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Introducing the India Content Leadership Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Content Analytics and Insights
We are thrilled to announce the prestigious India Content Leadership Awards 2023, a platform dedicated to honoring individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional expertise in leveraging data and analytics to drive content success. This esteemed event aims to recognize the trailblazers and innovators in the field of content analytics, highlighting their invaluable contributions to optimizing content strategies and fostering business growth.
In today’s digital landscape, content has become the lifeblood of successful marketing strategies. However, creating compelling content is only half the battle. The true power lies in understanding how that content performs, resonates with the target audience, and drives desired outcomes. The India Content Leadership Awards 2023 will shine a spotlight on the visionary individuals and teams who have mastered the art of harnessing data and analytics to gain valuable insights and elevate their content game.
At the heart of this award ceremony is the recognition that content analytics and insights are paramount to creating impactful, data-driven content strategies. Whether it’s analyzing user behavior, identifying content performance patterns, or leveraging predictive analytics, the winners of these awards have effectively transformed raw data into actionable insights, ultimately revolutionizing the way organizations approach content creation and distribution.
The India Content Leadership Awards 2023 will feature several categories, each designed to celebrate excellence in specific aspects of content analytics and insights. From the mastery of data-driven storytelling to the identification of emerging trends and the optimization of content distribution channels, these categories will showcase the diverse skill sets and accomplishments of content leaders across various industries.
A distinguished panel of industry experts and thought leaders will oversee the selection process, ensuring fairness, credibility, and transparency. The judging criteria will include the innovativeness of analytics methodologies, the impact of insights on content strategies, and the tangible business results achieved through the application of data-driven approaches. The India Content Leadership Awards 2023 will provide an exceptional opportunity for nominees to gain recognition, network with industry peers, and showcase their thought leadership on a national stage.
In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will also feature enlightening keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive sessions with industry luminaries. Attendees will have the chance to learn from the best in the field, gain valuable insights into content analytics best practices, and explore emerging trends that are shaping the future of content marketing.
We invite content leaders, analytics professionals, marketing strategists, and industry enthusiasts to join us at the India Content Leadership Awards 2023. Together, let us celebrate the achievements and advancements in content analytics and insights that are revolutionizing the way organizations connect with their audiences and drive business success.
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 Neo@ogilvy with more than 17 years of experience in digital advertising. currently working with neo@Ogilvy 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
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
Chief Marketing Officer
ScoopWhoop Media Pvt Limited
Meghana Bhat, Chief Marketing Officer at ScoopWhoop Media Pvt Limited, has spent over a decade in experiential & digital marketing. In her current role, she is responsible for brand building and B2B marketing strategy while also overseeing ScoopWhoop Mumbai operations. She joined Scoop Media Pvt Ltd. in 2016, as part of the senior management team.
Meghana has been instrumental in setting up and growing the Mumbai operations from 4 person to now a 20+ member team with editorial fiction, branded content and regional sales all based there. She's also been a key facilitator of the growth in revenues from branded content, expansion of the client roster as well as building strategic relationships with brands and agencies.
Meghana was previously with Dentsu Webchutney as National Creative Director and Chief Operating Officer where she was responsible for delivering award-winning solutions and achieving record revenue growth. Apart from work, she loves parenting, travel and trying out new experiences.
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,
Vice President -Content| Social | Creative
A Digital immigrant, driven by passion, Ankoor believes in the power of Energy and Energize while bringing to the table a pedigree of 22 years across the spectrum of media – print, digital , mobile, event productions , some successful marquee pilot projects. Having worked across multiple functions – ad operations, business operations, content, strategy, sales, event design, media planning & buying, Ankoor has also learnt from the experience of having worked in different cultures and set-ups in national and international environments along with working at cross-functional roles. Ankoor is working with the vibrant and wonderful team at Arm Worldwide and driving the Content Marketing vertical.
Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures
A MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad) Alumni with 11 + years of Work Experience in the Media & Entertainment Business with companies such as Emmay Entertainment (Movie Production House), Digital Brands- JioSaavn (Music Streaming), WeChat – Tencent (Messaging) and media agencies viz. Group M & Percept.
