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Ogilvy Bangalore appoints Joono Simon as ECD

He comes in here from Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka where he was Chief Creative Officer.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 4, 2011

Joono Simon has joined Ogilvy & Mather, Bangalore as Executive Creative Director. Joono, previously heading Leo Burnett Solutions – Colombo as Chief Creative Officer, joins Ogilvy with eighteen years industry experience and a slew of 40 international awards including several Cannes, D&AD and Clio awards. He has worked on multinational brands such as Jockey, Louis Philippe, Himalaya, Signature Whiskey, Peter England, Ford, and Pepsi Foods.

On this appointment, Prateek Srivastava, President Ogilvy South said, “We are sure that under Joono's creative leadership, and with the guidance of our National Creative Directors, Ogilvy Bangalore’s creative reputation will shine brighter than ever before. Joono comes to us with a robust and much applauded background having won at Cannes, Spikes Asia, and at Adfest.”

Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather India said, “For many years, we'd been hearing from industry peers about someone named Joono who's got an interesting point of view on things. Rajiv and I finally got to meet up with him and hear him out early this year and immediately figured he's the guy we've been looking for. A worthy Creative Head for the Bangalore office after Amit and Maalu, who did a great job for us there. I'm glad we are getting to work with Joono. I believe it’s an association that will be extremely productive and satisfying for our clients, Ogilvy and Joono.”

Before his Colombo stint, Joono was heading the creative team in Mudra South, overseeing the Bangalore, Chennai and Kochi offices. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and Senior Creative Director of JWT Chennai. He has also worked across agencies like Contract, RK Swami BBDO, SSC&B Lintas and MAA Bozell. He was recently ranked in the top 50 Creative Rankings, Asia Pacific, proving that for this Botany Graduate, a shift to advertising was certainly the right move.

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