Afaqs has launched ThePodium.in, a micro networking website for the Advertising, Marketing and Media Community in India. Currently in the beta stage, ThePodium.in aims to be the platform where users can share, spread their ideas and connect with the professional community.
A user can upload pictures, follow friends and share ideas using ThePodium. User’s can also easily pull in their Linkedin Profile into ThePodium through a data bridge between ThePodium and a user’s LinkedIn account.
Sandeep Vij, Co Founder and Director of Afaqs, said, “Afaqs has been a leader in serving the information needs of the advertising and marketing community in India for a while. There is a huge difference between specialist and a generalist. ThePodium is a service that is meant to connect people specifically from that community. We felt that there was a need for the Indian marketing community to share and spread their ideas and help the community know each other well. All that can’t be done on a website and hence we came up with ThePodium.” He also said that the platform will gain its popularity as more people participate in it.
Initially established as agencyfaqs, on September 28, 1999, the site was rebranded as afaqs on May 2008. It is currently currently headquartered in Noida, India and has branches in Bangalore and Mumbai.