TEN Digital evangelists decode the digital mantra at The Advertising Club’s third edition of D:CODE

Aug 29 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Leaders from different digital domains spanning publishers, marketers, new age digital companies, and creative and media agencies gathered on 26th August at The Advertising Club’s third edition of D-CODE: The Annual Digital Review 2022 in Mumbai.

The evening kickstarted with Anshu Mor, tech professional turned stand-up comic turned compere for D-CODE 2022, who welcomed the attendees with a humorous anecdote narrating his real-life resignation story.

Welcoming the attendees, Partha SinhaPresident of The Advertising Club emphasized how digital has become a game-changing medium for brands over the course of the last 10-15 years.

Amit Wadhwa, CEO, Dentsu Creative kicked off as the first speaker showcasing two case studies – The Protest March and Back Up Ukraine and prodded the audience to remember that we are still about people.

 Michel de Rijk, CEO – APAC, S4 Capital presented the Tata Tea example done for Independence Day and emphasized how the integration of data, and content with technology enables agencies to create high-quality content overnight in just their own studio

Shireesh Joshi, Chief Business Officer, ONDC articulated the vision and implications of the ONDC initiative for sellers, buyers, and every component and process along the e-commerce chain

Shedding light on the power of targeting and geolocation insights in campaigns, Gulshan Verma, CEO, Jio Ads enlightened the audience on the scale and solutions offered by JioAds

P G Aditiya, Founder of Talented took the audience through the 55 steps that were involved in creating the Cannes 2022 Grand Prix winner, The Unfiltered History Tour, and emphasized the benefits of a long client-agency relationship in creating path-breaking campaigns

Following this was Sidharth Shakdher, Executive VP and CMO, Disney+ Hotstar, who shared his thoughts on reversing the narrative of digital driving people apart by building a better consumer experience.

Mansha Tandon, Head, Consumer Marketing, YouTube India spoke about shaping creativity with culture and trends in the digital space.

Speaking next was Rizwan Bachav, Luxury & Lifestyle Influencer who walked the audience through his journey, learnings, and challenges in becoming an influencer.

 Sharing thoughts on how creativity can build brands, Rathi Gangappa, CEO, Starcom emphasized the need of being human in the age of digital transformation.

Concluding the review, Avinash Pant, Marketing Director, Meta spoke about the evolution of social connections and the exponentially growing metaverse space empowering meaningful experiences.

Addressing the evolving digital ecosystem at the third edition of D:CODE, Partha Sinha - President of The Advertising Club, said, “Digital marketing has gone on to become a game-changing phenomenon and the Advertising Club’s D:CODE is a testimony to our persistent efforts to create awareness and enhance the learning curve of the fraternity with insights and takeaways from the industry’s best digital minds. D:CODE has witnessed great case studies that have worked beyond the boardroom. As we move forward in this ever-evolving and competitive digital era, D-CODE will continue to become a significant platform with case studies that give profound experiences, transforming the way brand custodians especially approach their digital.”

At the third edition of The Advertising Club’s annual digital review, the 10 digital evangelists from the advertising and marketing fraternity shared key takeaways that brands and their digital custodians can make use of.


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Prime Video unveils Varun Dhawan as the first Prime Bae; now get the inside scoop on Prime Video Before Anyone Else!
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Prime Video unveils Varun Dhawan as the first Prime Bae; now get the inside scoop on Prime Video Before Anyone Else!
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Prime Video unveils Varun Dhawan as the first Prime Bae; now get the inside scoop on Prime Video Before Anyone Else!
Sep 27 2022 By Admin
          Prime Video, India’s most loved entertainment hub today announced Varun Dhawan, one of India’s most entertaining actors and also a super-fan and close friend of Prime Video, as the first Prime Bae. As #PrimeBae, Varun Dhawan will not only be the first (‘Before Anyone Else’) to get his hands on all the news and updates on upcoming Prime Video projects but will also ensure the legions of Prime Video fans are the first (‘Before Anyone Else’) to get to know them too! What’s more, audiences will be treated to Varun’s personal, inimitable style, as he reveals the scoop on topics ranging from “where is Srikant Tiwari off to next?” to “what happens to Munna Bhaiyya?”, leaving no stone unturned to reveal what Prime Video has managed to keep hidden!   Prime Bae is a significant step in Prime Video’s aim to build an even more personal and deeper relationship with its viewers by delighting fans who constantly seek the latest information on their favourite Amazon Originals & Exclusives. With Prime Bae the brand aims to establish a humorous and tongue-in-cheek connect with the viewers, via Varun Dhawan, who is not only an established movie star, but is known and admired for his down-to-earth and friendly persona. As Prime Bae, Varun brings his off-screen personality, style, humour, and love for Prime Video’s content to build a fun-loving conduit between the brand and the customers, delighting fans who want to know everything about everything Prime Video does Before Anyone Else.   Talking about his new role as Prime Bae, Varun Dhawan said, “Actors often call their on-screen roles ‘challenging’, but trust me, my new real-life role as #PrimeBae is even more challenging. Let me tell you getting the andar ki khabar Before Anyone Else from Prime Video on their upcoming series and movies is an almost impossible task! But, as a Prime Video super-fan, I have accepted the challenge to uncover all the latest news from all the amazing series and movies in the works at Prime Video and share this information with my fans and content lovers across the world. To begin with, I can share with confidence that the first mazedar announcement I will make as Prime Video’s #PrimeBae next week will absolutely delight you. I have all the scoop on it, so stay tuned J!”   “Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with our customers, who now rely upon us as their trusted friend – one who encourages, inspires, motivates, and can be relied upon to entertain at all times,” said Sushant Sreeram, Head of SVOD Business, Prime Video, India. “We see customers’ love and appreciation for us in their enthusiasm and inquisitiveness in knowing more about our upcoming shows and movies. With Varun as our first-ever #PrimeBae, we aim to build an even more tight-knit community of super-fans, taking them deeper and helping them experience the inner world of Prime Video. Our shows and movies aim to entertain and immerse audiences in their world – why should the latest news on them not be entertaining too? And what better way to kick-start Prime Bae’s journey than with one of India’s favourite actors, Varun Dhawan. His humor and style are sure to make this an interesting ride. Honestly, there’s no knowing what details Prime Bae might share next. Just get on-board and see where it takes you!”   Varun’s mission to be a #PrimeBae began when his friends started badgering him for the latest scoop on upcoming shows and movies at Prime Video and he realized he really didn’t know much! (watch here: https://bit.ly/3BEc1D3). Having vowed to gain access to these secrets, Varun tried straight-forward methods which expectedly failed, forcing him to use his endearing and lovable personality to gain access to Prime Video’s top-secret information on upcoming series and movies (watch here: https://bit.ly/3C5zVsG). Winning over everyone at Prime Video with his charm, Varun anointed himself as Prime Bae – the first and only source of all the entertaining updates from India’s most loved entertainment hub Before Anyone Else (watch here: https://youtu.be/IXMLS-am8wY).   Prime Video has released three films so far, each playing on Prime Video and Varun Dhawan’s digital and social media platforms.   Indian filmmaker and screenwriter, Vasan Bala, who has directed the films said, “Who doesn’t want the inside information on the series and movies they love? The concept of Prime Bae leverages this insight and invites viewers to be a part of the Prime Video universe, along with one of their favourite actors, Varun Dhawan. Always a friend of the audience, his charming and lovable personality comes alive in the films, while his natural humour and energy elevates an inherently unique concept. Imagine your favourite movie star dishing out the latest information on your favourite movies or series! Truly fun and entertaining.”
MX Player Launches a Seamless Self-Serve Ad Platform for large, medium & small advertisers, MX Advantage
