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Forecasting media's future

Forecasting media's future

Ajit Balakrishnan recalls some lessons from the last time people talked of 'convergence' -- the mid-1990s. Image: In the 1990s, convergence itself was a word used in two different senses. Photograph: Reuters     The early 1990s is a useful period to remember, particularly if you are a student of the media. By then, the technology for compressing TV signals and beaming them out from satellites orbiting the earth to be received in millions of homes throughout the world had become ..., 1 week ago
Ajit Balakrishnan: Forecasting media's future Business Standard India, 1 week ago

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of our less fortunate countrymen even though such people are not directly their customers or suppliers: the Companies Act, 2013, mandates that businesses above a certain size spend two per cent of their profits on corporate social responsibility (CSR), things that benefit larger society such as the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Take visual literacy seriously

Students’ flagging interest in the written word is because of a generational digital divide, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Teachers everywhere, be it at our IIMs or at our high schools or at American Ivy League colleges, are reporting that a third of their way into a lecture their students have started fidgeting and doodling. Careful examination shows that it is not teacher quality that is to blame (both good and average teachers report encountering this problem). Nor does it appear to be the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago India's (REDF) CEO Ajit Balakrishnan on F2Q 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript India's (REDF) F2Q 2016 Earnings Conference Call October 29, 2015 09:00 AM ET Executives Mandar Narvekar - IR and Corporate Communications Ajit Balakrishnan - Chairman and CEO Swasti Bhowmick - CFO Presentation ...
 TeleTrader.com3 weeks ago

California dreaming

Silicon Valley is at the heart of the transformation of the global economy -- which has both winners and losers, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: While the rest of the world slides into recessionary conditions, San Francisco and its neighbourhood shows no such trends. Photograph, courtesy: Google   Look at these small houses, minimum one mil, maybe 1.5mil," said the taxi driver to me -- barely able to conceal his disgust -- as he ferried me yesterday from Menlo Park in the heart of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is WPP's expected acquisition of Rediffusion 15 years too late?

There are very few advertising agencies in India that have seen the highs and lows that Rediffusion Holdings Private Limited has, particularly over the last 15 years. There was a time when the agency boasted of marquee clients like Airtel, Colgate, ...
 Economic Times3 weeks ago Rediff Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results  Barchart3 weeks ago

WPP to finally take control of Rediffusion Y&R, raise stake to 86%

MUMBAI: In 2007, Arun Nanda, who started Rediffusion in 1973, had declared, "Not now, not ever," to an offer from Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the world's largest advertising conglomerate WPP, to acquire a controlling stake in his agency for ...
 Economic Times4 weeks ago Is Rediff-WPP a done deal?  DNA India4 weeks ago

Elusive jobs growth

Current trend could have significant political implications Business Standard Editorial Comment | New Delhi October 21, 2015 Last Updated at 21:42 IST A recent report by the Bureau of Labour Statistics, which tracks quarterly changes in employment ...
 Business Standard India1 month ago Aadhaar gets a boost  Business Standard India1 month ago
Broadway World India Limited Schedules Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2015 Earnings Results Conference Call for October 29, 2015

MUMBAI, India , Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ India Limited (REDF), an India -based internet company which delivers digital content and commerce services, will release its results for the Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2015 at 8:30 am ET ...
 Broadway World1 month ago

Internet law: skirmishes ahead

As the new ecommerce paradigm works its way through multiple sectors of the economy it is likely to encounter legal challenges, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. The only time business executives like me meet lawyers is when some business associate makes us mad because of some imagined or real transgression of theirs or, vice versa, when a business associate gets mad at us for some imagined or real transgression of ours. So, it was a pleasant experience, earlier this week in Delhi, to sit in a room of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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