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Media Minds 2 | Want to be an Indian network that travels the world: Suveer Bajaj, Pratik Gupta

FoxyMoron and Zoo Media co-founders talk about their expansion strategies

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NEW DELHI: Starting a digital agency at the young age of 19 and over a dozen years later transforming into a full-fledged integrated creative and tech solution-providing network has made FoxyMoron and Zoo Media co-founders Suveer Bajaj and Pratik Gupta wise beyond their ages. The duo sat down to share their inspiring journey, thoughts on current industry trends and plans for an international expansion on the fresh episode of Indiantelevision.com’s Media Minds 2. 

Gupta said, “We started off as just wanting to do something for three months. Now, we have been at it for over twelve years. It’s been one of the most real journeys that you can think of and it’s been an absolute pleasure.” 

The duo grew the network from flagship FoxyMoron to a vast network including content studios, production house and everything else that the current digital ecosystem requires, under the umbrella of holding company Zoo Media. 

Bajaj highlighted, “We like to be a full-service agency and we like to offer our clients holistic solutions but of course the breadth of digital as an industry also kind of diversified and found areas for specialities as time progressed. So, in 2016 we spun off a creative technology company called Phosphene, which dabbled in the space of AR, VR, MR, does a little bit work with AI, ML, NLP, image recognition. In 2017, we spun off our own production house called The Rabbit Hole, In 2018, we partnered with a marketing technology company called Noesis Technology that works in the space of marketing tech; we also spun off a talent management and influencer management company called Pollen. In 2019, we spun off a small consultancy company called Doyen Oink Consulting that works, that aims to work with young companies, startups, that want to work with us as a network for our expertise. Last year, we also spun off a media company called Mammoth Media that dabbles in the space of media assets and IPs but not for brands.”

The duo, which believes that India has a great potential to be a trendsetter and leader in the martech, ad tech, and advertising, marketing space, wants to be an Indian network that goes international. “We do see international networks that come to India and consume a large chunk of the market share and while of course, we are a small drop in the ocean and it will take us generations to keep building out this vision, but we should be very excited of taking our vision to the world and becoming an Indian network that starts going from India to the world.” 

Watch the full episode here:

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