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GroupM announces winners of Choreos Awards 2010?blur=25

A packed house cheered on the winners of Choreos Awards 2010, the internal awards instituted by GroupM last year. In all, 10 Choreos Awards were given away this year – six individual awards and four group awards – at a grand ceremony held in Delhi on September 14.

Akash Raha Sep 15, 2010 7:48 AM

Shankkar Aiyar moves on from India Today?blur=25

It is learnt that Shankkar Aiyar has quit India Today as Managing Editor. Aiyar had been with the India Today Group for over 13 years. Rumour circles were abuzz with talks of Aiyar’s promotion. The cause for his parting ways with the India Today Group is not known yet.

Akash Raha Sep 13, 2010 7:45 AM

Reporter’s Diary: Sleepless in Delhi & Mumbai, but mission accomplished?blur=25

The Reporter’s Diary of exchange4media’s correspondent Akash Raha, who covers print media, is a whirlwind account of the IRS reportage and the coverage of the Indian Magazine Congress in Mumbai. Here’s the news behind the news...

Akash Raha Sep 11, 2010 7:41 AM

IMC 2010: AIM to conduct ‘Engagement Study’ for magazines as alternate source of data?blur=25

The Association of Indian Magazine (AIM) announced on September 7, 2010, that it would conduct an ‘Engagement Study’ for magazines, which could act as an alternate source of data for advertisers. Pradeep Gupta, President AIM, announced this on Day 2 of the Indian Magazine Congress (IMC), after advertisers and media agencies expressed their concerns over the measurement issue that has plagued the magazine industry for long.

Akash Raha Sep 8, 2010 7:56 AM

IMC 2010: Lessons from the recession – how Indian magazines weathered the storm?blur=25

With the memories of the downturn not too far away, the panel discussion on ‘The Smartest Strategies used in the Recent Downturn’ garnered a lot of interest. The panel comprising Anant Nath, Ashish Bagga, Nick Carugati, Riyad Mathew, R Rajmohan and moderator Chris Llewellyn shared their experiences during the slowdown and how they successfully weathered it.

Akash Raha Sep 8, 2010 7:54 AM

IMC 2010: Magazines give high level of engagement and that’s what advertisers want - Chris Llewellyn, FIPP?blur=25

Delivering the special address on ‘Magazines: Medium of the Future’, Chris Llewellyn, President and CEO, International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP), spoke about how magazines were still an efficacious medium of news and entertainment for the masses. He reasserted his belief that magazines would stand the test of time. Llewellyn was speaking on Day 2 of the Indian Magazine Congress.

Akash Raha Sep 8, 2010 7:52 AM

IMC 2010: Industry leaders slam PRB amendments, call them ‘Draconian’ for the magazine industry?blur=25

The proposed PRB Act and its implications came under the scanner on Day 2 of the Indian Magazine Congress (IMC), organised by the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) in Mumbai on September 7, 2010. Discussing the Act were panel members Mitrajit Bhattacharya, Paresh Nath and Pradeep Gupta.

Akash Raha Sep 8, 2010 7:41 AM

Special Update: Hot from IMC 2010: AIM offers another option to advertisers; announces ‘Engagement Study’?blur=25

Association of Indian Magazine (AIM) has announced that it will conduct an ‘Engagement Study’ for magazine, which could act as an alternate source of data for advertisers. Pradeep Gupta, President AIM, announced this decision at Indian Magazine Congress (IMC) on day two, after advertisers and media agencies voiced their concerns over the measurement issue, which has marred the magazine industry for long.

Akash Raha Sep 7, 2010 5:43 PM

IMC 2010: Consumer wants not only content, but interaction too in social networks?blur=25

‘Tapping into the Power of Social Networks’ came up for discussion at the Indian Magazine Congress (IMC), organised by the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) in Mumbai on September 6-7, 2010. The panel members comprising Kalli Purie, Kiruba Shankar, Mahesh Murthy and Raul Suarez discussed how social media is the future and can be used not only to leverage brands, but also create brands. A one-on-one consumer interaction would definitely create a better consumer-brand connect, the panellists said.

Akash Raha Sep 7, 2010 8:11 AM

IMC 2010: ‘Editors should look to leverage content on multiple platforms to generate alternate revenue sources’?blur=25

The sixth Indian Magazine Congress (IMC) hoisted intriguing discussions on various issues concerning the magazine industry. ‘Editorial Challenges in a World of Convergence’ came under the scanner in the session moderated by Prasanto Kumar Roy. The panel members included eminent editors of the magazine industry such as Indrajit Gupta, Mohan Sivanand, Saira Menezes and Jitesh Pillai.

