As Group CMO, Manav looks after both Eros Now and the studio business. He is responsible for brand, consumer growth & retention, talent, trade and PR across both these businesses. In his earlier role he was founder CMO for ALTBalaji, India’s first SVOD OTT platform which broke the notion that Indians don’t pay for content.
In his last role at Getit he launched multiple businesses and brands in India and Malaysia across Yellow pages, Horizontal Marketplace and verticals like grocery and furniture, mobile wallet and a merchant lending platform.
At Reliance Big Entertainment, he was the founder of then India’s largest online local search platform that got investment interests from Navteq & acquisition interest from Justdial. He was also part of founding co worked on launching businesses across FM Radio, Music, Motion Pictures, Movie rental & download, online gaming & a JV with Dreamworks Animation SKG.
In his earlier stints, Manav exited a startup in stealth mode that created an IP that helped telecom towers reduce their energy costs.
He has formal education in Management and Law.
Red Chillies Entertainment
Head of Marketing | Red Chillies Entertainment Read More
Head of Marketing | Red Chillies Entertainment
Binda has over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Brand Management, Digital Intellegence & Consumer Analytics. She comes with a deep understanding of the Indian media and entertainment space and has led marketing campaigns across categories for different markets. She has been awarded by BBC Knowledge as one of ‘the Greatest Marketing Influencers of 2017.
She currently heads marketing for Red Chilies Entertainment and is responsible for customer loyalty and creating business opportunities across platforms. She has led 360 degree campaigns for wide range of movies like Dilwale, Raees, Dear Zingagi, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Ittefaq, Zero and ongoing projects like Badla.
She has also led the marketing initiatives for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2016,
developed the #AmiKKR campaign, which deeply resonated with the fans. KKR
became the first team to have an exclusive television show, called ‘Knight
Club’ on Star Sports and the fan engagement rate on social media not just
surpassed other IPL teams, but also long established teams with global
following like Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and
During her stint at Star India, she has steered strategic projects for their
Hindi, Regional and English Entertainment channels. She was instrumental in
developing campaigns such as ‘Rishta wahi, Soch nayi’ for Star
Plus, which catapulted the brand back to its leadership position, ‘Cholo
Paltai’ as the war cry for Star Jalsha launch in West Bengal, which
connected with the audience at a personal level and took the channel to the #1
position and ‘Watch with the World’ for Star World Premiere’s launch, which
created a paradigm shift in TV viewing trends in India.
Harley Davidson Motor Company
Marketing & PR Head - Asia Emerging Markets & India | Harley Davidson Motor Company Read More
Marketing & PR Head - Asia Emerging Markets & India | Harley Davidson Motor Company
Marketing professional & Automobile Industry Expert with 11 years of successful track record in Brand Development, Product Marketing & Planning, Marketing Communication, Category Management, Marketing Operations, Strategy and Media Advertising. Outstanding performance in CFT leadership, Brand Communication, ATL/BTL, Product Development, Product Launches, Special Editions, Events & Sponsorship, Media Planning, Digital Content, Agency leadership, Celebrity management, Retail Marketing, Luxury & Sports Marketing, Business Planning & CRM. Currently heading Marketing & PR for Harley-Davidson India. Was associated with Nissan Motor India as Head – Marcom for Datsun brand. Prior was Sr. Group Product Marketing Lead & Country Chief Marketing Manager for Hatch, Sedan, Luxury SUV, Sports, Electric Vehicle & Connected Car(Intelligent Mobility) segments leading the product, pricing, Go To Market and project management strategy for Nissan India. Before Nissan, was Sr. Category Brand Head – Commuter motorcycles for World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer (Hero MotoCorp- formerly known as Hero Honda), taking care of brand development, marketing communication, strategy, digital content nationally for the 10-brands portfolio along with key corporate marketing and global business projects. Started career as Marketing Lead for North with focus on regional media, BTL activations, rural, sales support & CRM. Part of strategic projects as a CFT member/leader like CBU Business model, Intelligent Mobility, Scenario Planning, DMS, Dealer websites, Marketing Planning & Budgeting Software, QBR – Commonwealth Games, IPL, MTV Roadies, HIL, Hero World Challenge, FIFA, ICC, Employer Branding, National Dealer Conclaves, Auto shows, Factory Launches, International Marketing & CSR. An MBA in Marketing & Operations; Also a Mechanical Engineering Degree holder along with Executive programs in Digital Marketing & Leadership. Ad Awards Jury & Globally certified GT-R instructor as working with Hero MotoCorp
Qualifications – PGDM (Marketing) from FSM – Delhi, BE
(Mechanical Engg.) from MSRIT – Bangalore, Digital certification from IIM-L,
Executive Course in Leadership from Vanderbilt University – USA
A decade of experience in Marketing and Brand Communication with specialization in Digital. Astute understanding of various digital marketing channels coupled with solid technical knowledge gives me an edge in implementing brand related campaigns derived from the overall business objectives. Data is an integral part of my work style ensuring a fair balance of execution and result KPIs, important for any strategy to be successful.
