01 February 2023 11:11



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Mr Upendrra Rai led upcoming National Hindi News Channel Bharat Express has appointed Mr Nishant Mishra as ‘Marketing Head’ before its official launch.

In his new role, he will be closely working with the management for the launch of the channel and create successful brand strategy, curate content-led events & IP’s, strategic alliances and customized brand solutions for the channel.

Prior to joining Bharat Express, Nishant played a crucial role in the successful launch of Bharat24 and channel’s other marketing initiatives in his national role. In his career spanning over 15 years, Nishant has worked with leading media brands like TV Today, TV18, Zee and iTV Network.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Nishant Mishra said, “Launch is the most exciting and thrilling phase of a media brand. I am privileged to have this opportunity and look forward to working with the incredible and seasoned team of professionals already at Bharat Express”.

Mr Upendrra Rai, CMD & Editor-in-Chief, Bharat Express, said, “As the channel is gearing up for its official launch on 1st February 2023, we have made a slew of senior-level appointments in critical roles. Nishant’s appointment will add more heft to our remarkable team at the channel and I am confident that Bharat Express will benefit from Nishant’s rich experience”.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Varun Kohli, CEO, Bharat Express said, “Having worked with Nishant before, I have witnessed Nishant’s growth as a marketing professional. I have always admired his solution-based and result-oriented approach which will further bolster our growth plans for Bharat Express”.

Business Today's Market Today page offers unmatched coverage of stock markets both during and after market hours.

From complete stock data to brokerage reports and stock stories to market perspectives, the Market Today page is a one-stop shop for both momentum and long-term investors. It has pages of complete details of 4,000 companies that are listed on Indian bourses.

The Hot Stocks' section will give instant information about the stocks that have been piquing investor interest, both on buy and sell sides.

There's BT TV too, where market experts share their predictions for the stock markets' movement.

The Trending Stocks' section is all about every stock that saw major movement on that particular trading day. The IPO corner will give an insight into every detail of the upcoming IPOs, be it listing date or price band, or anything else associated with the IPO.

The Crypto Today section encapsulates prices of all the important cryptocurrencies and news related to their gyrations. Market Shorts' section is the text-light and graphic-heavy part of the page that has easy-to-swipe market-related stories on specific stocks that are in news. Spotlight section is all about the policy-related news that could either spell boom or doom for specific sectors or stocks.

With movement of global indices having a bearing on their Indian counterparts, the Global Markets' section captures all the important happenings from overseas markets. Commodities' section has news about precious metals, industrial metals, crude etc., The Bonds' section has all the news associated with the debt instruments.

Recognizing outstanding type-oriented achievements of designers age 35 and under; program branding by Anıl Aykan at Barnbrook Design London.

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, today opened the call for entries for its global Ascenders competition, celebrating international typographers, letterers, and type designers age 35 and under.

Ascenders is a fast-growing portfolio-based competition dedicated to type in all its versatile forms, and the inspiring up and coming designers — individuals or duos — who are elevating the medium. Entrants submit six projects – typography, use of type, design, lettering, etc. – with short descriptions, a statement of their role in the project's creation, and a list of individual credits where applicable.

Entries are now being accepted, with entry fees increasing after the regular deadline of March 15, 2023. The extended deadline is April 15, 2023, and winners will be announced in June.

This year’s entries will be judged by a diverse jury of global leaders in the field, including some past Ascenders winners. The 2023 Ascenders jury is as follows:

Frank Adebiaye, type and document designer, Forthcome, Paris
David Barnett, co-owner, Noble Signs, Brooklyn
Alia Bright, self-employed artist and designer, Portland
Chris Campe, designer, writer, All Things Letters, Hamburg
Marina Chaccur, designer, The Hague
Vincent Chan, director, type designer, Matter of Sorts, Naarm/Melbourne
Cyla Costa, lettering artist, Cyla Costa Studio, Curitiba (Brazil)
Liza Enebeis, creative director, partner, Studio Dunbar/DEPT, Rotterdam
Golnar Kat Rahmani, founder, art director, Studio Katrahmani, Berlin
Kenneth Kuh, visual designer, San Jose (California)
Susana Machicao, brand consultant, Visual Communications and Design, Machicao Design, La Paz
Masashi Murakami, graphic designer, art director, emuni, Tokyo
Kiel Mutschelknaus, designer, educator, Baltimore/Washington DC
Shivani Parasnis, senior designer, Spotify, Baltimore
Claudia Rubín, senior designer, The New York Times Magazine New York
Tré Seals, founder, Vocal Type, Washington DC
Matthew Tapia, lettering and graphic artist, Honolulu
Li Zhiqian, cofounder, type director, 3type (三言), Shanghai

In order to make Ascenders affordable around the globe, TDC offers a four-tier price structure with significant discounts – up to 66% – based on the country where the entrant is located. TDC members also qualify for discounts.

