Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seasoned veterans added to Mumbai, Bangalore offices

Blue Lotus Communications Pvt Ltd, one of the fastest growing public relations agencies in India, announced the appointment of two seasoned public relations professionals Jerald David and Dhananjay Kulkarni to scale up the firm’s networking operations in the Western and Southern zones.

Jerald, arguably one of the most experienced PR professionals in the industry with over 3 decades of experience in public and media relations will bolster the media relations capabilities of Blue Lotus in the Western region. Dhananjay with 14 years of media relations experience will head the Southern media relations team covering Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Commenting on the two new appointments, N. Chandramouli, CEO Blue Lotus Communications Pvt. Ltd, says “We’ve ridden the challenging economic conditions with ease due to our nimble approach and knowledge centric servicing. Since the start of the year we have continued steady expansion with new appointments at senior levels. Jerry and Dhananjay will add to delivery strength of Blue Lotus.”

Jerald has the experience of handling complex media relation tasks having handled a basket of reputed clients such as Godrej consumer, Godrej properties, HDIL, IDBI Bank, Cathay Pacific Airways, Birla Sunlife Insurance, AMC, Shinsei Bank of Japan among others. He enjoys excellent rapport with senior media professionals across the board and has worked with agencies like Concept PR, Percept and Pressman Ltd.

Dhananjay Kulkarni, based out of Bangalore, has experience in journalism, corporate communications and public relations, and consequently has deep understanding of the media. He has handled clients that include Fuji Films, Reebok India, LG Electronics, Spice Telecom, Shoppers Stop, ISCKON (Akshaya Patra Project), Air India, Ashok Leyland, Diageo India Pvt Ltd, Coca-Cola among others. His repertoire of expertise includes holding Crisis Management workshops for the clients, conducting media workshops for the clients and preparing media plans.

Before joining Blue Lotus Communications, Dhananjay was the Media Head (Southern Region) with Perfect Relations and Senior Manager (Media Relations and Client Servicing) at Mutual Image. He also worked as a reporter-sub-editor for the leading Kannada daily Prajavani and as sub-editor /reporter for the Kannada daily Samyukta Karnataka.

About Blue Lotus:

BlueLotus Communications is a seven-year agency that started in October 2002. With humble beginnings as a two-person agency, the agency has grown to a size of more than 115 consultants, nine offices and three profitable business lines in this very short time-span. The other businesses of the group include a design boutique called Mustard Designs and Blue Bytes, an Information Logistics service.

BlueLotus Communications has specializations in Healthcare, Technology, and Finance. The agency's impressive array of clients includes Sharekhan, Dun& Bradstreet,, KEIP, Nasscom Foundation and Yash Birla Group among others.