Jingo Media

Jitin Hingorani - CEO / Principal

Jitin HingoraniArts and entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development and Marketing, Senior Publicist, Event Manager are all titles Jitin Hingorani has mastered in his lengthy and prosperous career in journalism, non-profit management, and public relations. His first job was working in broadcast news at CNN’s sister station in Texas, News 8 Austin, a Time-Warner-owned, 24-hour news channel, where he covered arts, religion, and general assignment news and anchored the weekend newscasts. During his tenure as Senior Reporter/Weekend Anchor, Jitin won several Texas Associated Press Awards, including “Best Reporter,” and his five-part series on the outsourcing of Austin jobs to Bangalore earned him a Texas Emmy nomination.

Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered women’s movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence. As the spokesperson for the movement, Jitin collaborated with President George W. Bush’s cabinet on legislation, trained domestic violence survivors and advocates on how to best deal with the media, and launched several national and statewide public awareness campaigns on teen dating violence and violence against women in the U.S. military. To garner international event management and PR experience, Jitin joined The Miracle Foundation, an organization that builds orphanages and schools in India, as their Director of Development and Marketing. During that time, Jitin organized the grand opening of an “ideal village” of orphanages in one of the poorest states in India.

His ties with the Bollywood community enabled him to invite a major celebrity to come on board as the “brand ambassador” for the event, which led to earned media coverage in Times of India, BBC World, Associated Press, and many others. Jitin has also successfully pitched and secured coverage on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Variety, New Yorker Magazine, Time Out, John Walsh Show, and several other major media outlets. Most recently, Jitin served as the Senior Publicist for Great Performances and SundayArts at WNET/Thirteen, New York’s PBS affiliate. He has also been freelancing as the Manhattan arts and entertainment reporter for Asian Variety Show (AVS), a South Asian Bollywood cable program. Jitin started Jingo Media in June, 2010.

Reema Rasool - Director of Luxury Brands

Reema RasoolReema Rasool hails from a family of doctors, but always knew that she wanted to do something different. She studied at NYU and left with a few degrees in creative writing. After years at an independent publishing house, she decided that although editing was definitely a passion, she wanted to do more. Reema's first company, Reemarani, a collection of luxury scarves and shawls for women made in the finest silks and pashminas, was inspired by her Kashmiri heritage. Although the initial business plan called for mass production and retail, it has slowly evolved into a high-end private client custom order line. While building and developing her network for her line, Reema found her true love and calling; Public Relations.

Reema then went on to co-found We Are PR Consulting; a boutique PR firm based in NYC. While at We Are PR, Reema held the title of Managing Director, overseeing and taking lead on accounts from Fashion, Food, Film and Television. She also specializes in Crisis Management, Media Training, Product/Brand Launches and Personal PR.

Reema is also the Founder & Executive Director of South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs — or SAYWE. SAY WE creates a positive and collegial forum in which South Asian women, regardless of political and religious affiliations, can network, support each other, and applaud one another's major accomplishments. SAY WE also aspires to raise awareness and funds for causes and organizations that work toward the advancement of women in South Asia as well as South Asian women here in the in the United States.

Reema is also a co-host on Andaaz, which is a lifestyle talk show that airs on Sony Entertainment Television's international stream in over 150 countries.

At the end of the day however, what Reema considers to be her greatest accomplishment are her two sons, Noah & Kaeleb. They serve as her inspiration.

Priyanka Padode - Social Media and Events Coordinator

Priyanka PadodeA recent graduate from New York University, Priyanka Padode designed her own major in Journalism and Nutrition with a minor in the Business of Media. Studying in dynamic Manhattan gave her tremendous opportunities to gain experience before plunging into the working world. She has interned with prestigious companies like WABC-TV, New York Daily News, and Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Through these experiences she gained knowledge in print, broadcast and digital journalism. Back in India, she has also worked with MTV India and got experience in marketing.

Priyanka has also held the position of "Executive of Business Development" for the ASPIRE International Group. She was instrumental in organizing their Infrastructure Conference that was held in the Indian Consulate in New York in September 2011. Priyanka has also been a part of important events, giving her experience in the world of PR. She worked on the Amrita Singh HOME Collection Launch at the Trump Plaza Penthouse. She is currently working on the red carpet and media kick-off events for the New York Indian Film Festival and the Erasing Borders Festival for Contemporary Indian Art. Work aside, Priyanka is part of competitive dance and acapella teams in New York.



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