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India Content Leadership is a forum designed specifically to promote content developers, discuss the trends in the content industry, and identify and reward individuals, enterprises, and agencies which have done exemplary work in content development, content marketing, and content publishing – online as well as offline channels, and affiliate networks.
Chief Marketing Officer
A marketing strategist with a penchant for creating and establishing regional and PAN India brands across segments like Steel, Real estate and consumer electronics segments over the last 15 years. He has a passion towards influencing customers mindset across national and international markets by being a creative and business choir for generating optimal brand equity using traditional and digital media. Radio Jockeying, writing, travelling and teaching are the other interests on the personal front that primes up skill sets pertaining to customer understanding, story-telling, project planning, team handling and training etc eventually adding up to the functional efficacies.
Founder & COO
MensXP & Indiatimes Lifestyle Network
At Times Internet, he founded the Indiatimes Lifestyle Network which includes Indiatimes.com, MensXP, iDiva, WhatsHot etc. and led it through an explosive growth phase, from 5 million to over 40 million unique users in 18 months. ILN is a youth and new media collective that is built around the social web. In December 2016, Indiatimes.com was ranked the world’s most engaged brand on Facebook ahead of Fox, CNN, Nytimes, Huffington-Post, Buzzfeed, etc.
National SEO Director
NEO Media World
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
VP- Brands & Special Projects
A passionist at heart, Ankoor believes in the power of Energy & Energize. He brings with him a pedigree of 19 years across the spectrum of print, digital, mobile, events across functions ,along with a strong network of C-Suite which he drives with Return on Relationships. Having had the opportunity to have worked with diverse teams, Ankoor also has been part of the core teams to launch key international IPs and pilot projects in India. Trained from Dale Carnegie in ‘Mentoring to Develop Talent’ , Ankoor also completed a residential executive education program from ISB Hyderabad in Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies. An avid writer and speaker, Ankoor has done guest lecture at NIT Trichy and was nominated as Chairman and speaker at 2nd and 3rd edition of Marketing Analytics Summit while also being in the Jury panel for DMA Asia Echo Awards 2019. Ankoor believes in unlearning, learning andhaving stimulating conversations around what can make the world a better place.
Indiatimes Lifestyle Network
Gaurav Bansal is the Brand Head at India’s No. 1 millennial focused lifestyle network, the Indiatimes Lifestyle Network featuring MensXP, iDiva, WhatsHot and Indiatimes.com. Gaurav has 17+ years of experience in creation and placement of brand marketing efforts that support some of India’s largest businesses including Philips, Pepsico, Wrigley’s, HBO & Twinings through media planning, creative development, metrics, market research, and vendor management. Before joining Times Internet, Gaurav was the Senior Associate -Content & Creative Excellence with Coca Cola India, and was working with some of its key brands including Sprite, Limca and Thums Up. He has also held senior roles in some of the biggest ad agencies in the country including DDB Mudra Group, Ogilvy & Mather and Dentsu. Gaurav holds a PG Diploma in Advertising & Marketing from the Institute for Management Studies & Information Technologies, New Delhi YMCA.
Head- Content & Experience
Gayatri Sundaram is an experience enthusiast, vibrant content creator and marketing professional with
over 12 years’ across the entertainment industry. In her role at KidZania India as Head of Content &
Experience, she handles a key portfolio of driving customized experiences during the launch of two
facilities in India [Mumbai and Delhi NCR]. Her job is to create mindful and purpose-driven experiences
for brand and business amalgamation.
She has worked with Doordarshan in the films and marketing division, TBWA as a copywriter, At
Big FM she was responsible for the programming, show strategies and brand solutions. During
her tenure with Zee TV, she was largely handling reality shows for Zee Café and Zee Studio
alongside Innovations and AFPs for niche channels.
She practices “Adapt, Adopt, Evolve!”,as the mantra for success in content creation and
consumption. She loves travelling, reading, scuba diving and equipping new moms to tricks and
tips of motherhood. Even in her leisure she continues storytelling but to her toddler son.
Program Director - South Asia
Media Investment Development Fund
• 18 years across Venture Investments (media/B2C) & Media Businesses
• South Asia Director for global impact fund – Media Development Investment Fund
• COO of India’s 1st funding organization for independent news media – managed US$20 million
• Strategy & corporate roles at India’s largest media house – The Times Group – closed US$160 million in deals
• Senior editorial leadership roles in – CNBC-TV18, Bloomberg TV India – led large pan-India teams
Chief Business Officer
Mr. Mandar Natekar is the Chief Business Officer at KidZania India, He is responsible for building business & taking forward the brand with his vast knowledge and focus to deliver Magical and Memorable experiences.He has over two decades of experience in the media & entertainment industry working with leading media brands like TOI, Sony, BigAdda, HBO, Movies Now & MTV, During his last stint with Viacom 18, Mandar was responsible for managing the entire revenue stream for brand MTV, Pepsi Mtv Indies & Mtv Beats across Ad-Sales, Large Format Sponsorships, Digital Properties & Branded Content. His expertise lies in creating large format revenue partnerships and creating newer opportunities for scaling up revenue streams across start-ups to established businesses. An avid cricket player and a trained boxer, Mr. Mandar is also passionate about story-telling and has his own blog – soccerdad.in
Head - Creative Strategy
Brand Coca-Cola (India & South West Asia)
I am an award-winning consumer technology marketer with 14 years of experience in leading large-scale, iconic Global and Indian brands.
