TBWA India names R Venkatraman as creative director for Mumbai

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | November 14, 2013
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Venkatraman will join the creative team in Mumbai and report to Parixit Bhattacharya,chief creative officer, TBWA India.

TBWA India has announced the appointment of R Venkatraman (Venky) as creative director. In his new position, Venky will join the creative team in Mumbai, and report to Parixit Bhattacharya, chief creative officer of TBWA India.

R Venkatraman

Parixit Bhattacharya

With eight years of experience in advertising, Venky has worked at Grey Worldwide, Creativeland Asia and BBH India. His experience includes handling brands such as Appy Fizz, Mango Frooti, LMN, Johnnie Walker, Red Bull, Kinetic Honda, Café Coffee Day, Gili Jewellery, Movies Now, Vaseline Men and Google.

Recently, his work was shortlisted at Cannes Lions and has won metals at Adfest, Spikes Asia and Goafest. Business World voted him as one of the 'Top 5 Young Advertising Professionals' in India.

Commenting on the appointment, Bhattacharya says, "Venky has a stellar work ethic and a very matured head on his young shoulders. I am hoping that our rich roster of clients will nourish him with new opportunities to create an enviable body of work. Needless to say, by having him around, the laughter index of the agency will rise significantly too."

Speaking on his new role, Venky states, "My quest for work-type fun brings me to TBWA and I am very, very excited to be here. Now, it's all about turning that excitement into work that will make a difference to the brands we nurture here."

In October 2013, TBWA India had appointed XaviBech de Careda as chief strategy officer. Careda, a Catalan national from Barcelona, Spain, was earlier working with DDB Mudra, Delhi, where he was head of planning.

In August, the agency had roped in Deepak Singh, former executive creative director of Denstu Communications, as national head of art; before that, in February, TBWA India appointed Parixit Bhattacharya as chief creative officer at TBWA Group in India. He moved in from JWT Singapore, where he was working as creative director.

TBWA is part of the Omnicom Group, a global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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