Punitha Arumugam, Group CEO of Madison Media has put in her papers to join the search engine giant Google as head of the agency and advertiser relations division.
Though these developments have not been confirmed by either of the company but a highly reliable source has divulged that Punitha will serve the agency till the end of March 2012 and her replacement will be announced in the next two-three weeks.
Punitha’s appointment in Google is may be the reverberations of Shailesh Rao, MD, Media and Platforms at Google's Asia Pacific operations exiting from the company, recently.
Before Madison she worked with O&M and Lintas Chennai/Bangalore and joined Madison in 1999 as a media services director and then was escalated as a COO, West in 2001.
Punitha became the CEO in 2003 and handled some of the key clients like P&G, Godrej and Kinetic etc.
Other development includes D Sriram’s entry into Madison Media as consulting director. Sriram was Madison's first media director then he moved on o join Starcom MediaVest and became the APAC head at the agency
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