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Advertising Interviews

Rahul Jauhari and Navonil Chatterjee

Rahul Jauhari and Navonil Chatterjee,

(Joint presidents, Rediffusion)

"I know you've come to throw tough questions at us but listen, whatever you write in this interview, just don't bring up George Clooney!" says Rediffusion's recently elevated joint president Rahul Jauhari, harking back to a 2013 interview I did with Sam Ahmed, then vice-chairman and chief creative officer of the agency, who famously and flamboyantly swore to turn the agency around by giving a Hollywood reference ("By the end of the year Rediffusion will be the George Clooney of Indian advertising"), a headline that tickled our readers for months on end. Read more

Vinil Mathew

Vinil Mathew

Ad filmmaker

"The scariest trend is that there's a commodification of work": Vinil Mathew, ad filmmaker Read more

Pratap Bose

Pratap Bose

Founding partner and chairman, The Social Street

"I've won more awards than some of the biggest creative names in the industry": Pratap Bose Read more

Vani Gupta

Vani Gupta

Outgoing marketing director - Indian Snacks, Foods, PepsiCo India

"Outdoor is an under-leveraged medium; e-commerce segment uses it well": Vani Gupta Read more

Yashaswini Samat

Yashaswini Samat

Chairperson and managing director, GREY Group India

"It's a new world; everyone is trying new things": Yashaswini Samat, GREY Group India Read more

Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh

Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

"Nadia Chauhan is an ideal client..." Read more

Rajeev Raja

Rajeev Raja

Co-founder, BrandMusiq

"It's important for us to draw a clear line back to ROI": Rajeev Raja, BrandMusiq, on sonic branding Read more

R Sridhar

R Sridhar

Brand consultant and CEO Coach

"It'll help agency executives ask the right questions": Ex-O&M hand R Sridhar on his book on ideation Read more

Paddy Rangappa

Paddy Rangappa

Consultant, teacher and columnist (The Hindu)

Ex-P&G, McDonald's marketer Paddy Rangappa pens book on advertising Read more