Madan Mohapatra , regional director, Optimum Media Solutions , media arm of Mudra Communications Ltd , has put in his papers. He has reportedly joined Kishore Biyani’s Future Group as chief of marketing.
Parleys for a media consortium are reportedly on between OMD ( Optimum Media Direction ) managing director for India, Jasmin Sohrabji , and officials from the three other Omnicom agencies: RK Swamy BBDO Pvt. Ltd , Mudra Communications Ltd and TBWA India . Another media brand, Omnicom PHD, is expected to launch shortly.
Taj TV India (Pvt. Ltd) recently announced the promotion of Gargi Kaul to vice-president, advertising sales. She will lead Taj TV’s national sales team, which markets sports channels Ten Sports and Zee Sports.
Asia Brand Congress 2007 was held in Mumbai recently. Prasoon Joshi , executive chairman and regional creative director-South and South-East Asia of McCann-Erickson (India) Ltd , was named Creative Professional of the Year. Vijay Mallya , chairman, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd , was selected Brand Builder of the Year. Rajdeep Sardesai , editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN and IBN 7, was named Media Professional of the Year.P9 Integrated, a film-marketing company from Percept Holdings Pvt. Ltd , launched a new vertical for marketing solutions in concept cinema or small budget movies called P9 Searchlight. Navin Shah is the CEO of P9 Integrated. TNS India Pvt. Ltd ’s managing director, R. Suresh , has made a decision to move on from the market information industry to pursue other interests. He joined the company in 1988, taking over at the helm as managing director in 2006.