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AIM forms committee for readership related issues; Ashish Bagga to be committee chairman?blur=25

The Association of Indian Magazines (AIM) recently met in Mumbai to discuss various issues pertaining to the magazine business in India. It is for the first time that AIM organised such an industry meet in Mumbai. AIM members decided to form a committee for readership issues, and have also unveiled plans to appoint a senior level bureaucrat for co-coordinating ministerial activities for non-Delhi based publications.

Rishi Vora Dec 19, 2007 6:03 AM

Ad Club all set to test media and ad professionals’ grey cells with M.AD Quiz 2007?blur=25

Throughout the year they have been busy coming up with the best advertising and media solutions for their clients, now Bombay Ad club has another challenge lined up for the advertising and media fraternity with its M.AD Quiz, scheduled to commence on December 18, 2007.

Rishi Vora Dec 18, 2007 6:21 AM

Nexia Technologies brings Cellmagix for mobile savvy users?blur=25

Nexia Technologies has introduced Cellmagix, a new distribution channel via mobile phones. The Cellmagix software enables consumers to receive desired content on their mobile devices via the Bluetooth technology. Cellmagix opens up new vistas of free, fast and user desired content delivery to mobile handsets.

Rishi Vora Dec 17, 2007 6:52 AM

Web 2.0, a reality check: A boost to online business, but India has some catching up to do?blur=25

When India was going ga-ga over the next leap in the Internet domain with the advent of Web 2.0, several Net experts were skeptical about the viability of an Indian Web 2.0 business model. Now, with the entry of several Indian websites in the Web 2.0 space, exchange4media does a reality check on the country’s standing in the world, and finds that it hasn’t fared all that poorly.

Rishi Vora Dec 17, 2007 6:40 AM

Times Now seeks to consolidate its position in 2008?blur=25

After a good run in 2007, Times Now looks to grow further in 2008. The channel plans to have an intensive coverage on the India-Australia cricket series, followed by the Union Budget in the first two months of the New Year.

Rishi Vora Dec 17, 2007 6:33 AM

NextGen Publishing to launch ‘Mother & Baby’ magazine in India by March 2008?blur=25

NextGen Publishing will be launching ‘Mother and Baby’, a UK-based parenting magazine from the EMAP Group, by the end of March 2008. The magazine would be priced at Rs 50.

Rishi Vora Dec 15, 2007 6:03 AM

The One Show Exhibition enthralls advertising big wigs?blur=25

The One Show Exhibition has come to India for the first time and has attracted the who’s who of Indian advertising. Organised by Bindass, exchange4media and advertising, media and communication institute FMCC, the Exhibition that celebrates some of the best works in advertising across the world, got underway in Mumbai on December 11.

Rishi Vora Dec 12, 2007 6:06 AM

Poor networks, bandwidth major hurdles in social networking on mobile?blur=25

Mobile is proving to be a promising device for social networking. With the trend catching up internationally, India is, however, lagging behind due to higher cost of Internet browsing applications, poor network and inadequate bandwidth on mobile phones.

Rishi Vora Dec 11, 2007 6:59 AM

People Group’s Makaan.com launches Clickpay service for property brokers?blur=25

Makaan.com, the online real estate portal from People Group, has launched a Clickpay service, particularly designed keeping in mind the requirements of property brokers in the country.

Rishi Vora Dec 10, 2007 6:25 AM

Saira Menezes to join ‘People’ magazine as Editor?blur=25

‘People’ magazine, a Time Inc. product, which is being brought to India by Outlook Group, has roped in Saira Menezes as Editor. Menezes, who has an experience of 17 years in journalism, would be joining in the early part of 2008. Prior to this move, she was Editor of ‘The Emirates Evening Post’, a daily in the UAE.

Rishi Vora Dec 10, 2007 6:14 AM

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‘People’ magazine, a Time Inc. product, which is being brought to India by Outlook Group, has roped in Saira Menezes as Editor. Meneze

Rishi Vora Dec 7, 2007 5:10 PM

CNBC-TV18 to do a SWOT analysis of nation at the India Business Leader Awards 2007?blur=25

The India Business Leader Awards 2007, organised by CNBC TV, which will be held in Mumbai later this week, will feature a debate titled ‘SWOT’ that would discuss and draw a complete diagnosis of India as a nation today. K V Kamath, Gurucharan Das, R Seshasayee and Ram Chandra Guha are some of the well-known names that would take part in this debate.

Rishi Vora Dec 6, 2007 6:59 AM

BEI Confluence appoints Santosh Menon as COO for Mumbai and Bangalore operations?blur=25

BEI Confluence has roped in Santosh Menon as COO for its Mumbai and Bangalore operations, following the resignation of Kiran Vernekar, who held the same position. Menon will be based in Mumbai and would report to Managing Director Tapas Gupta.

Rishi Vora Dec 5, 2007 6:38 AM

Social networking in India: Ad spends remain low, but future looks promising?blur=25

Social networking has been gaining tremendous popularity in India with social networking site Orkut even being declared the Pepsi-MTV youth icon for 2007. However, despite growing number of users, advertising spends on social networking sites in India remain low. But experts see this scenario changing in time.

Rishi Vora Dec 3, 2007 6:31 AM

India Gaming Summit 2007: ‘Gaming still nascent in India, but future looks promising’?blur=25

The first ever India Gaming Summit on November 28 in Mumbai brought together Indian and international stalwarts to discuss the dynamics of booming gaming industry in India. The Summit was organised by Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd, and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Rishi Vora Nov 29, 2007 6:21 AM

‘The Economist’ ropes in O&M as creative agency for upcoming campaign?blur=25

‘The Economist’ has roped in O&M as its creative agency for its upcoming campaign to be launched by March 2008. The account size is estimated to be around Rs 3-5 crore. The magazine’s move to roll out a campaign in India has come with its plan to increase its circulation from 17,000 to 50,000 over a period of two years.

Rishi Vora Nov 29, 2007 6:19 AM

‘India well placed and protected for high growth under situations of global economic recession’?blur=25

Peter Eustace, TV Editor-Economics and Business Centre, BBC World, and Karishma Vaswani, Presenter, ‘India Business Report’, and Mumbai Business Correspondent for BBC World, shared their views on India as an emerging nation and its impact on global economy, in a round table conference with media representatives in Mumbai. The conference was conducted in reference to BBC World’s India-specific programme ‘India Business Report’ that was launched in August this year.

Rishi Vora Nov 28, 2007 6:15 AM

Big Picture Conference: Rampant piracy continues to be deterrent for entertainment biz in India?blur=25

Piracy, lower distribution in smaller cities and towns, decreasing business revenues in home entertainment and films were some of the issues that dominated the concluding day of the two-day Big Picture Conference 2007, held at Goa.

Rishi Vora Nov 24, 2007 6:13 AM

Big Picture Conference: Digitalisation seen as driving force in democratising cinema?blur=25

At the Big Picture Conference 2007, the journey of the entertainment business in India to the era of digitalisation, where interactivity in cinema has gained significant importance, was discussed at length. The two-day conference in Goa, which commenced on November 22, has been organised by the Confederation of India Industries (CII).

Rishi Vora Nov 23, 2007 6:37 AM

Digital Signage Asia: ‘Intent and behaviour’ based metrics key to measuring effectiveness?blur=25

Digital Signage Asia 2007, the first expo and convention for the digitalised media industry, kicked off in Mumbai on November 21, with eminent professionals from India and abroad sharing their views on the future of the medium.

Rishi Vora Nov 22, 2007 6:18 AM