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MEDIANEWS4U ABOUT

STRAIGHT TALK summit by Medianews4u.com is the first of its kind in this market, where brand owners will speak up on their journey, success story and learning therein. It will bring to the fore custodians of several strong and trusted brands, and their hitherto unheard stories.

The day long summit will witness experts will give loads of insights on future Challenges in Marketing and opportunities for Brands through exploitation of emerging market place and tech innovations through various Knowledge sessions by expert strategists from leading agencies.

THEME: REGIONAL UPRISING

Its the time for Regional and Retail brands to stand up and push the envelope of growth. Regional and Retail brands should stop telling themselves that they are regional and hence limited in their methods and practices. Instead, its time  for them to showcase their limitless  marketing acumen, innovation, and consumer understanding when it comes to building brands

Great Speakers

● Retail Brand Owners / Entrepreneurs ● Brand Owners / Entrepreneurs – Regional Brands ● CEOs/Directors/Business Leaders ● CMOs / Brand Custodians ● Advertising/ Digital / Marketing / Media Thought Leaders ● Digital Experts

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

Vikram Tanna

Head of Advertising Sales & Business Head of Regional Clusters, South Asia at Discovery Inc

Monaz Todywalla

Vice President - Strategy and New Biz, Wavemaker

Ma Foi K. PandiaRajan

Hon'ble Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology (Government of Tamil Nadu)

Anup Chandrasekharan

Business Head - Colors Tamil

Majid Khan

Chief Business Strategist - Vikatan Group

K Ramakrishnan

Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd

Rajendra Prasad

General Manager - Wavemaker

Sathish Anbarasan

AKKU Solutions

Abhishek D Shah

Founder & Managing Director - be positive 24

B.S.Vishal

Vice President - Marketing - Viveks

C K Kumaravel

CEO & Co-founder - Naturals Salon & Spa

Dhananjayan

Founder - Director, BOFTA Film Institute

Shriram Sanjeevi

Founder - Miles2Go Consulting Services

Rahul Row

CMO & Head of Sales – GoColors

Sandeep Gupta

DGM Marketing Personal Care TTK Healthcare

Suresh Kalpathi

Chairaman & CEO - Kalpathi AGS group

Sarath Mohan

Asst. General Manager - Marketing, ARS STEEL

R Sakthivel

Founder & CEO, Challenge Advertising

Kavitha Ganesan

Head - Brand Marketing at TVS Eurogrip

A J Christopher

Founder - Nimbuzz Consulting

N. SUGUMAR

Executive Director, Top Anil Marketing Company

Varun Pothy

Pothys

Bhupesh Nagarajan

Founder, Indira Projects

Nandita Raman

Associate Vice President - Content Marketing & SEO, Social Beat

Sab John Edathattil

Screenwriter

Muni Kannaiah

Muni Kanniah

Blessing A Manikandan

CEO - TONI&GUY

Antony Savio P

Sr Brand Manager, TTK Healthcare

CVL Srinivas

Country Manager - WPP India

Srinivasan K Swamy

Chairman - R K Swamy Hansa Group

Partho Dasgupta

CEO - BARC India

B Srinivasan

MD - Vikatan Group

Pankaj Krishna

Founder & CEO - Chrome DM

Avinash Kaul

CEO & MD - Network 18 & A+E Networks - TV 18

Navaneeth L V

CEO, Hindu Group

Pradeep Hejmadi

CEO - Aidem Venture

Vishnu Mohta

Founder & CEO - Hoichoi

Sanjay Reddy

Founder – Sillymonks Entertainment

Kishan Kumar

Vice President – Wavemaker

Senthil Kumar

Chief Creative Officer - Wunderman Thompson India

Mahesh Anand

President - Nippon Paints

Anirudh Pandita

Founder - Pocket Aces

Aarti Iyer

Head Marketing - Unibic Foods

Abhinav

CEO - Asianet News Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Sumanth Sudarshan

Head of Marketing - Acer India

Prashant Deshpande

Head - Marketing at Kurlon Enterprise Ltd

Dilip Venkatraman

Founder & CEO - VideoTap

Sunder Muthuraman

CEO APAC and Global Chief Client Officer, Analytics Practice - Kantar

Venkatesh Adavi

Vice President - Monetization Strategy - Dailyhunt

LEADER SPEAK 2ND EDITION

What is our Goal

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamic s change? Find out from those leading the charge.