The work done during my stint with Godrej won awards by “Asia Retail Congress” and “CMO Asia Brand and Marketing Excellence Awards”.
Relevant areas of core strengths – Digital strategy in Search, Social, Mobile, User Experience on web and mobile, Analytics mapping on Search and Social channels, User journey management, SEM, Online Reputation Management, SEO, eCRM, Media planning and performance marketing.
Anil Kumar Singh comes to [email protected] with more than 17 years of experience in digital advertising. currently working with [email protected] as a National Director of SEO. There he is Accountable for the agency’s SEO and content vision, and managing the growth of the product by overseeing the SEO Leads, supporting the Client Services team, and playing an active role in New Business opportunities. He was previously India Head of SEO in Interactive avenues, Digital arm of IPG Mediabrands . He had built SEO team & business from scratch and stabilised IA into a leader in SEO for the Indian market working with major brands like ICICI BANK, Micromax, Cleartrip, SBI, Mahindra & Mahindra, GENPACT,Dishtv, Airtel and BookMyshow. Anil helped Interactive Avenues SEO Business reach scale in less than 3 years. Qualification : Master of Computer Science (M.Sc) Honors and Awards : Best SEO -India Digital Media Awards 2015 Exchange4Media & Jagran June 2015 Best SEO Category Award by Afaqs! At DIGITAL AGENCY AWARDS 2015 Afaqs! & Jagran.com August 2015
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton Read More
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton
Balaji Vaidyanathan is a seasoned marketing leader with over 17 years of insightful global experience in brand, advertising, digital, content and mainline. In his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton based out of Dubai, Balaji is responsible for all strategic marketing initiatives for the CEEMEA region. He leads a team across multiple geographies, covering over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and focusing both on institutional and retail businesses. Prior to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives and investor education programs. In his initial part of his career, he has also been associated in various capacities with the Aditya Birla Group and the Edelweiss Group. Balaji has been one of the early adopters of leveraging gamification, video content and storytelling in the mutual fund industry to promote investor education in the online space. His deep understanding of consumer marketing and customer lifecycle journeys have won him several awards in India and globally across creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness.
› Priyanka is a media professional with 22 years of extensive experience across TV & Digital with successful stints in India’s leading media conglomerates including Network 18, Times Television Network and NDTV. › With rich experience in Strategy, Product, Growth, Monetization, Content, Programming & Partnerships, Priyanka is credited with launching some of the leading Television channels and Digital Platforms in India. › Having created award winning programs and IPs, she has devised processes that still run effectively at organizations she worked at. › She has turned around television ratings and revenue, setup broadcast chains, forayed into regional content and managed teams of over 200. › Her in-depth understanding of brands and their ethos across industry verticals has helped catapult brands to thought leadership positions. › Her award winning IPs, Channels and Shows stand testimony to her strategy and content marketing ability to help brands engage with their audiences. › Priyanka is recognized as an inspiring leader with exceptional creative and commercial discipline and a unique ability to embrace change and consistently innovate in an industry that is constantly disrupted across content, carriage and consumer behavior. › Her Digital initiatives won many awards and she is often consulted by the top management and startups for her strategy and ability to rewire and help shape brands. › She was awarded the Woman Leadership Achievement Award in 2016 and Woman Super Achiever Award in 2017 at the World Leadership Congress. › She was awarded the Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leader and later the same year the Top 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leader and is also counted amongst the Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders in India. › Priyanka is a Columbia Business School alumnus and has helped launch many start-ups in the national and international space.
