MUMBAI: There’s some change at top at the McCann Erikson office. The agency has roped in Suraja Kishore from Publicis Ambience for its Mumbai office as the head planning.
Suraja comes with over 17 year of experience and has worked on Idea Cellular – What an Idea, and the iconic Tata Tea – Jaago Re campaigns. On his new role, he said, “McCann Erickson is known for its creative force and it has brands that enjoy scale and size. I think it is the right place for strategic planning to make a real difference. I look forward to creating transformational brand stories that are based on powerful human truths.”
He is a postgraduate from Tata Institue of Social Science and began his career as a copywriter at the then Chaitra Leo Burnett. He began is planning stint in Mudra Delhi. He has worked on diverse categories and brands such as Croma, Ginger Hotels, Lakme, Axa Insurance, Citibank, Park Avenue Men grooming products, World Gold Council, Renault Duster, Henko Detergent, Tata Automotive, Hershey’s Milk Mix, Electrolux, Yamaha Motorcycles, Ariel Detergent and Suzlon, among others.
McCann Erikson president Govind Pandey said, “Suraja will gainfully enhance ME's strategic planning prowess. He is a seasoned professional and has an interesting and rich way of seeing life and people. His contribution will enhance relevance for our brands by adding depth and nuance to our solutions.”
McCann Erickson Mumbai senior VP and GM Namrata Nandan added, “McCann Mumbai’s team is strengthened with Suraja’s addition, and we look forward to working together and creating great work for our brands.”