During my tenure at Percept and Group M, I have worked on Cross Promotion Campaigns of brands like Godrej, Tata Teleservices, HUL, MTR, Pepsico, LG, ICICI Prudential with films such as Anjana Anjani, Fast and Furious, Kung Fu Panda, Zindagi Na MilegiDobara, Life of Pi, Agent Vinod, Nautanki Saala, Ice Age4, Student of the Year, Ferrari Ki Sawaari to name a few.
At WeChat and JioSaavn was responsible for all Entertainment and Music alliances with all major film production houses and music labels.
A brief stint at Parag Milk Foods (Gowardhan Ghee, GoCheese etc) allowed for me to learn the FMCG Business with leading Media for all brands and also as the brand manager for Gowardhan Curd.
Currently lead Marketing at Emmay Entertainment ( a production house owned by Nikhil Advani, Monisha Advani, and Madhu Bhojwani) having handled marketing and promotion for films like Marjaavaan, Batla House, Baazaar, SatyamevaJayate, Lucknow Central and a show for Netflix called Hasmukh. Upcoming projects include SatyamevaJayate 2, Indoo Ki Jawani, Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Bell Bottom to name a few.
Sr VP – Digital
Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
Kaushik is a digital-first marketer with over 20 years of extensive cross-functional experience in marketing, digital transformation, online sales and service excellence. He has been at the forefront of the digital transformation journeys of organisations like Tata Capital & UTI Mutual Fund. He has set up digital businesses for Retail & Commercial banking consumers from scratch in various organisations and in his current role he is driving digital initiatives along with digital marketing at Tata Capital. Other organisations where he has worked in Sales and Service functions are Standard Chartered Bank and ICICI Bank. He is a true blue BFSI marketer with rich and varied experience across NBFC, Consumer Banking, Asset Management and SME Banking spaces during his professional career.My twitter handle – @KaushikC
20 years of learning packed experience managing & scaling up teams across product, sales, strategy, engineering, technology, marketing & communications in India & Malaysia. Still student of the game!
In most recent role launched India’s first OTT-SVOD platform ALTBalaji in 90+ markets globally in which Reliance Industries India (Reliance JIO) picked up 24.9% for INR 413.28 cr in July, 2017. Launched 22+ Original Shows with 4M+ paying users within 18 months of launch! Broke the notion that INDIA doesn’t pay for content!
Launched & scaled horizontal & vertical (grocery & furniture) online marketplace business to peak value of $400M in earlier role. Also launched SMB Lending platform and Mobile Wallet.
Exited alternate energy venture prior to that.
Founded India’s then largest online local search business in 2009 that got investment interest from Navteq & acquisition interest from Justdial.
Built platform as Product Head that powered search across Merchants, Deals, Classified & Products (commerce) with ONE keyword as product head (2014-15)
Experience managing ~USD 60M marketing budget; scaled omnichannel marketplace platform from 0-100M MAU; 1st sale to USD 400M annualised GMV within 2 Years of launch
Amongst top 3 buyers on Google, Facebook & Criteo in India (2015-16)
Implemented Adobe Marketing Cloud (biggest scale up in India)- 1:7 ROI and largest number of SKU in PLA feed. Experience scaling both Search & Display. For grocery repeat buys contributed 30%+ GSV
First in India to create commerce/search led videos with AIB, Rocky & Mayur, Vir Sanghvi, Vikas Khanna, Twinkle Khanna
Signed up Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Kangana Ranaut & Raju Hirani for Brand campaigns
Launched India’s first SVOD platform globally ($5M budget and team of 20)
Working experience in India, SEA and GCC countries
Head - Revenue Growth & Business Development
GM – Marketing
Speaker, writer and marketer, he has been recognised in India’s Powerful Influencers List 2020 by Adgully. Top 100 Content Marketers in the World ’18 (Express Writers USA). Adobe & Paul Writer Top 100 Content Leaders (2017 & 18) and India’s Most Influential Content Marketing Professional by World Marketing Congress (2017).
Has written on culture, behaviour and social media in ET Tech, BusinessWorld and BusinessLine. Published more than 200 articles in India’s leading newspapers.
Speaker at events including IAMAI digital summit, mCube Awards, PitchCMO Summit, Social Beat Digital Summit, NASSCOM and XIME, he occasionally writes for Economic Times Tech, BusinessWorld and BusinessLine. He’s also a jury at mCube Marketing Awards, Drivers of Digital Awards and Content Awards BestMediaInfo.
Learn about the key industry trends,best practices and the way forward by the content industry veterans,evangelists and business leaders.
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