AndBeyond.Media appoints Dharika Merchant as company president

MUMBAI: AndBeyond.Media, announced the appointment of former Affinity executive Dharika Merchant to serve as President of the company, effective today. In her role, Merchant - a specialist in business development, product strategy and operations, will be focused on driving the execution of AndBeyond.Media's strategic plan for expanding the businesses reach globally, and scale new heights with innovation to deliver operational excellence.

With in-depth industry experience, Dharika has had a long and successful track record overseeing and executing business strategy and expansion. She joins AndBeyond.Media from her long-standing stint at Affinity, where she spearheaded business teams and handled a multitude of product portfolios ranging from SEM, PPC and standard display to real-time bidding (RTB) and programmatic media buying. A digital maven with deep seeded skills in mobile marketing and media buying, she has provided her customer acquisition and relationship management expertise to a large spectrum of clients that include Direct Advertisers, Ad Networks, Affiliate Networks and Publishers, and has successfully helped businesses achieve their ambitions.

"As AndBeyond.Media forays into this new chapter of global expansion, I am confident that Dharika will effectively lead the business and help scale the company's growth to its fullest potential," said Karan Gupta, Chief Executive Officer at AndBeyond.Media. "Her strong management background and extensive leadership experience makes her the right person to oversee AndBeyond.Media's future growth plans. Through the various positions she has held over the years, Dharika has proven to be an accomplished and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing teams and inspiring businesses to go beyond the ordinary. Her wealth of experience will truly serve as an asset as we continue to accelerate growth and attain new milestones."

Talking about her new role Dharika Merchant, President, AndBeyond.Media said, "I'm thrilled to join AndBeyond.Media during this exciting time. AndBeyond.Media's bespoke technology and solutions, I believe, are some of the finest innovative offerings in the programmatic advertising space. I look forward to working alongside Karan, Pankil and the company's talented employees, and dedicated partners around the world to expand the reach of the business, drive greater value and challenge the limits of innovation"

"Dharika has built an impressive record of accomplishments through the years. Her proven ability to deliver results makes her the perfect choice to help execute our strategic ambitions and drive scalable, sustainable growth," added Pankil Mehta, Chief Business Officer, AndBeyond.Media.

Merchant's appointment comes closely on the heels of the appointment of Ashley King as VP Publisher Development and the launch of the New York City office – last week. These announcements come at a period of rapid expansion for the company's business globally.

Latest Reads
Exquisite partners with Warner Bros. consumer products

Exquisite, an innovative and experienced player in the EMEA market, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create the first retail loyalty programmes featuring DC Super Heroes.

MAM Marketing Brands
Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits introduces new tiffin pack

Mondelez India Foods is set to launch a new tiffin pack of its highly successful Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits with an aim to encourage consumers to make it a habit in the morning to have the biscuit.

MAM Marketing Brands
FCB Ulka wins advertising duties for AVT Premium

MUMBAI: A.V. Thomas & Company has appointed FCB Ulka Bangalore to handle the advertising duties for their flagship brand, AVT Premium. The win adds to FCB Ulka Bangalore’s portfolio which includes marquee clients like ITC Biscuits & Confectionery and Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting. AVT...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
Wringley's Doublemint tells a 'fresh' new love story

MUMBAI: Released on Youtube on 21 October, the new TVC of Wringley's Doublemint conceptualised by BBDO Indua and directed by Shoojit Sircar has already garnered over two lac views.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Flipkart announces integrated brand communication campaign

There are a host of dates earmarked in India’s annual calendar where consumers wait with bated breath to partake of the celebrations. Clearly figuring in this list is the ‘The Big Billion Days’ (BBD), that has been made popular by Flipkart over the past two years. As a concept, Big Billion Day was...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Colors campaign inspires men to take over Sunday chores

Colors has launched a new movement called #SundayIsHerHoliday. The campaign -- one Sunday at a time -- is inviting every man (and woman) to participate. The goal of the campaign is to inspire and help men take over the Sunday chores of women, so she can get her much needed time off.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
betterU launches Diwali campaign #FestivalOfLearning

India’s online learning marketplace, betterU, has launched a unique Diwali campaign #FestivalOfLearning across its digital platforms.The campaign aims at helping people think differently about their purchases, and highlights the importance of investing for the long term on the auspicious occasion...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
BBH India creates live radio spots for Abbott

BBH Mumbai has released a case study on the first ever live radio spots for Abbott's The Race of Possible’ campaign, which received overwhelming response in India.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Abhibus's 'Har Safar Mein Aapka Hamsafar' Mahesh Babu, India’s online bus ticket booking platform, has announced superstar Mahesh Babu as their brand ambassador. He will also feature in the company`s marketing campaign called 'Har Safar Mein Aapka Hamsafar' (With you on all your journeys, wherever you go).

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories