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Genesis Burson-Marsteller bags ZEEL’s nationwide PR mandate

Genesis Burson-Marsteller has been assigned the public relations mandate for the global content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL). 

From a consumer outreach programme perspective, Genesis Burson-Marsteller will work to position ZEE as the entertainment destination and the powerhouse of creativity by following a strategic and customised communications approach across its various brands. While the Mumbai office of the consultancy will be spearheading the relationship, the expanse of work will spread across India, including key Tier 1 and 2 markets. Handling the diverse bouquet of channels across movies and general entertainment in multiple languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, and Bangla, the team from Genesis Burson-Marsteller will work closely with the team at ZEE to ensure seamless integration and delivery to create business impact. 

Commenting on the development, Sunil Buch, Head Corporate Brand & Communications, ZEE, said, “We are excited to have Genesis Burson-Marsteller as our communications partner. We look forward to their breadth and depth of expertise to manage our corporate reputation. We are confident in their ability to deliver strategic communications campaigns aligned with our business imperatives.” 

Prathyusha Agarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, ZEE, added here, “At ZEE, we are conscious of the exponential consumer connect and word-of-mouth that a strategic and focused PR programme can build. It’s our endeavour to create integrated communication across the corporate and channel brands and we needed a communications partner who has the apt expertise and scale. Genesis Burson-Marsteller was a perfect fit and we’re extremely excited to start this fresh journey with the team.” 

On the new account, Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Asia Pacific & Principal/Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, said, “ZEE has been an integral part of India’s entertainment and broadcast landscape for over two decades and is a household name associated with high quality entertainment and information programming. We are delighted that they have chosen us to partner them in managing the strategic communications of their corporate brand and channels. With committed teams, our strength in evidence-based, ideas-driven and result-oriented communications and the expanse of our presence across India, I am certain that this partnership will help strengthen and enhance ZEE’s reputation in India.”

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