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Carat appoints head for North and East

Vidhu Sagar has been appointed head of Carat, North and East. He was earlier marketing head for Business Today

Carat Media Services India has announced the appointment of Vidhu Sagar as its head for the North and East regions. This follows the appointment of Radhesh Uchil, who joined the agency as head of West and South India late last year.

Sagar was earlier marketing head for Business Today. In his new role, he will be responsible for running all of Carat Media Services’ operations in these two regions.

Sagar has been in the media planning and buying business for many years; he returns to the industry after stints in the advertising and publishing industries. An MBA from IMT Ghaziabad, he began his career in media planning with Everest Advertising, Rediffusion’s second agency. He has worked with the JWT Group and the McCann network in the arena of brand management. Sagar has also spent six years with Draft-FCB-Ulka.

Carat appoints head for North and East
Some of the brands that Sagar has worked on are Compaq, Tropicana, Bausch & Lomb, ABN Amro, Dabur, Hero Honda, NIIT, HCL and ITC John Players.

Speaking about Sagar’s appointment, PV Narayanamoorthy, managing director, says, “We are very happy to have Sagar join our leadership team since he possesses not just cross-disciplinary experience across the diverse fields of media planning and brand building, but he also has the drive and dynamism to take these regions forward.”

“The media environment is witnessing rapid change and unprecedented growth in our country. I believe Carat is unparalleled across the world in the way it approaches the media challenge and its strong focus on research and strategic planning places it well ahead. I am looking forward to doing great work with Carat India as it is a very exciting time to be in the media industry today,” says Sagar.

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