Media4Growth is managed by a team of seasoned professionals with experience in different industries and verticals.
Vasant JanteFounder & Managing Director
Vasant Jante began his professional journey nearly 30 years ago after earning his MBA degree in marketing. He began his professional career with VOW in the area of rural marketing. He was subsequently engaged in the point-of-purchase (POP) business of RAMMS.
Vasant’s passionate entrepreneurial drive led him to set up his first venture Spur, that eventually set the ground for his next big venture VJ Media Works, a media and publishing business that brings out industry leading publications in the areas of OOH advertising (Media4Growth & Outdoor Asia), and retail (Retail4Growth, VM&RD, Point-of-Purchase). He pioneered India’s largest retail design event In-Store Asia expo and conference, and India’s largest OOH event Outdoor Advertising Convention.
Vasant has an instrumental role in the apex body Indian Outdoor Advertising Association (IOAA) and drive the industry’s thought leadership.
Rajiv RaghunathManaging Editor
Rajiv Raghunath joined VJ Media Works as Managing Editor in April 2014 to drive the company’s media & publishing activities. He has spearheaded several media, publishing and content businesses over the last 20 years. Rajiv began his career in 1994 with The Economic Times. He later joined The Financial Express and wrote extensively on business and management. In 2000, Rajiv joined Indiabulls as Associate Vice President (Content) to set up a content and research division. Later he moved to Chandigarh and spearheaded the launch of The Financial World, a business daily.
In 2004, Rajiv joined exchange4media as Associate Editor, and later moved to Evalueserve, one of India’s leading KPOs, to set up 24x7 editorial operations to support a global investment bank. He founded content services firm Wellversed Media in 2009. Rajiv has also served as Managing Editor of network2media, and Chief Business Officer of Bangalore-based content firm India Syndicate. He holds master’s and M.Phil degrees in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and is also an alumnus of St Joseph’s College, Bangalore.
Bhawana AnandAssociate Editor
Bhawana Anand joined VJ Media Works in 2011 as a Correspondent, and is currently designated as Associate Editor of Media4Growth and Outdoor Asia magazine.
Bhawana started her career with an online news website covering advertising, media & marketing business. She holds a master’s degree in Mass Communications & Journalism. She has also been associated with radio stations BIG FM, Fever FM and others where she handled programming for prime-time shows.
In a little over a year since joining VJ Media as a Reporter, Pray Jani has established himself as a specialist OOH writer with a deep knowledge of the industry’s business engagements. Deeply passionate about advertising and marketing, Pray explores the new vistas seen on the OOH horizon.
Pray began his professional career with a digital ad agency, before switching to news reporting and writing. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in English from Christ University, Bangalore.