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At the board meet­ing of The Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Coun­cil of In­dia (ASCI) held re­cently, D. Shivaku­mar, group ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent, cor­po­rate strat­egy at Aditya Birla Group, was unan­i­mously elected the chair­man of the board of ASCI. Ro­hit Gupta, pres­i­dent - net­work sales and in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, Sony Pic­tures Net­works In­dia, was elected the vice-chair­man and Shashid­har Sinha, CEO, IPG Me­dia­brands, was re-ap­pointed as the hon­orary trea­surer.

In­dian So­ci­ety of Ad­ver­tis­ers

Su­nil Kataria, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, In­dia and SAARC, Go­drej Con­sumer Prod­ucts, has been re-elected as chair­man of the In­dian So­ci­ety of Ad­ver­tis­ers (ISA). Kataria has been lead­ing the com­mit­tee as chair­man from 2016.

Mc­Cann World­group

Ra­jesh Mani joins Mc­Cann Mum­bai as ex­ec­u­tive creative di­rec­tor. With over 18 years in the ad­ver­tis­ing in­dus­try Mani has had stints with agen­cies like Tri­ton, Ogilvy & Mather Ban­ga­lore, Leo Bur­nett among oth­ers. His last as­sign­ment was with Happy mc­gar­ry­bowen, Ban­ga­lore.

IAA In­dia Chap­ter

Pu­nit Goenka, manag­ing di­rec­tor and CEO, Zee En­ter­tain­ment En­ter­prises (ZEEL) has been elected pres­i­dent of In­dia Chap­ter of the In­ter­na­tional Ad­ver­tis­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (IAA) at its AGM held on Septem­ber 24, 2018 in Mum­bai. Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Me­dia Brands In­dia was elected vice pres­i­dent. Other of­fice bear­ers in­cludes Pradeep Dwivedi, CEO, Sakal Me­dia Group - Hon. Sec­re­tary; Jaideep Gandhi, founder , An­other Idea - Hon. Trea­surer and Ramesh Narayan, im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent. The Mem­bers of the manag­ing com­mit­tee in­clude Megha Tata, COO BTVI; Janak Sarda, di­rec­tor, Deshd­hoot Group; MV Shreyams Ku­mar, JMD Mathrub­humi Group; I Venkat. Di­rec­tor, Ee­nadu and Ab­hishek Kar­nani, di­rec­tor Free Press Jour­nal.


Ide­pen­dent agency Thinkstr has brought San­jay Tan­don on board as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer. For­mer chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at FCB Ulka Delhi, Tan­don was last with the In­dian FMCG gi­ant RSPL as con­sumer mar­ket­ing head for one of the ver­ti­cals. Fo­cused on the dig­i­tally savvy con­sumer, Thinkstr works with NITI Aayog, William Grants’ Glen­fid­dich, Twin­ings, Usha In­ter­na­tional, Soothe Health­care, among oth­ers.

BBDO In­dia

BBDO In­dia has re­cently ap­pointed Ravi Bhat as vice pres­i­dent - plan­ning, Delhi. In his new role, he will be work­ing closely with the highly-ta­lented world-rank­ing cre­atives and ac­count man­age­ment chiefs as he leads the strate­gic think­ing on brands such as Mars, Pedi­gree, Wrigley’s, SC John­son, HP Print­ers and Lap­tops, new busi­ness and projects from other BBDO of­fices.

FCB Ulka, Ben­galuru

FCB Ulka has ap­pointed Theresa Ron­nie as the new head of of­fice for Ben­galuru. Ron­nie will be re­spon­si­ble for up­ping the ante for the Ben­galuru of­fice. Ron­nie will be re­port­ing to Nitin Karkare, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, FCB Ulka. She joins FCB Ulka from Publi­cis, where she was head­ing the Ben­galuru op­er­a­tions.

Dig­i­tas, In­dia

Dig­i­tas, a dig­i­tal agency from the sta­ble of Publi­cis Groupe, has an­nounced the el­e­va­tion of Mark McDon­ald to a na­tional role as head of creative, In­dia. Prior to this McDon­ald was lead­ing the creative team for the agency’s Mum­bai of­fice.

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