27 June 2022 05:34

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Wunderman Thompson India has appointed Anurag Tandon as its Managing Partner to lead its Mumbai operations effective 16th May 2022.

In his new role, Anurag will focus on growing the client base in Mumbai and closely work with teams on providing business solutions for brands by leveraging the agency’s capabilities of creative, technology, strategic consultancy, commerce and data-driven experience and design.

Anurag joins Wunderman Thompson from DDB Mudra where he served as Managing Partner heading the Mumbai and Ahmedabad operations focused on driving top line growth and delivering profitability. He was also Global Brand Director for Unilever’s Ice Cream business – responsible for developing integrated brand strategies and communication plans in markets across SEA, NAMET and LATAM. With over 20 years of experience in building and nurturing brands, Anurag has a deep understanding of the culture and consumer across varied industries like automobiles, consumer goods, fashion, retail and financial services. With a proven track record of achieving business targets, leading new business initiatives and identifying and mentoring talent, Anurag has a strong focus on growing brand footprint with an eye on ROI in a rapidly changing media and consumer landscape.

Commenting on Anurag’s appointment, Shams Jasani, CEO, Wunderman Thompson, South Asia, said, “Mumbai is one of our strongest offices and with our focus on being the strategic partner for our clients across the brand and consumer experience ecosystem, we are delighted to onboard Anurag at this critical juncture to augment growth for our clients and teams. With his strong track record of achieving business targets and vast experience across diverse categories and brands, we are convinced that he will be able to accelerate the momentum we have and achieve great success.”

On taking up his new role at Wunderman Thompson, Mumbai, Anurag Tandon, said, “The constant evolution of consumer journeys poses a constant challenge for clients. There is a need for integration of services and providing experiences around the brand which Wunderman Thompson is uniquely poised to deliver. With WT’s traditional strength of long term client partnerships, I’m excited about the next leg of the agency journey, by embracing the need to look at brands much more holistically and building on the strong fundamentals that WT has always stood for!!”

Be a part of history as #TeamIndia fight it out in the #ThomasCup2022 final

The Thomas Cup 2022 final between India and Indonesia will take place on May 15, Sunday. The match will be live on Sports18 at 11:30 am and also streamed live on the Voot app.

Indian men’s team secured a 3-2 win over Denmark in the semi-final on Friday night to qualify for the final for the first time ever.

Watch the action LIVE, tomorrow, 11:30 AM onwards on Sports18 1 / 1 HD & @VootSelect and cheer them on!

Watch the promo HERE

As India enters the final of the Thomas Cup for the first time ever, Voot invites all of India to watch the game. Open for all, it streams free starting 1130 AM

Having already written history by cementing a place in the final, team India now faces Indonesia on 15th May 2022 at 11:30 am LIVE on Voot

HS Prannoy’s heroics in the decisive fifth match of the semi-finals against Denmark took India to their first-ever Thomas Cup final~

An emotional and proud feeling took over the country as joyful Indian supporters cheered for their entry into the final of the Thomas Cup! Team India was trailing by a match following which Kidambi Srikanth came to the rescue as he levelled the tie. World number 8 doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty gave India the lead post which Denmark won the 2nd doubles match taking the clash to the final match! HS Prannoy emerged as the hero of the thrilling fixture as he overcame an early ankle injury to win the decisive fifth match against world number 13 Rasmus Gemke and led the nation into the first-ever final! In an unprecedented move, Voot will allow FREE streaming of the finals of the Thomas Cup where India plays for the first time (taking on Indonesia). It’s a refreshing and welcome move by an organization. Facing off against 14-time champions, Indonesia, India, a first-time finalist, will look to write her name in the annals of history! Witness the action LIVE on 15th May 2022 at 11:30am only on Voot and Sports18.

This is one of the most historic moments in Indian sport. India has never gone beyond the semi-finals of this prestigious global badminton championship, last reaching there in 1979! The Thomas Cup is considered the biggest honour in the world of badminton since participation is at a Team level and not as an individual.

Ecstatic about India reaching its first-ever Thomas & Uber Cup Final, badminton player HS Prannoy said, “This is a very big win for us. Denmark always has its strength with singles and they have three players who are in the top 15 of the world ranking. I think it is always tough to beat a team like Denmark, the way they have pulled off matches in this tournament has been incredible! Srikanth played extraordinarily well! The support from the entire squad was really good, I think that give me a lot of energy. In my mind, I always thought that I shouldn’t ever give up and see what I can do. I was praying that the pain didn’t aggravate. It started to reduce towards the end of the second game and probably by the third game I was feeling much better on the court. I hope it is nothing serious.”

