Avian Media has appointed Girish Balachandran as national head of marketing and group business director. He joins the agency from Waggener Edstrom, where he was client development director, EMEA.
On the appointment, Nitin Mantri, CEO, Avian Media, said, “Over the past few years, Avian Media has achieved steady growth as we focused on adding more marquee businesses to our client portfolio across centres. The company has grown rapidly in the last ten years and the time has come for our next big leap. Girish will initiate a new marketing drive for Avian as well as manage key client relationships. With his vast experience and business expertise, we aim to further strengthen our capabilities to become India’s most trusted advocacy firm by 2025.”
Balachandran has also worked with Perfect Relations, Ketchum (in the United Kingdom) and Pleon.
On his move, he said, "In just ten years, Avian Media has established itself as one of the most reputed businesses in communications consulting in India with an enviable portfolio of clients. My experience will help both multinational brands wanting to navigate to India as well as Indian brands exploring new markets in UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa. I look forward to working with the leadership team to achieve Avian Media’s ambition of becoming a trusted advocacy partner for clients through new innovation, creativity and thinking for our teams."