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Sep 20, 2013

Cheil expands digital team, ropes in Ranjan Nautiyal and Murali Gopal

Nautiyal was with Ogilvy & Mather; Gopal joins from Rediffusion-Wunderman

P Murali Gopal (L) and Ranjan Nautiyal (R)
P Murali Gopal (L) and Ranjan Nautiyal (R)

Cheil Worldwide SW Asia has expanded its digital team with the appointment of Ranjan Nautiyal as group creative director and P Murali Gopal as senior creative director.

Nautiyal moves from Ogilvy & Mather where he was senior creative director and Gopal from Rediffusion-Wunderman, where he was creative director. Both will report to Rajesh Bhatia, SVP and head - digital services, and Nima DT Namchu, creative head and ECD, Cheil Worldwide SW Asia.

Hari Krishnan, COO, Cheil Worldwide SW Asia, said, “Ranjan and Murali are valuable additions to Cheil's integrated creative team. They bring with them combined sensibility of insights, ideas and technology - all these dimensions are critical to create sparkling digital work within the context of the overall consumer journey. We will be able to better deliver our promise of 'Ideas That Move' with these new talent additions. ”

Bhatia added, “We have always believed that excellence in digital can be truly achieved only if a layer of creativity is added to technology. These two appointments are in keeping with our goal of becoming the foremost digital and integrated set ups in the country. ”

In over 15 years in advertising, Nautiyal has worked with mainline and digital agencies including SapientNitro, BC Web Wise, Contract and Euro RSCG.

Gopal has spent two decades in communications, across Purple Focus, Caffeine Interactive (a brand he set up in 2009), Wunderman, Madhyam (Publicis), Rediffusion DY&R and Clarion (141 Sercon).

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