Rediffusion Y & R has announced the appointment of Pranav Harihar Sharma as Executive Creative Director, North and West.
Sharma has won more than 100 National and 50 International advertising creativity & effectiveness awards like, Adfest, Newyork Festivals, London International Awards, Cannes Lions, Goafest, EFFIEES, EMVIES, so far.
This year, Sharma was chosen as one of the Adfest-Fabulous Four Directors. The short film, ‘Watermelon’, written & directed by him was selected in this year’s Cannes Film Festival 2015- Short Films Corner.
In the year 2011 he was named as Ad club Mumbai’s Young Achiever. He won the First Cannes-Yahoo International Big Idea Chair for the short animation film ‘You Vs. Him’, written & directed by him, for green awareness.
Other major campaigns to his credit include Oppo Mobiles launch, CarDekho.com-Mr. I Know & Nikipedia, MTS-Always On and Voice Campaign, Amway-Attitude Launch Campaign, Nokia Dual Sim India Launch, Pizza hut 50th Anniversary Campaign, Fashion Bazaar launch, Big Bazaar theme Campaign, Godrej product launches to name a few.
In his 15 years of experience in advertising, Sharma has worked across agencies such DDB Mudra, JWT, Linen Lintas and Rediffusion Y & R. He has done notable work on brands such as Crocin, Sensodyne, Fox Life, National Geographic, Big FM, VLCC, Indian Army, Epic Channel, Kerala Tourism, Dabur Vatika Shampoo, CarDekho.com, Tupperware, Oppo Mobiles, DLF, Panasonic India, Yebhi.com, Volvo Cars, Celkon Mobiles, GPI (Four Square Cigarettes) MTS, Amway, GPI (Tea City), Amway, Nokia, Pizza Hut, Walmart, Hero, Sony, Timex, Godrej, Future Group, Emami, Femina, LIC, Star News,Tata Motors, Bank Of Maharashtra, Economic Times.
Speaking on his appointment, Dhunji S.Wadia, President, Rediffusion Y & R says, “Pranav is a one-of-a-kind creative person. He is a man of many skills and a bundle of energy.
At Rediffusion we have seasoned professionals from marketing, research, advertising, design and interactive backgrounds coming together to build strong client relationships. Pranav's understanding of the film medium along with his creative acumen will add significantly to our repertoire. I'm happy to welcome him back to our Rediffusion family.”
Speaking on the appointment, Rahul Jauhari, Chief Creative Officer, Rediffusion Y & R says, “Pranav is a multi-faceted, rising star who has done brilliantly well at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival as well as the Cannes International Film Festival. I’m more than happy to have someone who combines a flair for advertising along with a passion for film-making. Rediffusion has historically been a springboard for people with a passion for more than one thing. As ECD North & West, in addition to handling Mumbai businesses, Pranav will work with Jaideep Mahajan in building our Delhi operations into a creative powerhouse.”
Speaking on his appointment, Pranav Harihar Sharma says, “This is actually dual 'Home coming' for me. Apart from coming back to Rediffusion group, where I have worked earlier both in Mumbai & Delhi Offices, I am coming back to Advertising too after a real tiny break. When Rahul and Dhunji offered me to work for both Mumbai & Delhi offices along with the flexibility to pursue my 'Film-direction', it was more than an 'ideal' job for me.
The level of comfort I enjoy with Rahul, having worked with him in the past, and the opportunity to use my experience of working at Mumbai & Delhi Markets, makes the decision an absolute no brainer. I am looking forward to create some real magic in the second innings.”
Sharma holds an MBA degree and is a regular speaker in communication Institutes and workshops.