Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi beefs up creative team

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | January 20, 2015
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The agency appoints two creative directors at its Mumbai office.

Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi has announced the appointment of Ashith Ballal and Divyesh Swamikutty as creative directors. They will join the agency's Mumbai office.

Ashith Ballal

Divyesh Swamikutty

Anil K Nair

Ballal has previously worked at O4 digital, Channel V and Radio Mirchi along with taking up a lot of freelance assignments on brands such as Honda Mobilio, Ford, Reliance, and Volkswagen Polo.

Commenting on his appointment he says, "The support I get at Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi to try new things and pursue ideas that excite me is amazing. It is a hugely nurturing and supportive environment which really helps bring out the best in everyone involved."

Swamikutty has previously worked with Rage Communications and D'zine Garage on brands like Royal Enfield, Moods Condoms, Cavin Kare, Sterling Holidays, Colorplus, Airtel Money, Ashok Leyland, Club Mahindra, Murugappa Group, The Hindu and Sify, among others.

Speaking on his new role, he states, "I am thrilled and excited to be part of an energetic and vibrant team, and I am looking forward to create some great work in the digital space along with the team."

Comments Anil K Nair, CEO, Digital Law & Kenneth Saatchi & Saatchi, "Ashith comes from a digital and film making background and he brings with him great storytelling skill sets. Divyesh is one of the early pioneers of digital in India with lots of experience working across difficult markets and in start-up environments. They bring a fresh perspective to our creative team and will help raise the standard of creativity at Digital Law & Kenneth Saatchi & Saatchi and play an invaluable role not just for our clients but also for the agency."

Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi is a full service digital led communications solutions company, which handles blue chip brands like P&G, Tata Group, Idea Cellular, Renault, Parle, Emirates, Godrej, Pidilite and HSBC.

Founded in 2004, Law & Kenneth grew to become the largest Independent agency in India. In early 2014, Law & Kenneth integrated with Saatchi & Saatchi India, a part of the Publicis Groupe, to create a new entity - L&K | Saatchi & Saatchi. It operates in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai and has 359 employees.

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