Last year’s Ascenders winners, selected from the highest number of entrants in the competition’s history, included 25 talented young creatives from 13 countries and regions. Prominent past Ascenders winners include Au Chon Hin (Macao, 2022), Kevin Cantrell (Mantua, USA, 2018), Roxane Gataud (Brussels, 2022), Gemma O’Brien (Sydney, 2022), Juan Carlos Pagan (New York, 2018), Tré Seals (Maryland, 2018), and others.

“Ascenders is the space to confront yourself and overcome the biggest obstacle: the limited perception that we have of ourselves when we are starting out,” said Fer Cozzi, graphic designer and type designer based in Buenos Aires who was an Ascenders winner in 2019 and judge last year.

“This competition isn’t about having the perfect portfolio, but more about looking toward the future,” she added. “Ascenders entries should contain conviction, not just show off technical skill. I can’t wait to see what this year’s winners will show, since it will certainly reveal where the discipline is headed.”

This year’s Ascenders branding and award are designed by Anıl Aykan, graphic designer at Barnbrook Design in London and member of the TDC Advisory Board. The design depicts the “ascending” creatives by embracing the idea of growth and invasion, with the journey demonstrated by visual metaphors of steps toward further growth and expansion.

For more information and to enter, please visit the Ascenders website.

Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas Group India, has further strengthened its creative team with the appointment of Debanjan Basak as Group Creative Director.

Havas Worldwide India has been on a creative transformation journey in recent years, with notable additions to the team's creative steam. Debanjan’s appointment follows the appointment of Anupama Ramaswamy as Chief Creative Officer last year followed by Jaibeer Ahmad as Managing Partner – North. Debanjan will report to Anupama and will oversee the expansion of the agency's digital and social portfolio. He'll be based in Gurgaon.

Speaking about the appointment, Bobby Pawar, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India said, “For the last four years, Rana and I have gone about shaping Havas Worldwide India into a brand-led, digital-first creative solutions company. This has helped us grow the agency multi-fold. The creative output, too, has gotten steadily better. Anupama is here on a mission to raise it several notches and I believe, with the addition of Debanjan, the creative leadership team will accelerate that. He is a man of many talents – he’s non-territorial, a great team player, and he can write. As you can imagine, I am kinda partial to that.”

Anupama Ramaswamy said, “With a superb body of work, Debanjan brings with him a wealth of experience across formats. He will play a key role in driving our agenda of creativity beyond silos. Debanjan is not only a good creative leader, but he is also an extraordinarily warm and generous person. That’s exactly what Havas Group believes the new bunch of leaders should be. Debanjan will be responsible for driving creative excellence for clients and it really is such a pleasure to have him as a part of the Havas Worldwide India team.”

Debanjan Basak said, “Havas Group India's continued focus on producing both relevant and meaningful work, Havas Worldwide India’s impressive and expansive client roster, and the fact that it is led by creative stalwarts like Bobby Pawar and Anupama Ramaswamy were all things that really excited me about the network. I've always believed that a brand reflects not only the ever-changing market trends, but also the ever-changing human emotions, and that we as advertising professionals must weave stories that capture both. I am confident that Havas Worldwide India will provide me with the opportunity to create these engaging stories, particularly in the digital space, and I am very excited about the opportunities that await me in the future.”

With over 14 years of experience, Debanjan has worked across agencies including Ogilvy Mumbai, Dentsu India and Contract Advertising. He specializes in brand building, copywriting, impactful storytelling, and Digital Marketing and he has created clutter-breaking work for numerous prominent brands including IKEA, Maruti Suzuki, Carlsberg, Netflix, Hindustan Times, Roca Parryware, Westside, Toyota, Platinum Guild International, Amul Innerwear, Bata, to name a few. His campaign ‘#CloseOpenDefecation’ was featured on United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals’ website. His work has also been the recipient of Goafest Abbys, Kyoorius Elephant, with some of his campaigns also getting featured in Lürzer's Archive.

India’s largest business news platform, Economictimes.com from Times Internet, has rolled out its annual Union Budget news reportage with an insightful campaign called Rising Bharat.

Rising Bharat will provide a detailed analysis of the Union Budget, surveys, sentiment tracker, live speech of FM tracking, budget timeline, tax calculator, budget highlights, budget takeaways, expert news and much more.

Consistently 1st ranked business news platform for the past 3 years, Economictimes.com also offers optimum advertorial solutions game several unique themes for its clients like manufacturing beat, digital Bharat opportunity, infrastructure beat, banking & fintech, climate goals sustainability and many more. Further providing these unique themes through customized tools for maximum visibility amongst target audience with articles, videos, conversations and events.

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