STRAIGHT TALK Agenda

10.05 AM
Inauguration

Straight Talk

Inauguration

10.05 - 10.25 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Monaz Todywalla – Vice-President, Wavemaker India: ''Market Share Vs Mind Share? What is critical for Regional Brands in Cash Strapped and Competitive Economy ?"

10.25 - 10.45 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Vikram Thanna - Head of Advertising Sales & Business Head of Regional Clusters, South Asia at Discovery Inc:

Key Note on “Regional Content: Driving Relevance in an Evolving Regional Content Ecosystem”

10.45 - 11.00 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Anup Chandrasekharan - Business Head, Colors Tamil: ''Television Content With Purpose "

11.00 - 11.30 AM
Fire Side Chat

Straight Talk

Fire Side Chat

Varun Pothy - Director, Pothys in Conversation with Shriram Sanjeevi – Founder, Miles2Go, Consulting Services: ''Integrating Brands into Culture"

11.30 - 11.45 AM
Tea Break

Straight Talk

Tea Break

11.45 - 12.45 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Is it Time for Retail Brands to shift from creating 360-degree Campaigns to Creating 365 Days experience?”

  • Rajendra Prasad - General Manager, Wavemaker Chennai
  • C.K.Kumaravelu - CEO & Co Founder, Naturals Saloon & Spa
  • Rahul Row - CMO & Head of Sales, GoColors
  • B.S.Vishal - Vice President Marketing, Viveks
  • Sandeep Gupta – DGM Marketing Personel Care TTK Healthcare

Moderator – Shriram Sanjeevi – Founder Miles2Go, Consulting Service

12.45 - 01.00 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

N.Sugumar – Executive Director, Top Anil Marketing Company: ''Challenges of Building a brand from the hinterland"

01.00 - 02.00 PM
Lunch Break

Straight Talk

Lunch Break

02.00 - 02.20 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Majid Khan – Chief Business Strategist, Ananda Vikatan: ''Decoding Digital Tamil Nadu"

02.20 - 03.10 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Reinventing Cinema as a Medium and Leveraging its reach and Impact”

  • Dhananjayan – Founder, BOFTA
  • Suresh Kalpathi - Chairman & CEO
  • Sab John Edathattil
 - Screen Writer
  • Muni Kannaiya – Independent Consultant Cinema Screens

Moderator – A.J Christopher – Founder Nimbuzz Consulting

03.15 - 03.45 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Nandita Raman - Associate Vice President - SEO & Content Marketing, Social Street : "Regional Content = More Customers!!!"

03.45 - 04.05 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Blessings A Manigandan – CEO, Tony & GUY: "Understanding the Millenials - Lessons from Lifestyle Consumption"

04.15 - 04.30 PM
Tea / Coffee Break

Straight Talk

Tea / Coffee Break

04.30 - 05.30 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Purpose led Communication? Is it time for Regional & Retail brands to jump into it?”

  • Dr. SakthiVel - Managing Director, Challege Ads
  • Abhishek Shah – Founder, be positive 24
  • Sharath – General Manager, ARS Steel
  • Bupesh Nagaraj – Founder Indira Projects
  • Kavitha Ganesan - Head – Brand Marketing TVS eurogrip
  • Antony Savio.P – Senior Brand Manager, TTK Healthcare

Moderator – Sathish Anbarasan - Founder, AKKU

05.30 - 06.15 PM
Fire Side Chat

Straight Talk

Fire Side Chat

Ma Foi K.Pandiarajan - Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology (Government of Tamil Nadu) in conversation with K Ramakrishnan - Senior Managing Director, Strategic Relationships at Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd ''Building, creating value & pivoting a brand in an uncharted business - Dynamics & Challenges"

10.05 AM
Inauguration

Straight Talk

Inauguration

10.05 - 10.25 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Monaz Todywalla – Vice-President, Wavemaker India: ''Market Share Vs Mind Share? What is critical for Regional Brands in Cash Strapped and Competitive Economy ?"

