Having partnered with Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Business Insider and IGN, India’s largest media conglomerate has entered into a strategic partnership with Pursuitist.com for the launch of Pursuitist India. Times of India, a media giant that publishes India’s largest English and Hindi newspapers, many magazines, owns TV stations and a robust collection of digital businesses, is investing aggressively in its Internet division and we’re excited to have them as our strategic partner.
As India is a rich, expanding and fast-growing market, we’re eager to see how quickly Times of India can grow Pursuitist’s Indian readership by creating a site that combines Pursuitist content from the US site with localized Indian content.
A dedicated editorial team in India will focus on local luxuries, destinations and recommendations. With Pursuitist India, our mission will remain the same as we continue to “find and share the good things in life.”
As Pursuitist expands globally, we want to say “thank you.” None of this is possible without your support, whether you’re a reader from the US or elsewhere around the globe. Having just reached over 215,000 global affluent Facebook Fans, we’re flattered. It also confirms that we’re heading in the right direction as we pursue the good things in life.
Times Internet partners with Pursuitist.com – the premiere luxury lifestyle destination – to launch Indian edition. The agreement will make pursuitist.in the preferred online destination in India for affluent consumers seeking authentic luxury experiences
Dec. 4, 2013 — Times Internet (TIL), has entered into a strategic partnership with Pursuitist—a leading luxury website at http://pursuitist.com featuring the latest reviews and news about luxury brands, automakers, hotels and resorts, fashion and technology for affluent readers. Through this partnership, Times Internet will manage and create a localized site at pursuitist.in that combines Pursuitist editorial with content specific to the expanding Indian market. As part of the collaboration, Times Internet will have exclusive rights to the brand and its content in India, as well as the significant media opportunity it brings to the country. TIL intends to use The Times Group’s multimedia resources to help develop and evangelize the Pursuitist brand locally.
With over 215,000 Facebook fans, Pursuitist.com combines upscale products, reviews and information about the luxury industry in one online destination for affluent consumers. The editorial features are split into arts, auto, epicurean, family, green, house, style, tech and travel.
The partnership grows the list of brands under the Times Local Partners (TLP) group—which is an initiative by Times Internet to partner with global digital companies. Pursuitist.com joins the growing TLP portfolio, which has already rolled out the Indian editions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Business Insider, IGN and Askmen. Times Internet is the digital arm of Times of India Group which is India’s largest media conglomerate that publishes leading English and Hindi newspapers, magazines, owns TV Channels and a robust collection of digital businesses ranging from content to ecommerce.
Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet, said, “We are really excited about this partnership and the coming of Pursuitist.com to India. There’s a need for online luxury destinations with original coverage and content. The brand is incredibly respected, and this brings us the opportunity to have diligently curated content with a rich list of the good things in life to share with affluent consumers. Pursuitist.com will augment our leadership in luxury lifestyle content offering and deliver the best to our users and advertisers.”
Christopher Parr, CEO and Publisher of Pursuitist.com, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with India’s leading media group to bring a localized edition of our brand to this vibrant market. The luxury landscape is evolving rapidly in India and Pursuitist.com will be able to successfully broadcast the latest trends and renowned classics while inspiring and educating affluent consumers.”
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”