Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman, McCann Worldgroup India and regional creative director, Asia Pacific, is joining the board of Reliance Entertainment as non-executive director, while remaining with McCann. Joshi will advise the board on creative matters. “My company and I are already working on several advertising-related projects with Reliance Adag, and this will add a new dimension to our relationship,’’ he said.
Manish Porwal, managing director, India West and South, Starcom Worldwide, has put in his papers. He says, “It’s a hard reality that I am quitting a wonderful place like Starcom.” Porwal’s next shift may not be to a media agency, as he “has no intention of joining (the) competition”. Porwal started his career in 1995 with FCB-Ulka in Mumbai.
Pooja Kashyap has joined Percept Picture Company (PPC) as associate vice- president, feature films. Prior to this, she worked with group company P9 Integrated Pvt. Ltd as general manager, and helped close successful deals for ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Hanuman Returns’ and ‘Saawariya’.
Mallikarjundas C.R., an alumnus of IIM Bangalore who has more than 10 years experience with advertiser, agency and media in analytics, has joined Madison Media Group as director, Madison Media Research Center.
Balu Venkitachalam, CEO, Meritus Analytics India Pte Ltd, has put in his papers. He confirmed his move. Meritus is a GroupM Media India Pvt. Ltd firm that offers data analytics services.
With inputs from Anushree Chandran
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