Kishore Karumbaiah has joined Orchard Advertising as Creative Director at the agency’s headquarters in Bangalore. He will partner Sagar Prajapati, Creative Director, in leading the creative function.
His last stint was with JWT Bangalore.
“It’s been 12 long years for me at Orchard, and I’ve been with the agency through its highs and lows. With us being on the uptrend, and great talent like Kishore coming onboard to partner us, is indeed a sign of good things to come. I’m hopeful of our collective creative leadership bearing fruit for the agency and our brands,” said Prajapati of Orchard Advertising.
Commenting on his appointment, Karumbaiah said, “Orchard and The Leo Group are known for their creative prowess and have produced some of the best work the country has seen. This gives me an opportunity to fuel this trend and further the creative standards of this agency. I’m also excited about gaining from the collective experiences of the team here and thrilled about getting an opportunity to groom and nurture some really good young talent.”
Kishore comes with 12 years of experience in the business, working with companies such as JWT, Rediffusion Y&R, Ogilvy & Mather, Hakuhodo Percept, MAA Bozell and Lowe Lintas. In his career, he has handled brands such as Airtel, ITC stationery, Nike, Infosys, Microsoft, Quest, Lenovo, Lotte, Tanishq, Fastrack, Taj Mahal Tea, Van Heusen, Signature, Kingfisher, Spice Telecom, Citizen Watches, Levis, and many others.
Thomas Xavier, Chairman and National Creative Director, Orchard Advertising said, “Kishore brings with him the perfect mix of youthful exuberance and skill to lead a young team of creative enthusiasts. We expect his contribution in upping the creative standards of the agency further, making our brands and clients benefactors of this progression.”
For the record, Orchard Advertising is part of The Leo Group that also includes Leo Burnett and Black Pencil.