Aug 22 2022 By Admin
            With advanced developments and strategies paving the way for new ideas and platforms, India is considered one of the largest drivers of digital innovations worldwide. This has allowed the OTT and digital entertainment market to grow multi-folds. With tremendous growth opportunities, MX Player has announced the launch of MX Advantage, a one-stop solution for brands across India to leverage the power of content across formats, languages, and genres. Promising MXimum Entertainment & MXimum Growth, MX Advantage will empower the digital advertising industry to advertise across all forms of entertainment through impact-driven campaigns, thus helping them maximise ROI and achieve business objectives. MX Player is a global brand with over 300 Million Monthly Active users globally, 236 Million Monthly active users in India recording an average time spent of 56 minutes per user per day with over 200,000 hours of content, 800+ Original Series, Web Series, International & Dubbed Content and over 10 Billion minutes of Monthly Watch time. MX Player is the world's second app after YouTube to get over 1 Billion downloads and this gives brands a huge scale and an impactful reach amongst their preferred target audience.  MX Advantage (https://mxadvantage.mxplayer.in/) is a platform for all of MX Player’s existing & new advertisers to launch ad offerings. Unmatched in its offerings versus other OTT platforms, MX Advantage gives brands an opportunity to advertise across all forms of entertainment on OTT, gaming, music, live, video streaming amongst other features available on MX Player. It's an opportunity to build plans that deliver across their marketing objectives be it branding, consideration, intent and purchase. It has a larger outreach and impact through multiple ad offerings such as video & display ads, live streaming, sponsorships, rich media ads and entertainment commerce. This innovative, engaging platform has been introduced to make MX inventory directly available to Small, Medium and Large business owners, marketing managers, media agencies, SMEs, Metros and non-Metro advertisers. With key benefits like customisation and complete campaign control, the self-serve platform offers immersive Ad formats across tabs such as Video, Display, Audio and Content Solutions that will help drive brand awareness and engagement.  Furthermore, brands can seamlessly leverage MX Advantage's additional offerings, including sponsorships, rich media ads, entertainment commerce, etc., under the same roof. There are several benefits as a part of the promotional launch period for verified advertisers who sign up on the platform.  Commenting on the launch, Nikhil Gandhi, Chief Operating Officer, MX Player said, “We are India’s first entertainment super app driven by high-tech innovations and offers content that appeals to our consumers. As technology continues to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, convenience is more important now than ever before for businesses of all sizes. We understand Bharat, which has led us to be the second-largest video platform in India with 236 million users, which helps advertisers reach a larger audience in today’s highly competitive market. MX Advantage is a one-stop solution for advertisers of all sizes and budgets including our current partner advertisers. Our huge and diverse user base across demography, markets, interests and languages will help brands reach the audience that matters for their business.”  MX Player has also partnered with a technology platform, DanAds, to make its engaging media and industry-leading advertising solutions available to Small and Medium Businesses in India through MX Advantage. Istvan Beres, CEO and Co-Founder, DanAds said, "The launch of MX Advantage is hugely exciting. With a strong foothold in India and growing global presence, MX Player is well-positioned to take full advantage of the benefits offered by self-serve advertising. Streaming TV is one of the hottest formats right now for sponsored content and we look forward to offering an engaging and dynamic solution for MX Player's portfolio of advertisers. Speed, ease-of-use, and flexible budgets are some of the most important factors for SME advertisers and DanAds is proud to partner with MX Player to offer just that."  Advertisers, brands and agencies can directly access the MX Advantage portal via: https://mxadvantage.mxplayer.in/   Download the App Now Web: https://www.mxplayer.in/
Chtrbox Launches ChtrSocial To Enable “Brands To Become Creators”
Aug 19 2022 By Admin
      QYOU Media Inc.  has announced that its subsidiary Chtrbox, is launching ChtrSocial. ChtrSocial’s new solutions will help brands design, build and multiply their social clout with a creator mindset, including powering micro-videos and personalized brand storytelling. ChtrSocial is offering cost effective and scalable solutions for brands to build digital communities, essentially powering brands to become digital creators themselves. Modern businesses are increasingly turning to social media as their primary outlet to engage customers and promote their products, particularly to young audiences. Chtrbox and the newly launched ChtrSocial vertical both target this segment and have successfully worked with several clients, including major brands P&G, HP & Pinterest. Leading the new vertical is Darshil Shah, who founded his social media and branding company Blanc Space (formerly called Blazonion) six years ago. As an early entrant into the field of social media solutions, they initially focused on food & beverage businesses, and in the past two years have grown to cater to businesses across fast-growing technology, fin-tech, health & fitness sectors in India. The synergies found by adding access to the world class brand relationships at Chtrbox is expected to propel the business ahead quickly as brands in India continue to increase their growth investments in marketing.     