Close on the heels of the announcement of Nikhil Shahane as Vice President – Mobile and International Business and Mahesh Patil as Chief Technology Officer comes another significant appointment that of Navin Kansal as National Creative Director.
The move marks an important phase in the digital agency’s journey of growth where the endevour is to ensure seamless integration of creativity and technology.
Welcoming Navin on board, RajDeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett India, said, “Navin is a creative genius when it comes to digital and he happens to join us at a right time when we are looking to fast-track Indigo’s growth as a full-service digital agency and a technology hub for clients. Navin’s experience of creating exemplary work on many brands reflects his ability to make an idea look great across digital platforms. His passion for innovation will drive the change brands need, thus helping to take the quality of our offering notches higher!”
Harshad Hardikar, COO, Indigo Consulting, added, “Navin and I have worked together in the past and I am fully convinced about his great ability to think big brand ideas that can create magic for brands, using digital media. This is the most critical position we were waiting to fill-in for some time. I’m sure that Navin’s creative acumen coupled with his leadership skills will take Indigo’s creative reputation to new heights.”
Commenting on his joining, Navin Kansal said, “Indigo Consulting has a great momentum going forward and a huge potential that is waiting to be tapped. The agency is blessed with great clients and a multi-disciplinary team that is rich in experience with full-service offerings that very few digital agencies in India have. I look forward to working closely with Harshad and Raj to leverage the technology, UX and mobile capabilities of Indigo in new and innovative ways to solve business problems. My focus will be to design and implement digital solutions with a human purpose in mind, by keeping Leo Burnett’s HumanKind philosophy as my North Star.”
Navin joins Indigo Consulting from Grey India where he was spearheading the agency’s digital creative function as Executive Creative Director and worked on many brands, including Volkswagen, Dell, Cadbury (Bournvita, Silk), Birla SunLife, ICICI Bank, Go Air, ITC, STAR Network, Sony LIV and Adobe.
Before Grey, Navin spent nine years at OgilvyOne Worldwide, Mumbai, where he was Creative Director on key accounts - Unilever, Tata Safari, The Economist, Vodafone and Perfetti van Melle.
His work has received recognition at various award shows for creativity and effectiveness across various categories in digital, including Spikes Asia, Adfest Asia, PMA-Asia, ECHO Awards, Yahoo! Big Idea Chair, Effies, IDMA, DMA India, DMA Asia, Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, Goafest (Abbys) and Outdoor Advertising Awards.
Navin has also served on the jury of the Digital Asia Festival, Goafest, Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA) and ECHO Awards.