e4m Recap: The Week That Was

Your weekly news roundup, a summary of some of the stories to keep an eye on

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 14, 2018 10:26 AM

Last week saw some major dismissals as well as appointments. McCann Health fired its Global CCO Jeremy Perrott for code of conduct violation. Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions Festival was made redundant. Ogilvy fired their Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Tham Khai Meng, after several employees complained regarding his behaviour.

Network18 hired Praveen Swami as Group Consulting Editor with a specific focus on strategic affairs, defense and diplomacy, while Gaurav Kalra as Network Sports Editor will steer the sports coverage across brands and platforms and oversee CricketNext.com. Abhishek Chaswal joined McCann Worldgroup as their Executive Creative Director

This week also saw the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) support the principle of net neutrality. The regulatory gave recommendations to implement a new telecom policy amending the current license agreement with service providers immediately.

Also with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finale this weekend, Sony Pictures Network (India), the official India broadcast partner for FIFA World Cup, has now got 35 brands on-board as the championship gets closer to its last leg. The finale between France and Croatia will be aired tomorrow at 8.30 pm.

Reliance Industries Limited’s Mukesh D Ambani announced the launch of Jio Giga Fiber, an ultra-high speed fixed line broadband service, for homes and enterprises. With a target of reaching out to 50 million homes across 1100 cities through a fixed-line broadband service, Reliance Jio certainly has some big plans in the coming months to disrupt the Cable TV industry.

In the digital world, Whatsapp put out an advisory on battling fake news and limiting the spread of the same with a full page ad on tips to identify suspicious information and double-checking photos, links and information shared on the app. The move took place when IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded accountability from social media platforms that are increasingly being abused and used to spread fake news.

Twitter, in an attempt to clean its platform removed locked accounts from follower count of users globally. As part of the initiative, the social media giant suspended over 70 million bots over the last two months.

Click on the links below to read the big stories at exchange4media this week:

Ogilvy Fires Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Tham Khai Meng For Misconduct

McCann Health Fires Global CCO Jeremy Perrott For Code Of Conduct Violation

Jose Papa, Managing Director Of Cannes Lions Festival, Made Redundant

Praveen Swami And Gaurav Kalra Join Network18 At Key Positions

Abhishek Chaswal Joins McCann Worldgroup As Executive Creative Director

Experts Applaud India’s Nod For Net Neutrality

Cable TV Players Feel Jio GigaFiber Will Bring A Heavy But Healthy Competition

FIFA World Cup 2018: SPNI Gets 35 Brands On Board As Finale Approaches

How To Wage A War On Fake News?

End Bot Mess On Twitter With Blue Tick, Say Social Media Experts

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