Viacom18, the Indian media and entertainment network, has announced the appointment of Vivek Mohan Sharma as Head of Branded Content, Viacom18. He will be reporting to Mahesh Shetty, Head – Network Sales, Viacom18.
In his new role, Mohan Sharma will be responsible for leading branded content and solutions at the network level. Individually, he will be responsible for driving branded solutions for Viacom18’s Hindi Mass Entertainment, Regional Entertainment and Kids TV clusters leveraging its broadcast and social reach. In addition to this, he will also work with existing teams at Youth, Music and English Entertainment as well as the network’s digital play VOOT to bring in synergies and dial up advertiser funded content-driven growth.
Shetty commented: “We are living in a world full of too many choices which however have increasingly minimal differentiation amongst them. Branded content has the potential to bring forth this differentiation and connect with audiences in a more engaging and emotional capacity. With his versatile experience in leadership roles across industries, Vivek is best poised to bring collaborations across our brand offerings and create unique propositions for our clients that are relevant and result-oriented.”
Mohan Sharma added: “Brands today are looking at creating moments and mindshare that stays with the audience for long. Branded content acts as the bridge, bringing in solutions that truly connect the brand with its consumers in an engaging and effective manner. I look forward to drive value, innovation and overall growth in my new role at Viacom18.”
Prior to joining Viacom18, Mohan Sharma worked as Head- Digital Business and worked at Mirchi.