Raj Nair joins BMB India as chief creative officer

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising | June 04, 2012
Earlier, Nair was regional creative director at Contract Advertising.

Raj Nair, former regional creative director, Contract Advertising, has moved to BMB India as chief creative officer.

Nair, who has 20 years of experience in the advertising industry, has worked at agencies such as JWT and Enterprise prior to joining Contract Advertising.

Raj Nair and Prabha Prabhu

Commenting on his appointment, Nair conveys in a press note, "For long, I have helped represent the soul of Contract. It's been a rewarding, eventful ride with some great work created for some great clients, great friends made and some great times had. But now, the time has come to help fashion the future of BMB in India. I'm excited and honoured for the opportunity."

Nair adds that he looks forward to creating communication solutions that make brands famous regardless of the medium used and that he wants to help create an inspiring work environment at the agency.

Prabha Prabhu, chief executive officer, BMB India, says, "When we started BMB India, our objective was to imbibe the BMB culture. Hence we got Pat Burns from our London office as the creative director. Now that we have passed that stage, we thought it was time to get a creative head from India. I am delighted to have Raj Nair as our chief creative officer to help me take BMB to the next level."

She adds that the agency was looking for a person with stature, a good reputation, rich experience, and someone who has some edgy work and plenty of awards to his/her credit.

Addressing his appointment, Trevor Beattie, chairman, BMB London, says, "Raj (Nair) has been there and done it. He's a class act. He also gets what BMB is about; he instinctively knows what makes us tick. He has a portfolio and track record of stylish, uplifting work. We're very proud to have him carrying the creative torch for BMB India. I can't wait to fly to Mumbai and celebrate his arrival in style."

Nair has won almost 250 international and Indian advertising awards including the ones at Cannes, One Show, New York Festival, Asia AdFest, Spikes, London International and Goafest.

Some of Nair's award-winning campaigns include those for Cadbury (Eclairs, Celebrations, Halls and Bytes), Shoppers Stop, HSBC, Asian Paints Royale and NIIT, amongst others.

For the record, BMB India is the 50:50 joint venture between Trevor Beattie's BMB and Madison World. BMB India has 22 units across functions (advertising, media, PR, out of home, rural, retail, entertainment, mobile, events and sports) and employs more than 900 communication professionals across cities in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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