McCann has appointed Tejol Kolwalkar (pictured) and Juhi Chaturvedi as creative directors. For Kolwalkar, this is his second stint at McCann, an agency he left in 2003 when he quit advertising to write and direct films. He has worked across a vast portfolio of brands including Pears, Vaseline, Band Aid, Stayfree, Lifebuoy and Kodak among others.
His work has won A&M Golds for World Wildlife Fund as well as Cag and Abby radio campaign gold for ESPN.
Chaturvedi has worked with Lowe in the past for a short while as well as a long tenure at O&M. She has worked on brands such as Titan, Hutch, Fullerton and Cadbury Sprite among others.
Prasoon Joshi, chairman of McCann WorldGroup India, commented upon this development “I have worked with both Juhi as well as Tejol earlier and know first hand how talented and capable they are. They are a great addition and will enrich the McCann team and creative product. I welcome them to McCann”.
Kolwalkar, who had quit advertising in 2003 to focus on scriptwriting and filmmaking projects, says he got an offer from Joshi and Govind Pandey a few months back just when he was thinking of what he wanted to do next. He said, “The current creative environment here is fantastic. And the agency has a portfolio of brands with a very distinct voice. I can use my experience in short and mini-feature length films as I once again find myself in a full time commitment.”