Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media Read More
Senior Vice President- Creative Content & New Business | 9X Media
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES ACROSS
A&R, CREATIVE CONTENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN MEDIA &
grown the ranks in the business of media and entertainment, an area I am
extremely passionate about. Have held leadership roles with proven and
established organisations , India and globally.
A sharp and proven business acumen and a keen
eye for winning content , discovering and launching music talent in India have
been my core strengths. Some of the biggest names and IPs in the Indian music
business have been my contribution over the years.
areas of specialisations over the years have been:
Across music, television, radio & films.
acumen for growth riders.
development & partnerships.
track record in launching a number of India’s biggest music names today.
communication and leadership skills.
*Ensuring profitable streams within stipulated
timelines & costs.
well connected in the entertainment and media industry.
Mentoring Musicians over the years.
Built a solid track record of success, leading start ups,
turnarounds and setting new divisions and revenue models.
brought by Universal Music Group’s global CEO Mr Max Hole to turnaround a long
time dormant UMG arm in India in 2008.
in by the MD of 9X Media, Mr Pradeep Guha to create new disruptive music
content, a new music label SpotLampe, brand partnerships and new revenue
streams for primary channels of the network.
in by the Ex President of The Times of India Group, Mr Arun Arora to launch
Times Music. Was core management team and led its content for ten years, firmly positioning it as a leader in its
the new talent acquisitions division for the Star TV Network that totally turn
around the way its prime channels, Star Plus, Channel V, Star Sports and Life
OK would create new disruptive content
and hunt down actors , writers and musicians for its prime channels.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT- CREATIVE
CONTENT & NEW BUSINESS.
core responsibilities here are to :
disruptive new content for its prime channels,
in new and established music talent to the network,
up its music label, SpotlampE.
creation and partnerships for the revenue and brand management team,
and developing new IPs for the network.
closely with all arms of the network to achieve a common goal and targets.
head quartered in London, is a spoken word news and entertainment platform.
Consulted with them in creating Indian content, media partnerships across
entertainment and operations to set up its Indian arm in 2015. Led business
development and media partnerships across radio, newspapers, digital platforms
VICE PRESIDENT- CONTENT.
here included creating disruptive content in music and bringing in new and
established talent to the network, actors, writers, musicians from India and
beyond. I worked closely with all prime
channels of the network.
VICE PRESIDENT- CONTENT.
worked with the UMG London headquarters in London, to restructure the content
arm of the India office, its content development and acquisitions. Within a few
months, established Universal in India as one of the most proactive players in
launching new talent, creating new edgy
content, multiple alliances and setting up new
content markets in Punjab and Bengal.
BUSINESS HEAD- MUSIC CONTENT .
content for its new arm Big Music, partnerships with multiple artistes, labels,
international licensing, talent management and movie music.
THE TIMES OF
INDIA GROUP- TIMES MUSIC.
ASST. VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF
from scratch a very innovative and successful music label that went on to lead
the country in mainstream clutter breaking
commercial and niche music, globally , across multiple genres. Radically
changed the way spiritual music was heard and perceived. Created a massive
global market for its music with multiple global licensing deals and led the
company for ten years at its global representation at Midem, Cannes. Created
and led massively super successful IPs like The War of DJs for nearly a decade.
with the groups’ multiple properties like Filmfare awards, Femina Miss India
contest, Zoom & Radio Mirchi to maximise potential and growth.
BACHCHAN CORPORATION LIMITED.
HEAD- MUSIC CONTENT.
B was the music arm of ABCL which went on to release super successful film and
non film music. Worked with Mr Bachchan closely on prominent projects and was
the content curator for the Miss World contest brought into India for the very
first time in 1996 by ABCL.
CHIEF MARKETING AND CONTENT MANAGER.
on all aspects of movie and music production and its marketing. Am responsible for spearheading and leading
to success, some of the country’s biggest musical hits in my tenure there.
of Commerce from the Mumbai University.
in Media and Communications from Xaviers Institute, Mumbai.
Degree in Interior Designing from L.S. Raheja
college of Architecture, Mumbai.
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.
Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV
Associate Vice President Marketing | Digital Business | Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV Read More
Associate Vice President Marketing | Digital Business | Sony Pictures Networks India | SonyLIV
Ecommerce Digital Marketing | Strategy, Planning and Execution |
– Ex Yatra | TimesInternet | MakeMyTrip | Sapient
– 13 years of professional experience with Digital
Marketing, strategy, planning and execution and top-industry tools and
resources including agency management
– Social Influencer: 26K+ Followers on Linkedin,
Featured in the top 100 most followed SEO experts on Twitter for 2016,
currently have 56K Followers @pravinsindia http://lnkd.in/eFRZMQV
– Owner of One of the largest Marketing Pro Group
on Linkedin https://goo.gl/Ya5fLB with 2.3 Lac members
– Experienced in creating, managing and empowering
teams to achieve business goals.
– Know how to develop and implement long term and
short term Marketing strategies (Web and App)
– Specialize in devising distinctive strategies to
narrow down focus on ROI
– Proven expertise and innovations and
feet-on-the-street Internet Marketing techniques to turbo charge customer
retention & acquisition.
