FYI

Mayur Hola is the new national creative director at Havas India

Mayur Hola has moved from Contract to Havas Creative as national creative director. He replaces Nima Namchu who left the agency last November.

Hola has previously worked with McCann, TBWA and Grey. Hola was picked for being “not afraid to of venturing into the unknown and trying new things” according to Havas Group chairman and creative chief Bobby Pawar.

The announcement

Havas Group India has appointed Mayur Hola as National Creative Director, for Havas Creative, effective immediately. Hola will be closely working with Bobby Pawar, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Havas Group India to lead a refreshed creative proposition by leveraging Havas Group’s integrated capabilities.  

Based out of the Gurgaon office Hola replaces Nima Namchu, who moved on from the agency in November last year.

Having worked across agencies like Mc cann, TBWA, and Grey, Hola’s last stint was with Contract Advertising as ECD and EVP. Leveraging expertise and experience on a variety of brands across sectors which include, Nescafe, Pan Vilas, Tata Docomo, National Geographic, Truecaller, KFC, Dominos, Droom and Truly Madly, Hola is credited with numerous award-winning campaigns, across industry forums like Effies and Abbys.

Commenting on the appointment Bobby Pawar, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Havas Group India said “Mayur has got a great body of work.  He is a really good creative director, people and clients want to work with him. But that is not why I picked him to be National Creative Director, for Havas, I chose to work with him because he is not afraid of venturing into the unknown, trying new things or new ways to do traditional stuff.”

“I remember joining a business where one entered the office, walked past accounts, admin, media, servicing, health, studio, films, creative and finally the kitchen. All under one roof, working together on the brands we partnered, and then it all went to pieces, quite literally. Today we are back to that model, which is the only way forward. One which Havas has intuitively followed long before the flood. It takes a village to raise a brand and the Havas village is physically and philosophically integrated to help brands produce tech enabled, measurable work. In addition to that, having access to the Vivendi Group Companies, (UM, Dailymotion Gameloft) is super exciting. Now to make sure that the creative product looks and works as well as the promise is on paper. I look forward to going back to the future, with Bobby and Rana who are so full of verve and bring with them such a positive whirlwind of change.” added Hola.

Source: Havas press release

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