Deepa Sridhar appointed as Turner India’s communications chief


Turner India has appointed Deepa Sridhar as Head of Turner’s Corporate Communications and CNN Marketing for South Asia. Prior to joining Turner India, she was Director, Corporate Communications, South Asia, for J. Walter Thompson.

Turner India creates and manages the sales, distribution and marketing of news and entertainment brands like CNN International, Cartoon Network, Pogo, Toonami, HBO and WB, in India and South Asia. Based in Mumbai, Sridhar will be responsible for overseeing corporate communications for Turner India and all communications for Turner India’s kids, entertainment and news brands in South Asia, including Cartoon Network, Pogo, Toonami, HBO, WB and CNN International.

Sridhar will also oversee CNN affiliate and brand marketing in the region. She will support Siddharth Jain, MD of Turner India, and his senior leadership team on all communications initiatives, while reporting to Gregory Ho, VP-Corporate Communications and Marketing for Turner Asia Pacific.

Sridhar has over 15 years’ experience and has implemented successful communications campaigns across various industries. Before joining Turner India, she strategized and led overall communication programmess for J. Walter Thompson South Asia and its group companies

“Deepa is a seasoned communication professional with an impressive track record and in-depth understanding of the South Asia market,” said Gregory Ho, adding, “2016 is a hugely important year for Turner given the high interest in the US Presidential elections, the Olympics in Rio and the European Championships in France on the news front, while we will also launch the new Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 cartoon franchises globally, as well as a host of new initiatives for our entertainment brands. Deepa joins us at a very exciting time and will be a valuable addition to our team of communications professionals, building upon the strength of the Turner brands in the region.”

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