MEBC 2013: Human capital challenges of the radio industry post Phase III

BENGALURU: The Digital March-Media and Entertainment in South India - Deloitte-FICCI released a report at the FICCI-MEBC 2013 in Bangalore.

On the impact of Phase III of licensing on South India, the report says that 229 of the 839 frequencies being auctioned are in 83 cities of the four Southern states. Phase III is expected to result in 294 frequencies (existing plus planned) in South India alone. About 90 per cent of the cities for which frequencies will be auctioned belong to Tier 2 or Tier 3 categories.

This would help radio expand its reach to the masses.

Phase III auction of licenses of radio frequencies, is expected to generate substantial employment across the country. Thus, with the launch of new stations in 283 cities across the country, experts in the industry foresee demand for people proficient in regional languages for which regional dialect and diction training may also be required.

The radio industry will face human capital challenges. The industry believes that the skill gaps are largely owing to a scarcity of educational institutes offering programs for radio. This in turn limits the sources for recruitment. This leaves the industry with either hiring graduates and training them in-house or relying on alternative sources of hiring e.g. walk-in-interviews, theatre etc. The issue is only expected to escalate once Phase III licenses are auctioned across India.Quoting industry sources, the report says that retention is never a challenge for key management / leadership team. It’s the support staff that is a challenge. Currently, the industry relies on on-the-job training to compensate for the lack of training courses.

External trainers from abroad are also commissioned to train people on creative thinking skills and show conceptualisation. Trainers are often hired to train sound engineers and technicians. Resources are also trained in-house on handling radio transmission equipment and software.

Latest Reads
Fevicol makes a banner that actually sticks

MUMBAI: No one pays attention to web banners anymore. So Fevicol, India's leading adhesive brand, decided to make a banner that would genuinely stick and not just figuratively. The sticky banner appears to show up in YouTube pre-roll ads of other brands, like a standard in-video banner. And the...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Eno asks you to live life non-stop

MUMBAI: Fun times are incomplete without food. What good is a movie without nachos and popcorn! Can shopping be complete without a plate of chaat?! Would Holi feel the same without gujiyas? While food is an intrinsic part of most fun-filled moments, what happens when the same nibble decides to act...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Over 93 per cent of Indians are sleep deprived: Godrej Interio report

MUMBAI: A recent study conducted by Godrej Interio reveals that over 93 per cent of Indians are sleep deprived and sleeping post 10 pm is clinically declared as an inappropriate time and it triggers a change in the sleeping pattern that leads to sleep deprivation. This is irrespective of the...

MAM Marketing MAM
Time for condom brands to review their storytelling

MUMBAI: Ironically, when it comes to advertisements, condom players don’t know how to play it safe. Condom ads have been at the centre of numerous controversies owing to the erotic nature of the storytelling. Several governments have taken a strong stand against sleazy ads.

MAM Marketing MAM
Fevicol back in its witty avatar to launch Ezeespray

Fevicol, the largest selling adhesive is known for its innovation in products as well as marketing, especially its entertaining TVCs. The brand has introduced many innovative products which have transformed the woodworking industry in India and has now rolled out ‘Fevicol Ezeespray’ - an innovative...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Girnar tea partners with Ajay Devgan for 'Raid'

Girnar Food and Beverages has joined hands with Ajay Devgn starrer upcoming Bollywood film Raid. Leading film marketing and brand alliance agency, Blue Bang Media & Entertainment clinched the plum deal bridging brand Girnar Tea and mass entertainer Raid.

MAM Marketing Brands
Meal Of The Moment unveils new digital TVC on Ghar Ka Khana

In the fast-paced urban life its a luxury to have healthy delicious home food at all times. Meal Of The Moment has launched a new digital TVC for 2018 in an ode to all those people in Mumbai who have left their homes to build on their dreams. It is titled ‘Mumbai Stops For MOM’.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Google to ban cryptocurrency ads

In a move that will have far-reaching ramifications for speculative trade of digital currencies, technology giant Google has announced that it will prohibit advertisements promoting any kind of cryptocurrency. The move is in sync with Google’s upcoming financial services policy. Such ads will be...

MAM Marketing MAM
Cello shows that encouragement works better than pressure

MUMBAI: BIC Cello (India), India’s leading manufacturer of writing instruments has launched a short film aimed at illustrating the change of perception of parents in exam time after having taken the same exam themselves. The short film commences by portraying a scenario on how parents unknowingly...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories