Robin Thomas

Shashi Sinha, Ravi Kiran draw swords over whether media agencies should also be media owners

The second session of the exchange4media Conclave in Mumbai saw an intense debate on ‘Should media agencies also be media owners?’ While Shashi Sinha...

From an agency point of view, I would put my money on India and China: Irwin Gotlieb, Global CEO, GroupM

Delivering the keynote address at the exchange4media Conclave 2010 in Mumbai on June 11, Irwin Gotlieb, Global CEO, GroupM, highlighted the huge oppor...

IndustrySpeak: Specialist digital agencies Vs Traditional agencies - Part 2

Continuing with the IndustrySpeak report on digital agencies versus traditional ad agencies, the second and concluding part finds out what industry ex...

Specialist digital agencies Vs traditional advertising agencies - Part 1

Specialist digital agencies are making their mark in the India market, despite the nascent stage. While even traditional advertising agencies are sett...

IRS 2010: IRS radio makes sense for media planners, but more indepth analysis needed

RAM data has been providing rich data on the radio industry in India and that too on a weekly basis, however, it is hampered by being limited to only...

IRS 2010 Q1: Kolkata sees impressive growth in listenership; Mirchi, Red FM, Big FM lead the market

The IRS 2010 Q1 data for the Kolkata market shows impressive growth in listenership. FM stations in the Eastern metro have not witnessed any major dec...

IRS 2010 Q1: Mirchi tops among Top 10 radio players, Big FM follows; listenership improves

The Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 Q1 data on the radio industry, released by the Media Research Users’ Council (MRUC) once again shows Radio Mir...

IRS 2010 Q1: Ajit continues lead among Punjabi dailies, Punjabi Tribune is fastest growing

According to IRS 2010 Q1 data, Ajit continues to maintain its leadership position among Punjabi dailies despite a decline in its AIR (Average Issue Re...

IRS 2010 Q1: Eenadu continues lead amid decline; 4 of top 5 Telugu magazines in decline mode

Telugu publications have seen a decline trend in AIR (Average Issue Readership) as per IRS 2010 Q1 data. Eenadu has maintained its leadership position...

Roller-coaster ride for FM radio in India, but the road ahead high on optimism

The advent of FM radio gave a fresh lease of life to the stagnant radio industry in India. That was in 1999, when the Government of India had decided...

IRS 2010 Q1: Top 10 Hindi dailies see growth in readership; magazines fare better too

Compared to the top 10 English dailies, the top 10 Hindi dailies have registered growth as per IRS 2010 Q1 data, with not a single daily witnessing de...

Sanjeev Srivastava quits Sahara Group as CEO and Editor-in-Chief

Sanjeev Srivastava has put in his papers at Sahara Group, where he has been CEO and Editor-in-Chief, heading all media related activities of the Group...

IRS 2010 Q1: TOI continues to lead in Mumbai; Hindustan Times makes a comeback in Delhi

The Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 Q1 data, released on May 4, show The Times of India maintaining its leadership position in Mumbai, followed by...

IRS 2010 Q1: Top 20 magazines see no major change in AIR; Vanitha most popular magazine in India

According to IRS 2010 Q1 data, which was released on May 4, the top 20 magazines in India show no major signs of growth in their AIR (Average Issue Re...

IPL3 final match breaks records; scores 12.9 TVR for six metros

IPL3 final has broken all previous IPL records. The final match played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on April 25, 2010 has given IPL3...

Gaurav Garg to file application of interim injunction on broadcast of IPL Awards

With an aim to get his due credit for the IPL Awards as conceptualiser and project director, Gaurav Garg, President, Strategic Consulting, Propaganda...

RAM Rambling: It’s Big FM Vs Radio Mirchi in Bangalore among women listeners

Bangalore is witnessing a keen fight for the top spot between Big FM and Radio Mirchi among female listeners. This has been revealed by RAM data for a...

IPL3 comes to an end, meets expectations but, season four to have its own challenges

Curtains came down on the third edition of IPL with Chennai Super Kings emerging the champions. Now, all eyes are on IPL4 already given the recent con...

Anurradha Prasad takes over the mantle of AROI Presidentship from Apurva Purohit

Anurradha Prasad, Managing Director, BAG Films, has been elected unopposed as President of Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI). Prasad rak...

India adopts a wait & watch stance on new Twitter advertising model

Twitter had announced its new advertising model by launching the first phase of ‘Promoted Tweets’, which are ordinary tweets that businesses and organ...

Mobile usage gains popularity during IPL3; 3G launch to give a further boost

Along with the TV and computer screens, IPL3 is being watched on mobile screens too. The ‘Informate Mobile Intelligence Report’ has thrown up some int...

Tapping the kid power during IPL3

According to TAM data for all India market for the period March 12 to April 3, in the age group of 4-14 years, IPL 3 has received a viewership contrib...

Now, MAX reiterates its leadership position during IPL3

Close on the heels of Star Plus and Zee TV jointly releasing an ad on the front page of Economic Times claiming that their top GEC shows had outperfor...

Awareness, engagement & monetisation... the way ahead for LinkedIn

Within a few months of setting up its operations in India, LinkedIn today claims to have 5 million members in the country. With India proving to be on...