Fantasy gaming platform MyTeam11 has announced the appointment of Manvendra Singh Rathore as the Chief Marketing Officer. He has assumed charge from March 2, Monday.
Apart from leading the marketing initiatives for MyTeam11, Rathore will also be looking after marketing and content strategy for recently launched SportsTiger application, Al Shorts and all upcoming projects from the MyTeam11 bouquet. He brings with him a marketing acumen matched only by a few in this country, coupled with over a decade long experience in the industry, states a Press release.
“I am pleased to welcome Manvendra to our MyTeam11 family. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the horizon, it was important that we have someone to look at our marketing initiatives end to end. Considering his experience and understanding of the market, he was the obvious choice. We look forward to a fruitful working relationship with him and expect that he will aid MyTeam11 in reaching new heights,” said Vinit Godara, CEO and Co-founder, MyTeam11.
Rathore has previously served as the National Marketing Manager for Ten Sports Network. During his five year tenure at Ten Sports, he was responsible for driving all marketing initiatives for the brand as well as handling product development and conceptualising innovative campaigns. He was also involved in multi-level in-house programming, overseeing brand tie-ups and in-house live cricket production and programming.
He has also been one of the core members of the Ten Sport team which successfully organised a WWE Live Event in India in 2016 and also implemented various marketing campaigns for the UEFA Champions League, ICC and other bilateral cricket series.
Speaking on his decision to join MyTeam11, Rathore commented, “I am proud to be a part of MyTeam11. The work that they have done in such a short space of time is beyond phenomenal. In less than four years, MyTeam11 has six sports in their fantasy gaming portfolio along with a user base of 10 million+ users. They have now also launched their own multi-sport aggregator platform SportsTiger which brings in a new dimension to the business. The possibilities hereon are limitless for MyTeam11 and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the company’s future.”
Rathore has also served as the Marketing Director for DSport India and was part of the launch team for Discovery Channel’s newest sports broadcast offering. Following his DSport endeavours, Rathore moved to Times Internet, where he headed the marketing team for one of North America’s leading sports channels, Willow TV. He planned and executed Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC World Cup campaigns for Willow TV and its OTT platforms in the United States and Canada.
Before joining MyTeam11, Rathore’s last stint was with Voltas Beko. At Voltas Beko, he presided over a few projects of the firm. Besides his marketing endeavours, he has also overseen the Pakistan and MENA markets for Ten Sports and was given additional charge of Zee Entertainment’s distribution marketing. He has also had a small stint with Videocon Industries Ltd.