Pranay Swarup, CEO and Founder of Chtrbox commented, “Creators have changed the way audiences are built on social media. Many brands in India are still going online with a traditional mindset where they’re looking to force-fit or sell things to customers online without a well developed brand community. With ChtrSocial, and our micro creator content solutions, we are excited to help brands take a new-age approach to audience building on social media. I have worked with Darshil and his team as a partner over the past two years, and I’m confident that the team will fit fantastically well within Chtrbox & QYOU.”   Darshil Shah, Director - ChtrSocial, commented, “With the world of social media evolving rapidly and many platforms prioritizing creator-first algorithms, many brands face a challenge in retaining the shrinking attention span of their potential customers. We have helped hundreds of businesses create unique promotional strategies to adapt to the new ways of marketing and seen tremendous results. When we started working with Chtrbox it was an instant click as we realized how much our vision and synergies align. Excited to have joined forces, and look forward to increasing the impact of our services for our clients, multifold.”   Added QYOU Media CEO and Co-Founder Curt Marvis, “The addition of ChtrSocial to the Chtrbox arsenal of capabilities to offer the market is significant. Building on the growth of BharatBox targeting tier rural India, and Chtrbox-Represent giving us direct relationships with creator talent, this is another big step in growing the strength and depth of our creator led media business in India. We believe this will resonate strongly with current and future Chtrbox clients.”    
This August on MX VDesi, watch the specular slate of blockbuster International shows dubbed in local languages
Aug 05 2022 By Admin
          Every country has their own quaint stories to tell that have universal appeal – some we connect with, some inspire us, and some give us company on bad days. As a part of the August line-up, MX Player is bringing the world to your fingertips…in a language of your choice on MX VDesi, India’s largest catalogue of International shows. A mix of Korean, Taiwanese, Hollywood and Turkish dramas will be presented in local languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam on MX VDesi. Starting this week from 3rd August, the platform will be dropping new shows every Wednesday - depicting varied emotions from varied regions across the globe – all on your screens. So, get the popcorn cracking and enjoy the August binge-fest, every Wednesday only on MX VDesi. Kick-starting the binge-fest with a blockbuster 16-episode long Korean drama – ‘One the Woman’ featuring an avalanche of emotions. Dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam, it is much like the comedy of Errors. This show follows the story of a tough female prosecutor who switches places with her doppelganger with completely opposite characteristics after an accident. What follows is chaotic mess and loads of fun for the viewers. Exclusively available on MX Player, stream this K-drama now. Up next we have ‘Kuzgun’ a family drama like no other! This 71 episode Turkish drama radiates all the emotions possible on the spectrum. Following the story of the Kuzgun family whose life takes a tragic turn when the father is held against the calliper. Now available in Hindi, it will stream ‘Kuzgun’’ 10th August onwards. We have all dreamt of solving mysteries with our friends. Now live this dream through Aurora's/Roe's eyes as she, along with friends, are in the Real Murders Club solving cases on ‘Aurora's Tea Garden Mysteries’. This 28 episode show is now available in Hindi and is guaranteed to blow your mind. 'Aurora's Tea Garden Mysteries’ will stream 17th August onwards. A rookie investigator and a renowned forensic doctor, as complex as their relationship is, team up to chase the truth and bring a serious matter to justice. ‘Sign’ is a Korean show that is now available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam languages. It will stream from 17th August onwards. When you are living your dream life with your soulmate but a terrible accident takes it all away, would you go to any extent to get it all back? Well, ‘Deja’ Vu’ is a Taiwanese drama series that follows the story of Xu Hai Lin and an offer by a mysterious stranger. Dubbed in Hindi, the 24-episode show is all set to stream on 24th August. It’s true when they say helplessness can make people bend their moral ground. ‘Yong-Pal’ is a story of a talented surgeon, desperate to raise money for his sister’s medical treatment, who gets embroiled in a twisted conspiracy leading to accidental consequences. The 18-episode series is now available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam languages. It will stream from 31st August onwards. So, let’s get binging!

