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Next Level Media Communications Private Ltd.

4th Floor, Podar Chambers, S.A. Brelvi Road, Fort,Mumbai - 400 001
Mumbai, Maharashtra
, (L) 40515223
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Next Level Media Communications (NLMC) is one of the fastest growing media solutions company based in India. It specialises in ideation, planning and execution of communication strategies for individuals, companies and institutions for the print, electronic and online media

Corporate affairs, Digital PR: These are our newly-acquired strengths thanks to an experience team handling this most ground-breaking PR approach.

Crisis management: We help clients to devise a crisis strategy plan and advise them on how to deal with negative media coverage.

Smita Deshmukh - Executive Director

Next Level Media Communications is promoted by Smita Deshmukh along with a reputed industrial group.

She is a senior journalist based in Mumbai. With a degree in science and mass communications/journalism from University of Mumbai, she is brings vast experience and qualification to Next Level Media.

Smita has 20 years news gathering experience in covering politics, education, environment, entertainment and civic issues. She has worked with major newspaper groups in India like Indian Express, Times of India and DNA.

During her 12 year stint with the Times group, she held the position assistant editor in Metropolis on Saturday (weekend edition) and then went on to become the metro editor of Bombay Times. Smita was in the core team that launched DNA in 2005 and was the newspaper's first city editor.

In 2008, she became the executive editor of Yuva - India's first youth newspaper. She has launched many media companies in her long career.


In 2000, Smita was the only Indian journalist amongst 27 global media persons selected by the US State Department for a study tour across the US. In this trip, she met leading media professionals and gave lectures in prominent media schools. In the same year, she wrote a management book titled Unity of Success, Happiness and Peace (www.ushpindia.com), which became no 2 national best seller list in the non-fiction category.

Well-networked and extensively travelled, Smita is constantly invited by top media schools in India to guide budding journalists, devise comprehensive curriculums for the students and create student-industry interaction.

Samir Phadnis - Chief Operating Officer

Samir Phadnis is a communication industry veteran. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations, client relationships and strategy management in Next Level Media.

An Electronics graduate, Samir went on to do his Masters in Business Administration (marketing) from Mumbai.

In the space of financial PR Samir has handled IPO (BSE ,NSE) along with Investor relations, Analysts relations, Institutional Investments, Communication compliance process with regulatory bodies, Private placements, media relations and M & A communication strategy for foreign stock exchange listed and Indian listed companies. He has handled financial/Corporate communication for companies such as PCS, SQL Star International, Zylog Systems, Wayfinder (Listed on Stockholm stock exchange), Arbor Network (USA based) in his previous employments

Samir has vast experience in Sports PR management and has handled top national events like Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, National Golf Championship, National squash tourney, the inaugural India-Australia polo series and BBC world service.

In the entertainment and lifestyle space, he has handled PR for leading film production houses like K Sera Sera, Colosceum and top TV shows like Splitsvilla. Samir has handled events for top Bollywood celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty, Kangana Ranaut to name a few.

Highly networked with the national media, he has also developed partnerships with International agencies and clients from UK, US, Sweden, and Singapore. He has also done a successful stint in talent management and works with United Nations as an online volunteer.

Amruta Mane - Senior Manager (PR)

Amruta is a PR professional with an expertise in Client Servicing, Media relations, PR strategy planning and execution. She has excelled in handling diverse roles in cross vertical client and media management including media relations, crisis management, events & brand promotions.

She is a commerce graduate from University of Mumbai and has done her post-graduation in Management, Advertising & Public Relations.

Amruta has handled diverse verticals in PR such as entertainment, sports, real estate, retail, VAS industry, NGOs, education, public/social interest and hospitality to name few.