– Track record of contributing improvement of
quality of traffic through devising unique web strategies and process
– Skilled at optimizing digital marketing campaign
performance through micro tracking, multi facet analyzing and devising tailor
– Experienced with managing large scale annual
paid search marketing budgets.
– Strong ability to influence key stakeholders
through knowledge sharing, lead projects, work autonomously and collaboratively
– Creative capability to see the bigger picture
while giving attention to detail.
– Digital Marketing Blogger contributes to
Specialties: Entire Digital Marketing Expertise
with proven performance : Marketing, Mobile, App, Display,
Remarketing/Retargeting, Programmatic, SEO, SEM, SMM, PPC, Social Media,
Affiliates, Analytics and Audience Targeting, Brand building and promotion,
After completing a degree in computer science and pursuing
post graduate courses in Mathematics and Japanese, He moved towards filmmaking
by choice. He joined FTII Pune in 1991 for a 3 year cinematography course which
got completed in 1994. Since 1995 he has been professionally active in Mumbai.
His years of participation in the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry have
also coincided with the tectonic shifts that our industry has been witnessing
over the past two decades. Having an unconventional approach – both in thinking
and practice with an ability to quickly learn and adapt have been my core
As a result, 3 of the films that he has worked on got
National Award whereas 1 got nominated as the official entry into Oscars from
India. He would consider himself fortunate that he could become part of some of
the key projects which became cornerstones of future trends in an industry
which remains forever compelled to reinvent itself. In 2014 he started a social
enterprise called Cinevidya with a purpose to spread audio visual content
creation skills amidst children at grassroot level all over India.
* Has done more than 1000 TVCs for some of the top indian
as well as international brands; mainly known for feature films “Khosla ka
Ghosla”; “Chillar Party” and “The Good Road”.
A management graduate from UC- Berkeley, Hitesh is a true left and right-brain professional. He has been involved
in versatile roles throughout his career. Ranging from website communication
strategy, design and UI and visitor level analytics at Levi Strauss, to
best in class engagement practices with MakeMyTrip.com. His spread of
responsibilities have helped him hone his skills in performance marketing,
integrated communication and engagement strategy for a brand. In his current
role as Chief Marketing Officer at India’s premiere beauty portal – Nykaa.com,
He spearhead’s digital, main line and customer relationship marketing –
controlling 20% P&L at organisation level.
Kross Pictures India
Senior Vice President | Kross Pictures India Read More
Senior Vice President | Kross Pictures India
Chhitra Subramaniam is a Creative Producer, Content Development & Production Executive whose career spans Cinema, Television and Advertising having worked in Ram Gopal Varma’s Factory, Percept Picture Company, Viacom18, Turner International & Wiz Films.
She is the Senior Vice President at Kross Pictures.
Her Advertising career in Client servicing was nurtured at Rediffusion, & Ogilvy.
Chhitra then took a long motherhood sabbatical after which she started work in Films as EP with Sanjay Bhansali.
Chhitra has been part of over 24 films, many hours of TV content and
in the journey Chhitra has worked with celebrated directors like, Meghna Gulzar, Ram Gopal Varma, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Madhur Bhandarkar, Priyadarshan, Nagesh Kuknoor, Sooni Taraporewala, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury amongst others.
En route, she collaborated with Mrs. Jaya Bachchan on a commemorative documentary on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday.
She was awarded for her contribution to the film “Hanuman“ the first successful animation feature in India.
Her passion remains running her Animal shelter “ Samovila Foundation, travelling , taking long walks , dancing , listening to stories and cooking
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.
D2H | Dish TV
Corporate Head Marketing | D2H | Dish TV Read More
Corporate Head Marketing | D2H | Dish TV
With hands on marketing experience across several service categories
backed by solid direct sales experience and having worked in 2 start-up
operations, Sugato brings a cross industry learning of service marketing for
organisations looking for rich experience with performance. When you add 8
years of working with the top ad agencies in the country, Sugato combines go to
market scaling up skills with a thorough experience of brand building.
Start-ups, product launch, media distribution, service marketing, service brand
Red Chillies Entertainment
Head of Marketing | Red Chillies Entertainment Read More
Head of Marketing | Red Chillies Entertainment
Binda has over 14 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.
S Pasricha an
Indian actor and comedian , known for creating viral videos in which he
plays the character of ‘Pammi Aunty’. Starred in TV soaps documentaries
and Theatre musicals. Ssumier has worked across different mediums and has
tasted success in the industry over the years. Not just confined to Comedy
Ssumier has raised his voice for various Social issues like Cancer , Aids ,
Women Safety ,Women Empowerment & Homosexuality….
Ssumier’s USP lies in the fact that he can
connect with his audiences on a very personal level owing to the funny and real
life experiences that he creates through his videos. His slice of life content
based on his observation of daily life scenarios leaves people in splits and
has attracted love from people of almost all ages, genders and countries
who often refer to him as their Stress buster, Aunt Agony,
Aunty-Depressent , Aunty-Preneur and a digital friend.
at House of Commons ,United Kingdom Parliament for his Contribution To
British Punjabi Culture , to the Youth Icon of India by INDIA
Today and Entertainer of the Year Awardin USA..
