Emmanuel Upputuru, National Creative Director, Publicis India has put in his papers and is on his way out from the agency after heading the creative function for more than four years. Emmanuel joined Publicis in 2007 from Ogilvy & Mather to partner with Hemant Misra, CEO, Publicis India.
When contacted, Upputuru confirmed the news to exchange4media, but did not share any details about his future plans. The news of Upputuru starting something on his own has been doing the rounds in the creative circuit for quite some time now. However, when asked, he chose not to comment on the same.
His stint at Publicis includes the famous 'Me and Meri Maggi' campaign which got Nestle its first ever metal at Goafest in 2010. His creative prowess also led the agency pick its first ever Cannes Lions for HP and Let Gandhi Talk campaigns.
With experience of more than 16 years in the Industry, he has worked with leading agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, Contract and Leo Burnett. While his work has been nominated at leading advertising festivals such as Cannes, One Show, Clio and D&AD, he has himself been a part of the jury at London International Awards in 2007 and Adfest 2008.
A post graduate in Political Science, he started out with Contract as a Trainee Copy Writer and later moved to Leo Burnett as Associate Creative Director. In 2003, he joined Saatchi & Saatchi as Creative Director and won its first Cannes Lion. He has worked on a wide range of brands through his career, including Shell, Kawasaki Bajaj, Maruti, Hyundai, HP, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Grasim, Gillette, Dabur, American Express Bank, Aviva Life Insurance, Fidelity, AMFI, Mother Dairy, Limca, Sprite, Nestle, among others.