Network18 Digital (N18D), the digital arm of Network18, has announced the elevation of Ranadeep Chakravarty to Marketing Head of Firstpost, News18 and in.com. In his new role, he will lead all marketing, communications and strategic partnerships for all three news sites. He will also oversee the public relations and trade communication activities for the three brands.
Chakravarty brings with him 15 years of experience in both digital and mainline advertising and marketing. He has contributed in designing a number of digital products, campaigns and brand identities for Network18. Prior to joining Network18, he was leading creative and brand strategy duties at various MNCs and Indian agencies, including Bates Worldwide, Rediffusion, Madison, Rediff.com and LK Saatchi & Saatchi to name a few.
Azim Lalani, Business Head, English General News cluster, Network18 Digital, said, “Network18 is strengthening its foothold in the digital space at a rapid pace. This is visible by the fact that it has acquired a very high number of unique visitors in a short period of time. By bringing the marketing activities of the three properties — Firstpost, News18.com and in.com — under one head, we plan to further align, strengthen and accelerate the growth of immensely popular news portals. Ranadeep has been instrumental in leading the marketing activities and effective brand collaborations at Firstpost. We are confident that his in-depth expertise and exceptional creativity will enable the websites to be recognised as the desired news destination that provides relevant, insightful and hard-hitting news.”
Speaking about his new role, Chakravarty said, “I am excited to undertake the new responsibilities with Network18. It has been a great journey till now. Our efforts have got Firstpost in the top five leading Indian media digital publications. In my new role, the focus will be to continue to engage a diverse set of audience with strong, relevant and original content. I look forward to leading the team and enhancing the brand resonance through innovative ideas, brand partnerships and unique properties across segments.”