Publications has appointed Sanjay Bhatla national sales head. Earlier, Bhatla was senior general manager, sales, at the Bhaskar Group.
Jagran18 is a 50:50 joint venture between Television Eighteen (TV18), a subsidiary of Network18, India's leading full play media conglomerate, and Jagran Prakashan (JPL), print major and publisher of India's largest read daily, Dainik Jagran.
Bhatla has a total experience of 20 years, with a background in handling sales for major consumer durable brands such as Kelvinator, Whirlpool, Samsung, LG and Videocon, and various print media ventures. In his last assignment at Dainik Bhaskar, Bhatla spearheaded the launch of Divya Bhaskar.
Bhatla will now play a pivotal role in launching the Hindi business daily being planned by Jagran-18. This will be followed by other economic and financial Indian language dailies under the joint venture.