Divya Bhaskar Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Presents 'The Great Gujarat Crossword' - A Unique Event For Audiences in Gujarat [ read more ]
10 winners to be awarded sponsored visit to AD ASIA Vietnam
Mumbai, July 24, 2013: Divya Bhaskar, the Gujarati daily from the Dainik Bhaskar Group launched on 22nd June 2003, celebrated its 10th Anniversary. As part of the month-long celebrations, Divya Bhaskar presents 'The Great Gujarat Crossword' where 10 winners will get a fully sponsored trip to Ad Asia Vietnam 2013. The contest is open to professionals in the areas of Advertising, Media, Marketing and Communications.
'The Great Gujarat Crossword' is a very unique event and contest, truly one of its kind conceptualized by a media brand in India, that will provide the 10 winners a lifetime opportunity to be present along with the best in the industry at an international platform. Additionally, first 50 correct entries will also be awarded early bird prizes.
Divya Bhaskar launched 'The Great Gujarat Crossword' buzz campaign on 22nd July 2013 and will be available from 29th July for participation.
Pradeep Dwivedi, Chief Corporate Sales and Marketing Officer of Dainik Bhaskar Group, says "Gujarat is one of our most vibrant and exciting markets where our strong editorial focus on balanced and progressive journalism is establishing a strong connect with the readers. The state represents an ideal confluence of diversified big business and premium consumer demand patterns, aptly addressed by our publications with greater efficacy. We hope this initiative will help us discover a lot more and build stronger relationship with our readers."
The campaign is being promoted aggressively online, on ground and in print. Participants will be able to login and complete the crossword at www.divyabhaskarcrossword.com, or send their entry by post or handover to any Bhaskar employee.
Talking about the 'The Great Gujarat Crossword' campaign, Sanjeev Kotnala, VP- Brand & Marketing, Dainik Bhaskar Group, added "Divya Bhaskar has been a leading newspaper in Gujarat since its launch in 2003 and our Ahmedabad edition has over 10 lakh readers – significantly greater than peers. In addition to our readers, our business associates continue to be an integral part of our journey and this celebration in the state. Therefore, on this10th anniversary we also took the opportunity to share this occasion with our business partners. The Great Gujarat Crossword is an expression to convey our gratitude and also presents a great opportunity for the winners to attend AD ASIA at Vietnam."
In 2003 Divya Bhaskar was launched after the well-known Twin-Contact Survey of 8 lakh households in Ahmedabad and 4 lakh households in the adjoining districts. The newspaper was launched with an initial print run of 4.52 lakh copies from Ahmedabad, a world record by any newspaper. Today Divya Bhaskar has 7 editions in 2 states of Gujarat & Maharashtra – Ahmedabad, Vadodara Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Bhuj & Mumbai and nine printing centres located across Ahmedabad, Vadodhara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Mehsana, Vapi and Junagarh. The paper has 37.92 lakh readers in the state and Divya Bhaskar's Ahmedabad edition is the only Gujarati Newspaper to have over 10 lakh readers in the city.
Celebrating a decade in Gujarat, Divya Bhaskar has organised a series of reader engagement events in Ahmedabad. The events include a motivational talk by T T Rangarajan, a talk show on business interests by K V Kamath, media seminar by Mr. Rajat Sharma , cookery show by chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and a financial talk by Nirmal Jain (IIFL) and Nilesh Shah (Axis Capital).
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Get Set For The 3rd Edition Of MOSAIC 2014 - India's Best in Print Advertising from Dainik Bhaskar [ read more ]
Mumbai, January 8, 2014: India's creative professionals and creative standards have been acknowledged across several global platforms and celebrated over the past few years. The industry undoubtedly has moved to a whole new level of creative quality that has brought out some of India's most original and prolific work in print advertising. MOSAIC, a compendium of the most ingenious and inspiring Indian print advertising, is a committed effort from the Dainik Bhaskar Group to showcase in a single collection, the best of India's print work. Encouraged by the resounding success of the earlier 2 editions of MOSAIC, Dainik Bhaskar Group now commences entry processes for the third edition of MOSAIC 2014 - India's Best in Print.
