Melt In A Minute | IPG Mediabrands’ Reprise Promotes Dimitri Maex to Global CEO, Firework Appoints Sunil Nair As India CEO & MD & More

Madhuwanti Saha, October 1, 2019

From IPG Mediabrands promoting Dimitri Maex to global CEO of Reprise to R Gowthaman’s blockchain venture releasing its first products, a look at today’s headlines

Here is your daily round-up of the news that matters in the marketing, media and advertising world, brewed hot & fresh in just 60 seconds:

1.IPG Mediabrands’ Reprise promotes Dimitri Maex to global CEO

IPG Mediabrands‘s performance marketing agency Reprise promoted Dimitri Maex to global CEO, effective immediately. Maex was global chief operating officer of the agency. He replaces Tim Ringel, who led Reprise from 2016 until his exit earlier this month.

2. Punit Goenka elected as President of IAA India Chapter

the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) elected Punit Goenka, MD & CEO of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited, as its President for the second term.  Megha Tata, MD, Discovery South Asia, was elected Vice President

3. R Gowthaman’s Aqilliz rolls out its first digital marketing tools

R Gowthaman’s blockchain venture Aqilliz rolls out its first digital marketing products, according to a report in Campaign. The three tools called Proton, Neutron and Electron address key pain points in digital marketing.  More about this on our interview with him on our TV show MELT, airing this weekend on WION.

4. Social video app Firework appoints Sunil Nair as India CEO & MD 

Silicon Valley-based social video app Firework has roped in former AltBalaji executive Sunil Nair as the CEO & MD for its India operations. Nair was the COO of Balaji Telefilms’ OTT platform for over four years.