Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India is a Joint Industry Body founded by stakeholder bodies that represent Broadcasters, Advertisers, and Advertising and Media Agencies. Built upon a robust and future-ready technology backbone, BARC India owns and manages a transparent, accurate, and inclusive TV audience measurement system. Apart from the currency products to the TV industry, BARC India also provides a suite of Insight products designed for Broadcasters, Advertisers and Agencies. The Big Data and Insights generated by BARC India powers efficient media spends and content decisions in a highly dynamic and growing television sector.
The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is the official, national organisation of advertising agencies, formed to promote their interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation.
The AAAI today is truly representative, with a very large number of small, medium and large-sized agencies as its members, who together account for almost 80% of the advertising business placed in the country. It is thus recognised at all forums - advertisers, media owners and associations, and even Government - as the spokesperson for the advertising industry.
Indian Broadcasting Foundation established in 1999 is India's premium apex organization of television broadcasters. IBF promotes the interests of the Indian Television Industry, making an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the Nation and working as a clearing house of ideas for this vast and rapidly growing industry. IBF consists of major broadcasters with more than 250 TV Channels. IBF enjoys a unique position as the accredited spokesman of the broadcasting industry.
IBF has played a significant role in a short span of time, in protecting and promoting the interests of its members and freedom of electronic media in the world's largest democracy. IBF identifies and pursues growth opportunities for its members and ensures that the members present a strong collective voice regionally, nationally and globally. IBF, as the apex industry association of the Broadcast industry, plays a critical role in building consensus on major issues across the industry.
IBF strives to provide the best service to its members and deliver greater value through membership benefits, resources and services
The Indian Society of Advertisers has been the peak national body for advertisers for 60 years and represents the interests of organisations involved in Indian advertising, marketing and media industry. ISA's aim is to promote and safeguard the rights of its members to communicate freely with their customers, and to protect consumers by ensuring advertising and marketing communications are conducted responsibly.
Over the years nearly all major advertisers have become members of the ISA and its current membership of around 160 is spread throughout the length and breadth of the Country.
Collectively, the membership of ISA accounts for two thirds of all annual advertising expenditures made in India.
Ankita Maheshwari leads the People Operations at BARC India. She has close to a decade of experience across both the media and the manufacturing industries having previously worked with the Times Group and Bharat Bijlee Ltd in various roles. Ankita is an alumnus of K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research Centre, she holds a Post Graduate Qualification in Human Resource. She is also a certified MBTI (Myers Briggs) practitioner.