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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.
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.
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.
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.
Nitin leads one of India’s largest digital-first marketing communications agencies, Magnon\TBWA, in the capacity of its Managing Director. In March 2014, Nitin became one of the youngest multinational agency Managing Directors
in the history of Indian advertising. The agency he leads is part of the Fortune 500 Omnicom Group, and is an integral arm of TBWA, a global top-10 advertising network. While leading the award-winning agency, Nitin loves to stay hands-on with the business. He has directly led winning numerous key relationships for the agency including- Suzuki, Michelin, Standard Chartered Bank, UNICEF, Sony, Hyundai, Daikin, Valvoline, Hilton etc. His deep understanding of the digital medium and the ability to adapt & align in the ever- evolving advertising domain has resulted into creative disruption for numerous brands. As part of his zeal to give-back, Nitin is associated with several industry & academic forums including IMT Institutes, DMA ASIA ECHO Awards and Silicon India. He is also on the advisory panel of several start-ups in the digital marketing & advertising domain including
The Higher Pitch, Nine Triangles and RefEarn. A Google certified mobile advertising expert and an alumnus of Omnicom University, at heart, he remains a self-proclaimed auto-expert, Schumacher cult follower and a thorough
Assistant Vice President & Head- Marketing and Digital Solutions
Priyadarshi Banerjee is a cross functional media & marketing strategist with a decade’s experience having worked across multiple functions in the publishing industry – including Consumer Marketing, Retail Sales, Digital Brand Solutions, Content and Audience strategy, Circulation Sales & Distribution, CRM & Analytics, E-commerce, Creative Strategy and Campaign Management. He has spent over 10 years working for global publishing brands like Readers Digest and National Geographic in India and Singapore, where he looked after their Direct-to-Consumer, International Licensing and Merchandising Businesses.
Priyadarshi has also had a short stint in the business of Advertising, where he worked in the area of Aviation, Lubricants, BFSI and FMCG brands specializing in running consumer & trade loyalty programs. His educations background includes prestigious names like St. Xavier’s College Kolkata and IMT Ghaziabad. In his current role with Worldwide Media Pvt Ltd, Priyadarshi handles a unique dual portfolio of being a product marketer and a digital brand solutions strategist, championing both traditional and new media causes for the company, by focusing on print readership growth, as well as digital ad revenues.
Priyadarshi is an empiricist to the core, a firm believer in the new media revolution and consumer evolution theories, apart from being a part time musician and an avid traveler.
Founding Member & Chief Editor
Starting her career in 1994 as the youngest member of a PR firm, Parul went on to work in different aspects of Corporate Communications over the next decade at organizations such as Perfect Relations, Media Workshop and Ascom India. This wide ranging experience gave her a comprehensive understanding and hands on exposure to various aspects of Corporate Communications – from media strategy to content creation across print, multimedia and Internet.
She took a break from full time corporate work only when her children arrived and then decided to spend quality time with them. While she may have stepped back from a full time corporate career, she found a new calling in creative content generation. She credits her two daughters for unleashing her creative side like never before. Parul continued to write on a project basis and also co-founded Tweetmintt, a creative agency that conceptualized and produced personalized, innovative products for children.
Parul is part of the founding team of Momspresso (mycity4kids) and was responsible for the content generation for the website. With a combination of her experience with content and the unique ‘mums’ perspective, she has been able to contribute immensely to the strategic positioning of the platform, including coining the new name – Momspresso.
In addition to her role as Chief Editor, Parul is also heading Momspresso Studios, the video production arm of the company. She brings her core strength in content creation to conceptualizing, scripting and producing videos across several formats. The films that hold particular place of pride in her portfolio include funny slice-of-life videos shot entirely on an iPhone, documentaries made on women’s health issues and critically acclaimed concept-based digital campaigns for brand partners. While conceptualizing these films, her focus is to ensure a progressive and realistic portrayal of women, smashing stereotypes pushed by commercial media for years. She has also anchored over 200 panel discussions, live social media sessions with other mothers and experts and interviews with celebrities.
On Women’s Day 2019, Parul launched Momspresso’s very own talk show, ‘Let’s Talk with Parul’. The talk show stands for Momspresso’s vision to be a driving force of inspiration for women and aims at taking up issues that impact their lives, but are rarely spoken about. Each of our topics leads to thought-provoking conversations with the accomplished guests on our panel – whether an expert, a celebrity, a survivor, an inspirational personality or the quintessential mom-next-door, but each one with a personal story of strength and inspiration. ‘Let’s Talk with Parul’ is produced in partnership with Facebook and is broadcast live from the Facebook Studio every fortnight.
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
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
National SEO Director
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
Head- Corporate Marketing
Edelweiss Financial Services
Sheena is a marketer with over 15 years of experience having held various leadership positions with Edelweiss Group and with Times Group for nearly 11 years across their media, real estate and financial services division.
She’s currently working with Edelweiss Group as VP Marketing, spearheading brand and corporate marketing initiatives for the group. She is instrumental in building the sports association for the Group as Principal Sponsor Team India for Olympics. She manages brand ambassadors including Irrfan Khan, Hima Das, Manika Batra, Rani and Saina Nehwal in the past. She has led award winning integrated brand campaigns including CWG & Asian Games 2018, SME Business Loans amongst many others. In 3 years with Edelweiss, she has bagged over 50 marketing awards for various initiatives.
Prior to this, she was heading Innovations for Times of India Group pan India and driving revenues through innovative, clutter breaking advertising solutions that include disruptive ads, fragrance issues, augmented reality app (Alive) and a plethora of creative uses of print and digital media. Most were award winning campaigns, bagging Gold & Silver at Abbys 2014 for Most Innovative Brand Campaign – Vaseline and for augmented reality app TimesAlive. The campaigns also won at prestigious INMA Awards for Best New Mobile Service and Best Idea to Create Profit Centre. She was also conferred the “Chairman’s Award for Excellence” at BCCL.
In her previous stints, she was heading marketing for Artha Property, real estate division of Times Group, where she set up the company as part of the co-promoter team, having successfully launched over 50 residential projects across South India. Before Artha, she was heading brand and communciation for TimesofMoney, the financial services division of the group, accredited with being ‘World’s No. I Money Transfer Portal’(ACNielsen).
By qualification, she has done her Brand Management Course from ISB, Hyderabad and holds an MBA from SIBM, Pune. She has represented India at the International Relations Conference at Oxford on a full scholarship and has won multiple awards, including Award for Innovation by TSCFM and ‘Innovator in Marketing’ at the International Women Leaders Forum.
Digital Marketing Head
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.
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.
Head - Marketing & PR
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.
SVP- Marketing. Analytics & Direct Revenue
As the Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Analytics and Direct Revenue for India and international markets at ALTBalaji, Divya Dixit plays a vital role in driving the digital platform’s vision of shaping its leadership in the fast-growing and dynamic OTT sector. She has remarkably leveraged her rich experience across OTT and broadcast media to build the brand, ALTBalaji.
Currently heading global marketing operations under the ALTBalaji umbrella, Divya brings with her 20 years of experience in marketing and brand building across industries — digital, broadcast, telecom and music. She has an impeccable record in launching brands in the sector of broadcast, telecom, music and OTT; rejuvenation of brands, consumer lifetime value journeys, creating revenue opportunities, product designing and designing sales currencies through consumer insights across her earlier stints. AT Zee Group, she managed OZEE and Ditto marketing and subscriber base and was part of the leadership team that launched ZEE5 and stabilized the business. At Percept, she has grown the digital base 100% YOY and Onground attendance 125% growth YOY via various marketing and ticketing opportunities. At Tata Docomo, she was part of the core leadership team that conceptualized the product proposition “Pay per second” and launched the brand thereby in the first year itself achieving 3X targeted subscriber base. She has also worked with Barista, the retail coffee chain in her earlier years and created the term “The Barista generation” across the country as a slogan!
Prior to joining ALTBalaji, Divya was at ZEE5 where she conceptualized & developed the brand ‘ZEE5 ‘and ‘ZEE5 Originals’ as well as launched the platform and multiple original shows.
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.
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.
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