Ashish Pherwani, Partner (Advisory Services), Ernst & Young

What I also think will happen is that at some point community radio will start picking up and this will largely be funded by the large FMCGs who want...

Abraham Thomas, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM

<b>Clients are looking for experiential solutions beyond radio or print: Abraham Thomas, Radio City 91.1 FM</b><br><br> From entering new markets t...

Arnab Goswami, Editorial Director & Editor- In- Chief, Times Now

There is no point blaming anyone including the media buying fraternity for that. The only option if your viewership has fallen is to do soul-searching...

Arun Iyer, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas

“Go to a pitch with your point of view, not necessarily what the client wants, because at the end of the day they come to you because they want your t...

Rob Norman, Global Chief Digital Officer, GroupM

<b>We need to create advertising assets that are not just compelling but "thumb-stopping" creative: Rob Norman, GroupM</b><br><br>

Michael Roth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Interpublic Group of companies, (at Cannes)

<b>We have become stronger, bigger and our price has gone up: Michael Roth</b><br><br> Treating each existing client as a new pitch is the way one sh...

R Balki, Group Chairman, MullenLowe Lintas Group

“I don’t know why it is such a big deal, I just had fun and I’m just going away, I think nothing interesting is happening in advertising right now, so...

Rana Barua and Ashish Chakravarty, CEO and CCO, Contract

In a freewheeling chat, Rana Barua and Ashish Chakravarty, Contract’s CEO and CCO respectively get talking on the agency’s recent wins, which include...

Sajan RaJ Kurup, Founder & Creative Chairman, Creativeland Asia

Last year was an eventful year for Sajan Raj Kurup Founder & Creative Chairman Creativeland Asia, a visibly exhausted but spirited Kurup gets candid a...

Charles Courtier, Global CEO, MEC

MEC’s Global CEO Charles Courtier gets candid about not playing the under-cutting game, why more regular pitching is the new normal after the ‘Mediapa...

Carter Murray, Worldwide CEO, FCB

Carter Murray, Worldwide CEO, FCB, talks about his expectations from Rohit Ohri who will don the role of Group Chairman and CEO (India) in January thi...

Vikram Sakhuja, Equity Partner and Group CEO, Madison Media Group (including OOH)

“All media agencies today are gearing for change in an environment of digital, data, and technology. This is potentially changing the way we target, w...

Sheldon Monteiro, Global Technology Officer, SapientNitro

We are looking for brands that are looking to change the status quo

Indraneel Ganguli, SVP and Global Head (Brand Marketing & Communication), Tech Mahindra

There are some forces impacting the way our business works. The IT/ITeS sector has changed tremendously. Platforms like Twitter have made everyone jou...

Viraj Jit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, KidZania

Our typical marketing budget is usually 10 per cent of the topline spend

Jim James, Founder and CEO, Eastwest Public Relations

Mobile communications mean that it is possible to be on 24/7, and there is an anxiety that the competition will be using speed as a source of competit...

Jonathan Hughes, President, International, Golin

I think Asia is beginning to understand the dividends that can be had when you treat your brand or company reputation like any other commercial asset....

Ameer Ismail, Executive Director, LinOpinion GH

One of the primary innovations has centered around how we work. We have successfully adopted Golin’s G4 model, which has transformed the way we work a...

John Sheehy, President of Global Operations, Starcom Mediavest Group

The pace of change in the marketplace, driven by convergence is so rapid, so pervasive, that clients who haven’t done a pitch, in the last couple of...

Alex Leikikh, Global CEO, Mullen Lowe

There are some markets converting to Mullen Lowe immediately. Mullen Lowe, NY, Boston, Brazil already converted. However there are some markets where...

Dr Michael Karg, CEO International, Razorfish

What I have noticed about the India market is that historically it has always looked to the West and US to develop similar services. It is missing a b...

Anshul Jain, CEO, ThoughtBuzz | TO THE NEW

The current interest in Big Data has been primarily fuelled by two key trends: massive volumes of publicly available data on the internet, and growth...

Suzanne Powers, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup

In India there is this thing of National Identity. At the same time there is this ‘Arm Chair Globalist’ which constitutes 67 per cent of the total. Ar...