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iProspect In­dia

iProspect In­dia, the dig­i­tal ‘per­for­mance’ agency from Dentsu Aegis Net­work, has ap­pointed Venkat Shankarnarayan as AVP - Paid Me­dia. Shankarnarayan will lead the paid me­dia prac­tice at iProspect. He comes with a ex­pe­ri­ence of 12 years in the in­dus­try. Hav­ing worked with lead­ing agen­cies, Shankarnarayan has been in­stru­men­tal in en­sur­ing that his clients con­sis­tently de­liver on their busi­ness ob­jec­tives. Shankarnarayan has worked with lead­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions such as GroupM, VML, DirectI and Pos­si­ble World­wide. His last stint was at Mind­share where he was se­nior di­rec­tor.

In an­other an­nouce­ment, iProspect In­dia has ap­pointed Ni­hal Nam­biar as AVP - Paid Me­dia. Nam­biar will lead the paid me­dia prac­tice at iProspect. Hav­ing worked across both In­dia and in­ter­na­tional mar­kets for over nine years, Nam­biar brings global per­spec­tive to per­for­mance mar­ket­ing. Prior to this, Nam­biar was As­so­ci­ate Di­rec­tor at Per for mi cs. Con von ix, a Pub­lic is Me­dia com­pany.

iProspect In­dia has also roped in Di­nesh Swamy as na­tional cre­ative di­rec­tor. He will be re­port­ing to Rubeena Singh, CEO, iProspect In­dia and will be based out of Mumbai of­fice. Swamy comes with over 17 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and brings with him a strong dig­i­tal ori­en­ta­tion with ex­pe­ri­ence across agen­cies such as BBDO Prox­im­ity, Tribal DDB, Dig­i­tal Law & Ken­neth, Sapi­en­tRa­zor­fish and Liqvd Asia. He fol­lows cus­tomer-cen­tric ap­proach with game-chang­ing tech­nol­ogy at its core. His ever-grow­ing port­fo­lio in­cludes clients such as Idea Cel­lu­lar, MTV, Reliance Mo­bile, Volk­swa­gen, Re­nault, Hero Mo­toCorp, Visa, Tourism Aus­tralia, Ul­traT­ech Ce­ment, Sanc­tum and Jeep amongst oth­ers.

DDB Mu­dra Group

In­te­grated Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ser­vices net­work DDB Mu­dra Group, has ap­pointed Iraj Fraz Batla, as ex­ec­u­tive cre­ative di­rec­tor, DDB Mu­dra West. Batla will be based out of the group’s Mumbai of­fice and will re­port to Rahul Mathew, na­tional cre­ative di­rec­tor, DDB Mu­dra Group. Also known as Fraz, Batla will be re­spon­si­ble for help­ing drive the group’s cre­ative man­date.

Dig­i­tas In­dia

Dig­i­tas, a Publi­cis Groupe brand, has re­cently an­nounced a change in its coun­try lead­er­ship. Hi­mani Ka­pa­dia, CEO Dig­i­tas & Sapi­en­tRa­zor­fish, who has been with the com­pany for 11 years, is step­ping down to pur­sue other in­ter­ests. Amaresh God­bole, cur­rently MD In­dia for Dig­i­tas, takes over the reins as CEO of the brand. He will re­port to Sau­rabh Varma, CEO, Publi­cis Com­mu­ni­ca­tions In­dia, and to An­nette Male, CEO Dig­i­tas APAC for the brand. He will also join the Publi­cis Com­mu­ni­ca­tions coun­try lead­er­ship team.

The Sto­ryLab

The Sto­ryLab (TSL), the con­tent agency from Dentsu Aegis Net­work (DAN), has roped in Ku­mar Deb Sinha as the new coun­try head for its In­dia op­er­a­tions. Sinha will be based in Mumbai, and re­port to Kar­tik Iyer, pres­i­dent Me­dia Brands and Am­plifi - DAN In­dia and the ex­ec­u­tive spon­sor for TSL in In­dia. Prior to this, Sinha was na­tional di­rec­tor con­tent at Wave­maker In­dia, a GroupM com­pany.

Leo Bur­nett Or­chard

Leo Bur­nett Or­chard has strength­ened its se­nior man­age­ment. The Leo Group’s full-ser­vice agency has ap­pointed Me­naka Menon as

ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent (EVP) and branch head - Ben­galuru. In her new role, she will re­port to Prashanth Chal­la­palli, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer - Leo Bur­nett Or­chard. Pre­vi­ously, Menon was work­ing with FCB Ulka - Ben­galuru where she was the vice pres­i­dent. Menon re­places Sharmine Pan­thaky, vice pres­i­dent and branch head - Ben­galuru, who has moved on from the agency.

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