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MSM Network ropes in Humsa Dhir as SVP & Head, PR & Corporate Communications
Humsa Dhir has joined MSM as Senior Vice-President (SVP) & Head – PR & Corporate Communications for the network. In this newly created role, she will lead MSM’s PR and Communications strategy and execute on pivotal campaigns, programs and activities that advance the network’s brand image and reputation. Humsa will report into NP Singh, CEO, MSM Network.
Humsa has over 19 years of work experience across Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs; having worked for the India, South Asia and Middle East markets. For the last three companies that she worked in, she has set up and established from scratch the Corporate Communications function; encompassing marketing and brand communication, investor and media relations as well as communications around employee engagement.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. NP Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd said, “We are delighted to welcome Humsa as our Corporate Communications lead. We believe Humsa’s well-grounded, robust experience across different aspects of communications will enable her to play a very intrinsic role in the network as she charts a strategic direction to shape the network’s reputation amongst its multiple stakeholders. She has our unflinching support to execute on this commitment.”
Prior to joining MSM, Humsa was with AkzoNobel India, where she managed the communications and Public affairs portfolio for the entire organization including its various business verticals. Her responsibilities stretched from building and managing the corporate brand to overseeing reputational matters, including crises. Internal communications as well as CSR were also central to her responsibilities. Some of Humsa’s previous work stints have been with Suzlon, the Eicher group, RK Swamy BBDO as well as J Walter Thompson.
Humsa has a Master’s degree in Communications from the Department of Communication Studies, Pune University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (Hons.) from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University.
See it all this September on Zee Studio
Zee Studio presents a compelling set of movies this September, all month long to enthral its audiences.
Your hunt for entertainment comes to an end as Zee Studio brings to you some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters on properties like ‘Prime Time Players’, ‘The Terrific Weekend’, ‘Super Size Saturdays’ and ‘Lethal Women’.
The one movie that is a must watch for September is the channel premiere of World War Z on 13th September at 9:00pm. Catch the Brad Pitt blockbuster only on Zee Studio.
Watch the most Lethal Women in Hollywood at their ass kicking best starting 10th September, every Thursday at 11:00pm. Catch movies like Bounty Hunter, Lara Croft: Cradle of Life, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Aeonflux all month long.
Zee Studio will continue to thrill you with The Terrific Weekend, the channel’s newest programming innovation, which will showcase Indian television premieres of Four 2 and Four 3 on 26th & 27th September at 9:00 pm.
Also watch blockbuster movies back to back all through the day on Super Size Saturdays airing movies every Saturday 8:00am to 9:00pm only on Zee Studio.
Don’t miss out on the blockbuster movies starring top Hollywood actors like Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo Di Caprio, Benedict Cumberbatch and many more. Best of the few best movies like Italian Job, Catch Me If You Can, Eagle Eye, GI: Retaliation and Star Trek Into Darkness will be aired in the 7:00pm slot. This property will feature every Monday-Friday at 7:00pm, starting 7th September.
This September stay tuned on Zee Studio to See it All!
Hyderabad is gearing up to host Technology Transfer Summit – “STEM 2015”
Thriving on the success of the previous events, Society for Technology Management is holding its annual meet, STEM Annual Summit on 26th and 27th November, 2015 in Hyderabad, India. The STEM summit is differentiated as the only platform in India for technology transfer professionals across industry and academia.
The annual summit supports technology transfer professionals in their endeavor to accelerate commercialization of innovation. As in the past, the two day event will converge all stakeholders in the evolving innovation ecosystem in India including policymakers and public funders, academicians, industry representatives, technology transfer and intellectual property professionals from India and abroad.
The summit also aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia in India and provides an exclusive podium for interaction between researchers and industry professionals. It provides a powerful networking and professional development platform for researchers to learn about funding opportunities and product development imperatives to enhance commercialization opportunity and provides industry professionals much needed knowledge of efforts in Indian institutions. The 2015 summit also includes a Technology Showcasing event with participation from several leading R&D institutions.
Mr. K. Vijayaraghavan, Honorary President of STEM says, “The technology licensing professionals are transforming the landscape of innovation acceleration in India. STEM annual meetings provide IP management and Technology Licensing Professionals the needed technical and strategic exposure while triggering enormous opportunity for Professional networking and engagement,”
CouponDunia Appoints Krishna Iyer as Vice President - Revenue
CouponDunia, India's leading destination for coupons and discounts, today announced the appointment of Krishna Iyer as Vice President-Revenue. He will be responsible for accelerating sales, expanding the reach and ensuring brand’s overall growth.
Krishna Iyer comes to CouponDunia with an impressive 12 years’ experience in Sales, Account Management, Strategy & Leadership experience of which 10 years have been in the digital space. Prior to joining CouponDunia, Krishna Iyer was AVP – Media Sales at Quikr.com and was responsible for evangelizing, building web and mobile revenue properties. His mandate was to create a monetization stream that was media and brand centric.
On his appointment, Mr. Sameer Parwani, CEO, CouponDunia said, "Krishna will be instrumental in driving CouponDunia's next phase of growth with his robust expertise in sales and strategy. His prior experience working in key roles at two rapidly expanding start-ups makes him well suited to the challenges ahead at CouponDunia. We are excited to have him on board."
Upon being asked of his association with CouponDunia- “Online coupons and its usage is growing extremely fast in India and CouponDunia is leading this change. This role will give me a chance to interact with brands across verticals and offer them online and offline reach that CouponDunia enjoys and showcase this platform as an effective marketing channel. I look forward to working with CouponDunia and helping build a sustainable and targetable customer outreach brand” says Iyer.
Prior to Quikr.com, he was the youngest member of the leadership team and as VP – Media Partnerships, he lead the ad sales and affiliate partnership functions at ixigo.com. His earlier work experiences include customer-centric companies such as DirectI, Firewall and Komli Media. Krishna Iyer is a Management Graduate from Mumbai University where he specialized in Marketing and also holds a Diploma in Event Management.
Zee TV Canada now available on Jadoo TV
Becomes the most subscribed South Asian network in Canada
Zee TV, the No.1 South Asian Network will now be available on Jadoo TV in Canada. The company has reached a subscriber licensing agreement for its flagship networks Zee TV Canada, Zee Punjabi and Zee Cinema with Jadoo TV. Beginning September 1st 2015, the three ZEE networks will be available to all Jadoo TV subscribers in Canada. Zee TV Canada is currently available on all satellite, cable, telco and IPTV platforms and, is one of the fastest growing international channels in Canada. Zee TV Canada will be available in High Definition to all Jadoo TV subscribers.
“Canada is one of the fastest growing markets for us. Our business has more than tripled in the last two years. This move helps us to further consolidate our position in the market. Jadoo TV has been one of the pioneers in over-the-top play, which has been the fastest growing category of access”, added Sameer Targe, General Manager, Asia TV USA Ltd.
“We're excited about bringing Zee TV channels to the largest South Asian viewership base in Canada on JadooTV. Zee TV is not only popular amongst the Indian diaspora in Canada, but also has great appeal amongst the greater South Asian community. The addition of Zee TV, Zee Cinema, and Zee Punjabi will enhance our entertainment offering, making JadooTV the best value for end users. With this agreement, Jadoo TV has further cemented its position as the market leader in the OTT space for South Asian diaspora worldwide" said Sajid Sohail, Founder & CEO of JadooTV, Inc.