Law & Kenneth beefs up senior team

MUMBAI: Law & Kenneth’s India arm has made three top level recruitments in Rana Barua, Amardeep Singh and Samir Datar in order to align its management and creative leadership with its growth plans.

Barua comes in as chief operating officer, Singh as chief creative officer and Datar as senior vice-president, strategic planning.

Law and Kenneth CEO Anil Nair confirmed the news to and also said, “These appointments are a part of organisational restructuring at Law and Kenneth. The agency has been seeing tremendous growth over the past couple of years and today we are a force to reckon with in India. These positions have been created specifically to better cope with the growth spurt we are experiencing and to facilitate further growth.”

Barua will continue to be based out of Mumbai and will be in charge of Law and Kenneth west and south and will report to Nair. Singh and Datar will retain their base in Delhi.

As CCO, Singh will be in charge of creative business in the north and east and will report to Law and Kenneth NCD Charles Victor. Datar will look after the ITC business and will report to co-chairman and managing director Praveen Kenneth and Nair.

Barua’a previous stint was with Red 93.5 FM as COO from where he stepped down in January 2012. Before that he held the post of EVP - programming and marketing at Radio City for three and a half years. He has 19 years of experience in the field, having started at JWT as account executive in 1993. Subsequently, he has worked with Ogilvy and Mather, McCann, Rediffusion DY&R and Bates in the span of his career.

Singh, who is gearing up for his second innings at Law and Kenneth, has previously worked with agencies such as Mudra, Trikaya Grey, McCann Erickson, Contract, Dentsu Communications, M&C Saatchi and Law & Kenneth. With around 22 years of experience, he has worked with a myriad collection of brands like Jet Airways, SAS, Domino‘s, Coke, Perfetti, Yamaha, Hindustan Motors, Suzuki, Seagram‘s, RadicoKhaitan, Bacardi, Nestle, SmithKline Beecham, Dabur, Reckitt & Coleman, JK Tyres, Apollo Tyres, Grasim, NIIT, Royal Bank of Scotia, ABN Amro Bank, GPI Bravery, PVR Cinemas, Oberoi Hotels, The Lalit, Toshali Resorts, Bausch & Lomb, DLF Malls and Unitech.

Datar’s career spans over 20 years during which he has interacted and worked with diverse product categories. He started off as account director at JWT in 1996 followed by agencies like Cheil Communications, Bilcare Research and Acme Tele Power Ltd. He worked with brands like Maggi, Samsung, Hyundai and Nature Fresh.

Datar said, “I believe that Law & Kenneth is the most exciting and challenging place to be right now and I look forward to contributing my bit to the excitement. My role will be to have strategic focus on all brands under ITC, which is also the core strength of Law and Kenneth.”

Latest Reads
Mother's recipe undertakes initiative for war heroes

MUMBAI: India’s homegrown pickle brand Mother’s Recipe initiated a new campaign called, tribute to our motherland to salute the supreme sacrifice and selflessness of our brave men in uniform. Under this initiative, the company will contribute Rs 3 from the sale of every special edition Mothers...

MAM Marketing MAM
Is India ready for the impact of AI on marketing?

MUMBAI: From self-driving cars to voice assistants Siri and Alexa, artificial intelligence (AI) is expeditiously becoming popular. While one may think of AI only as intelligent robots or technology, it encompasses everything from Google’s search algorithm to e-commerce to geo-target and...

MAM Marketing MAM
Kajaria Ceramics touches patriotism with Akshay Kumar

MUMBAI: Kajaria Ceramics has launched another new ad campaign with its official brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The company recently launched a TVC for its bathware solutions brand KEROVIT with Anushka Sharma.

MAM Marketing MAM
Duroflex launches sleep marathon with Milind Soman

MUMBAI: We are living in the time of the gig culture where staying up all night to meet project deadlines is celebrated. However, long term effects of lack of sleep are hardly discussed. Keeping this in mind, Happy mcgarrybowen, the creative agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has conceptualised the...

MAM Marketing MAM
Ogilvy India makes key top-level appointments

MUMBAI: Advertising agency Ogilvy India has announced the appointment of Prem Narayan as its new chief strategy officer and Balagopalan Ganapathy as the new head of planning, Ogilvy Mumbai. Narayan and Ganapathy have started in their respective roles with immediate effect.

MAM Media and Advertising People
SVG Columbus debuts with big wins at IAMAI's 8th India Digital Awards

SVG Columbus has been honoured with 2 Golds and 1 Silver by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on its debut. For the record, SVG Media was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in April 2017. Post the acquisition, SVG Media launched Columbus – an agency focused on Data Driven...

MAM Marketing MAM
81% Indians find ads intrusive: KMB study

MUMBAI: A well-executed multichannel campaign is a thing of beauty. But over one in four of the campaigns we see are not well integrated, and consumers are much more critical than marketers about campaign connectivity. Also, less than half of all campaigns take full advantage of different channels...

MAM Marketing MAM
Vivo YouTube campaign saw better response using Vogon

MUMBAI: Chinese smartphone brand Vivo rolled out a digital campaign - ViewTube, giving a new wave to YouTube’s ongoing TrueView Ads. With the launch of its V7 model, Vivo leveraged Google’s Director Mix tool to launch a campaign that offers a unique creative solution to gauge higher viewer...

MAM Marketing MAM
Big Bazaar launches game to promote R-day sale

MUMBAI: Hypermarket chain from Future Group, Big Bazaar, has created a mobile game to promote its mega property, ‘Big Bazaar Sabse Saste 5 Din’. Designed and executed by L & K Saatchi & Saatchi, Big Bazaar’s innovative deal game is set to transform the shopping experience in India....

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories