Author: Leo Oommen

Dream11 appoints Vikrant Mudaliar as chief marketing officer

February 10, 2018

Sports Gaming platform, Dream11 has appointed Vikrant Mudaliar as the chief marketing officer. The new incumbent will be responsible for driving Dream11’s marketing and brand strategy and further strengthening its leadership position in the online sports gaming industry. Mudaliar will be based in Mumbai and will report to Harsh Jain, CEO, Dream11. In a press […]

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Viacom18 launches COLORS Tamil; set to go on air from 19th Feb

February 10, 2018

In a welcome news, Viacom18 has launched its latest regional entertainment channel- COLORS Tamil. Scheduled to go on air on 19th February,this particular channel will be the national media conglomerate’s first foray into the Tamil market. Viacom18 already operates general entertainment channels in 5 regional languages like Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Odia apart from […]

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ABBY awards poised to set new benchmarks with the upcoming 2018 edition

February 10, 2018

In its 50th year, the ABBY awards presented by the Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) – is poised to set new benchmarks on scale and innovation with the upcoming 2018 edition. The apex industry award, to be held between April 5 and 7 this year at Goa, has for the […]

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This budget showcases the government’s additional focus on providing increasing affordability in healthcare and housing: Vishal Sinha

February 9, 2018

In his last full Budget before the general election 2019, Finance Minister presented a slew of measures for the agriculture and rural sectors, a new health insurance scheme for the poor and some relief in income tax for the salaried class and senior citizens. He also lowered the corporate tax for small, micro and medium […]

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Westlife Development assigns capex outlay of Rs. 120 crore

February 9, 2018

Westlife Development, the master franchise of McDonald’s restaurants, has assigned a capex outlay of Rs.120 crore for the next financial year. With plans of adding 25-30 restaurants in South and West India, the capex would also involve refurbishing its existing stores and brand extensions in its menus. Recording its same store sales growth of 20.7 […]

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Femina FLAUNT ties up with IRIS Brands

February 9, 2018

Femina FLAUNT, the retail brand of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. owned Femina, has collaborated with IRIS Brands LLP to launch Femina FLAUNT collection of eyewear. The collection that includes both, sunglasses and optical glasses was launched at the recently concluded International trade fair and exhibition Optic India 2018 in Mumbai. This association follows Femina’s […]

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ESL picks up minority stake in Nazara Technologies

February 9, 2018

ESL, an e-sports company and part of international digital entertainment group MTG has picked up a minority stake in gaming firm Nazara Technologies Ltd for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2000, ESL runs amateur-to-professional leagues.The investment comes after IIFL and and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala put in Rs.330 crore and Rs. 180 crore respectively in Nazara. These […]

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Third series of Mr Bean- The Animated Series coming next year

February 8, 2018

Tiger Aspect Productions, part of Endemol Shine Group has signalled the arrival of a third series of Mr Bean- The Animated Series that would debut simultaneously on CITV and Turner’s Boomerang in 2019. Legendary British comedian Rowan Atkinson will reprise his role as the quirky character and will continue to be involved in the creative […]

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IAA honours adverting veterans Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey

February 8, 2018

The Pandey brothers Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey have come a long way today in the advertising world from making advertising relatable to lay consumers, breaking the stranglehold of English-led to now becoming the first Asians to be conferred with the Lion of St Mark, a title given to the most outstanding contribution for creativity […]

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Producers Guild of India signs monumental MoU with Pact, UK

February 8, 2018

Recently, the Producers Guild of India signed a monumental MoU with Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television UK (Pact). The MoU signed by the Guild president Siddharth Roy Kapur is intended to lead to a more collaborative relationship between the UK and Indian production sectors and for both countries to share best practices, projects and […]

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Hired in December, Amrit Ahuja takes charge of her role in Facebook now

February 8, 2018

Hired by Facebook as its Communications Director India in December last, Amrit Ahuja has finally taken over charge of her new role. Before joining Facebook, Ahuja served a two decade long stint with 20:20 MSL which worked for Facebook India for several years. The long period of association gave Ahuja considerable insight into the challenges […]

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FOX Sports Asia in a one-year and broadcast rights agreement with Super Fight League

February 7, 2018

FOX Sports Asia has entered into a brand new one-year exclusive multimedia and broadcast rights agreement for the second season of Super Fight League. The league is the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament, promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer Amir Khan on their television and digital platforms in […]

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Reliance Brands pips FirstCry.com to operate Mothercare stores in India

February 7, 2018

  Reliance Brands has edged out FirstCry.com to acquire the rights to operate stores of UK-based kids products company Mothercare in India. FirstCry.com was in advanced stages of talks with DLF Brands before Reliance emerged and snapped up the rights. Reliance Brands sells international labels such as Diesel, Hamleys, Kenneth Cole and Steve Madden in […]

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Ultra launches exclusive range of soft toys & love cushions

February 7, 2018

Ultra Toys and Gifts Pvt Ltd  has launched  an exclusive range of soft toys & love cushions that depicts love and cupid for all this Valentine’s Season. These toys and love cushions are built in a shape of heart and personifies love & closeness. Each of these range has either Love written on it boldly […]

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