This week witnessed several people movements and some interesting developments. Sanjay Gupta has stepped down as Country Manager, Star & Disney India joins Google as Country Manager & Vice President of Sales & Operations, India. On Gupta's exit, Uday Shankar, President, The Walt Disney Company, APAC & Chairman of Star & Disney India, speaks of him as an amazing friend and thought partner in an internal email sent to the employees at Star.
Also this week, Former Mullen Lintas CEO Vikas Mehta joins Ogilvy Africa as CEO, Punit Goenka reappointed as Managing Director and CEO, ZEEL, and Comscore names Bill Livek as CEO, while 22feet Tribal Worldwide appoints Debashish Ghosh as National Creative Director.
A loss for the industry - Gautam Adhikari, former Executive Editor of TOI and founding Editor of DNA, passed away.
Among other developments, India seeks changes in digital taxation proposed by global body; Facebook unveils new corporate logo to distinguish between parent company and its brands. While NBF calls for democratic governance, content regulation norms & structured committees.
We also learnt about Google’s acquisition of Fitbit in $2.1 billion deal.
As the week comes to a close, the centre looks at merger of Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, and Google is mulling change of its political advertising policy.
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