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
Amit is an avid #Marketer with extensive experience in Digital and traditional media strategy. He loves mining for consumer insights and building brands through storytelling #advertising. He is currently putting a method to the madness for non-linear hyper-growth as Head growth marketing for Zoomcar.
An Engineer and an MBA graduate, with 10+ years of global experience in the digital & branding space, Amit has led Marketing, digital transformation and growth for companies in his previous assignments with Noon, Shopclues, PayU, ZO, Maxus & Percept. Established marketing of a MENA region biggest e-com Noon from scratch as a Head Performance and branding, in his last role.Attachments area
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
HT Digital Streams
Anil Kumar Singh
Head - SEO & Organic Growth | HT Digital Streams Read More
Anil Kumar Singh
Head - SEO & Organic Growth | HT Digital Streams
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rahul helps marketers break down the silos in Digital Marketing and achieve a unified view of their customer, across marketing channels and devices. By leveraging the search “intent” signals into Display, Social and Video advertising, and enabling personalization at scale. He helps digital marketers in making their practice more efficient and accountable.
As a Digital Marketing Practitioner in his previous role, he had played an instrumental role in building India’s largest non travel e-commerce almost from scratch. Armed with this knowledge of knowing what really works, he now endeavors to help other advertisers surpass their goals and expect much more from Digital with the most advanced and comprehensive Digital Marketing Platform available in the market: DoubleClick by Google.
He has been featured on CNN Money and Fortune magazine for one of the “6 ideas for changing the world”.
He has been awarded the Best Digital Marketing Professional Award by the CMO Council and World Brand Congress.
Rahul is extremely passionate about Digital Marketing and Technology, likes doing things differently and is very fond of traveling, trekking, food, squash, badminton, and swimming.
Specialties: Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Social Media, Online Analytics, Mobile & Internet technology, Business Strategy, Consulting, Product Management, Business Development, Evangelism, Start-ups.
Principal Consultant | RemBrand Consulting Read More
Principal Consultant | RemBrand Consulting
Coming from a family of Advertising professionals, she has derived her training in advertising from Damodar Warrior, (ex Creative Director JWT) one of the leading creative gurus of Indian Advertising. She managed an advertising agency for more than 25 years and now is a branding and marketing consultant. She is Brand Director at UJA, a global advisory and business consulting firm, where she is responsible for GTM strategies, marketing and branding advisory to international companies coming to India.
Her core competencies lies in developing branding and marketing strategies, design & aesthetics, brand building, having serviced various B2C and B2B brands (process, food, hospitality, wellness, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, real estate, infrastructure etc).
She has a special interest in providing branding and marketing strategies to startups and social enterprises.
Over the last 15 years she has been invited by all the leading management and mass communication institutes in Pune as a visiting faculty. Her area of expertise is Advertising Management, Integrated Marketing Communications and Brand Management.
Visiting faculty to
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications (SIMC) PG and UG
Symbiosis Institute for Business Management (SIBM)
PICT School for Information and technology management.
MIT School of Design
PICT School for Information Technology and Management
International School of Business and Media (PG)
School for Fashion Techonology (Karve Shree Shikshan Sanstha)
University of Pune’s Mass communications department
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies
Vishwakarma Institute of Management
Indira Institute for Communication Studies etc
‘Integrated Marketing Communications’ for DY Patil University of Distance Learning
Co Authored ‘Advertising and Public relations’ for Symbiosis Centre for Distance Education
WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
Conducted workshops on branding for women entrepreneurs under the Goldman Sach’s Women Entrepreneurship training program conducted by ISB and SIIB.
Conducted workshops on ‘Marketing for SMEs’ under the aegis of Sakal Media group and Posiview Consultants
She conducts creativity workshops / training programmes for industry professionals, corporates and students. These training programs and workshops help to discover and build creative thinking.
1986 – President’s gold medal for the best children’s book ‘Mother Nature” for BAIF
1988 – Best poster design award by CEAD, Pune for poster on propagating agroforestry for BAIF.
