ACK Media has appointed Sanjay Dhar as president, corporate solutions group. He will be driving the new 'value added brand solutions' initiatives at Amar Chitra Katha, which will combine the formidable creative resources, content capabilities and existing media properties like Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveller India and using all media verticals which would include print, digital, TV, and on-ground activation.
Prior to joining Amar Chitra Katha, Dhar was the business head, production and sales with Sunshine Pictures, a leading feature film production house. He has two decades of experience spanning ad sales, programming, content production, operations and business development across verticals - TV, Digital, Films, OOH and Events.
Says Dhar, "It gives me great pleasure to accept this assignment. I am excited about working with Amar Chitra Katha and its iconic brands. I look forward to joining the superb team and in taking this venture to new heights." Dhar has worked with leading media companies like Nimbus, UTV, B4U and Turner International for leading brands like HBO, CNN, Cartoon Network and Pogo. Has also had a successful stint as an entrepreneur in the broadcast and media sales business.
Amar Chitra Katha owns popular brands Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales and Brainwave. The well-known proprietary characters like Suppandi are part of its repertoire. The company develops products for multiple platforms including print, online services, games, television, films, mobile and home videos. Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. is headquartered in Mumbai and has a design studio in Bengaluru and a subsidiary in Chennai.First Published : June 13, 2014