Banerjee, or Andy, has put in his papers at Contract, where he was creative director. Andy is moving to Publicis India as senior creative director, and he will be in charge of the Nestle and ABN Amro Bank accounts.
Emmanuel Upputuru, national creative director, Publicis, says, "Andy is all set to join us with a vigour that I wish to infuse in the new creative team that is in the process of being put in place."
Andy replaces Deepesh Jha, who, as reported by agencyfaqs! a few weeks ago, moved to Rediff Delhi as creative head on Airtel. Andy will join Publicis on January 7, 2008.
Apart from GNIIT, Andy has worked on accounts such as Lenovo (then IBM), Louis Philippe, Allen Solly, Titan, Limca and GlaxoSmithKline. He was part of the team that created the Domino's campaign which had actor Arshad Warsi advertising the Cheese Burst Pizza. He was also instrumental in the recent refurbishment of Dabur Vatika.
Andy has gained recognition for his work on IBM - he won two bronzes, one each in the Outdoor and Direct Mailer category at the APAC AdFest, Bangkok, in 2005. He also bagged a gold at the Emvies for the same campaign that year in the B2B Communication category.
Amar Wadhwa, vice-president, strategic planning, Publicis, is slated to join Cheil Communication as national planning director. In another development, Sujit Das, who was creative director at Publicis, is to move to McCann Bangalore as creative chief on art. With so many people leaving, Publicis is on a hiring spree, busy sprucing up its team.