The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) have formed a four-member committee that will discuss issues related to TV ad deals such as outstanding payments, current TV metrics, etc. Nominated members include NDTV Media Ltd CEO Raj Nayak; Star India Pvt. Ltd president, ad sales, Paritosh Joshi; GroupM Media India Pvt. Ltd ’s Mindshare India managing director R. Gowthaman; and Lodestar Universal Ltd CEO Shashi Sinha. Says one of the members: “The IBF and AAAI needed to put recent issues behind us. Hence, this committee has been formed.”
Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc), chaired by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd CEO Pradeep Guha, is on the lookout for a secretariat and a CEO for handling everyday affairs. Guha confirmed the same.
Lintas Integrated Marketing Action Group (Imag) has revamped its senior management positions. Vivek Lakhwara, president, Aaren Initiative, has been invited to join the Lintas Imag executive council headed by Ashish Bhasin, director, Imag. Ameer Ismail, Colette Austin , Usha Bhandarkar are the other senior executive council members. Ismail has been handed the additional charge of president Lintertainment, besides LINOpinion & Advent.
Hong Kong-based Star Group has appointed Edward Hanapole as its chief information officer, responsible for developing digital technology. He reports to Laureen Ong, COO of STAR. “Edward joined us from the News Corp. Global Technology Group. He is an experienced digital media executive with strong vision and a passion for innovation,’’ said Ong.