Trade Association: Public Relations Consultants Association of India
Company: Avian Media
Job Title Director & CEO
Telephone: +91 124 4290 174
D 1003 Wembley Estate
Rosewood City, Sector 49
Gurgaon 122 018
Nitin Mantri is the CEO and Managing Partner, Avian Media Pvt Ltd. He is also the President of Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI), the apex body of communications and public relations consultancies.
He has been in the public relations industry for almost two decades. An MBA from the Birla Institute of Management Technology, Nitin joined Avian Media in 2004. His expertise in strategising, planning and implementing global PR campaigns set the company on the path of stupendous growth.
Today Avian is one of the fastest growing independent agencies in India. The company has 140 employees, six offices across the country and nearly 80 clients. In the past year, the company has won several awards, including three golds at the recently-held Sabre Awards South Asia 2014, a gold in the issues and crisis management category at the first Sabre Award India 2013 and Silver in the South-Asia PR Agency of the Year category at the Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards, 2013.
In 2010, Nitin and his business partner founded Chase India, an associate company of Avian Media, to work on public affairs and government relations mandate for leading Indian and multinational companies.
To increase awareness about the profession at the grassroot level and stimulate the learning process, Nitin regularly delivers lectures at prominent mass communication colleges in the country like Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication and Xavier Institute of Communication. The Global PR Summit 2012 in Miami invited him as a representative from an independent PR agency in India. He was on the panel of judges for The Sabre Awards 2013 and 30 under 30 by PR Moment. He was also a part of the discussion on Crisis Management at the National Convention on Image Management in 2013.
Nitin started his career with Genesis PR, now Burson Masteller. He left at a time when he was managing their largest portfolio, Technology and Corporate Practice in Mumbai, to join Microland as Manager, Communications, for ITspace.com in Bangalore. To expand his horizon and gain knowledge, he joined Pleon in the UK, where his last position was that of Director.