Akash Raha Sep 7, 2010 8:09 AM

Indian Magazine Congress kicks off in Mumbai today?blur=25

Magazine publishers and print media honchos are congregating in Mumbai today for the sixth edition of the Indian Magazine Congress (IMC). The yearly summit is organised by the Association of Indian Magazine (AIM).

Akash Raha Sep 6, 2010 9:02 AM

Nandini Bhalla joins Cosmopolitan as Editor?blur=25

Nandini Bhalla has been roped in Editor for ‘Cosmopolitan’. She took charge from September 1, 2010. In her new role, Bhalla will look at introducing buzzier content, more eye-catching layouts, and glamorous beauty and fashion content, while maintaining the magazine’s iconic relationship-career-confidence mix.

Akash Raha Sep 6, 2010 8:59 AM

AIM gears up for 6th Indian Magazine Congress in Mumbai on Sept 6-7?blur=25

Stage is set for the sixth edition of Indian Magazine Congress, being presented by the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) in Mumbai on September 6-7. The two-day event will have several eminent names from the media and advertising world like Nicholas Brett and Aroon Purie speaking at the event.

Akash Raha Sep 4, 2010 7:48 AM

NewsNext 2010: Barun Das, G Krishnan, Shashi Sinha, Ashok Venkataramani discuss the pros and cons of a evolved news television industry?blur=25

The final session of exchange4media NewsNext 2010, held in Delhi on September 1 was the power-packed CEO Panel, which pondered over the topic ‘An Evolved News Television Industry... Is India there yet?’ The panel comprised Barun Das, CEO, Zee News Ltd; G Krishnan, CEO, TV Today Group; Shashi Sinha, CEO, Lodestar UM; and Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS.

Akash Raha Sep 3, 2010 8:22 AM

NewsNext 2010: Relevant subscription charges - the only means to build a successful revenue model?blur=25

Revenue model for news television came under the scanner at the exchange4media NewsNext 2010, held in Delhi on September 1. The panel was chaired by Headlines Today’s Rahul Kanwal, while the panellists included Sandeep Lakhina, Seema Mohapatra, Avinash Pandey, and Sandeep Sharma. The industry experts agreed that subscription model was the way ahead to generate revenues in the news television business.

Akash Raha Sep 3, 2010 8:21 AM

The Telegraph fortifies presence in N-E with Upper Assam edition?blur=25

The Telegraph has been having a busy time launching three editions in around two months, the latest being from Upper Assam. This launch helps the paper to further strengthen its base in the North Eastern region. The Telegraph had earlier launched its Orissa edition on June 28 and Patna edition on July 28.

Akash Raha Sep 3, 2010 8:19 AM

Cricket or content, the crisper, shorter format could work with the audience?blur=25

Three to four years back the ‘compact’ looked like a popular route for many newspapers and there were all kinds of conversations on how this was the format of the future. However, a few years down the line, quite a few of them no longer exist in the market. exchange4media seeks to find out whether the ‘compact’ (also encompassing tabloids and Berliner format) has lived up to its expectations.

Akash Raha Sep 3, 2010 8:14 AM

IRS Q2 2010: Steady growth for dailies and periodicals in Rajasthan market?blur=25

Newspapers in Rajasthan have done well, with the top six newspapers recording a growth in their average issue readership (AIR) in IRS Q2 2010. Rajasthan Patrika topped the list, recording a 3.22 per cent growth in AIR. It is followed by Dainik Bhaskar at No. 2 and Dainik Navjyoti at No. 3.

Akash Raha Aug 30, 2010 8:38 AM

IRS Q2 2010: In a case of reversals, dailies lose out in Himachal Pradesh; magazines do well?blur=25

Punjab Kesari has topped the list of dailies in the Himachal Pradesh market, recording a 9.73 per cent growth in average issue readership (AIR) in IRS Q2 2010. The daily was followed by Amar Ujala and Divya Himachal. Six of the top nine dailies in Himachal Pradesh have recorded a negative growth.

Akash Raha Aug 27, 2010 8:28 AM

IRS Q2 2010: Dailies do exceptionally well in Kolkata; magazines fail to keep pace?blur=25

The Kolkata market has turned out to be a Utopia for newspapers, with all five top five players recording growth in average issue readership (AIR). Carrying the age old tradition, Anand Bazar Patrika has yet again topped the charts with an AIR of 2,807,000 as per IRS Q2 2010 results. Bartaman, its nearest competitor, could only garner an AIR of 1,002,000.

Akash Raha Aug 27, 2010 8:26 AM