‘Restoring the Soul of Radio’ and ‘The World of Podcasts’ key agendas of the India Radio Forum Virtual 2020


The 15th edition of The India Radio Forum Virtual 2020 announces the final agenda for Re-invent 2020 – The Power of Audio and promises to celebrate the virtual gathering by providing engaging content, interactive discussions and valuable leadership perspectives and strategies for success scheduled for the 6th November 2020.

Twenty-plus years into the digital revolution, the radio industry globally is still struggling to hold onto long-time listeners and advertisers while attempting to puzzle out how best to build out their digital offerings.

Restoring the Soul of Radio

Our keynote session ‘Restoring the Soul of Radio’ addresses these issues. Led by Sonal Kalra – Managing Editor (Lifestyle) of Hindustan Times, she is joined by industry stalwarts like Anurradha Prasad – President of the Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI); Nisha Narayanan – Director & COO RED FM & MAGIC FM; Abe Thomas – CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network and Ashit Kukian – CEO Radio City as they deliberate on resurrecting the soul of Radio in 2020.

This interesting panel discussion will focus on short term measures the Government should take immediately and long-term Government policies in support of FM Radio; This keynote will also cover growing trends that might help advertisers and communities to take note and think differently and on future plans of resetting and transforming the industry in very challenging times.

India is the world’s third largest podcast listening market in spite of it being a well-received channel for more than a decade now, podcasts are experiencing unprecedented audience growth in India – a trend that has continued in today’s coronavirus-affected world as people turn more and more to digital media on their personal devices. Despite this growing audience opportunity, podcast monetization is still very much in its infancy and marketing podcasts in key.

The World of Podcasts

Our last session aptly titled ‘The World of Podcasts’ is all about marketing of podcasts; from creation to publishing to deploying and promoting it across most applications to provide one of the most rewarding modes of marketing and strategic communication to marketers.

Led by Pavan R Chawla – Vice President – Digital Services, Adfactors PR this panel will include Amit Doshi – Founder, IVM Podcasts; Amit Sethiya – Chief Marketing Officer, Syska Group and Anand Kumar Bajaj – MD & CEO, PayNearby. Listen up as this very eminent panel takes you through an immersive session on all that marketers need to know about podcasting.

Re-invent 2020 – The Power of Audio; takes place on 6th November, 2020 – 3.15PM – 6.45PM.           

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