Free Press Journal
  • Sam Balsara’s daughter Tanya steals the limelight for work with visually-challenged

    Mumbai: From the Balsara family—Sam Balsara and Lara Balsara—the father-daughter duo always got their share of limelight for their work in advertising. But on Sunday, Sam’s eldest daughter, Tanya was on spotlight for her work with visually-challenged through Tanya Computer Centre (TCC).

  • Talent capital is still Mumbai: Sam Balsara, Chairman and MD, Madison World

    Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director of Madison World, is the senior-most media professional in the country. He has seen the industry evolve and blossom and understands its nuances like no one else. We had a short but insightful conversation with him on what makes Mumbai stand apart. Excerpts:

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    Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

    Moscow/New Delhi: Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company “operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices.” In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Kaspersky Lab’s Founder Eugene Kaspersky has termed the move as “potential political censorship”.

  • Government spent Rs 970 crore on ads in 2016-17

    New Delhi: The government has spent around Rs 970 crore on advertising through the Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) in 2016-17, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • Instagram has more advertisers than Twitter: Survey

    New Delhi: Online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service Instagram is attracting more advertising agencies than Micro-blogging site Twitter, a survey says.

  • Global adspend to reach USD 561 billion this year

    Mumbai: The global advertising spend is expected to increase by 4.4 per cent to USD 561 billion this year, with mobile being the prime driver of online growth going forward, says marketing intelligence firm Warc.

  • State didn’t spend any money on popularising RTI Act

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra Government has not spent even a single rupee on advertising and promoting the Right to Information (RTI) Act, touted as a powerful tool in curbing corruption and improving governance, according to an RTI reply.

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    ‘UFO mystery’: 2 held for ad balloons near Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: Two people have been arrested for floating the mysterious objects seen over the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai last week-end, which were, in fact, helium balloons used for advertising, a top Mumbai police official said on Tuesday. “We have arrested the two, identified as Kunal Shah and Nilesh Shrimankar, and will present them before an Andheri court today (Tuesday). They will be released on bail since it is a minor

  • Advertising growth to nearly halve to 9.6% this year: Report

    Mumbai: The growth rate of the advertising industry is expected to nearly halve to 9.6 per cent this year at Rs 40,658 crore over the previous year, says a report. The growth this year will be largely on account of the ongoing Cricket World Cup and spends across sectors, it said.

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    Facebook announces smart ‘Products Ads’ 

    Washington: In a bid to make Facebook ads smarter, the social networking site has announced Product Ads, that lets companies target Facebook users more effectively with new automated processes by convincing famous personalities to like something so the users will follow their lead.