Asianet News Network ropes in Vinay Sheshgiri to head Kannada Prabha sales

MUMBAI: Vinay Sheshgiri has joined Asianet News Network brands, as VP-Ad Sales at Kannada Prabha, he will be reporting to C Shyamsundar, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asianet News Network Pvt. Ltd.


Vinay’s last stint was at VRL Group, as Vice President. In his vast 17 years experience in sales, business development & key accounts management areas, Vinay has worked for Times Group, Airtel, VRL & Radiant Corporate Network, at various levels from Asst. Manager to Vice President. Majority of his time was spent on media sales at Vijaya Karnataka & Vijayavani (Popular Kannada Newspapers brands).


“It’s very exciting to be part of a leading news brands’ group from the south. Interestingly no other group in Karnataka has both television & print brands of news. I’m sure this gives us a strategic edge in positioning and selling our mediums” says Vinay. 


He is taking charges of Kannada Prabha sales from 10th March 2014.


Part of ANN (Asianet News Network Pvt. Ltd), Suvarna News & Asianet News are leading news channels in Karnataka & Kerala respectively. While Asianet News is an undisputed leader in Kerala for several years, Suvarna News is 2nd most watched news channel in Karnataka. Kannada Prabha is amongst the most trusted & widely read newspapers of Karnataka.  Stands for its bold, unbiased, investigative and accurate reporting, the ANN philosophy is truly summarised in its approach to news as ` Straight. Bold. Relentless’.

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