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Edelman India builds digital team with Kunal Arora and Deepak Agarwal hires

PR agency Edelman has made two appointments in India, bringing in Kunal Arora as national digital director and Deepak Agarwal as group digital creative director.

The announcement:

India, September 23, 2014: Edelman India today announced two strategic leadership hires that will help further bolster its digital business in India.

Kunal Arora has been hired as National Director of Edelman Digital in India, effective September 22, 2014. Kunal will be responsible for Edelman Digital’s business in India, overseeing business planning and development, leading a team of digital experts across Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. He will be based in Gurgaon and report to Gavin Coombes, President of Edelman Digital APACMEA and Rakesh Thukral, COO, Edelman India.

Also joining Edelman is Deepak Agarwal as Group Creative Director, Digital, providing further impetus to Edelman’s digital creative offerings in India. Deepak will be based in Mumbai, heading an all-India digital creative team, reporting to Kunal Arora. In his role, Deepak will lead the charge in elevating the digital creative for both content development and digital builds.

“The addition of Kunal and Deepak is critical to our plans to broaden our Digital offering in India across creative, strategy and build,” said Thukral. “Kunal’s digital advertising experience and Deepak’s award-winning creative expertise will strengthen our capabilities to deliver truly integrated campaigns to our clients.”

“Kunal and Deepak bring unique and extensive experience in a variety of fields, from advertising to direct marketing to digital to social media, and we look forward to making the most of all of their expertise together with their passion and commitment to excellence as we build the Edelman Digital brand and business across India,” said Coombes. “These two skill leaders will work with the strong talent base we already have on the ground and our over 1,000 digital professionals throughout the world for the benefit of our clients.”

Kunal Arora comes with over 16 years of experience in the digital advertising business. Before joining Edelman, he was the business lead at Hungama Digital Services for six years. Deepak Agarwal, in his last role, served as Executive Creative Director, Copy M&C SAATCHI-i – the direct marketing & digital division of M&C SAATCHI.

Source: press release

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