Tony’s PR/ Marketing background spans the film, entertainment, talent, fashion, lifestyle, hospitality, charity and corporate sectors, with a specialism in Bollywood film and talent publicity. Previously Co-director of creative communications agency, Canvas International, he spearheads campaigns for some of the industry’s biggest studios, production houses and artists, with further relationships with India’s leading talent and entertainment PR/ Marketing agencies.
Tony is also the go-to brand specialist in the South Asian high fashion sector, working with India and Pakistan’s top tier designers to implement both ethnic and mainstream brand strategies in the UK and internationally. He also guest lectures at University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Epsom, on the Fashion Promotion and Imaging degree course.
Prior to PR, Tony was a journalist and Arts & Fashion Editor and subsequently Deputy Editor for a renowned men’s lifestyle publication. Previous media industry positions also include tenures at Edelman UK, SET Asia and Rapido TV.
Puja has been a respected industry name for the past 15 years. She began her career as a journalist, writing about fashion, film, food and the arts. Post her tenure as a journalist, she made the transition into PR, working with the marketing team at leading beer brand, Cobra, to implement campaigns and secure coverage on regional, national and international level.
In 2007, Puja launched LiveStyle Media, later rebranded to Bliss PR, with a client portfolio comprising Asian Awards, East Shopping Centre, the England & Wales Cricket Board, Asian Achievers Awards and KIKIT Entertainment to name a few. In between conceptualising and delivering amazing campaigns, devising cool-as-beans strategies and securing global coverage for clients, she travels extensively, inspiration from which continually influencing her work.
A specialist in multicultural PR/ Marketing and Advertising, Arika was previously Co-director of creative communications agency, Canvas International, and Co-Founder of Project London, an events and social media agency specialising in the fashion and lifestyle sectors. She has worked with clients such as Asda, NHS, British Heart Foundation, HDFC, MSDUK, Union Bank of India and Dubai Property Show, and managed dignitaries such as Arun Jaitley (Minister of Finance, India), Renu Sud Karnad (Managing Director, HDFC) and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, United Arab of Emirates.
Arika has worked on major national and regional campaigns across youth-led initiatives and government, entertainment, retail and community sectors following several years working in Mumbai, where she handled talent management and PR for global brands. Before the transition to PR, she was Editor of a leading South Asian women’s lifestyle publication in the UK. She is currently also a Committee Member of the British Asian Fashion Network in association with London College of Fashion.