Abhijit Avasthi National Creative Director Ogilvy India has decided to move in his current role.
“ I would like to explore more options and have interests outside advertising I would like to explore. I have a few thoughts at the moment which I need time to concretize ” said Avasthi confirming the news of his exit.
Avasthi who has been with the agency for nearly fifteen years now, some of his landmarks campaigns include Centre Shock barber commercial, Fevicol bus, Asian Paints ‘Wah Sunil babu badhiya hain’, Cadbury ‘Kuch Meetha ho jaye’, which were done in his first five-six years at Ogilvy itself.
Avasthi has a background in engineering, began his advertising career in 1997 at Enterprise Nexus as a trainee writer which he quit after a stint of two years as senior writer and went on to join Ogilvy as creative supervisor, he was then made creative director in 2002; and in 2005, he was elevated as group creative director. Perfetti, Cadbury, Asian Paints, Bajaj, Motorola, Coca Cola were some of the clients he worked on as Group Creative Director .
His last day in his current role is 30th November.
“Abhijit has decided to go independent , everyone must face their dreams. He will continue to be associated with us on a few projects, 30th November is his last day in his current role” said Piyush Pandey Executive Chairman and Creative Director for Ogilvy & Mather India and South Asia on Avasthi’s exit