Tushar Tyagi is an Indian born and raised filmmaker. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from College of Engineering Roorkee in India and a degree in Directing and Filmmaking from New York Film Academy. From a very early age, he realized he wanted to tell stories, and show life as art and art as life. ” I want to let the world experience how it is like to be inside my mind, where breath taking things are being created every passing second”. He decided to be a film maker to transform his imagination to the big screen”. The world inside him “is way bigger and better than the world I live in.
Tushar currently finished post-production in New York City on “Gulabee”. It tells the story of a young woman coping with unprecedented life choices as a prostitute, in which her will and courage are challenged in pursuit to escape her past. The film will be in the festival circuit beginning in January 2014, and will be released in local theaters shortly thereafter.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
OSD | Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS) | Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Read More
OSD | Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS) | Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
He has taught Film Studies for the past 23 years now.
Apart from that he was the Deputy Director of SIMC for nine years. During the concerned period the Institute was ranked among the top 10 Institutes offering a PG programme in Mass Communication, by various publications every year.
Also, he was the Director of SCMC for 10 years. During the concerned period the Centre was ranked as India’s Best Mass Communication College by the annual India Today-Nielsen surveys for five consecutive years (2013-’17).
He has also taught at FTII, IIMC, Sophia College for Women as well as at the various Film Appreciation Courses organised by NFAI.
Managing Director & President | PTC Network Read More
Managing Director & President | PTC Network
Managing Director & President PTC NETWORK, Rabindra Narayan is the founder of the first ever Punjabi satellite channel in the world (PUNJABI WORLD) and has had a long stint with media houses like ZEE, ETC, TEJ PRESS, SUNDAY MAIL, WEEKLY SUN and more. He has also had a long and illustrious career as a Punjabi & Hindi theatre actor and director having to his credit the first ever multimedia sound and light show in Punjabi – AAZADI DE TARAANEY. A team leader who leads with example and at the forefront, Narayan branched out in early Nineties from print journalism (as Editor of The Weekly SUN) to broadcasting and is known as the person who brought Gurbani from Golden Temple to the television screen. He is also credited with conceptualising and founding the World’s first-ever Punjabi television channel, PUNJABI WORLD. He went on to start ETC PUNJABI for ETC Network and be the Business Head of ZEE PUNJABI in addition to heading ETC PUNJABI with the Zee Group. A passionate writer and a dedicated mediaman, Narayan feels proud to be heading the World’s Number One Punjabi Television Network team at PTC NETWORK.
Archana Aggarwal is a passionate media advocate with 20+ years of media experience. She has worked across multiple brands at both media agencies and advertiser. Her last assignment was Country Media Manager, P&G where she spent 8+ years and has now been with Airtel for last 3+ years as VP, Media. She was instrumental in P&G winning their first Cannes in India in 2006 post which they won many prestigious international awards for the Gillette Shave India Movement. She also led media for the high decibel launch of 4G and Payments Bank in India. She identified ideas like Sim sampling with Economic Times, Roshandan and Google countdown clock.
HT DIGITAL STREAMS LTD
HEAD OF CONTENT STRATEGY & BRAND SOLUTIONS | HT DIGITAL STREAMS LTD Read More
HEAD OF CONTENT STRATEGY & BRAND SOLUTIONS | HT DIGITAL STREAMS LTD
With over 20 years of work experience
spanning all media formats from print to radio to Television to events to
digital, Aman Heads Content and Brand Solutions at HT Digital Streams,
responsible for all HT digital assets – Hindustantimes.com, livemint.com and livehindustan.com. A well rounded professional, his experience pans across sectors and
projects that include – The Global Business Summit, India Fashion Week,
International Concerts, fictional web series and content integration, amongst
many others. His recent project is the first ever original financial web series
on HT.com – #HTFridayFinance and the same has been a talking point within the BFSI sector. He
believes that with story-telling becoming mainstream, the onus is on us to
create great experiences that makes for great narratives.
Lead – Digital Strategy (Global Brand) | Royal Enfield Read More
Lead – Digital Strategy (Global Brand) | Royal Enfield
Jatin Chhikara is an experienced marketer, strategist & creative thinker with over 13 years of multi-faceted experience of working as a brand strategist, advertiser, digital marketer, entrepreneur, project manager and process improver. He has gained hands-on expertise to lead multi-disciplinary projects in digital transformation of brands, brand experiences & marketing strategies.
