Ogilvy makes four senior creative appointments

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | September 03, 2014
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They will report to the senior creative and business heads in Ogilvy.

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Mohit Ganju

Mohit Ganju

Mahesh Madhukar Parab

Talha Nazim

Talha Bin Mohsin

Ogilvy Mumbai has announced four senior level appointments in its creative team. Neville Shah has been hired as group creative director while Syed Mohammed Talha Nazim, Mahesh Madhukar Parab and Talha Bin Mohsin join the agency as senior creative directors. Based out of Mumbai, they will report to the senior creative and business heads in Ogilvy Advertising, Mumbai.

Abhijit Avasthi, national creative director, Ogilvy India says, "The last few months have been fabulous for us with lots of new business coming in. In order to bolster our creative strength we have brought in these stars. Each of them has a unique way of thinking which will enrich Ogilvy greatly."

Navin Talreja, president, Ogilvy Mumbai and Kolkata notes, "New ways of thinking, new kind of work and new ways of adding value is what Ogilvy is known for and what we continuously strive to achieve. To stay ahead of the game we need to constantly add new energy and new ideas to existing ones. These exceptionally talented hires will do just that."

Shah's work experience spans companies like MTV India and MTV Indies, Commonwealth Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup, Creativeland Asia, JWT, Mudra, TBWA, McCann-Erickson, Times of India Group, JAM, 107.1 FM Rainbow and The Company Theatre. He worked on Indian and multinational brands such as Chevrolet, Set Max, Standard Chartered Bank, Nissan, Airtel, Philips, ESPN, Star Sports, Bajaj Allianz, Parle Agro, Dabur and ITC.

His talent as an actor, producer and in stand-up comedy led to his involvement in the movie Malabar Cadillac and the documentary The Old Elephant Route and several productions at a national and international level. Shah is an active member of The Laugh Club, Comedy Store as also a part of the SNG Comedy. In his spare time he is a guest lecturer at his alma mater Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication teaching advertising, film and drama.

Talha Nazim spent the first 19 years of his career in Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur. Having worked in agencies such as Burnett and McCann handling clients like Chevrolet, BMW, Fiat, Petronas, Coca-Cola, Nescafe, Dutch Lady, Aircel and McDonalds, he chose to return to Mumbai when Ogilvy beckoned. He has won 170-odd regional and international metals and nominations (finalists) at most major shows such as Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, LIA, Andys, Adfest, Spikes, NY Festivals and the Indian Abbys. The Gunn Report listed his work as one of the most awarded pieces in 2004 & 2013. In 2006, Campaign Brief Asia ranked him among the top 10 creatives in India. In 2014, The One Show ranked him No.2 as a creative director, No.6 as writer and art director in the world.

Parab has worked with DaCunha Communications, Ambience Publicis, McCann Erickson, DDB Mudra and Contract Advertising. His work experiences spans Indian and multinational brands such as Amul, Western Union, Siemens, HUL, Marico, Reliance, Yellow Pages, Hanes, Tata Indicom, BPL Mobile, NEO, Star Plus, Edelweiss, Tata Motor International, Asian Paints, Cadbury's, BATA, Yamaha, Dabur, Wrigley's, UTI Bank and Kotak Bank.

Mohsin has worked with Contract, DDB Mudra, Leo Burnett and McCann Erickson. He has worked with brands such as Coca-Cola, National Geographic Channel, Schneider Electric, Philips Lighting, HBO, McDonald's, Dabur, Godrej, Big Bazaar, Maharashtra Tourism, Parachute, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Barclays Bank, Radio Mirchi, Mediker, Twinings, Wrigley's (Boomer & Orbit), Yamaha, Bata, Cadbury (Choclairs, Halls), Asian Paints (Tractor, Apcolite) and Tata Motors.

He earned his stripes with recognition at ADFEST, Cannes, EFFIE, AAAI, New York Festival and Radio Mirchi Kaan Awards. He was ranked No.1 Creative Director in 'The Creative Rankings' 2012, ranked 22 in The Work Creative Rankings 2012. The partnership between Mohsin (copy) and Parab (art) goes back over six years.

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