TESTIMONIALS BY PRs

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“One of the best examples of a modern day Public Relations expert is PR Guru Dale Bhagwagar, who also happens to be one of my mentors and a role model. Some of the things he does, will blow your mind away. He can beat Shane Warne at spin.” -Alok Parande, Adfactors PR and PR Manager to Euphoria

“PR is a mind game. Very few such as you play it the way it should be, and excel at it.” -Amber Qureshi-Syed, Culture Brandz

“Big fan of yours… really. Your work is mind-blowing. Your brain runs at a fastttt speed for sure. My perception about PR has changed.” -Amit Solanki, studied at Whistling Woods International (WWI), currently director and choreographer at event management agency Zodiac Entertainment

“You are the king of Bollywood PR.” -Amol, Hanmer MSL

“You are the biggest publicist in India. My God, I was not aware.” -Anand Pandey, media relations executive at Hardly Anonymous Communications, assistant director at Channel V India

“Dale Bhagwagar, you are a PR legend — a fail-safe supersonic reusable nuclear warhead. Bruce Lee, 007, Superman and a matchless King Kong of spin PR. You have emerged as the Indian film industry’s top notch spin practitioners. I admire your style and strategic approach in PR.” -Dr. Ashok K Sharma, veteran award-winning publicist, author, former OSD (Officer on Special Duty) to Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Government and Deputy Director (Information), Uttar Pradesh Government

“Dale, lots of learning and inspiration in your quotes. You are really a perfect mentor.” -Avishikta Ray, publicist

“Jai ho PR Gurudev.” -Ayush Mathur, PR, social media, marketing communication executive at ITV Network, Associate Director at Gutenberg Communications, New Delhi, former Senior Account Manager at Madison World, former Associate at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

“I admire new-age publicists like you, who seek to bring about a sea change in the way how PR works.” -Bunny Reuben, veteran Bollywood publicist

“Dale, you are the most admired entertainment PR professional I’ve encountered in all of India.” -D. Ramchandram, founder, PR company Solus Media, Andhra Pradesh

“Dale Bhagwagar — you have always inspired us.” -Girish Wankhede, worked as publicist with Cinemax

“I idolize Dale and he is my mentor. I am deeply inspired by the way he spins. It seems effortless. The reason he is such a star in the PR industry is because he believes in himself well enough to convince others to believe in him. It’s truly incredible that he is playing such an instrumental role in shaping the Bollywood publicist’s image from being a mere agent, to a decision maker.” -Gunjan Kapur, MA in Public Relations, University Of Westminster, London, former publicist, event planner and artist relations manager

“Dale, I am glad to be friends with you. PR ka naya shade dekhne ko milta hai.” -Kalpana Swamy, senior corporate PR, worked with Sampark PR, Percept Profile, Beehive Communications, Ogilvy PR India

“Indian film industry PR is usually considered a murky affair. I don’t know much about it and I won’t venture into the good or bad of it — let me just say that it is a lot unorganized. Dale Bhagwagar is one of the better known guys in Bollywood, and Nikhil Murugan is his Tamil film industry equivalent. The strange thing is that these two gentlemen are turning PR as we know it, on its head!” -Karthik Srinivasan, communications consultant on digital / social media marketing, digital branding and PR, former Social Media National Lead (India) at Ogilvy, former AVP, corporate communications at Flipkart, former Head of Digital Strategy (India) at Edelman, former Account Director at Text 100 public relations consultancy

“Dale is a super story teller. His passion for the profession is quite amply exhibited.” -Kavita Lakhani, President, LinOpinion, the Lintas public relations division

“You are such a famous and successful person. Lot to learn from people like you.” -Kumar Kislay, worked with Reliance-ADA Group, currently with Global Advertisers

“I want to learn about your style of work. You are the PR master of all.” -Kunwar Shahid, event manager

“I thought all publicists were boring, until I discovered Dale. He inspired me to come out of the shadows and embrace life in a much better way.” -Lorraine Sankupalan Paul, PR professional, marketing and business entrepreneur and post-graduate in journalism

“You are surely the best.” –Manisha Gupta, former Account Executive, EXL Public Relations, Brand-Comm Public Relations, Candour Communications Pvt Ltd.

“Lots to learn from you about personal networking.” -Mayura Amarkant, founder-director of Sarvashreshtha Solutions, and former Head of Communication Management at Whistling Woods International (WWI), School of Media & Communication, Filmcity, Mumbai

“You are like a guru to me. I need to learn a lot from you. You are a very strong personality with huge knowledge.” -Mithun Banerjee, marketing maverick, risk analyst, digital branding, promotion, digital media marketing, financial analyst

“You are the Amitabh Bachchan of PR.” -Mohan Ayyer, veteran journalist and publicist

“God of celeb PR.” -Navin Nair, branding expert

“You (Dale) are the master of spin.” -Neelam Gupta, publicist and founder, NR2-The Image Engineers

“The first requisite of a good journalist is the ability to listen and understand. And nobody better than Dale Bhagwagar to learn this attribute from. People know Dale as a PR Guru for the work he has done. But not many are aware that he has been a journalist earlier — a very fine example for journalists all over the world. No wonder, he has now emerged as one of the greatest Bollywood publicists India has ever witnessed.” -Nirav K. Bhimani, co-founder at TRIVE Studios, former Director of Media & Communications at One Of A MIND, former Head of PR, Brand and Corporate Communication at Asian Business Exhibition & Conferences Ltd.

