Rajasthan Patrika has elevated Hemant Bamgude as vice-president -- marketing. Bamgude has over 12 years of experience in media sales and marketing, and has previously held positions with several media companies.
Commenting on the development, Saurabh Bhandari, national head - marketing, says, "Bamgude will be responsible for growth across all our business verticals -- print, digital, radio, and outdoor in the Western region. We look forward to his contribution in sales and marketing strategies at the Group level."
Bamgude, on his part, says, "I take this as a statement of trust and confidence that the organisation has shown in me. In my journey in Rajasthan Patrika, I have had the opportunity to take on a spectrum of issues and opportunities. It has been an engaging learning experience. I look forward to the next stage of my journey within Rajasthan Patrika. It is a great time as the Group expands in multiple media. We acquired 14 new radio stations and have plans for expansion in the digital arena. At the same time, we will closely work on further strengthening the dominance of Rajasthan Patrika in the MPCG (Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh) market.
Rajasthan Patrika operates in eight states and has editions from 37 print centres. Besides its Hindi language papers, the Group has launched its English and Hindi news websites of Catchnews. It also plans to venture into radio with recently acquired FM licenses.