Veena Gidwani, others to conduct PR EDP at Northpoint

19 Jul,2013

By A Correspondent


Veena Gidwani

Northpoint Centre of Learning has has announced a programme for business managers titled   ‘Unleashing the Power of PR to Build Brand Equity’ in association with Veena Gidwani Associates. This has been created by veteran PR professional and former CEO of Madison PR Veena Gidwani to help business managers optimize the outcomes of PR for their brands through a holistic approach that integrates channels and messages that help drive brand and corporate reputation.


The program has been designed for business executives with responsibility for corporate image building and integrated marketing communications.  It is specifically targeted at senior and middle management professionals in marketing ,sales, external relations/ corporate communications, Account Directors and Managers in PR Consultancies & Advertising Agencies, Promoters/senior executives of small- and medium-sized businesses.


Through a combination of case studies, best practice examples and teamwork, Veena Gidwani and industry experts  like  Ajay Kakar (Aditya Birla Financial Services), Shweta Shukla (P&G), K Ramakrishnan (Cafe Coffee Day), Anuradha Sengupta (formerly with CNBC-TV18) and several others will  share their insights for  winning with consumers  and building brands through PR.


Announcing the programme, Prem Mehta Chairman, Northpoint said,”Though brand marketers have begun to taste the gains from planned PR, its real value as a marketing tool has yet to be appreciated fully.  It is emerging as an essential communication medium, and when handled professionally, PR adds credibility to the message because it is not seen as manufacturer speak.”


Sam Balsara

Speaking about the importance of this effort, Sam Balsara CMD, Madison World said, “Brands who are spending crores of rupees in advertising are under utilizing the power of PR. This is a big mistake. PR can greatly strengthen an expensive mediaplan and thus help improve ROI of the overall campaign. I am glad Veena is running the Executive Development Programme at Northpoint on Power of PR. It should greatly help practising industry professionals to extract more from their marketing budgets.”


Sharing the rationale  for  the programme, Veena Gidwani  said,”My experience of over 17 years in managing  PR agencies, interacting with client/corporate teams,  made me realise that a large number of Marketing/Sales  Managers and Account Managers, underutilize PR as they do not  fully understand  the power and dynamics of PR. This program has been created to meet this need. I am delighted that we have eminent industry experts on our faculty panel.”


For details: or contact Nitasha Gupta on +91 22-24212241, +91 9594992588.


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