Wavemaker collaborates with One Mercuri to turn South

10 Dec,2021

By Our Staff


Wavemaker India has unveiled a specialised unit in collaboration with One Mercuri which will focus on helping brands leverage the entertainment and content businesses in south India. The unit will open up a whole new world of collaborations and opportunities for brands and creators.


This is an effort to help corporatise the business of ‘south entertainment’, by way of providing brands structured access to entertainment content from South India, right at the conception stage. It will deliver on creating Original Content IPs, enabling better brand associations in films and OTT content (audio & video), bringing in an era of measurement and collaborations with writer rooms, among other things. The partnership will be a catalyst in developing the symbiotic relationship between brands and the South entertainment industry – one that has under-delivered so far.


The unit will be based out of Wavemaker’s Bengaluru office and led by Anilkumar Sathiraju under the leadership of Karthik Nagarajan.


Commenting on the launch of this new unit, Ajay Gupte, CEO – South Asia, Wavemaker, said: “We have always focussed on paving newer ways to provide innovative solutions to our clients and partners. Creativity, Content and Collaboration are the three pillars of this newly launched specialised unit. We see huge potential in content, partnerships, digital content and content creators / influencers in the next few years. With this unit, our aim is to create a new wave in the entertainment and business space”.


Added Sriram Bakthisaran, MD & Group CEO, One Mercuri: “A resurgence of quality content from the region which is home to the four thriving film industries besides a large entertainment-hungry viewership, a larger than life fan following base seen nowhere in the world and the content coming out from this region  fast attracting global interests and gaining prominence on pan India scale and with our already significant presence in the south market having serviced some of the biggest production houses and the celebrities in the past, we feel we are better placed to expand our offerings than before as we jointly venture out to feed all stake holders including the consumer, the production houses as well as the brands. As Wavemaker has all the experience and knowhow with their global exposure, I am very confident that this collaboration will only elevate the industry and set standards for several to follow and benefit.”



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