New Delhi: In a significant development, FCB Ulka today announced the appointment of Keegan Pinto as Creative Head – FCB Ulka (West) and National Creative Director – Branded Content.
In this role, Keegan will be responsible for enhancing the creative quotient and strengthening the creative capabilities for the agency and will be based out of Mumbai.
With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Keegan is one of the most recognized and awarded names in the business. He has been a part of Colenso BBDO New Zealand, Publicis Ambience, Ogilvy & Mather India and Lowe Lintas. In his most recent outing, he was Creative Head of MTV India. His work has won him accolades at both national and international circuits such as D&AD, The One Show, Adfest, Cannes Lions, Abbys, Effies, DMA Asia Echo Awards, Promax India, Asia and World.
Keegan championed several memorable and impactful pieces of work for celebrated brands such as Lifebuoy, Tata Tea, Tetley, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Calvin Klein, He Deodorants, Askme, Kamasutra, Sunsilk, Gulf Oil, Nescafe, Vdot, Big Bazaar, Economic Times, TVS, Zoom TV, DNA, Airtel, Ashok Leyland, Onida, Bajaj bikes, BBC World, Claris Pharmaceuticals, Croma, DB Realty, DNA newspaper, IICE Vodka, Himalayan Water, Dove, Ponds, Lakme, Hindustan Pencils, Kodak, Kingfisher Airlines and more.
Commenting on the appointment, Rohit Ohri, Group Chairman and CEO of FCB India, “We’ve taken our time to find the right creative leader for FCB Ulka (West). Keegan fits the bill perfectly. The diversity of his experience and the depth of his talent will be key in driving the creative transformation agenda at FCB Ulka. Further, his experience with branded content will help us quickly scale up our content division. I’m truly delighted to have Keegan as part of our leadership team at FCB Ulka.”
“I am delighted to have Keegan Pinto on board. Content creation today is an integral part of all brand communication. Keegan has a unique blend of advertising and channel experience which is extremely relevant in today’s world. I am looking forward to working with Keegan in creating some truly memorable work for our clients” added Nitin Karkare, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FCB Ulka.
Commenting on the appointment, Swati Bhattacharya, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Ulka said, “Keegan’s thorough understanding of the communication business is phenomenal. The work he has created for his clients across brands is a testimony of the same! His creative acumen, ability to create magic for brands coupled with his leadership skills will surely take FCB Ulka to greater heights and we are thrilled to have him on board!”
“It is an honour to have been selected to drive change at FCB and be in the leadership team of one of the world’s first agencies and one of the country’s most solid. The big change story that FCB wishes to write is the most enticing challenge that tipped things over for me and I look forward to that. I personally love a change story, be it a brand or an agency and I can safely say that my journey has largely been driven by such opportunities. The timing is right with a new wave of change starting with a completely new management team almost. But what I hold of utmost importance is the fortune of getting to work with a bunch of good folks” commented Keegan Pinto.
Pinto has led some popular award winning campaigns such as ‘Bande Achchhe Hain’ for ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Stay Raw for MTV India, ‘Power of 49′ for Tata Tea, ‘Heat mein Dheet Hain’ for Onida ACs, ‘Inside waala Snaan’ for Tetley Green Tea, ’For Indian Values’ for Videocon d2h, the recent Beef Ban campaign for MTV and has been instrumental in the recently launched only-music channel MTV, MTV Beats. On the side, Keegan is a music composer/lyricist and awaits a few movie releases in 2017.