In addition to various Internet related services, IMRAN also introduced and is the largest provider of syndicated materials and intellectual property to the media and broadcast industries in Pakistan, as well as Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, and even sells media rights to Iranian newspapers.
In 1989 Imran Anwar arrived in the United States and established strategic and agency relationships with the leading global media syndicates.
The first global syndicate to sign up with IMRAN was United Media, which owned the rights to some of the most popular comics, writers, features, cartoons, puzzles and media content, including Snoopy, Garfield, Dilbert and many others. Working with Sidney (Sid) Goldberg, Imran was able to open previously pirating media markets like Pakistan to become paying markets. With all major media groups, including Jang Group, Dawn Group, Nawai-Waqt Group, on board with Imran, even previous holdouts and pirates became paying clients.
United Media appreciated Imran's efforts by adding Bangla Desh and Iran to IMRAN covered exclusive territories. Success in these markets led to more recent expansion of the relationship between IMRAN and United Media which now has us representing United Media and Newspaper Enterprise Association (plus Scripps Howard) in 17 countries including the Central Asian Republics. The late Sid Goldberg is remembered as a good friend, mentor and business partner and will be missed.
In parallel, Imran Anwar worked with John Klem Sr., the late founder of Editors Press Service, and later with his son, John Klem, Jr. to help recover long lost amounts unpaid by clients in that region and to open new markets and make sales as far as Sri Lanka. Editors Press Service's offerings sold by IMRAN include the materials from Universal Press Service, Tribune Media Service, and the respected Washington Post Writers' Group, among others.
IMRAN does not have a formal agency relationship with the well-respected LATWPNS (Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service) but has helped them expand their market and sales in Pakistan and recover old outstanding amounts from clients.
IMRAN is always looking to partner with new and exciting providers of content to the media and broadcast industries. Please email IMRAN@imran.com if your company sells or buys media properties.