Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pope Benedict bemoans ‘great burden’ and loss of privacy as head of church

Pope Benedict XVI at his last weekly audience in St Peter’s square. Becoming pope, he said, meant one’s life was ‘totally deprived of the private sphere’. Photograph: AFP/Getty As his papacy entered its final hours, Pope Benedict XVI admitted on Wednesday that … Continue reading

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US private sector hopes to send older couple to Mars

The mission would loop around Mars, but would not land A team led by millionaire and former space tourist Dennis Tito plans to send a “tested couple” to Mars and back in a privately funded mission. The Inspiration Mars Foundation … Continue reading

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AFAA’s Fast Track on track: Four Indian young pros attend professional excellence programme in Malaysia; next edition in Bali

Dorab Ghadiali of Madison World, Kamlesh Pawaskar of Posterscope, and Sharon Picardo and Sneha Shenoy of Draftfcb-Ulka attended the three-day programme, sponsored by ACI   In 2012, the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) had announced a three-day Fast Track … Continue reading

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‘Even the blackout days of the past are showing sales’

Dominic Brand, worldwide marketing director, Forevermark (De Beers), talks to Campaign India on the brand’s journey in India since 2011, and its marketing initiatives Your full-fledged establishment in India happened in 2011. How has the journey been so far? It’s … Continue reading

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EU agrees to cap bankers’ bonuses

The new Basel III rules will come into effect next year European Union officials have struck a provisional deal on new financial rules, including capping bank bonuses. Under the agreement, bonuses will be capped at a year’s salary, but can … Continue reading

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‘The ability to surprise viewers is in the channel’s DNA’

Q&A with Rahul Johri, SVP and GM – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, on TLC’s progress as a lifestyle channel, and local content Campaign India caught up with Discovery’s Rahul Johri, as Network channel TLC announced the launching of another locally … Continue reading

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Vinish Joshi moves on; Niti Kumar takes over as GM at MediaCom Delhi

Kumar had joined MediaCom in 2011 as the national director – insights and new business MediaCom has announced the elevation of Niti Kumar to the role of general manager, MediaCom Delhi. She takes over from Vinish Joshi who has decided … Continue reading

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