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Industry Moves: FreeCharge.in; Possible Worldwide

Deep Ubhi, founder of local search site Burrp.com, has joined online mobile recharge platform FreeCharge.in, reports Indiadigitalreview.com.The report says that it’s unclear as to what designation Deep Ubhi has joined at FreeCharge.in, however, he has been working closely with the team across multiple customer-facing departments.

Prior to joining FreeCharge.in, Deep Ubhi founded Hopscout, a site dedicated to all things childhood nostalgia. However, that site seems to have closed down now and the domain is up for sale. Prior to that, Deep Ubhi founded Burrp.com in 2006 which was acquired by Network 18 in March 2009. He stayed with Network 18 until 2010 as EVP, New Media & Internet.

FreeCharge.in, allows users to recharge their mobile, DTH, and data card. It raised Rs. 20 crore from Sequoia Capital early this year. The startup competes with Paytm.com which recently also launched its payment gateway.


Possible Worldwide (PWW) India, a WPP digital agency, has appointed Kamal Krishna as managing director and Prashant Shivankutty as senior vice-president, effective June, 2012, reports Afaqs.

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Prior to joining PWW, Kamal Krishna served at BeStylish.com as head of marketing. BeStylish.com recently raised funding from Russian Venture ru-Net Holdings. Prior to BeStylish.com, Kamal Krishna founded Squad Digital Ltd, another WPP’s digital agency. Apart from that, he has previously served at Standard Chartered Bank, Digitas, and Quasar. At PWW, Kamal Krishna will manage regional operations and overall business.

Prashant Shivankutty, appointed as a senior vice-president at PWW will manage PWW India’s technology and creative teams for domestic as well as international digital assignments. Prior to joining PWW, Prashant Shivankutty served at
Comviva Technologies Limited as Assistant Vice President where he managed clients such as Airtel, Tigo, MTN, BanglaLink, Grameen Phone and Etisalat. Prior to that he has served at Quasar as a senior project manager, at Sapient as a senior manager, and at Infovision Solutions as a senior manager.

Founded in 2011, PWW is a global interactive marketing agency formed through the combination of WPP Digital agencies Schematic, Bridge Worldwide, BLUE and Quasar.


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