“You are my guru.” -Parag Desai, publicist and founder, Universal Communications

“Dale, I really appreciate that you are always so encouraging. It shows your calibre and confidence level.” -Parull Gossain, independent publicist

“You have a lot of clarity in your thoughts and your work stands for itself.” -Prashant Golecha, independent publicist

“I am into PR and I look up to you as my guru.” -Preeti Kopikar, publicist, Molecule Communication

“Dale is someone I’ve always wanted to be like.” -Pritam Sharma, independent publicist

“Dale’s constant focus on change has resulted in him being leagues ahead of many. PR practices he brought to the profession, have now become the norm. He is one of the longest surviving PRs in Bollywood, and still sets the agenda on how PR evolves in the industry, by talking about it on PR websites, television channels, social media, in various colleges, PR forums, blogs, etc. Dale has always talked about journalistic and PR ethics in most of his interviews. And inspite of his PR manoeuvres, no one has doubted his moral values and integrity. Since he is a loyalist to his friends and a master of words, he can well juggle these topics.” -Rahul Jain, public affairs consultant; worked with corporate PR agencies Perfect Relations, Edelman and Avian Media, in an article on the international website Medium, describing how Bollywood PR has evolved over the last 25 years

“PRO ho to aisa. You are a master.” -Raju Kariya, veteran independent publicist

“You and your tactics… too good.” -Rashmi Raisinghani, publicist, Buzz PR, Perfect Relations

“Dale is one of the best publicists of our age. PR Guru extraordinaire, intellectual lecturer, his imaging and branding talent knows no bounds. It would not be an exaggeration to call him a living legend. What’s more! He consistently raises the bar in the PR field.” -Ria Amber Tesia, political PR, United Kingdom

“Firstly, as a PR professional myself let me just say how much I admire your work 🙂 You have revolutionized image consulting and brand management like never before and I consider you a PR Guru in the truest sense of the word. Dale, you are an icon of PR and branding.” -Rinjal Zaveri, public relations expert, Business Development Manager, Insight Property Services

“I’ve been reading up so much on your PR strategies for your Bollywood clients. You are like my first PR crush. I hope to get your kind of charisma some day.” -Ritesh Matlani, executive producer’s assistant at Reel One Pictures Inc, studied mass media at Manipal Academy of Higher Education – MAHE, Dubai, former Brand Consultant and Creative Strategist at Di-Mentions Studio

“You are fabulous at your job. You should be proud of it.” -Rohini Iyer, Media Director and founder, Raindrop Media

“Heere ki qadar johri ko hoti hoti hai, mochi ko nahin. Only a jeweller knows the true worth of a diamond. For the cobbler, a diamond is nothing but a shining stone. Dale Bhagwagar, you are the King of Bollywood PR.” -Sabah Uddin Qazi, media publicity and propaganda specialist

“Dale Bhagwagar has been my guide to help me so generously when I was just a student, even before I had met and worked with celebrities.” -Samarpita Samaddar, former publicist at Eros International, currently with Zee Studios

“You don’t know me, but I have known you for years now, through your work in Bollywood. During my post-grad days, I was presenting a paper on ‘The Role of PR in Indian Cinema’ and Ritujaay-da told me about you. Fortunately, I could source your thoughts on the topic and used them for my paper. Thanks to the internet for that.” -Satarupa Patra, worked with Hill+Knowlton Strategies India, Grey Worldwide India, Launcherz Public Relations and Events

“Though the sectors are different, our industry is the same. With your expertise and experience, I believe, I have a lot to learn from you.” -Saumika Bhattacharjee, PR professional, New Delhi

“When I saw the film Heroine, Kareena Kapoor’s PR reminded me of you. The words manipulation, image-makeover, celeb management — that’s so Dale.” -Savin Chauhan, Torque Communications

“Dale, I must say, you are a very clever PRO.” -Sohail Rashid, publicist

“You are an inspiration to many in the PR world.” -Sonia Vohra, former consultant at Paradigm Shift PR

“Dale Bhagwagar is one of the best persons I have ever known in the PR industry. He has always been very kind, supportive and a true mentor. Respect him for being a true PR who is so down-to-earth.” -Ussha S Shrivastava, PR strategist, account executive and brand consultant

“You are a blessing to PRs like me. So many things to learn and understand from you.” – Vipul Sipani, social media expert and founder-director of Media Monster

“Since the last few decades, all PRs have been trying to adopt to changing times. But no one had understood the need for future generations of publicists like Dale has. Just look at his Google presence and you will understand what I am saying.” -Vipul Sipani, social media expert and founder-director of Media Monster, in an article on the international website Medium, describing how Bollywood PR has evolved over the last 25 years