Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Ashith Ballal and Divyesh Swamikutty as Creative Directors. They will operate from the agency’s Mumbai office.
Ballal has earlier worked with O4 digital, Channel V and Radio Mirchi, apart from freelance assignments on brands such as Honda Mobilio, Ford, Reliance and Volkswagen Polo. “The support I get at Digital L&K Saatchi & Saatchi to try new things and pursue ideas that excite me is amazing. It is a hugely nurturing and supportive environment, which helps bring out the best in everyone involved,” he said.
Prior to this, Swamikutty has worked with Rage Communications and D’zine Garage on brands like Royal Enfield, Moods Condoms, Cavin Kare, Sterling Holidays, Colorplus, Airtel Money, Ashok Leyland, Club Mahindra, Murugappa Group, The Hindu, Sify. “New challenge and space are what I am looking for. When Anil Nair revealed L&K Saatchi & Saatchi plans its journey in the digital space, I had no second thoughts...I am thrilled to be part of an energetic and vibrant team and am looking forward to create some great work in the digital space," he said.
Commenting on acquiring new talent, Anil K Nair, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Law & Kenneth Saatchi & Saatchi, said, “Ashith comes from a digital and film-making background and brings with him great storytelling skills. Divyesh is one of the early pioneers of digital in India with a lot of experience across difficult markets and start-up environments. They bring a fresh perspective to our creative team and will help raise the standard of creativity at Digital Law & Kenneth Saatchi & Saatchi. They will play an invaluable role not just for our clients but also for the agency.”