MPG loses Rajagopal, gets Kari on board

NEW DELHI: Media Planning Group‘s (MPG) outdoor arm, MPG Active has appointed Krishnamurthy Kari as its chief operating officer. Kari was earlier with Aircel as the head of Out-of-Home and activations.

He has nearly 15 years of experience in the field. At MPG Active Kari will be responsible for acquiring the network business for MPG Active and enhancing the existing roster of MPG network accounts and deliver an integrated solution to the clients‘ needs.

MPG Active has full service offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Punjab and Hyderabad, with a staff strength of more than 24 professionals. Some of its key clients are Capgemini, Hyundai, Skoda Motors, VLCC,, National Geographic, VIACOM 18, News 24,,,, BNP Paribas, Carlsberg, Smile Group, DBS, Fire Luxorand Puri Constructions.

At MPG, its VP - investments (West) Gautam Rajagopal has quit. MPG CEO Mohit Joshi confirmed both the people movements to

Rajagopal had joined MPG in May 2011. Before this, he was with Beehive Communications as vice-president, media services for nearly four years.

Rajagopal has more than 17 years of experience. He has worked with Contract Advertising, Madison, Mediavision and Carat Media Services. In 2003, Rajagopal joined Starcom MediaVest Group as group head, broadcast investment. After two years, he moved to Mudra (Optimum Media Solutions), where he worked for the next two years, before joining Beehive Communications.

He has worked across various categories of brands such as HDFC Bank, Asian Paints, Parle, Bisleri, P&G, Heinz, Skoda, Bajaj and Cadbury.

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