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Red FM Breaks Records with 26 Wins at ACEF Awards
The 12th Edition of the Global Customer Engagement Forum and Awards recognizes campaigns, creatives, and customer engagement activities of brands using mediums of marketing.
With 14 golds, 7 silvers, and 4 bronzes, Red FM has taken home the lion's share of honors, with 26 awards to its name. RJ Raunac (Overall Metro), RJ Devanggana (Non-Metro Overall), and RJ Purab (Non-Metro Overall) won the Radio Jockey of The Year award under the gold and silver categories.
Speaking on the announcement, Nisha Narayanan, Director & COO, Red FM, and Magic FM, said, “We are truly humbled to receive recognition from the ACEF Global Customer Engagement Awards for our contributions to the industry. With the highest number of accolades in various segments such as radio, podcasts, digital, and marketing, the team’s exceptional work has been acknowledged. I, hereby, congratulate and express gratitude to the entire Red FM team for their unwavering devotion, which has led Red FM India to become the holistic entertainment provider in the industry. These awards are an ode to the radio industry's perseverance and victory, proving that it is not only sustainable but also adaptive to ever-changing trends. The ongoing support of our listeners has been invaluable, and we are grateful for it. We hope it will continue as always.”
Starcom India appoints Trupti Dave as Head of West at Starcom India
Starcom India, a Human Experience (HX) agency and part of Publicis Groupe India, has announced the appointment of Trupti Dave as its Head of West.
This strategic move is aimed at further strengthening the senior leadership team and driving growth and expansion for the agency. In her new role, Dave will manage and oversee the western region which has seen many new business wins, a build-up of talent and teams, and phenomenal growth. Dave will nurture, and strengthen client relationships, elevate Starcom India’s offerings, and shape strategy on client brands, and bring greater value to their media investments.
Starcom India has unmatched expertise in media and Dave will be instrumental in further driving technology and data-driven communications, for powerful and integrated media experiences.
Dave comes with a wide spectrum of experience and has led many key businesses such as Abbott, PharmEasy, Axis Bank, and Cholayil among others. She has over 18 years of experience in media investment management and has worked across categories such as Retail, BFSI, FMCG, and Telecom. She will work closely with Starcom India’s COO, Niti Kumar, in her new role.
Rathi Gangappa, CEO of Starcom India said, “The Western region is a pivotal and strategically important market for Starcom. Trupti’s new role is part of our vision to elevate from within the organisation and to have a strong, fortified leadership team that drives momentum, strengthens offerings, and accelerates client businesses in a dynamic and ever-evolving media landscape. At Starcom, we are in a very exciting phase of growth and expansion and Trupti’s elevation comes at an apt time and is very well-deserved.”
She adds, “Trupti brings with her a wealth of experience and has played an integral role in our success; her contribution is invaluable. She brings new perspective, insight, and great depth to every client conversation and has a wonderful track record of solid client relationships, elevating Starcom's capabilities still further and adding to our culture of innovation and collaboration.”
Trupti Dave said, “I am thrilled at the opportunity. In my time here, Starcom India has only gone from strength to strength, and in the new role, I look forward to contributing further to its tremendous and fast-paced growth, nurturing teams, and talent, spearheading new strategies, and innovation for clients. Starcom combines the power of media, data, and technology for strong, compelling, very human experiences. With my expertise, I hope to continuously raise the bar on our outstanding media offerings and bring in exponential growth for Starcom India and its clients.”
Gerety 2023 jury insights from India announced as final deadline approaches
Executive juries from around the world will join leading press titles to discuss the best work from this year's Gerety Awards as the final deadline of May 12th fast approaches.
Now in its 5th edition Gerety holds judging sessions in 10 different cities each year. Almost a thousand female leaders have joined the jury since its inception. This year alone there are 190 judges from 40 different countries. Gerety gives a place for the opinion of the world’s most powerful consumers. An all female jury. A powerful perspective.
RSVP here for insights from the judging sessions held in Bogota, Chicago, London, Stockholm, Bucharest, Madrid, Dubai, Berlin, Mumbai and AU/NZ.
The Indian panel includes:
Gia Fernandes, Group Creative Director, Dentsu Creative
Siddhi Yadav Machado, ECD, McCann Mumbai
Binaifer Dulani, Creative and Founding Member Talented
Shagun Seda, SVP & Creative Head, Marketing, Viacom18
As well as discussing the shortlist the panel will reveal the Indian agency and production company of the year. Co-founder Ongay says “Do you want to be the Indian agency or production company of the year and join the Gerety Hall of Fame? There is still time to enter a reel of your most recent work to be judged by the Mumbai jury”
Gerety winners are included in many national and global rankings as well as the World Creative Ranking and gives a diverse and different opinion for the industry. It is the only prize that can prove to clients your campaigns resonate with the world’s most powerful audience, with a unique perspective.
The final deadline for the 2023 Gerety Awards is May 12.
BBC offers sweeping line-up of special programming around King Charles III and the Queen Consort's coronations for global audiences
Coronation Ceremony will be Broadcast Live on BBC News Channel and BBC.com on 6 May
The BBC has announced its comprehensive programming slate for viewers around the world (outside of the UK) to commemorate the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. Featuring a live broadcast of the ceremony on the BBC News channel and on BBC.com and a wide-range of on-air content and digital features, the BBC will provide global audiences with a front-row seat to this historic moment, along with added context from a diverse range of views and voices on the event and broader legacy of the British royal family.
"The BBC is committed to giving audiences everywhere a chance to follow the events around the Coronation, live,” says Naja Nielsen, Digital Director for BBC News. “We are determined to provide unique, first-hand access to this historic event through our programming and digital content with rich and distinctive coverage, expert analysis and the best video and pictures.”
Coronation Ceremony - May 6, 2023
On Saturday 6 May, the BBC will broadcast the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort live on the BBC News channel (check local listings) and BBC.com from 12pm – 7.30pm IST. The live broadcast will cover all the ceremonial events as they unfold throughout the day, from the early military movements to the formal processions, and will give audiences a look at the ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.
On the day, Kirsty Young will be in a studio at Buckingham Palace and JJ Chalmers will speak to members of the military as they prepare for one of the largest parades in living history. Huw Edwards will provide commentary as the doors of Westminster Abbey open and Sophie Raworth will be outside speaking to guests as they arrive. Clare Balding will provide commentary for the ceremonial route and Anita Rani will join the gathered crowds.
The coverage will also feature reporting from teams around the world and major Commonwealth nations including countries in the Caribbean, India, Pakistan and Australia, who will provide global context and reflect on the legacy of the monarchy.
In addition to the live broadcast, audiences can follow along with the live page hosted on BBC.com. The page will feature real-time updates, analysis and reactions to the major moments throughout the day.
Coverage Leading Up to Coronation
In the days leading up to the Coronation, the BBC News channel will feature dedicated programming looking at the preparations for the event, examining how the UK, the Commonwealth, monarchy and the new King and Queen are perceived and what’s changed since the last coronation in 1953 – which was ground-breaking for live TV coverage. The BBC’s Katty Kay and Christian Fraser will provide global audiences with build-up from outside the Abbey and Buckingham Palace in the run-up to the day.
In line with the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which saw millions tune in to television for the first time, the BBC will be at the forefront of technology bringing together millions of people to watch a single event across television and digital platforms.
Online audiences can find a steady drumbeat of special content across BBC.com’s Coronation page where the BBC’s royal experts and global political correspondents provide context, explanations and impartial analysis of the historical event as preparations unfold.
“What we know about King Charles’s Coronation"
“How we're marking King Charles III's Coronation”
“Prince Harry and Meghan: Where do they get their money?”
Audiences can take a deeper look into British culture and the significance of the moment with dedicated features across BBC Travel, Future, Culture and Reel including the official Coronation recipes, a look at past Coronation fashion, a spotlight on the Crown Jewels, and the history of Coronation rituals.
BBC World Service Radio specials
For fans of audio, the BBC has several dedicated programmes exploring the history of the monarchy and King Charles III himself. Programme highlights include:
Beginning May 1, Witness History, a BBC World Service Radio programme telling the story of significant historical events through the experiences of those who were there, presents a week of special episodes looking at monarchies and kings of the past.
In The Documentary: The Day I Met the King, the BBC’s Orna Merchant presents a special programme featuring people’s recollections of meeting King Charles III and reflecting on his personality – from his friendliness and humour to his knowledge and empathy. Guests from around the globe include Dr Joe McInnes, who took the former Prince for a dive beneath the ice of the North West passage in 1975, holocaust survivor Lily Ebert, Hollywood actor Luke Evans, and former pop singer and Spice Girl Mel B. The episode airs on Saturday 29 April on BBC World Service Radio and across all major podcast platforms.
In The Documentary: The Making of King Charles, the BBC speaks to the people who know King Charles III best, to explain the ideas and values which motivated him for so many decades. We discover how his many eclectic projects are rooted in his spiritual beliefs about the essential harmony of the universe and his reverence for the natural world. It will also unveil a sometimes-surprising figure. The episode airs on Tuesday 2 May on BBC World Service Radio and across all major podcast platforms.
TV9 Bharatvarsh, country’s only global Hindi channel, launches ‘The PM Factor’ exclusive Prime Time Show
Amplifying 1.4 billion Indians collective aspiration to lead the global agenda
To be telecast all weekdays, ‘The PM Factor’ will air at 10.20 pm, and feature top global and Indian thought leaders across domains. The exclusive show will focus on Prime Minister’s vision for India seeking ideas and solutions for materialising the New India dream
True to its reputation and proven track record, India’s most popular and agenda setting Hindi channel that has disrupted the Hindi television news genre, is coming up with a mega show that puts India in the spotlight.
As the world leadership eyes India to lead and show the path in turbulent times in the rest of the world with threat of recession and uncertainty looming large, TV9 Bharatvarsh’s ‘The PM Factor’ will decode the India perspective and showcase what truly makes India the toast of the globe.
From the Indian digital public goods architecture being celebrated all over the world to the ever rising India consumption story, 'The PM Factor’ will outline in the most impactful manner all that is right with the India story today and how it is preparing itself to further bolster its pitch for global ascendancy.
The Show is in line with TV9 Bharatvarsh’s editorial and brand philosophy of putting India first and airing content that is in India’s interest.
The unique show will engage with global heads of states, captains of industry, civil society leaders and technology czars to examine the India story objectively to hold out learning for the world at large. The show will elicit views of global influencers on Prime Minister’s vision for new India.
Elaborating on the show idea and construct, Paritosh Chaturvedi, Deputy Managing Editor, TV9 Bharatvarsh said, “This is a significant year in view of India’s G20 Presidency. The world is looking at India for leadership across domains and the Show will aggregate views of all these thought leaders and capture their India perspective. We will employ an objective stand on what drives global interest in India and how to leverage it to sustain the momentum.”
‘The PM Factor’ will take an objective view of India’s strengths while seeking feedback from all relevant stakeholders on how to not only sustain the momentum but also better the India proposition. It will also look at global best practices for the India story to gain the extra edge.