Melt Update | 16 Oct | McCann Chairman and CEO Harris Diamond To Retire & MORE

Ritwika Gupta, October 16, 2020

Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises has announced the launch of a Marathi music channel, ‘Zee Vajwa’.

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Top Headlines of the day:

1. McCann Chairman and CEO Harris Diamond To Retire

McCann chairman and CEO Harris Diamond will retire at the end of the year, as noted by The Wall Street Journal. The change is part of a broader succession plan at IPG, which also owns agency groups FCB, IPG Mediabrands and MullenLowe Group. Diamond will be succeeded by McCann Worldgroup global COO Bill Kolb, who has been with the agency since 2000.

2. Zee Entertainment To Launch Marathi Music Channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has announced the launch of a Marathi music channel, ‘Zee Vajwa’, as reported by campaign India. The channel goes on air on 17 October 2020 and is the fourth Marathi channel in Zee’s stable after Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies and Zee Yuva.  The channel will air a mix of Marathi film and non-film songs.

3. Sony Pictures Networks India Appoints Ranjana Mangla As SVP & Head Revenue, Sony Live (avod)

Sony Pictures Networks India has appointed Ranjana Mangla as senior Vice President & Head of Revenue – Sony Liv (avod) at Sony Pictures Networks India – Digital Business. As mentioned by afaqs, Ranjana joins Sony after working with Disney as VP India Head – Impact Revenue for around a year. Prior to that, she was with Star India as vice president- head, emerging sports-advertisement sales at Star Sports.

4. Dabur Honey Awards Creative Communication Mandate To Havas Creative

Dabur Honey has awarded its creative communication mandate to Havas Creative. As part of the mandate, Havas will be handling the creative duties for Dabur Honey and all its extensions. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch. The business will be managed out of the agency’s Delhi office.

5. Havas Life Sorento Appoints Sachin Talwalkar As Executive Creative Director

Sachin Talwalkar has been appointed as Executive Creative Director of Havas Life Sorento, the health and wellness communications agency under Havas Group India. In his role, Sachin will be responsible for driving the creative vision and strategy for Havas Life Sorento. As per exchange4media, he will be based out of the agency’s Mumbai office.