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: Sep 22, 2018 8:52 AM

The week saw some important appointments and announcements. WPP's Wunderman appointed Mel Edwards as Global Chief Executive Officer; she will take over from Mark Read, who was recently named as CEO of WPP. According to media reports, PepsiCo’s outgoing marketing head Vipul Prakash is set to join online travel company MakeMyTrip as the Chief Operating Officer. Former COO Of FCB Ulka Sanjay Tandon Joins Thinkstr As CEO.

Star Sports has appointed ex-Airtel Chief Brand and Online Officer Rajiv Mathrani as its new Chief Marketing Officer. ALTBalaji appointed Divya Dixit as Senior Vice President and Head Of Marketing.

Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO - South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Pratap Pawar, Chairman, Sakal Media Group, have been re-elected as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of The Media Research Users Council (MRUC) at the 24th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai this week.

Sumit Awasthi, Deputy Managing Editor Network 18 will join ABP Network. Awasthi, who started his career with Zee News has close to 22 years of experience in the field of journalism and has worked with some of the top media houses in the country.

Karan Bajaj quit as Head of Discovery Communications India to pursue his own entrepreneurial ambitions. After quitting Viacom 18, Gaurav Lulla, who was head of digital media for MTV India and English Cluster including Vh1, Comedy Central and Colors Infinity, is starting a new content studio named Loose Cannons, a boutique content studio that specialises in content creation for Media hubs and brands.

In other big news, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff have bought Time Magazine for $190 million from Meredith Corp. The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale, which is expected to close in the next 30 days.

Hima Das, the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at a global track event has partnered with sports brand adidas. Das, will now be equipped with the very best offerings from adidas for her racing and training needs, as she continues her journey to becoming the best sprinter in the world.

This week also celebrated birthdays of popular figures such actor Kareena Kapoor and Prime Minister of India Narendar Modi.

Click on the links below to read these stories:

Outgoing Marketing Head Vipul Prakash Of PepsiCo To Join MakeMyTrip


Former COO Of FCB Ulka Sanjay Tandon Joins Thinkstr As CEO.


Ex-Airtel Chief Brand Officer Rajiv Mathrani Joins Star Sports As CMO


Ashish Bhasin, Pratap Pawar Re-Elected Chairman & Vice Chairman Of MRUC Respectively


Karan Bajaj Quits As Head Of Discovery Communications India


ALTBalaji Appoints Divya Dixit As Senior Vice President And Head Of Marketing


Sumit Awasthi All Set To Join ABP News


Gaurav Lulla Of Viacom18 Quits To Start New Content Studio


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Buys Time Magazine For $190 Million


India's Golden Girl, Sprinter Hima Das Joins Adidas


A Look At Birthday Girl Kareena Kapoor's Brand Journey


#HappyBdayPMModi: From Humble Beginnings To Creating Brand NaMo


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