The new generation of Indian players including Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty have begun an emergence of love for Badminton with their recent triumph at the tournament being looked upon by fans across the nation. India started the tournament off in great style as they hammered both Germany and Canada 5-0 respectively. They beat Malaysia in the quarterfinals in an edge of the seat thriller and won 3-2 to reach the semi-finals. The exhilarating semi-finals saw India seal the tie in the final match as they emerged victorious by 3-2 to claim one hand on the trophy. Team India now faces 14-time champions and favourites of the tournament, Indonesia! Here’s calling out to all the Indians to come out in support of our Badminton team as they look to achieve a new milestone!

Cheer India on at the final of the Thomas Cup, LIVE on 15th May 2022 at 11:30am on Voot & Sports18 streaming both in English & Hindi

ZEE5 Global brings you the biggest blockbuster of 2022- RRR, Exclusively on May 20 in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam

RRR will be available in its original language with English subtitles, to bring alive the essence of its story and narrative

Bringing yet another mega-blockbuster hit, ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is set to release renowned Telugu film-maker SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR on May 20th. The film will be available exclusively in all southern languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and the original language, Telugu, along with English subtitles as part of ZEE5 Global’s #RRRealMazaaOnZEE5, which enables audiences to enjoy the movie in its original language and flavour- from the comfort of their homes.

RRR took the entire world by storm by breaking all records at the box office worldwide. With the digital launch of this mega-blockbuster, the platform has yet again taken its regional content focus a notch higher by bringing in hand-picked premium content that reflects diversity in genres. This comes after successful releases like Bangarraju, Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana, Valimai, and more.

A glorious homecoming for many fans, RRR is a roaring, rearing, rousing mix of genres that center around two Indian revolutionaries and their fight against British rule in 1920. Headlined by Ram Charan, N.T. Rama Rao Jr, in lead roles, the film is produced by D. V. V. Danayya of DVV Entertainment and features Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris in pivotal roles.

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said,At ZEE5 our mission is to bring the best of South Asian stories to the world. We are enthused by the remarkable growth in demand we are witnessing across the world for regional content, especially across South Indian languages. Today, we are delighted to bring you yet another blockbuster success-RRR. Bringing alive the true essence and vision of the film on ZEE5, the movie will be available exclusively in its original language, Telugu along with other southern languages - Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada, and with English subtitles, and we invite our global viewers to watch it in its authentic glory.”

The film will be released on the platform on May 20th, not only to mark the 50th day of RRR in cinemas but also as a tribute to the widely loved actor, N.T. Rama Rao Jr, on his birthday.

First ever Hindi news channel to confer digital entertainment awards celebrating excellence in digital content

In the first ever move by any national news channel, Good News Today announces its entry in the over-the-top (OTT) space in partnership with IWMBuzz to present one-of-its kind digital content awards.

This exciting announcement by GNT makes a mark for itself in the digital web entertainment ecosystem. The Digital Awards is one of the first leadership initiatives honouring excellence in the field of web entertainment.

GNT IWMBuzz Digital Awards will soon be announced promising the biggest buzz in the tinsel town. Curated by IWMBuzz Media, the award ceremony sees in support and attendance some of the most talked about and renowned OTT networks and talents in the country.

“In an attempt to scale the awards and make a glocal impact, IWMBuzz has found able partner in India Today Group’s GNT (Good News Today)”. Says Vivek Malhotra Group CMO, India Today Group.

OTT platform has grown leaps and bounds in recent years and has taken over traditional entertainment space. This new trend has created a massive pool of talent and generated a huge viewership database. Good News Today is the first news channel to recognise the entertainment curve and jump on the bandwagon.

Adds Siddhartha Laik, Founder, IWMBuzz Media, “We have had a long-standing relationship with the esteemed India Today Network and with this partnership, Digital Awards will get a reach and scale which will be unparalleled. The awards will only get bigger and better from here.”

Good News Today, India Today Group’s positive news channel always strives to come up with innovative ventures and programs to celebrate constructive happenings around the country. The move to present the digital awards promises to secure a plush position for the channel in the digital web space, India’s new age entertainment sector.

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