Ssumier Pasricha Has Won Numerous Awards around the globe for this Digital
Content… his Latest achievement is From TIMES NOW ,POWER BRAND
Digital Media TrendSetter Award 2019… Today Ssumier enjoys the popularity
in every Possible country especially amongst Punjabi community and has
become the Power Brand PAMMI AUNTY with who’s unique style of marketing every
possible brand wants to collaborate with.
Power Brand Digital Media Trendsetter Award
Comedian in a Web Series – IWM Digital Awards
Star Entertainer Award 2018
of the Year – Content Award at VDOnxt Awards
Internet Sensation Award – Nickelodeon ka Digital Star – Nickelodeon Kids
by House of Commons UK for contribution to Indian British society &
Magazine 25 of Delhi’s most Influential entrepreneurs
Head Marketing and Digital Social Media | Raymond Limited Read More
Head Marketing and Digital Social Media | Raymond Limited
Franklin Templeton Investments
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton Investments Read More
Marketing Director – CEEMEA | Franklin Templeton Investments
is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 16 years of
extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies.
his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton, Balaji
is responsible for marketing strategy and building brand SOV for the CEEMEA
region. The region covers over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe,
Middle East and Africa and focuses both on institutional and retail businesses.
to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India
and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives. 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 multiple awards in India and globally across
creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness. Very recently, he was
conferred with the citation of “Marketing Influencer of the Year” by DMA Asia
at the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards.
Policybazaar.com and Paisabazaar.com
Associate Director & Head Marketing | Policybazaar.com and Paisabazaar.com Read More
Associate Director & Head Marketing | Policybazaar.com and Paisabazaar.com
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd
Head – Marketing Communications (Datsun) | Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd Read More
Head – Marketing Communications (Datsun) | Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd
Work experience – 11 years of work experience in the field of Marketing and Automotive; Prior to Nissan, he was 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
Vice President (Marketing) | Cinestaan Film Read More
Vice President (Marketing) | Cinestaan Film
Director, Marketing | Dolby Laboratories Read More
Director, Marketing | Dolby Laboratories
Future Group India
Chief Marketing officer- FBB | Future Group India Read More
Chief Marketing officer- FBB | Future Group India
As a marketer at fbb, she gets to work on an exciting role of building this young brand. The brand is 10
years young and it has grown by leaps and bounds especially in the past 3 years. They’re associated with
prime properties like IPL and Miss India which further creates an exhilarating experience. Their objective
is to democratize fashion in India and They’re actively doing so.
Prior to joining fbb she has worked across FMCG and Beauty & Personal Care Industry for almost 12
years across roles in Category development, Brand & Marketing and Research.
Kinsane Entertainment Inc.
Chief Marketing officer | Kinsane Entertainment Inc. Read More
Chief Marketing officer | Kinsane Entertainment Inc.
Pranab Punj is the Chief
Marketing Officer for Kinsane Entertainment Inc. As a seasoned marketing
professional with 16 years of global experience in building brands for the
media, entertainment, and digital industry,
Pranab leads the efforts to take Kinsane’s fun characters to kids across the
Pranab was Vice President – Global Marketing at Vserv, managing its brand and
driving communications, research, events and digital marketing. Earlier, as
Director of Digital Media at Viacom 18, he led marketing and the web business
for regional language channels and brands, such as Nickelodeon, VH1, and Comedy
Central. Pranab was instrumental in building the digital media business of Turner
Broadcasting Systems from scratch. He also spearheaded the launch of India’s
top online gaming portal and award-winning brand Zapak across platforms.
contribution in this area has been recognized through several awards, such as
Top 100 Marketing Leaders, ‘Best Digital Marketing Professional’ at Mobbys, and
‘Digital Media Campaign of the Year’ at CMO Asia. He
is on the jury of several noteworthy industry awards and events, such as E4M
Ink Awards, DMA Content Marketer of the Year, and Government of Karnataka and
IAMAI Mobile 10X Hackathons. Pranab
is also a regular speaker at industry events such as DMAi, IAMAI, and IIT Kharagpur.
Pranab has a postgraduate
degree in management from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. Pranab is
a die-hard Batman fan, and he loves immersing himself in comics. If he were to
look back at his 11-year-old self, his
advice to himself would be to make the most of those carefree years – be
curious, explore, have lots of fun, and read lots and lots of comics.
Nitin is VP and Head of User Acquisition for the premier OTT service Hotstar and has been with them for 2 years now. In his previous stint, he was Head of Marketing for ShopClues and led the marketplace’s hyper growth in a hyper competitive market. Prior to joining ShopClues, Nitin bootstrapped a health nutrition start-up, Health Raga and was instrumental in setting up its e-commerce channel. He has over 10 years of experience working in diverse industry sectors such as automotive, banking and consumer internet. Passionate about consumer insighting and brand building, he is an astute marketer who brought his combined expertise in marketing, data analytics and technology to his various roles. Nitin has done MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and B.Tech in Computer Science from JIIT Noida. He enjoys travelling to islands and is an avid open water diver.
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