1990 – Best packaging award by CEAD Pune for chocolate box for Baker’s Basket
2004 – Best Menu design for La Brasserie restaurant by the International Tourism Council
2009, 2010 – Best presented wine booth for Good Earth Winery – Upper Crust show (both years)
Student and practitioner of BKS Iyengar School of Yoga
Currently writing a book on branding and marketing communications
Invited by NGO called SMILE run by Vandana Chavan (ex mayor of Pune city and currently Rajya Sabha Member) to provide expertise in marketing and building the brand SMILE. SMILE is a platform for women to showcase their handcrafts. These women come from economically weaker sections of the society
Was invited to anchor the communications committee for ‘Branding Pune’ initiative by Mahratta Chambers of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and Janwani.
She is well-networked and is respected for her expertise and business ethics.
Professional site: https://sites.google.com/site/rembrandconsultants/
Chief Marketing Officer | Carnival Group Read More
Chief Marketing Officer | Carnival Group
A transformational leader with foresight and imagination, Mr. Prashant Kulkarni is the Chief Marketing Officer at Carnival Group – a rapidly expanding conglomerate with a diverse range of business interests. Through its subsidiaries, the group continues to expand its current business by venturing into new areas, thereby increasing growth and profitability.
Mr.Kulkarni is now building brands such as Purple Foods and Gourmet Potato Chips, Crispy Meow from the ground up & expanding them to new horizons in the domestic market.
With multiple brands and lines of business, he has implemented integrated sales & marketing strategies aimed at increasing conversions, loyalty, and brand recall among the target audience at large.
He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree as well as a Masters of Management (Marketing) and a professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from DMI Ireland.
A digital leader with over 15 years of experience Has led the business function across TV, OTT, and Social platforms. Currently heading GTM strategy for Verse Innovation Video communication has always been an area of core interest and passion, and I have worked across formats starting GEC soaps, digital web series, short format, vertical videos. I feel privileged to be on this forum
Advisory Consultant and CTO Ambassador | Dell Technologies Read More
Advisory Consultant and CTO Ambassador | Dell Technologies
Anay is currently Advisory Consultant and CTO Ambassador at Dell Technologies . He has 15+ years of experience in IT and has worked with some of the large enterprise organization’s & customers across the world. Anay is a trusted advisor & an eminent Industry Speaker creating mindshare around next-gen technology trends & employability skills. He has also written lot of Technology blogs & has been part of renowned Industry events as Keynote Speaker or Panelist. He has multiple Industry certifications and is also passionate about giving back, photography, exploring new places & trying new cuisines.
Aman Dhall is an Indian communications specialist, widely known for his role in building the insurtech brand, Policybazaar.com. The company has emerged as a go to digital platform for death, disease & disability products in India, and is currently the most valued insurtech entity in the world, after its recent listing on the Indian bourses.
In 2019, Exchange4Media recognized Aman among India’s most influential gamechanger in the corporate communications and PR field. He has been also identified as India’s best young talent from the field of marketing, advertising, public relations and media, in various 40 under 40 lists by media houses.
He carries 16+ years of experience in media, financial services, consumer internet & development sector, and has worked in editorial, communications & advocacy roles with influential brands such as the Times of India group, UNICEF, SEDA and Magic Bus India Foundation.
He identifies himself as a proud intrapreneur, prior to PolicyBazaar, he established and ran a not-for-profit venture in the sport & development space for three years. In 2020 after his 6-year stint at Policybazaar Aman founded CommsCredible, an integrated communications agency.
During his time as an entrepreneur, he co-managed & implemented a sport development project, ‘Khel Vikas’, in collaboration with award-winning rural development organisation, Gram Vikas in Odisha and parts of Andhra Pradesh. The project supported over 1,500 tribal children with opportunities to play a sport, and pursue sporting excellence.
In his initial career, he was a journalist, and worked in the leading publications of The Times of India Group for six years. He was Principal Correspondent at The Economic Times, India’s largest business daily, when he left journalism, editing the two personal finance pages in the Sunday edition, and writing news stories & features on BFSI space.
His vision is to create a legacy for the communications fraternity who have been transforming India’s narrative with their storytelling prowess.
Aman also co-hosts #CommsChat, a first-of-its-kind chat series on LinkedIn, and contributes regularly as a guest speaker/teacher/author at various industry events/education institutions/media publications. He also sits on the jury of several prestigious media, marketing & communication forums.
Aman authored the India chapter for the Global Publisher, Routledge in its Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice across the world, released in December 2017. He strongly believes that India needs a ‘sport & physical activity’ culture among masses to truly become a healthy society.