Mumbai: Digital advertising agency Hashtag Orange on Tuesday announced the appointment of Amit Shankar as its co-founder and chief creative officer.
Shankar moves on from Famous Innovations, where he served as the head of creative at the agency’s Gurugram office.
In a career spanning over 25 years, Shankar has won multiple accolades such as metal at Cannes, One Show, AdFest, Spikes Asia, Effies and Abbies. His work has also featured often in Luerzer's Archive.
“Amit is a brand in himself, and we are thrilled to have him sail the ship for our creative department,” Hashtag Orange founder Mukesh Vij said. “Hashtag Orange is richer in its talents to have such a decorated creative soul be a part of the journey ahead. We look forward to making a big bang shortly.”
Shankar's advertising journey includes tenures at agencies like Publicis, J Walter Thompson, Contract and Grey (including Trikaya). Among the marquee brands he has actively contributed to and helped build, are Microsoft, Windows XP, Domino' Pizza, NIIT, Honda, Hyundai, General Motors, Monte Carlo, Pernod Ricard, Pedigree, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble, Hero MotoCorp, Times of India, Nestle, ITC, India Today, Government of India, Whirlpool, SpiceJet, Hindustan Times, Montecarlo and Revlon, according to the agency.
“The best thing about advertising is that it unfolds a whole new chapter for you, every time you look forward to breaking the continuum," commented Amit Shankar. "Being a technology-driven agency, Hashtag Orange offers a rich playfield for ideas that ride on tech. The creative energy here is irresistible and infectious, and I look forward to adding more vigour to it. The time is to un-learn and learn much more; I see lots of experiments, innovations and some sharp work on the cards.”