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Dentsu Communications appoints Vipul Thakkar as NCD

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | February 23, 2015
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He moves in from DDB Mudra Group.

Dentsu India Group has appointed Vipul Thakkar as national creative director, Dentsu Communications. He joins the agency from DDB Mudra where he was creative head- South & East.

Rohit Ohri

Simi Sabhaney

Vipul Thakkar

In the new role, Thakkar will be the creative leader of Dentsu Communications and will work towards strengthening the agency's southern network and expanding the Mumbai operations.

Rohit Ohri, executive chairman, Dentsu India Group, says, "'Work that works' has been Vipul's mantra. His work has worked not only for the brands that he's worked on, but also for the agencies he has worked in. He has built motivated integrated teams, seamless agency networks and a solid creative reputation for the organisations he has worked for. I'm confident that Vipul's creative leadership will take Dentsu Communications to greater heights."

On Vipul's appointment at the helm, Simi Sabhaney, CEO, Dentsu Communications, says, "His deep knowledge of both the south and west markets, and his ability to creatively connect the dots in the integrated communication landscape, is a perfect combination for a company like ours. I am delighted to welcome Vipul into the DCPL family."

Speaking on his new role, Thakkar says, "This is a great opportunity to tap the potential of the south and west markets, and to work with the wonderful and energetic team, where I will aim to channelise all energies leveraging our strengths and in validating the proof of the pie by building brands- effectively and consistently."

With over 19 years of experience, Thakkar has worked in agencies across Mumbai, Bengaluru and Egypt. At DDB Mudra Group, he has created work for accounts like Royal Challenge, McDowell's No.1, TTK Prestige, Peter England and Joy Alukkas. Prior to DDB Mudra, he worked with Ogilvy Bangalore, where he was handling ITC Bingo, Sunfeast Yippee, Allen Solly, MTR and Titan watches.

During his career, he has been bestowed with over 40 metals at Abby's, in both print and TV categories, besides the coveted AsiaPacAdfest, a Spikes and a Kancil. He has also won the Olive Crown Award, The Agency of the Year at The Cochin Advertising Club's Pepper Awards and over two dozen metals at The Bangalore Advertising Club's Big Bang Awards.

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