The agency appoints Manish Ajgaonkar as Senior Creative Director and Ferzad Variyava as Group Creative Director
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 7, 2016
After having won a Kyoorius Creative Award last week, the agency has made two senior level announcements. Manish Ajgaonkar has been appointed as Senior Creative Director and Ferzad Variyava as Group Creative Director, to head the agency’s creative team.
With an experience of close to 18 years, Ajgaonkar brings on board his finely honed creative acumen after working with India's top creative agencies like HTA, Publicis Ambience, Saatchi and Saatchi, Contract and Interface FCB to name a few. His work has been recognized in local and international award festivals and he has also been on the jury of Goafest for Design and Out-of-home categories.
On his appointment Ajgaonkar said, “With the changing needs of advertisers nowadays, I feel there are very few agencies that are actually changing their creative product and thinking to match. Famous has been one such agency that has rapidly grown over the years and has developed a strong creative culture.”
On the other hand, Variyava brings his 15 years of experience with prestigious agencies like the DDB Mudra Group, Publicis Ambience, Alok Nanda and Company and JWT. He has had the good fortune of helming teams on marquee brands like Volkswagen, Renault, Twitter, Thomas Cook, Tata Housing and Lodha Builders to name a few.
Variyava said, “I have had the privilege of working with some of the most talented minds in my past agencies and I am now looking forward to working with Raj who I have always considered one of the most progressive people in the industry. I equally look forward to partnering Manish whose craft I have always admired. To me, an electric place like Famous is fertile ground to develop more inventive solutions for a newer, bolder breed of clients.”
Speaking about the appointments, Raj Kamble, Founder and CCO, Famous Innovations, said, “At Famous Innovations we have a culture which revolves around a very strong entrepreneurial mind set and we believe in ‘no compromise on work quality.’ I know both of them since long and they have been in the industry since quite some time hence we believe that they both are a perfect fit in our culture. We are honoured to have them and are looking forward to work with them.”