HappyÂ mcgarrybowen has appointed Vimal Singh as Senior Creative Director and Varun Khullar as Creative Director in its Gurgaon creative team. Singh moves from Ogilvy, Gurgaon while Khullar moves fromÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowenÂ Bangalore after a three year stint at the H.Q. to bolster operations atÂ Happymcgarrybowen, Gurgaon.
Singh started his advertising career 14 years ago with Ogilvy Calcutta. Since then, heâs worked with other mammoth agencies such as McCann Delhi, Contract advertising, and has done two stints with Ogilvy Gurgaon. Heâs worked on numerous award-winning ideas for brands like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Mother Dairy, Dominoâs Pizza, Google, Phillips, WWF, and many more. Heâs no stranger to national and international accolades such as Cannes, Clio,Â Lurzerâs Archive,Â Envies and Goa Fest.Â
âIâve always loved the kind of workÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowenÂ has done over a decade and when the opportunity to join the team came along, it didnât take me a moment to grab it. And just a couple of days with the energetic, fun,Â happyÂ shiny folks here, one realizes how aptly the place is called âHappyâÂ mcgarrybowenÂ and how that shines in their work. Iâm really excited about my role and have happily dived headfirst into it.â says Singh.Â Â Â
Khullar graduated with an honors degree in Economics, but then decided that itâs not his cup of tea.Â An avid coffee addict, Khullar has been in the advertising world for the best part of the last decade with stints at Ogilvy, McCann, Creativeland Asia and currently atÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowen.Â Over the years he has won various awards and handled a wide array of clients like Sprite, Appy Fizz, Flipkart, Honda, Ola, Myntra, KFC, Pizza Hut, Godrej Aer, Hippo Baked Munchies, Duroflex, Wildcraft and Reebok, to name a few.
âIâve been a part of the bucktoothed brigade for a good three years now and each has been more interesting and challenging than the previous. I joined the Bangalore office as a glorified daydreamer who helps big brands sell their stuff. But the forging torches atÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowenÂ moulded and chiseled me into something resembling a Creative Director. And so I felt I was ready to carry theÂ happyÂ flag and their way of working to the newly minted Gurgaon office.Â The clients are new, the team is new but it has the same vibe. And thatâs whatÂ HappyÂ is. A feeling. It isÂ an ever-changing, ever-evolving organism thatâs full of surprises. Like the opportunity of writing a quote for my first press release,â said Khullar.
Kartik Iyer, Co-Founder and CEO, said,Â âIt has been a little over six months since we started operations in Gurgaon. The response from the market and the results have been extremely encouraging. We are veryÂ happyÂ to have the quality of talent that Vimal and Varun bring to the already energetic team atÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowenÂ Gurgaon. The fact that they have worked together before shows in the chemistry of how they work together. I look forward to them pushing the envelope ofÂ Happyâs creative product. We wish them all the best and look forward to many more successes atÂ HappyÂ mcgarrybowenÂ Gurgaon.â
HappyÂ mcgarrybowen, Gurgaon currently handles the business of Suzuki Two wheelers, MG Motor Company and Jabong.com.