TV

MTV India announces Realme ‘MTV Hustle 2.0’, the second season of India’s ultimate rap battleground
Aug 30 2022 By Admin
          After the phenomenal success of season 1,MTV India is once again all set to hunt for new rap sounds with the latest season of India’s ultimate rap battleground, Realme ‘MTV Hustle 2.0’. Co-powered by Wild Stone new classic range and produced by Fremantle, the latest season of India’s first-ever rap reality television show will pit 16 of the country’s most unique rap voices, in 10 power-packed weeks. Featuring global artist and rap supremo Badshah as the judge, with eminent Indian rap trendsetters and pioneers EPR, King, Dino James and Dee MC as Squad Bosses, Realme ‘MTV Hustle 2.0’ will heighten the stakes with double the competition and unmatched fierceness, starting September 03, every Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm on MTV India and Voot. Promising to be a superlative phenomenon for music lovers, rap enthusiasts, and entertainment buffs, the second season of India’s genre-defining and avant-garde reality television show will be an intense and demanding challenge for 16 fresh voices of India’s rap-scene, who will fight hard for the coveted mantle. The judge of this season, international rap star Badshah, will look for the best of the lot. Eminent Indian rappers and Squad Bosses King, Dee MC, Dino James, and EPR will hone and transform raw talent, hand-picked from across the country. With their signature styles, flair and experience, they will equip their protégés and coach them through the mentoring journey to become industry-ready professionals. The show’s format also elevates the magnitude of the competition, wherein Badshah and the four Squad Bosses will groom and judge the contestants based on their talent, performance, meter, technique, musicality, and storytelling. Viewers will also get a chance to be a part of the journey to root for their favorite performer through public voting on the VOOT app and watch out for the ‘Squad of the Week’ and ‘Performer of the Week’ as the show progresses. On bringing back the show for its second season, Anshul Ailawadi, Head – Youth, Music, and English entertainment, said, “MTV Hustle 2.0 is an ode to India’s rap scene – it puts the spotlight on undiscovered talent and celebrates an artform that is amongst the youth’s foremost passion points. This season goes deeper into the country to offer tomorrow’s hip-hop icons their biggest canvas, today.” Suchita Shah, Head, Content Originals at MTV, said, “It’s bigger and fiercer this season! Realme MTV Hustle 2.0 is all about discovering untapped rap talent to the fore, and bringing their unique stories to viewers and music-lovers across the nation. That fire and passion which drives rap music in all its glorious diversity, is what makes the concept tick. The latest season elevates the rap battleground like never before, with the new format, judge and squad bosses!" Commenting on the second season of the reality television show, Aradhana Bhola, Managing Director, Fremantle India said, “Bringing under the radar talent into the limelight is something we are passionate about at Fremantle. And when the stage is an iconic youth platform, unfolding the magic of rap music and inspiring life stories with the uber talented Badshah in the house, the excitement of MTV Hustle 2.0 becomes palpable.” Tao, Marketing Head, realme India, said, “We are happy to collaborate with MTV India, a channel which caters to the demands of young audiences in the entertainment industry. The second season of MTV Hustle is certainly an opportunity for young music enthusiasts to explore possibilities for them and showcase their talent. Moreover, it aligns with our vision of giving more and highlights participants’ dare to leap attitude among young users. The strategic partnership highlights realme’s commitment to providing high-quality tech-lifestyle products and deep integration towards music.” Realme MTV Hustle 2.0 is all geared up to present the nation’s most promising new rap sensations, their phenomenal original compositions, and a storm of rap battles, drama, and entertainment! ~Realme ‘MTV Hustle 2.0’, co-powered by Wild Stone new classic range, premieres on September 3, airing thereafter every Saturday and Sunday, at 7 pm! ~  
Zee News announces 21-day contest Gyaan Bhi Inaam Bhi