I have led teams across multiple Marketing sub-functions like Brand Strategy & Media, Digital Content & experiences, Consumer Insights, Retail, eCommerce, and Marketing Analytics.
I believe that marketing is the growth engine for any organization.
My values are consumer centricity, collaboration, meritocracy, and empowerment.
Throughout my career, I have been able to deliver stellar business results by blending data with creativity.
Amit Verma, is an avid marketer with more than a decade of global experience in Performance & Growth Marketing, Brand Development and Pricing. He has an expertise in mining consumer insights and building brands through storytelling and advertising.In his long spanning career, Amit has led marketing, digital transformation and growth for many brands in his previous assignments with Zoomcar, Noon, Shopclues, PayU, ZO, Maxus & Percept and considers himself as a professional who placates a method in the madness for the marketing and non-linear hyper- growth setup and currently is the Head of Marketing and Growth of India’s Largest Bike Taxi Platform,
Head - SEO & Organic Growth
HT Digital Streams
Anil Kumar Singh comes with more than 19 years of experience in digital advertising.
He had worked on more than 100 Brands with experience in multiple categories. India’s most awarded SEO expert with experience in online training & conducting the workshop. Professional SEO speaker
He is an SEO mentor, Blogger, Guest Author, Writer, Speaker, and visiting faculty in Business Schools
He had also worked in a variety industry, including the mobile sector, FMCG, finance, e-commerce, real estate, technology, and health industries. Experience working with Indian & Global companies.
Currently, he is working with HT Media where he Oversees all SEO efforts for the HT Group’s asset portfolio (hindustantimes.com, livemint.com, livehindustan.com, and more)
Lead SEO content strategy across all HT Group assets, collaborating with editors on editorial strategy.
Identify market opportunities to increase organic search traffic, then develop ways to capitalise on those prospects.
Assist Product and Engineering teams in identifying and prioritising website optimizations, landing page builds, and testing roadmaps, among other things.
Models of income potential are used to identify priority efforts. Regularly monitor critical SEO KPIs and develop and submit reports
His last organization was NEO Media World as a National Director of SEO. There he was Accountable for the agency’s SEO and content vision and managing the growth of the product by overseeing the SEO Leads. He has setup SEO Practice & business for Pan India.
He worked with Interactive avenues as an India Head of SEO, Digital arm of IPG Mediabrands . He had built an SEO team & business from scratch and stabilized IA into a leader in SEO for the Indian market. Anil helped Interactive Avenues SEO Business reach scale in less than 3 years.
Vice President - Media
A passionist at heart, Ankoor believes in the power of Energy & Energize. He brings with him a pedigree of 19 years across the spectrum of print, digital, mobile, events across functions ,along with a strong network of C-Suite which he drives with Return on Relationships. Having had the opportunity to haveworked with diverse teams, Ankoor also has been part of the core teams to launch key international IPs and pilot projects in India. Trained from Dale Carnegie in ‘Mentoring to Develop Talent’ , Ankoor also completed a residential executive education program from ISB Hyderabad in Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies. An avid writer and speaker, Ankoor has done guest lecture at NIT Trichy and was nominated as Chairman and speaker at 2nd and 3rd edition of Marketing Analytics Summit while also being in the Jury panel for DMA Asia Echo Awards 2019. Ankoor believes in unlearning, learning and having stimulating conversations around what can make the world a better place.
VP - Marketing
Archana Aggarwal is a passionate marketeer with 20+ years of experience. She is responsible for some critical and strategic areas such as media planning and buying, analytics, digital capability building, performance management of the media agencies, etc. Prior to Airtel, she was Country Media Manager for P&G, India. 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.
Marketing Director – CEEMEA
Balaji is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 16 years of extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies.
In 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.
Prior 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.
KKR & Knight Riders Global Franchises
Previously, she worked with Red Chillies Entertainment, Disney – Star India, Starcom Mediavest Group, and DDB Mudra.
BBC Knowledge had accorded her as the ‘Greatest Marketing Influencers of 2017’. Adgully announced her as the ‘Women Disruptor Marketing Head of 2020’. Google India has identified her as part of the ‘Leading Women in New Media.’
Head - Marketing & PR, 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.
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