Viacom18's Gaurav Lulla to launch a new content studio - Loose Cannons
Viacom 18’s Gaurav Lulla and Pavneet Gakhal are all set to launch a new venture called Loose Cannons. Loose Cannons is a boutique content studio that specialises in content creation for Media hubs and brands.
At Viacom18, Gaurav was the head of digital media for MTV Indian and English Cluster including Vh1, Comedy Central and Colors Infinity. Pavneet was the Senior Manager at Viacom18.
Co-Founder Gaurav Lulla says, “The current content eco-system is at a tipping point. With the massive influx of content pipes, over and above the traditional ones that existed, the content creation eco-system has changed dramatically. This has led to two very diverse challenges : A) Content Pipes need to collaborate with varied creators to bring engaging stories to their platforms B) Current form of advertising needs to alter to reach out to consumers in unique formats applicable to each content consumption touchpoint. To address this alteration, the eco-system needs an almost disruptive approach by a motley bunch of Loose Cannons who keep firing and experimenting with varied content initiatives. Pavneet and I identified with this at a very personal level and hence “Loose Cannons Content Studio”.
Gaurav further added, “Loose Cannons Content Studio operates in two diverse universes. On one hand, we partner with varied media houses across platforms to enrich their content offering. On the other hand, we aim to solve the imminent communication challenge facing brands to engage audiences beyond awareness scores. The good news is that both of these journeys have the same starting point: A strong story. “
Co-Founder Pavneet Gakhal explains the company’s roadmap “With an aim to establish strategic alliances and collaborations with a bouquet of production houses, talent management outfits and new age technocrats, we aim to create content that enthrals audiences across all screens. We have a catalogue of content IPs across limited fiction series and non-fiction show formats which we are in the process of commissioning. We will dabble with all kinds of branded content initiatives all the way from conceptualization of the content, producing it to be relevant across platforms of consumption and finally building a content marketing campaign around it to amplify its reach”