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Mindshare appoints M K Machaiah as Chief Innovation Officer – South Asia

12-December-2017
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Mindshare appoints M K Machaiah as Chief Innovation Officer – South Asia

Mindshare, India’s largest full service media agency, a part of GroupM has announced the appointment of M K Machaiah, known as Mac, as Chief Innovation Officer – South Asia.

In this role, Mac will lead the integrated approach to consumer engagement and strengthen brand propositions across all consumer touchpoints including traditional, social and experiential. He will be responsible for setting up Innovations Lab through systemic integrations of Content+, Social and Activations and building sports practice. He will build future-ready capabilities and revenue models by assessing the scope of each practice, set the innovation vision & drive the team to work on client specific propositions. Mac has worked across global markets and has proven ability to bring together different cultural nuances which will be critical in the integration of these 2 diverse practices.

Mac has spent more than 18 years in the industry and after spending over a decade in different media agencies including a 2-year stint with Mindshare India, Mac became an integral part of the India leadership team in 2012 as Office Head, South. He then progressed Chief Executive Officer, SSA to lead Mindshare Sub Saharan Africa region where he was entrusted with the responsibility to set up Mindshare and consolidate Unilever business across Sub Saharan Africa and drive global best practice for Unilever in the region.

Prasanth Kumar, CEO Mindshare South Asia, commented on the appointment, “Mac has been a part of the Mindshare family and comes with credible and rich experience in the industry. We have always taken not just the lead but also the leap in defining industry’s best practices and becoming the trusted marketing partners for our clients. To take this leap, we have appointed Mac Machaiah as Chief Innovation Officer – South Asia who brings experience across industries and markets, which makes him the perfect fit to assist in the growth of the agency. We warmly welcome Mac on his new role and look forward to reaching greater heights.”

Commenting on his new role as Chief Innovation Officer – South Asia, MK Machaiah (Mac) said, “Mindshare is one of the largest media agencies and I am delighted to embark on a new journey with them. It’s an honour to be a part of an organization with great stature in the industry. I am excited to be working with some of the top creative and strategic minds in the industry at Mindshare. I look forward to utilising my knowledge and experience to fortify our position in the market and assert the trust of our partners and consumers”

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