Lall had co-founded the agency four years ago
Campaign India talks to clients and industry folks to understand what the digital landscape will look like in 2010.In what appears to be a major shift in Unilever’s communication strategy, the MNC recently announced its first global digital roster. It has brought Euro RSCG 4D, Publicis Group’s Razorfish and independent agencies AKQA and Lean Mean Fighting Machine on board with an objective of embedding its global brands deeper into the digital landscape.
Integrated agency iris, has appointed Josh Thomson as regional CEO for Asia Pacific. Thomson, who is currently CEO of iris’ in-house strategy consultancy ‘Concise’, will be charged with overseeing the Sydney, Melbourne, Delhi and Singapore operations and the opening of further offices in the region. His appointment comes following the announcement that Richard Bleasdale is to depart iris at the end of the year. Param Saikia, CEO of iris India will report into Thomson.
iris India has roped in the CEO of Publicis Modem/Dialog, Param Saikia (pictured), to the post of iris India’s CEO. The agency will bring in 16 more new people in the coming weeks.Based in Delhi, Saikia will report to Stewart Shanley, the CEO of iris Worldwide. His initial focus will include working closely with managing director Alok Lall to strengthen the agency’s digital and experiential capabilities, as well as grow iris’ client base in India, which currently includes Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, Shell and adidas.
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