Aug 22 2022 By Admin
        Zee News – most coveted and trusted news channel, announced its new campaign “Gyan Bhi Inaam Bhi” contest in order to provide a comprehensive contest experience to its viewers, which commenced on 14th August.   The contest is a part of Zee Media's efforts to adopt new ways to engage with the viewers and signify the growing popularity of news consumption. The national channel is posting questions throughout the day till 8:00 p.m., on zee news channel. The interested participants can answer by sending an SMS with the message "ZN, space, option (A/B)" to "57575".    The campaign has an integrated 360-degree marketing approach, leveraging multiple touchpoints for optimising reach and consumer engagement. The campaign is live across all ZMCL channels as well as multiple external Hindi GEC & movie channels. More than 20 Digital properties have been targeted and heavy promotions on trade with Print Ads, Radio, and OOH are planned.   Speaking about the ongoing contest, Joy Chakraborthy, Chief Business Officer, ZMCL, said, "We, at Zee Media, with a monthly reach of 500 million population spread across the nation, have always believed in the philosophy of engaging with the viewers & interacting with them. The Zee News campaign Gyaan Bhi, Inaam Bhi, is aimed at the same direction. I am looking forward to witnessing a large number of participants for this upcoming contest."   Expressing similar sentiments, Anindya Khare, Marketing Head, Zee Media, said, “Gyan bhi Inaam Bhi is an ideal campaign to connect with the audience and gratify them. In adopting such an innovative approach, we are coming out with a campaign which is not only limited to our target audience but also touching base with different age groups through relevant information dissemination.”  
COLORS presents an unconventional love story of an autorickshaw driver and enterpreneur with ‘Saavi Ki Savaari’
Aug 19 2022 By Admin
        Saavi is self-reliant, optimistic, street-smart, and the sole bread winner of her family while Nityam is a self-made businessman, witty, fiercely ambitious, and a doting son. She drives an auto-rickshaw to make ends meet, he is a successful entrepreneur and a youth icon. Their paths are different yet they are bound together by a strong karmic connection and COLORS upcoming romantic drama Saavi Ki Savaari chronicles their lives. Making her debut on television with the show will be Samridhii Shukla essaying the role of Saavi while  popular actor Farman Haider will be seen playing Nityam’s character. Produced by Dashami Creations, ‘Saavi Ki Savaari’ will premiere on 22nd August and air every Monday to Friday at 6.30 pm, only on COLORS.   Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 says, “At COLORS, we always aim to break the clutter and portray empowering characters through our stories. Saavi Ki Savaari brings to life a heartwarming love story of a girl Saavi who  is an autorickshaw driver. As she goes along, she finds her footing, encounters love and breaks many biases.  We are certain that Saavi's aspirational and endearing  journey will hit the right chord and enthrall our viewers.”   Breaking stigmas around gender-labeled professions, Saavi becomes the first female auto-rickshaw driver from Ujjain, who enjoys driving and earning her living without feeling any sense of embarrassment about her profession. In unexpected circumstances, Saavi meets Nityam, a workaholic businessman who is highly ambitious and temperamental. He is extremely focused on building his business empire and wants to marry a woman who can match up to his intellect and help him achieve his goals. Destiny plays its part and binds these contrasting souls with the string of love. What will happen when two people belonging to two different strata of society come together?   Ninad Vaidya, Producer, Dashami Creations says, “We are excited to associate with COLORS for the first time with a never seen before concept- the heart touching love story ‘Saavi Ki Savari’. With this show we hope to break the gender stereotypes and showcase that no job is menial. It’s not how much you earn, but your commitment to your work and ethics you follow define how far one walks on the journey of fulfilment. The show will not only highlight the hardships of Saavi, but it will also narrate a beautiful love story of Saavi and Nityam. We are eagerly waiting for the viewers to enjoy the show on 22nd August.”   