strategy?blur=25

Publish Asia 2009, which brings together the collective strength of IFRA India and Publish Asia, the flagship conference of IFRA Asia, got underway in Chennai to an overwhelming participation. The event, organised by WAN-IFRA, the world association of newspaper and news publishers, also saw the unveiling of WAN-IFRA’s annual report, titled ‘World Press Trends’, with the split edition of `Asian trends’.

Judy Franko Sep 24, 2009 7:47 AM

Dinakaran to hit newsstands in Delhi on September 23?blur=25

Exactly one year after launching its edition in Mumbai, Dinakaran, the largest circulated Tamil daily, is set to launch an edition in Delhi on September 23. To start with, the Delhi edition of the newspaper will print 25,000 copies and will be priced at Rs 3, one rupee higher than its Mumbai edition, which is priced at Rs 2.

Judy Franko Sep 22, 2009 8:47 AM

Lodestar Universal Chennai adds new businesses worth Rs 40 cr to its kitty?blur=25

Lodestar Universal Chennai has had a busy time these last five months, starting April 2009. The agency has added quite a few big ticket accounts to its kitty in this period, including Indian Terrain, Scholl, Style Spa and Inbisco. The cumulative size of the four wins is upwards of Rs 40 crore. All the wins came following multi-agency pitches.

Judy Franko Sep 5, 2009 8:40 AM

Kerala media ups the ante to cash in on Onam fervour?blur=25

As Kerala celebrates Onam, the harvest festival, today, TV channels and radio stations have been adding to the festive fervour for days preceding the festival. exchange4media takes a look at the various initiatives of the media in Kerala around the state’s biggest festival season.

Judy Franko Sep 2, 2009 8:49 AM

Ravi Prakash reveals the success mantra behind TV9?blur=25

TAM data for week 34 (August 16-22, 2009) show TV9 Network catapulted to No. 1 spot in the news television space in the country, ahead of the Star Network and TV Today Network and NDTV Network. Ravi Prakash, CEO, TV9, and winner of the ‘Regional Language News Broadcaster of the Year 2009’ award at the recently held Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards, delves into the channel’s success story.

Judy Franko Sep 1, 2009 8:13 AM