The 2nd edition of MOSAIC showcased the best of print ads of 105 brands created by over 31 leading creative agencies in India, while the first edition featured over 70 brands of print campaigns by 25 leading agencies, curated by afaqs! Following its resounding success, the e-book version of MOSAIC has been downloaded 12,000 times. Greatly encouraged by the overwhelming response and support from industry participants, Dainik Bhaskar is committed take MOSAIC to even greater levels as a unique confluence of the best of Indian creative talent, teamwork and inspirational marketing for the next generation of consumers.
Amongst some of the most exciting features of MOSAIC are comments by the National Creative Directors on their rationale to choose the creative they considered to be best illustration of work by their agency. Additionally a section also highlights the 'top-picks' by the leading media practitioners/ clients.
Commenting on MOSAIC's 3rd edition, Mr. Girish Agarwaal, Director, Dainik Bhaskar Group said,"We are proud to bring forth the 3rd edition of MOSAIC. This endeavor was launched by Dainik Bhaskar with the aim to showcase in a single collection, the great work being done in India in print advertising, while we have mostly referred to global compilations. This glaring gap has been bridged by MOSAIC. We are delighted that this has evolved into a brilliant source of inspiration and reference to the upcoming talented
creative teams, clients and the agencies themselves in a format that can be easily accessed by all. We would like to thank all our agency partners and well-wishers for their support as we look forward to developing this exciting initiative further".
Mr. Sanjeev Kotnala, Vice President and National Head, Marcom, Dainik Bhaskar also said,"It has been a real pleasure to see MOSAIC establishing itself and growing to become a reference point for some of India's best print creatives, and evolve from being more than just a celebration of the best print work. Though MOSAIC's focus has never been on only showcasing award winning creative, never-the-less it sure is encouraging to note that a work featured in MOSAIC has also been a winner at various national and international award platforms. For us at Dainik Bhaskar, it is our significant endeavor to highlight the Indian talent within agencies and inspire them to do even better".
For further information, please contact:
Neha Mavani Sr. Manager - MarComm Dainik Bhaskar Group Mobile - 09820216438 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dainik Bhaskar Group
DB Corp Ltd. is India's largest print media company that publishes 8 newspapers with 66 editions, 199 subeditions
in 4 multiple languages (Hindi, Gujarati, English and Marathi) across 13 states in India. Our flagship newspapers Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi) established in 1958, Divya Bhaskar and Saurashtra Samachar (in Gujarati) have a combined average daily readership of 19.8 million, making us one of the most widely read newspaper groups in India with presence in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu. Our other noteworthy newspaper brands are Dainik Divya Marathi, Business Bhaskar, DB Gold, DB Star and, DNA (in Gujarat, Rajasthan & MP) on a franchisee basis. DBCL is the only media conglomerate that enjoys a leadership position in multiple states, in multiple languages and is a dominant player in its all major markets.
The company's other business interests also span the radio segment through the brand "My FM" Radio station with presence in 7 states and 17 cities, and a strong online presence in internet portals.
India Pride Awards 2013-14 [ read more ]
20th December, Delhi: India Pride ward was instituted by Dainik Bhaskar Group in 2009 to honour excellence in PSUs. The award, one of its own kind, follows a meticulous evaluation by jury supported by analysis by ICRA "Knowledge Partners".
The 5th edition of INDIA PRIDE AWARD was held on 19th December 2013 at Taj Palace, Delhi. Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Minister, Human Resource Development, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest, Dr. Harak Singh Rawat, Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Medical Education & Soldier Welfare, Govt. Of Uttarakhand, was the Guest of Honor and Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Hon'ble Minister of State of Agriculture Government of India and Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State Planning and Parlimentary Affairs were the special guest at the event. In past eminient personalities like Shri P. Chidambaram, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Shri V Narayanasamy, Shri Jairam Ramesh and othershave graced the event.
In his address Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju emphasised that "PSUs play a vital role in the making of the nation. Where everything in the nation is affected by what happens in another part of the world, PSUs have been played stabilising role'.
Iin his welcome address Pradeep Dwivedi, CCS&MO, Dainik Bhaskar Group said 'We have seen India Pride award growing not just in terms of numbers of categories but also have witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of entries. Our endeavour is to recognise the efforts of the unsung heroes ( PSU's) who have worked steadily towards the growth of the nation'.
