H.K Dua, Member of Parliament and former Editor-in-Chief of Times of India, K. Subramanyam, Director General of Police, Maharashtra, Dr. N. PrabhuDev, Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka University, and CV Prasad, CEO, Gradatim, Chennai, M B Jayaram, Executive Director KPCL and Chairman Emeritus PRCI and ND Rajpal, President, PRCI graced the occasion.
Every year the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) looks at eminent professionals from the public relations discipline in India and selects the chosen ones for inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
NSR as he is fondly called has been nurturing and re-defining the public relations industry in India with his strong belief in consulting and advisory approach at a time when the industry didn’t have these words in its dictionary. Grit, passion and innovation are the three cornerstones of NSR’s illustrious career spanning over two decades.
“I dedicate this recognition to each of my colleagues past and present who have contributed to make what Ketchum Sampark is today,” said NSR, Managing Director – Ketchum Sampark.
A postgraduate in Business Management, NSR is widely credited for bringing in ethics, moral values and a sense of pride to the public relations industry in India. NSR started his career with the Associated Cement Companies (ACC), followed by Essar Group where he headed its Corporate Communications Team. He successfully guided all communications related to Essar Group’s metamorphosis into one of India’s largest industrial houses with interests in steel, oil, shipping and telecom – including helping the group raise several billion dollars from the capital markets.
Under his stewardship, Sampark, started in 1994, has developed and executed distinctive, high-impact global communications campaigns for several global and Indian brands like DSP Merrill Lynch, ICICI Prudential, Fitch Ratings, ICICI Venture, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, Hutch Vodafone, ABB, Exide, Lafarge etc .
In 2011, Ketchum Inc. a leading global communications firm acquired a majority stake in Sampark P R Pvt. Ltd. after a four long year preferred partner relationship. The joint alliance Ketchum Sampark Pvt. Ltd., part of the Omnicom Group significantly expands Ketchum’s presence in South Asia, complementing Ketchum’s strong network in the Asia-Pacific region which includes Greater China, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand to partner with clients to deliver strategic programming, breakthrough creative and measureable results that build brands and reputations. Ketchum operating in more than 70 countries across six continents was named 2010 Large PR Firm of the Year (Holmes Report and PR News) and won an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards.