MindShare, the media agency of umbrella brand Group M Media India Pvt. Ltd, has announced that R. Gowthaman will be managing director for MindShare India. He was earlier MindShare’s managing director for West and South India. Sundar Raman, former managing director, North and East, MindShare, has been given an international portfolio; an announcement is expected soon. Gowthaman, when contacted, said, “If you were to look at the way the media sector is exploding, it’s an opportunity, but a challenging one at that.”
Farzana Suri, vice-president, client services, Euro RSCG Advertising Pvt. Ltd, has put in her papers. Suman Srivastava, CEO, Euro RSCG, confirmed this. “We are in the process of promoting one of our people and moving him to Mumbai to occupy Suri’s position. We shall be announcing the same later,” said Srivastava. Suri is expected to join Network Advertising Pvt. Ltd as vice-president.
Samarth Shrivastava was recently appointed associate vice-president at PerceptH and will now be handling accounts such as Electrolux, Canon and IOL Broadband. He moved to PerceptH from Rediffusion DY&R, where he was client servicing director.
After the release of the recent RAM (Radio Audience Measurement) study by TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd, Radio One may make some changes to its programming mix, say industry executives familiar with the development. These executives, who are not part of the company, say the channel will be bringing back English programming (songs). The mix would, in all probability, be 20% English and 80% Hindi. RJs Jaggu and Tarana, who were off-air for some time, are also back on air. Vishnu Athreya, vice-president, programming and brand, Radio One, confirmed the RJs were back on air, but stated that no change is due to happen in the programming mix.