Network 18 appoints Santosh Menon as Chief Content Officer
Reliance Industries-owned Network 18 has appointed Santosh Menon as Chief Content Officer, Exchange4media reported. He will now handle the digital businesses of the Network 18 group, which include: moneycontrol.com, firstpost.com, news18.com, pradesh18.com, and in.com. Prior to this, Menon was the Deputy Executive Editor of The Economic Times, where he oversaw the daily news management, being part of the core team of editors driving its strategic direction. Before joining ET in 2008, Menon spent more than a decade with Reuters in its Mumbai, Delhi and London newsrooms. He will be reporting to Manish Maheshwari, CEO Network 18 Digital, who recently joined the group from Flipkart.
Parul Arora joins Facebook as Creative Strategist
Facebook has appointed Parul Arora as the creative strategist for its Creative Shop, a division under Facebook for Business, afaqs! reported. The Creative Shop is a team of brand marketers, creative directors, and strategists who work for the business development of their clients. Prior to joining Facebook, Arora worked as the executive creative director with L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, a full-service advertising, digital, and social media marketing agency and the Senior Creative Director with Grey Group, an advertising and marketing organisation.
Sanjay Dua quits as CEO, NewsX & CRO, ITV Network
Sanjay Dua has left ITV Network as CEO, NewsX & Chief Revenue Officer, ITV Network, Exchange4media reported. He had joined ITV in September 2014 and was looking after the revenue management while providing strategic direction and paving the roadmap for the overall businesses of NewsX. Prior to this, Dua was the CEO – Network18 News Media and managed the advertising sales of CNBC-TV18, CNBC-Awaaz, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat and History TV18. Dua is a management graduate from Lucknow University and holds a management degree from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA).
Adstream India appoints Dipali Mahesh as MD
Adstream, a global provider of media delivery, Digital Asset Management and analytics technology, has appointed Dipali Mahesh as the Managing Director for Adstream India, Exchange4media reported. Prior to this, Mahesh has been the as the National Head for HIT 95 FM and President at Pinnacle Studios, a Motion Pictures and Film company.