The group has roped in Mangesh Kanchan as GM, sales and Pushkar Kulkarni as head, product development.
Kanchan has over 19 years of experience in advertisement sales and has worked with Lokmat Media Pune in various capacities.
His last assignment was as assistant general manager for Lokmat. There, he initiated projects such as the Diwali BTL activity in Pune, education exhibition and seminars across Maharashtra, concept of small branch offices within Pune city and district, reaching out to non-conventional advertisers through non-advertorial network.
Kanchan will be leading classifieds sales and Madhurangan, NIE membership for Pune and other areas of Maharashtra. He will be based out of the Shivajinagar office.
Pushkar has over 20 years of experience in the media industry. He has worked with Sakal Media Group and Lokmat Media, in the past.
He has primarily been a part of the corporate circulation and product development teams. His expertise has been circulation promotion, audits, MIS and product strategy.
His last assignment was with Lokmat as GM, product development where was working closely with the editorial teams on implementation of product strategy.
At Sakal, he will be working closely with editorial and circulation teams to implement the product enhancement and development initiatives, in line with growth strategy.
Both will report to Jwalant Swaroop, CEO, Sakal Media Group.