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 world.
Before Kinsane, 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.
Pranab’s 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.