DDB Mudra appoints Sambit Mohanty as creative head, North

DDB Mudra creative head, North Sambit Mohanty

MUMBAI: DDB Mudra has roped in Sambit Mohanty (fondly known as Sam) as creative head, North. Sambit will be based out of Delhi and will report in to DDB Mudra Group chairman and CCO Sonal Dabral.

Sam joins DDB Mudra from McCann Erickson where he was executive creative director, New Delhi, instrumental in creating memorable work for Coca-Cola (Haan, Haan, Mein Crazy Hoon) and Aircel (Thoda Extra Milta Hai Toh Achcha Lagta Hai).

With over 14 years in advertising and design, Sambit has worked with world-class brands in categories ranging from Telecom, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Retail, Media & Publications, Healthcare and Lifestyle. In his diverse career, Sam has been a part of well-known agencies including Leo Burnett, Publicis, Lowe and Elephant Design and worked on an envious list of clients such as Coca-Cola, GM, Nestle, HP, Pernod-Ricard, Virgin Mobile, Hitachi, Max Bupa, Godfrey Philips, The Indian Express, BBC World, Tanishq, Britannia, Reckitt-Benckiser and more.

DDB Mudra Group chairman and CCO Sonal Dabral

On joining DDB Mudra, Delhi, Sambit said: “It's a privilege to be part of DDB’s creative culture that's guided by play books not rule books. With Sonal's help, I'm keen on creating a place where one looks forward to coming to work - even on a Monday morning. And also producing some glorious work along the way!

An avid quizzer, Sambit is well-known on the Delhi quiz circuit. He has had the distinction of being a finalist in BBC Mastermind as well as a National winner of the Brand Equity Quiz.

Sambit has won national and international awards including a Silver World Medal at New York Festivals. He has also been acknowledged by 4Ps business magazine as one of ‘India’s Gen-Next Creative Brains’.  

DDB Mudra Delhi president Vandana Das

DDB Mudra Group chairman and CCO Sonal Dabral said: “New Delhi is an extremely important market for us so I'm really happy that a talent like Sambit will lead our creative offering there. Sambit is among the rare breed of creative professionals in India who are equally comfortable with Hindi or English, with paper and pen or mouse and computer screen. I'm certain Sambit will play a big role in helping shape an exciting creative future for DDB Mudra Group.”

DDB Mudra Delhi president Vandana Das added: “We have got to dot our "I"s in the creative business. I am looking at ushering, welcoming, embracing creative leadership in DDB Mudra Delhi through Sambit. He is a phenomenal talent and he has got the three Is - Inspiration, Imagination and Involvement. Many "I"s put together becomes "We” and I look forward to generating some more incredible work from our office.”

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