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Dentsu Webchutney appoints Gautam Reghunath as Senior VP and Branch Head
MUMBAI: Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has promoted Gautam Reghunath as senior VP and branch head, Bangalore.
Reghunath will lead a 40-member-strong team in Bangalore, overseeing clients including Flipkart, Dailyhunt, Helpchat and Quikr.
Reghunath, who was formerly VP, will report directly to Dentsu Webchutney CEO Sidharth Rao . As the branch head, Reghunath’s key role will be to further build on the Bangalore office’s business success in addition to strengthening the agency’s creative and content production capabilities.
Rao said, “Under Gautam’s leadership, our South India business continues to evolve at tremendous speed, having grown 200% over last year. From what was a five-member office in early 2015, we are now a 40-people-strong team in Bangalore. It is imperative that we have the strongest possible leadership there to take us to new heights. Gautam has an ambitious vision for the company and is a powerful advocate of putting young talent at the forefront of our business”.
Talking about his new role, Reghunath said, “This is a responsibility I am proud to be tasked with. The last one year has been great, being ranked number 1, great new clients and moving into our new space in Bangalore. We have embarked on an ambitious growth path, not just from a business perspective but also as individual creative professionals. The agency is brimming with young creative and leadership talent and it will be a privilege to lead them in our endeavor to continue evolving as a new-age agency – relevant for 2017 and relevant for our clients”.
Incidentally, Reghunath joined Dentsu Webchutney’s Mumbai office in 2010 at a junior servicing position and was tasked with building the agency’s Bangalore operations. He was recently named in Social Samosa’s ‘Top 30 under 30’ list and has previously worked with L&K Saatchi and Saatchi.
Dentsu Webchutney’s clients include Flipkart, Airtel, TI Cycles and Redbull across areas of digital marketing, online video content, website design, mobile marketing and social media. The agency runs with a team of over 200 digital marketing professionals across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
In India, Dentsu Aegis Network is supported through its seven global network brands namely Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Posterscope, Vizeum, psLIVE, Amnet, Dentsu branded agencies – Dentsu Creative Impact, Dentsu Marcom, Dentsu Communications, Dentsu Media, Taproot Dentsu and Dentsu Webchutney. Also newly added to the group are the recently acquired local brands of Milestone Brandcom, WATConsult and Fountainhead.