Digitas India, the global marketing and technology services brand from Publicis Groupe has appointed Abhishek Chaturvedi former Vice President at McCann Worldgroup as senior vice president and head of planning. Chaturvedi will report to Sonia Khurana, chief operating officer of Digitas India. In his new role, he will be responsible for assisting brands and businesses to leverage the agency’s comprehensive data, technology, creative, media and strategy capabilities and proprietary planning processes and effectively drive strategic growth and direction for the agency.
Congratulating Chaturvedi for the appointment, Sonia Khurana chief operating officer, Digitas said, “Abhishek’s specialty in decoding consumer behaviour, understanding of brand and business will complement and strengthen our current planning function immensely. Working with him in the last couple of weeks has been an absolute pleasure. It’s reinforced that not only is he going to be a great partner to our creative teams but also to our clients. Makes me very excited and confident about the future.”
On taking up the new role, Abhishek Chaturvedi said, “We are about being a ‘connected marketing agency’ and our business is about forging meaningful connections – whether it is between people, brands or businesses. All my interactions with Sonia Khurana, Mark Mcdonald and Unny Radhakrishnan have been energising and positive. Here’s a set of people absolutely determined about creating great work and I look forward to creating some magic together.”
Chaturvedi brings 18 years of experience in the advertising world to the team. Prior to joining Digitas India, Chaturvedi was with McCann Worldgroup as vice president. He held a similar profile at Ogilvy and Grey Group where he led planning for some of the leading brands across categories including Dabur, Marico, GSK, Colgate Palmolive, Voltas, BMW, Eicher, Hero Motocorp, Mahindra B2C & B2B, Wal-Mart, Max Life and some Government and Nonprofit organizations.