The agency has appointed Kartikeya Dixit and Soumya Shiva Nagabhushan as creative directors; Anand Gharat comes on board as senior creative director.
Gharat, who comes on board as senior creative director, has more than 17 years of experience in digital advertising and digital media. The brands he has worked on include Tata Safari, Bajaj Pulsar, Vespa, Diu Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Johnnie Walker, FoxCrime, Mentos, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Tata Sons. Prior to joining Cheil India, he was associated with OgilvyOne as senior creative director. He has also worked with TCG Software, Channel [V], and Tata Interactive Systems.
Commenting on the announcements, Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, chief creative officer, Cheil South West Asia, says, "We are very choosy about the people we hire. When we met Dixit, Nagabhushan and Gharat, we were confident that we had found our new age ideators who will help us deliver on creativity and technology -- the building blocks of Cheil India."
Talking about the new appointments, Prasanna Kulkarni, creative head for digital, Cheil India, says, "Taking a step further to strengthen our creative capabilities, Gharat seemed to be the right choice. The expertise and insights that he brings to the table will surely help in delivering impactful campaigns for various brands."