Dentsu India Group has announced the appointment of Vipul Thakkar as the National Creative Director, Dentsu Communications Pvt. Ltd. The former Creative Head- South & East of DDB Mudra Group, Thakkar is a seasoned advertising professional with over 19 years in the business.
Thakkar joins from DDB Mudra Group, where he was Creative Head - South & East. He has created work for an enormously wide variety of brands from categories such as lifestyle, finance, beverages, fashion and FMCG. Thakkar has worked in agencies in Mumbai, Bangalore and Egypt. At DDB Mudra he was responsible for work on Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No.1, TTK Prestige, Peter England and Jos Alukkas. Prior to DDB Mudra, he was at Ogilvy Bangalore, where he created work for ITC Bingo, Sunfeast Yippee, Allen Solly, MTR and Titan watches.
In his new role, Thakkar will be the creative leader of Dentsu Communications and will work towards strengthening the agency’s southern network and expanding the Mumbai operation. His appointment is part of a broader strategy to strengthen on the group’s creative calibre.
Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Ohri, Executive Chairman, Dentsu India Group said, “I am delighted to have Vipul as a part of the Dentsu Communications leadership team. ‘Work that works’ has been Vipul’s mantra. His work has worked not only for the brands that he’s worked on, but also for the agencies he has worked in. He has built motivated integrated teams, seamless agency networks and a solid creative reputation for the organizations he has worked for. I’m confident that Vipul’s creative leadership, will take Dentsu Communications to greater heights.”
On Thakkar’s appointment, at the helm, Simi Sabhaney, CEO, Dentsu Communications Private Ltd. said, “His deep knowledge of both the south and west markets and his ability to creatively connect the dots in the integrated communication landscape, is a perfect combination for a company like ours. I am delighted to welcome Vipul into the DCPL family.”
Vipul Thakkar, National Creative Director, Dentsu Communications Pvt. Ltd., expressing his excitement, said, “I am thrilled at this moment when I don the hat of National Creative Director at Dentsu Communications. It will be my pursuit to produce effective communication, eked out from both newer insights and everyday rituals. This is a great opportunity to tap the potential of the south and west markets and to work with the wonderful and energetic team, where I will aim to channelize all energies leveraging our strengths and in validating the proof of the pie by building brands- effectively and consistently.”