10.25 - 10.45 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Vikram Thanna - Head of Advertising Sales & Business Head of Regional Clusters, South Asia at Discovery Inc:

Key Note on “Regional Content: Driving Relevance in an Evolving Regional Content Ecosystem”

10.45 - 11.00 AM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Anup Chandrasekharan - Business Head, Colors Tamil: ''Television Content With Purpose "

11.00 - 11.30 AM
Fire Side Chat

Straight Talk

Fire Side Chat

Varun Pothy - Director, Pothys in Conversation with Shriram Sanjeevi – Founder, Miles2Go, Consulting Services: ''Integrating Brands into Culture"

11.30 - 11.45 AM
Tea Break

Straight Talk

Tea Break

11.45 - 12.45 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Is it Time for Retail Brands to shift from creating 360-degree Campaigns to Creating 365 Days experience?”

  • Rajendra Prasad - General Manager, Wavemaker Chennai
  • C.K.Kumaravelu - CEO & Co Founder, Naturals Saloon & Spa
  • Rahul Row - CMO & Head of Sales, GoColors
  • B.S.Vishal - Vice President Marketing, Viveks
  • Sandeep Gupta – DGM Marketing Personel Care TTK Healthcare

Moderator – Shriram Sanjeevi – Founder Miles2Go, Consulting Service

12.45 - 01.00 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

N.Sugumar – Executive Director, Top Anil Marketing Company: ''Challenges of Building a brand from the hinterland"

01.00 - 02.00 PM
Lunch Break

Straight Talk

Lunch Break

02.00 - 02.20 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Majid Khan – Chief Business Strategist, Ananda Vikatan: ''Decoding Digital Tamil Nadu"

02.20 - 03.10 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Reinventing Cinema as a Medium and Leveraging its reach and Impact”

  • Dhananjayan – Founder, BOFTA
  • Suresh Kalpathi - Chairman & CEO
  • Sab John Edathattil
 - Screen Writer
  • Muni Kannaiya – Independent Consultant Cinema Screens

Moderator – A.J Christopher – Founder Nimbuzz Consulting

03.15 - 03.45 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Nandita Raman - Associate Vice President - SEO & Content Marketing, Social Street : "Regional Content = More Customers!!!"

03.45 - 04.05 PM
Individual Knowledge Session

Straight Talk

Individual Knowledge Session

Blessings A Manigandan – CEO, Tony & GUY: "Understanding the Millenials - Lessons from Lifestyle Consumption"

04.15 - 04.30 PM
Tea / Coffee Break

Straight Talk

Tea / Coffee Break

04.30 - 05.30 PM
Panel Discussion

Straight Talk

Panel Discussion

On “Purpose led Communication? Is it time for Regional & Retail brands to jump into it?”

  • Dr. SakthiVel - Managing Director, Challege Ads
  • Abhishek Shah – Founder, be positive 24
  • Sharath – General Manager, ARS Steel
  • Bupesh Nagaraj – Founder Indira Projects
  • Kavitha Ganesan - Head – Brand Marketing TVS eurogrip
  • Antony Savio.P – Senior Brand Manager, TTK Healthcare

Moderator – Sathish Anbarasan - Founder, AKKU

05.30 - 06.15 PM
Fire Side Chat

Straight Talk

Fire Side Chat

Ma Foi K.Pandiarajan - Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology (Government of Tamil Nadu) in conversation with K Ramakrishnan - Senior Managing Director, Strategic Relationships at Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd ''Building, creating value & pivoting a brand in an uncharted business - Dynamics & Challenges"

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