Ankit Mehrotra is a start-up and tech enthusiast with special interests in understanding customer behaviour across the web and mobile. He is the co-founder ofDineout, which is India’s Largest Dining Out Platform seating more than a million diners a month across 8000 restaurants in India. He is the winner of the Education UK Alumni Awards 2016 in which he received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Additionally, Dineout won the TechRocketship Award and the India Emerging 20 Award, both by the Govt of UK & India in 2018. Before starting Dineout, he lived in London for 10 years and worked for 7 years with BNP Paribas, London, a top tier Investment Bank, in various divisions including Investment Banking & Wealth Management managing a portfolio of UHNWI. He is also a CFA charter holder since 2011.
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Director – Content & Communications | upGrad Read More
Archana Tiwari Nayudu
Director – Content & Communications | upGrad
Archana is part of the leadership team at upGrad, which is a high-growth EdTech promoted by Ronnie Screwvala. It is positioned to be a disruptive leaders in EdTech and towards curating human capital to serve the future. The company has been awarded the ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. upGrad also received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Start-ups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019. Archana comes with over 18 years of professional experience with a strong focus on creativity, context and commercial goals spread across all mediums and formats of media : Print, Digital, Television & Live Events including CNBC TV 18 & The Economic Times. She is experienced at front ending brand outreach projects as well as managing seamless backend processes. Skilled to deliver original content and creative ideas, she has created and managed end-to-end content and communication marketing projects. Rich B2B experience, hands on working experience with SMEs and start-up eco-system globally, Archana has the distinguished career with highlights including being invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan to curate Global Innovation roundtable and being part of international forums along with being the force and face of ET Digital Transformation Series in her past assignments. Highly networked professional with strong connects with industry influencers, academia and policy makers, she believes education and technology when combined has the potential to change the future and fortune of Bharat & India. She promotes learning for all and learning as a way of life to stay relevant amidst technological disruption and economic upheavals.
Columbia Pacific Communities
Senior Vice President – Marketing | Columbia Pacific Communities Read More
Senior Vice President – Marketing | Columbia Pacific Communities
Piali Dasgupta is currently Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Columbia Pacific Communities, India’s largest senior living community operator. Columbia Pacific Communities is part of the Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management. which has presence across USA, Canada, China and India. Piali started her career in journalism with The Times of India, and crossed over to Marketing and Communication with playing key roles in creating impactful content marketing strategies for Myntra and later Amazon. She was responsible for creating Myntra’s very popular style makeover series along with celebrity style chat show series. In a career spanning 14 years, Piali has created a number of award winning marketing campaigns and served on juries. She is on Social Samosa’s Top 40 marketers under 40 list for the year 2019-2020 and has also been awarded the Content Mogul title by CMS Asia (Content Marketing Summit Asia) and has been named one of the top 10 Content Marketing Leaders in APAC in 2020 by CMS Asia. She has also been recognised as the Woman Marketer of The Year at MCube (Masters of Modern Marketing) Awards 2020. She was also part of Social Media Superwomen 2018, that recognised the top 50 women in marketing in India. She has worked across print media, e-commerce (Myntra, Amazon), retail (Aditya Birla Fashion Retail) and real estate and is currently building a compelling brand narrative around senior care inIndia. Her core expertise lies in content marketing, storytelling, building brand narratives and strengthening brand positioning through storytelling. According to her, good content is one that is purposeful, uplifting and has the ability to startconversations and believes that we are long past the age of “vanity content” or content for the sake of content. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, is a voracious reader, spends time sketching and is also a strong mental health advocate, doing her bit to remove long standing stigmas around mental illness.
• Senior Professional, with eighteen years of experience in feature Film/Tv Productions. • Director for an Indo-Swedish Production film “Boy In Bollywood”. • Screenwriter for feature films “Hum Tum Shabana” and Jia aur Jia”. • Five-minute feature director for nonfiction Tv shows. • Pre-Wedding film director for India’s biggest wedding filming “Ram Bherwani Productions”. • Strong leader with motivational management style and reputation for building and retaining highly motivated film Production teams and networks. • Results-oriented achiever with a successful track record for completion of films, Tv projects on schedule; within budgets. • Established relations with key players, strategic partners and significant talents from the Indian Film Industry. • Expertise in all filmmaking aspects having hands on experience on all pre-production, on floor filming and postproduction on all size of films and Tv fiction / non-fiction shows.