On playing the titular role of Saavi, Samridhii Shukla says, “I’m thrilled to make my television debut with such an uncoventional character like Saavi.  She is a self-made girl who faces all her challenges with a smile and takes pride in driving an auto-rickshaw to support her family. With evolving times, women today are breaking the stereotypes by stepping into challenging roles, and hence I am certain that viewers will relate to Saavi and her beautiful story. I am grateful to be a part of the COLORS family and looking forward to this exciting new journey.”   Portraying Nityam’s character, Farman Haider says, “Nityam is a suave businessman, who has a charming personality. He is a headstrong person who always chases his goals and only confides in his mother. This show will trace an interesting contrast between him and Saavi who are destined to meet and discover love together. Samridhii aka Saavi is a vivacious and extremely passionate actor to work with, I am already having a great time working with her on this show! We hope our show will bring a smile to everyone’s faces as we begin this wonderful journey.”   Watch ‘Saavi Ki Savaari’ every Monday to Friday starting 22nd August at 6.30 pm, only on COLORS!
QYOU Media India gears up to launch a new gaming digital channel, Q GAMEX in September 2022
Aug 04 2022 By Admin
          Strengthening its footprint across the country with uniquely positioned channels, India’s youngest and fastest-growing entertainment network, QYOU Media India continues to offer differentiated content to its new and existing viewers. Following the success of its recently launched digital channels, ‘The Q Kahaniyan’ and ‘The Q Comedistaan’, QYOU Media India further gears up to announce the launch of ‘Q GAMEX’, a 24x7 gaming digital channel. Launching in September 2022, the channel aims to target young Indian gamers across connected TV and digital platforms. With an aim to reach out to digitally savvy young Indian adults between the age group of 18 to 35 years, Q GAMEX will stream gameplay matches and battlegrounds while taking the viewers through some interesting insights on console/gaming equipment, unboxing experiences, tips, and tricks and much more. Banking on the burgeoning popularity surrounding online gaming, QYOU Media India, through Q GAMEX aims to expand its viewership base by providing brands and advertisers an opportunity to drive value. The launch of Q GAMEX for the connected TV audience is a part of a growing effort to capitalize on a business that is already experiencing tremendous growth worldwide and in India specifically. Speaking on the announcement of its upcoming gaming digital channel, Krishna Menon, Chief Operating Officer, QYOU Media India, said, “At QYOU Media India, our unique and socially connected content style is in alignment with what this audience is looking for. The Indian online gaming industry has steadily grown to become a leading market across the globe. With the launch of ‘Q GAMEX’, we aim to cater to the young gaming enthusiasts and become a leading provider of multi-genre channels to audiences who are rapidly adopting connected TV as a primary destination for entertainment purposes. We are delighted to add ‘Q GAMEX’ to our existing portfolio of brands and look forward to developing Q GAMEX as a pioneer in gaming content across digital platforms.” According to an analysis by KPMG, India is set to become one of the world’s leading markets in the gaming industry where it is expected to cross 450 million online gamers in 2023, second only to China. Growing steadily over the last five years, it is expected to treble in value and reach an overall value of $5 billion by 2025 driven by a rapidly growing younger population with higher disposable income. With the total number of online gamers growing from 360 million in 2020 to 390 million in 2021, analysts expect steep growth in the sector. Leveraging content from a wide array of top social influencers and digital content creators, QYOU Media India so far has launched The Q, Q Marathi, The Q Kahaniyan and The Q Comedistaan. The upcoming digital channel Q GAMEX targets the rapidly growing community of online and mobile gamers and will mark the launch of QYOU Media India’s fifth channel.  