The culmination of the award night was felicitation of Shri. K. R Kamath - CMD- Punjab National Bank with Lifetime achievement award. In his speech MrKamath 'PSUs are always highlighted for not accomplishing their task and apparently a PSU office is perceived to perform only when he enters a private sector. However this is not true. There is an entire team of PSU workers who are working extremely hard towards the nation.' He also appreciated Dainik Bhaskar institutionalising INDIA PRIDE AWARD and expressed that such recognition helps to keep the teams motivated and going for the next 364 days".
He dedicated the award to PNB corp, BOI, Allahabad Bank and every tem member of his. He also mentioned that when "Economy is going good people find lot of friends but they forget that it is PSUs who have stood by them during the times of difficulty just like 2008 when PSUs helped the nation out".
The Winners of the awards for 2013-14 were
Electricity & Power
Uttrakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited
Electricity & Power
UP Power Corporation Ltd.
Agriculture & Associate
The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED)
Infrastructure & Development
Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Infrastructure & Development
SIDCUL(State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal)
Exellence as HOD - Human Resource
OBC-Mr. Atul Gautam
Exellence as HOD - Corporate Communication
IOCL- Mr. S Mukherjee
Exellence as HOD - Director Projects
EIL- Mr. D. Moudgil
NTPC - National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
Excellence in Financial Inclusion
Oriental Bank of Commerce
MERIT FOR, Brand : SBI, 'GLOBAL OFFICES CAMPAIGN'
Goldmine Advertising Pvt. Limited
MERIT FOR, Brand : Central Railway, 'SAVDHAN'
Interads Advertising Pvt. Limited
MERIT FOR, Brand : Western Railway, 'A CHILD FOLLOWS YOUR ACTION'
Interpublicity Pvt. Ltd.
MERIT FOR,Brand : 'CONSISTENT BRAND IDENTITY'
IRCTC (Indian Railways catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.)
Energy & Power
PGCIL (Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.)
Energy & Power
REC (Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.)
BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)
Metal Minerals & Trade including Mining
Oil & Gas
ONGC Videsh Lmited
CONCOR (Container Corporation of India Ltd.)
Agriculture & Associate
State Farms Corporation of India
Infrastructure & Development
Airports Authority of India
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Financial Sector - Banks
Bank of India
Financial Sector, Government NBFC's
Power Finance Corporation Limited
Financial Sector, Government NBFC's
IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited)
Financial Sector, Insurance
Life Insurance Corporation of India
Steel Authority of India
Oil India Ltd.
India Image Enhancement
IRCON International Limited
Life Time Achievement
Shri. K. R Kamath - CMD - Punjab National Bank
Dainik Bhaskar launches second edition of Brain Hunt [ read more ]
Dainik Bhaskar Group has launched the second edition of ‘Brain Hunt - Challenge your Imagination’. Brain Hunt is a nation-wide initiative of the Bhaskar Champs Club and the Dainik Bhaskar Group to stimulate and encourage the imagination of young minds to a new high of free and constructive thinking.
Brain Hunt 2 - Challenge your Imagination is the sixth initiative organised and conceptualised by the Bhaskar Champs Club since its inception that is now back with a more competitive, challenging and innovative set of activities than Brain Hunt 2012.
Vinay Maheshwari, Vice-President, Sales and Market Development, Dainik Bhaskar Group said, “As an organisation, innovation and new thinking continues to be one of the key pillars of our growth. The youth have always been one of our key audiences with we whom we truly enjoy engaging with. What better way to harness and nurture the potential of this huge force and align it with our philosophy of innovation and change. We have endeavoured to nurture some of the most smart and curious brains as visionaries of tomorrow through this activity.”
He added, “We truly believe that Brain Hunt II will be another wonderful experience for students and the school community at large while also being a welcoming stress buster.”
It was in 2010, when the DB Group conceived the idea of creating one of the largest children’s clubs through the Bhaskar Champs Club in India. The initiative is aimed at providing a unique and creative platform to visionary students to interact with other students on a common ground of activities to foster intellect, acumen and brainpower.
In addition to Brain Hunt, the other activities include Bhaskar Champs Scrapbook Activity - 2010, Junior Picasso - 2011 (National Level Painting Competition), Junior Editor – 2011 and Junior Editor II - 2013 (Manual
Newspaper Making Competition), and Brain Hunt 2012.
The Bhaskar Champs Club has received 10 national and international records/ laurels, including the Guinness World Record and Limca Book of Records for Brain Hunt 2012 - The Quest for Wonder Kidz, and the WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Country of the Year, 2013 for Junior Editor II.