Deepesh Jha, who has been with Rediffusion Y&R as Executive Creative Director and Branch Creative Head at their Delhi office, has decided to bid adieu to the agency, according to senior sources in the industry. Jha has been successfully leading their largest client Airtel for two years.
It may be recalled that the agency had announced his promotion in February 2010.
Jha has been associated with advertising for the last 15 years and had started off with Bates 141 (then Clarion Advertising) and in early 1997 moved to Euro RSCG, to work on Essar Cellphone.
He then joined McCann in the beginning of 1998. During his five-year stint at the agency, he had worked on accounts such as Reckitt Benckiser, Dettol, and Perfetti’s brands Alpenliebe and Big Babol, besides putting in place the first Sprite commercial with the tagline: ‘Baaki Sab Bakwaas’. He has also worked with agencies like JWT, Cheil, Publicis India, DraftFCB Ulka (then FCB Ulka) and Contract Advertising. In 2003, Jha shifted base to Kuala Lumpur to join Leo Burnett. In 2007, he moved to McCann in Kuala Lumpur.