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Infectious Advertising ropes in Anil Jayachandran as Chief Strategy Officer
Aug 29 2022 By Admin
        Infectious Advertising,  has bolstered its strategic chops by hiring Anil Jayachandran as its Chief Strategy Officer.  Anil has spent nearly a quarter of a century working across geographies and is regarded as an expert in markets as diverse as North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. From Egypt to Malaysia, he has worked across functions - marketing, advertising, research, and strategy - with global players like Burnett, JWT, Unilever, Lintas, O&M, McCann, and Omnicom. In spite of all the globe-trotting, the place where Anil likes living in most is his head. An intellectual first, Anil is also a coffee farmer, an accomplished painter, and a psytrance producer.  In his last job, Anil headed Communications Planning for Omnicom, Malaysia.    Speaking on this development, Nisha Singhania and Ramanuj Shastry, Directors and Co-Founders of Infectious Advertising said, “We are delighted with Anil’s arrival. The more we know the consumer, the sharper our work gets. Anil’s here to help push the envelope in strategic thinking so that our work gets even more infectious.”   
TheSmallBigIdea bags Integrated Digital Marketing mandate including e-commerce for Sandu Pharmaceuticals
Aug 25 2022 By Admin
          TheSmallBigIdea, has been appointed as the digital strategic partner for  pharmacy and medical care platforms, Sandu Pharmaceuticals. Given, the agency’s expertise and content-driven approach across categories, the 360-degree digital mandate win will leverage TheSmallBigIdea as the go-to digital strategic partner. Speaking about the win, Manish Solanki, COO and Co-Founder, TheSmallBigIdea, said, “Ayurveda has always been a part of the Indian way of life and we are happy to be part of the digital journey of Sandu’s 123-year-old legacy. With the evolution of the healthcare and wellness sector, it is a great opportunity for us to bring to light Sandu Pharmaceuticals and the rich herbal products it offers. As part of the mandate, our task at hand is to create compelling Digital first stories on Social to help prospects understand and sample our products at the same time build a robust marketplace and e-commerce platform that engages and converts those prospects into loyal customers. Through this association, our endeavour would be to deliver result-oriented strategies across multiple platforms.” Commenting on awarding the mandate to TheSmallBigIdea, Shashank Sandu, Director, Sandu Pharmaceuticals, said, “We are extremely happy and excited to associate with a reputed agency like TheSmallBigIdea for our 360-degree brand communication and are confident that this association will help us build our brand presence digitally and strengthen it offline as well. TheSmallBigIdea’s data-driven insights and content-driven approach make them the perfect partner to manage our mandate. We are excited to have them on board and look forward to a fulfilling digital journey to deepen the engagement with our customers.” As a part of the mandate, the agency will be responsible for driving the next wave of growth and expansion and taking the brand on a journey of digital transformation. Along with managing social media platforms, crafting integrated digital creative strategies for the brand, and developing their e-commerce business, TSBI Studios the agency’s Video Creation arm as a starter to the mandate, conceptualized and made 4 brand films and launched them digitally. Sandu Keshita Hair Oil- https://youtu.be/a056A_p5PJI Sandu Acivin- https://youtu.be/g3zeAfLEeww Sandu Hemocleen- https://youtu.be/yK-Te8ceD64 Sandu Vasa Cough Syrup- https://youtu.be/VUmMV7fGbZc  
Concept PR Wins Communication Mandate for HOUM Technology
Aug 09 2022 By Admin
          Concept PR, integrated communications and public relations consultancy firm secured a mandate to provide PR and brand communication support to HOUM Technology, a tech start-up that provides a private online space (digital home) for netizens worldwide. Houm is a category-creating global consumer internet product at the convergence of Web 3.0, Private Communication and Data Monetization. It lets each consumer build and own a private place (digital home) on the internet—with a personal domain—that no other person, system or bot (including Houm Technology) can access; enabling the creation of a completely decentralized ecosystem. “Concept PR was the only agency who could show what Houm should do from a marketing perspective. Their Technology & Startups team impressed us with their belief in our Web 3.0 Product and the understanding of the tech industry at large. I look forward to this partnership and the journey ahead,” said Mr. Bijaei Jayaraj, CEO, Houm Technology Private Limited. The PR mandate for Houm Technology Private Limited includes strategic communications and crisis management.  
Anand Chakravarthy Set to Join Omnicom Media Group India as its Chief Growth Officer
Jul 27 2022 By Admin
        Omnicom Media Group (OMG) India has appointed Anand Chakravarthy as its new Chief Growth Officer.  Anand is set to use his strategic foresight and over two decades of rich industry experience to create new opportunities for growth and play an instrumental role in shaping OMG India’s future trajectory. He will report to Kartik Sharma, Group CEO of OMG India.  With over 24 years of experience in the media and advertising industry and having worked with many reputable businesses, all of which witnessed exponential growth under his guidance, Anand has a deep well of knowledge to draw from. In his previous roles, he has led many profitable businesses, including during his leadership stints at Essence Global, Wavemaker and Reliance Broadcast Network. With experience in Marketing, Advertising, Media and Entrepreneurship, Anand's strength lies in his ability to formulate crucial strategies that help businesses scale up and become sustainable in an extremely competitive market. Across his repertoire of experience, he has worked with Global and Indian brands, including several leading D2C brands in India.   Speaking on his appointment, Kartik Sharma, CEO of Omnicom Media Group India, said, “I am delighted to welcome Anand on board. His extensive knowledge, values-based leadership style and commitment to delivering results will undoubtedly be a great asset to our business going forward. His work speaks for itself and shows that he has the propensity to lead and help companies capitalize on new growth opportunities in an emerging market.”   Anand Chakravarthy said, “I am thrilled to be a part of OMG India and getting the opportunity to work with Kartik and his leadership team, for whom I have immense respect. OMG is recognized globally for its thought leadership and building future forward capabilities - a critical need in the industry today. Working in this ecosystem with this team and leveraging these capabilities to help brands evolve without any limitations is a fantastic opportunity. I look forward to fully committing to OMG’s vision and pushing the boundaries of innovation & growth.”