Bates CHI&Partners has announced that it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Temple Advertising, a boutique advertising agency based in Bengaluru. Temple was founded in 2004 by Manmohan Anchan, Vidur Vohra and Srikant V.S.
Srikant V.S. will be the CEO of the agency while Manmohan Anchan will be CCO of the agency. The duo will also be managing partners of the group overseeing all of Bates CHI&Partners' offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Dhaka.
David Mayo, CEO, Bates CHI&Partners, said, "Bates CHI&Partners’ defined business mission is to create 'big ideas for ambitious brands. In developing our strategy in India we are building a creative network with scale. Temple is a renowned creative agency with a strong reputation and a broad vision of the world and with them around the table, we will deliver on this promise.”
Srikanth V.S. said, "We are incredibly excited to be part of a new agency set up in a new India environment and we hope to capture this new mood to build our business."
To underline the partnership and collaboration principles of this company, the agencies in Bengaluru will merge and become Bates CHI&Temple, with the rest of the network retaining the original Bates CHI&Partners branding.
Anchan said, "At Temple, we pride ourselves on our work. If it sells, it’s working. If it builds a brand, it’s working. We don't create work for clients or juries, we create work that works. The time is right for a new agency in India to give variety to the current order of things."