Last updated : June 17, 2005
rmg david is all set to spruce up its Delhi operations. Venugopal Chandrasekhar, who has spent most of his 12 year-old tenure in advertising at Contract, has joined as vice-president and general manager, rmg david, Delhi.
Chandrasekhar will oversee the operations of the branch.
Prior to joining rmg david, Venu was the channel director of UTV (television content division.)
Venu, as he is affectionately called in advertising circles, has led various national and multinational accounts such as Allianz Bajaj, ICICI Bank, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Philips lighting, Shopper's Stop and BPCL.
He has contributed to a host of strategic brand innovations and managed complex account relationships and large projects.
Says Josy Paul, country head, rmg david, "Venu has always been an out and out advertising man and has worked with the known names in advertising. We have been looking for a Delhi head for over eight months now, and are fortunate to find Venu. He has the right mix of enterprise and agency experience. Venu has been a part of many big successes at Contract, including Bajaj Sunny Zip 'Easy Come, Easy Go' campaign, Philips 'See Things in a New Light', and of course, the launch and subsequent successful brand development of Shopper's Stop."
He continues, "We are sure that with his vast and rich experience and leadership qualities, Venu will successfully carry forward the David spirit and work in Delhi."
The Delhi branch handles Stronglas, corporate and windshield experts; WWF and Pulse (India's first express north Indian food chain). Two new wins and three pitches are in the pipeline, maintains Paul.
In the past, the Delhi office has managed to bag awards at One Show, D&AD, London International and Young Guns in addition to a recent Clio for Nests. The agency's visiting cards (with images of agency executives as children) and the award-winning website were also designed by the Delhi team. It also got into the Limca book of records for the world's smallest book.
That's not the only bit of news from the agency. Josy Paul has been invited to be a part of the jury for the YoungGuns International Advertising awards, which attempts to showcase and recognise the work of young creative talents. Only those creative talents under 30 years are elgible for entering this event.
Paul states, "YoungGuns stands apart from all awards ceremonies as it just about covers the entire world, with a singular motive. In other words, it concentrates purely on young talent. On one hand, you have Cannes and Clio - and there's not much distinction between the two - and the extremely American One Show or the very British D&AD, and there, you have YoungGuns, whose positioning is clear-cut and impossible to miss. Which is why, every big guy from the advertising world has spoken in glowing words about these awards at some point or the other."
Paul adds, " I believe that I am the third Indian, who has achieved the distinction of being invited to be a part of the YoungGuns panel…the other two being Piyush Pandey from Ogilvy and Pushpinder Singh from Ambience."
The YoungGuns International Advertising awards recognises young creative talent from across the globe. Each year, a different agency handles the 'Call for entries campaign'. © 2005 agencyfaqs!First Published : June 17, 2005