Network18 has announced the appointment of Rahul Kansal as Brand Advisor for the Group. Having worked across the segments in M&E industry, Kansal is best known for his 15-year stint at BCCL.
In his new role at Network 18, he will mentor the array of brands within the network and develop innovative properties to strengthen their positioning and connect with the consumers.Â He will report to Rahul Joshi, CEO, News and Group Editor-in-Chief of Network18.
Kansal has joined Network18 from Future Consumer. Prior to that, at Times Group, he had worked on campaigns like â€˜Aman ki Ashaâ€™, â€˜Teach Indiaâ€™ and â€˜Lead Indiaâ€™ among others. Many of these initiatives received widespread acclaim, including Indiaâ€™s first-ever Grand Prix at Cannes.
At Times Group, Kansal was responsible for the financial health, editorial strategy and marketing for the Groupâ€™s newspapers: The Times of India, Mirror, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times and some smaller regional and English publications.
Kansal has been an advertising and marketing professional for 38 years. He graduated from SRCC, Delhi University in 1977, and after an MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1979, worked with leading ad agencies such as JWT, O&M and Mudra DDB before joining The Times Group.