Ashish Khazanchi likely to end his five and a half-year long stint with Publicis Ambience as National Creative Director and Vice Chairperson. Highly placed sources have confirmed the development to exchange4media; however, his next move is still unknown.
Khazanchi joined Publicis Ambience in 2007 after quitting Rediffusion. Prior to joining Rediffusion, he did stints with O&M and McCann Erickson.
He has worked on brands such as Seagram, Kelvinator, Pulse Polio campaigns, Nescafe, Gillette, Tata Agni and Maggi.
Khazanchi has been the creative force behind launching brands such as Tata Sky and Daily News & Analysis (DNA). He designed the Tata Sky campaigns based on the thought, ‘Isko Laga Daala Toh Life Jhingalala’ that garnered maximum eyeballs.
For the record, Publicis Worldwide recently announced a new leadership team for South Asia and India. Bobby Pawar joins as Director, Chief Creative Officer – South Asia; Partha Sinha as Director, Chief Strategy Officer – South Asia; and Ambika Srivastava as Director, Marketing and New Business India. All three will join the Management Board of Publicis India and report to Nakul Chopra, CEO – South Asia.