Skateboard Media has announced the appointment of Sulabh Puri as Director, Digital Reputation Management. Puri will enable and grow the digital wing of Skateboard Media that includes social media, video integrations/partnerships, community building, online reputation management, digital growth, associations among other services.
Manas Mrinal, Co-Founder, Skateboard Media, said, “With Puri joining us, we will be looking to offer full-fledged digital services to brands and partners along with our existing traditional PR offerings. The association with Puri is a very exciting one for us and this will help us strengthen our core philosophy of building a 360-degree communication consultancy.”
Puri joins Skateboard Media from Times of India–Technology/GadgetsNow.com, where he was the Editor. At TOI, he led the complete editorial, growth and social media teams, and was partly responsible for SEO developments for the business. He grew the digital media business multiple-fold for them, taking them to the number one position in desktop unique visitors and page views in India.
“I am extremely pleased to join Skateboard Media who I have known from the last five years from the other end of the table, as a journalist and editor. My association with the founders, Manas and Shailaja, goes much before that and today we are partners, and not just associates, who want to bring a digital revolution in the PR and media industry. Skateboard Media is a premium name in the technology, automobile and lifestyle segments of public relations and I am proud to be part of the young, enthusiastic team who is ready to cater to all-round digital needs of any organisation,” said Puri.
Shailaja Rao, Co-Founder, Skateboard Media, said, "It is indeed an exciting moment for Skateboard Media to have Puri join us as the lead for the Digital Reputation Management vertical. His expertise in the domain is unparalleled and we are confident it will bring value to our existing and potential clients."
Prior to that, Puri was associated with Business Insider India and Tech Radar India as the Editorial Head. Before that he has worked with leading media brands like India Today’s G&G and CyberMedia’s PC Quest. Puri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and is an adept Graphic Designer and Video Editor.