picks N Ramesh as creative director

The agency has hired N Ramesh ex national creative resource, Lowe as creative director, O Delhi, and is targeting growth at four times the industry s pace

The Delhi office of O India is buzzing with hive like activity. Not at all surprising, considering the bureau has added some forty pairs of arms and legs, at various levels, in the last three months: thirty three in the advertising business, and seven in other disciplines, to be precise. This sudden influx in human resource is easily accounted for LG Electronics. The agency has dedicated considerable talent, both in account management and creative, to the prized Korean client, so 11 ad films for the brand within days of winning the business comes as no surprise.

O it appears, is committed to giving LG the “true Ogilvy creative experience”. And to help it on its way, the agency has hired N Ramesh ex national creative resource, Lowe as creative director, O Delhi. Speaking about Ramesh’s appointment, Vibha Desai, executive director, O Delhi, animatedly says, “Ramesh is a great guy and a wonderful addition to O O is known for its fabulous creative work, and we expect Ramesh to maintain that tradition.” (Purely for the record, Ogilvy’s Delhi office won 19 international awards last year, which, Desai feels, is probably more than those won by the next five Delhi agencies put together!)

A dropout of the Ken School of Arts, Bangalore, Ramesh started his advertising career at Everest Integrated Communications, Bangalore, in 1985. In 1989, he moved to Enterprise Nexus, where he spent eight years working his way up to creative director level. The brands and accounts that he worked on at Nexus include Standard Chartered, the Leela Group of Hotels, Britannia, Compaq, Van Heusen, Titan and Calida. He moved to Ambience Advertising, Mumbai, as creative director in 1998, where he led a 42 member creative team on brands such as TVS Suzuki, Parle, Godrej, Marico Industries and Lakme.

Ramesh then moved to Kenya for a one year project with Lowe, which involved launching Coca Cola in East Africa and revamping the image of Tusker Beer. Upon his return to India, he was appointed a rolex watches for sale s national creative resource at Lowe. A thoroughbred Bangalorean to the core, Ramesh may be finding it tough countering the harsh Delhi winter, but there’s no doubting he is warming to the challenges in store for him at Ogilvy.

While Ramesh is rubbing his hands in anticipation of doing some good work, the Delhi office is anticipating substantial growth this calendar year (Jan Dec 2004), especially in light of the two big wins last year LG and the Rs 20 crore advertising duties of Hindustan Times. Staying true to the WPP diktat of keeping financials under the lid, Desai merely gives an idea of the projected rate of growth. “What I can say is that we are targeting growth at a pace three to four times greater than that at which the advertising industry is growing.” The latte rolex watches for sale r, according to market estimates, is between 7 to 8 per cent.

It’s not just the advertising business that has brought cheer to O Delhi. Desai reveals there has been healthy growth in the other disciplines as well. Ogilvy Interactive, OgilvyOne, Ogilv rolex watches for sale y Signscapes (the new division that straddles retail advertising, merchan rolex watches for sale dising and signage solutions) and Ogilvy Healthcare have all contributed considerably to the agency’s growth, she says. And the focus for 2004 will be tourism, the government sector, social and healthcare. And consolidation of the LG business, of course.

Pickpockets target Christmas shoppers

Constable Kenny Ferguson, of the community safety department at Airdrie police office, said: “Be especially mindful of your property when out shopping.

“Always try to separate valuables into different pockets, with your purse or wallet in one and credit cards in another; and always try to ensure you keep bags close and within sight.”

THREE properties in Airdrie have been targeted by wilful fireraisers in a series of incidents during the past fortnight.

Lit papers were pushed through the letterbox of a flat in Parkhead Lane, rolex watches for sale near the town centre, last Friday afternoon.

The front door was damaged in the attack, which happened b rolex watches for sale etween 3.30 and 3.45pm while the house was unoccupied.

A garage door in South Biggar Road, Gartlea, was set on fire between December 10 and 21, and a small amount of damage was caused.

Finally, a padlock securing the metal door of a warehouse in Flowerhill Street in the town centre was set alight between December 16 and 19.

WOULD BE robbers attempted an aerial assault as they attempted to break into a Coatbridge bookmakers on Sunday.

The thieves tried to access Scotbet on Dundyvan Road through the roof of the premises, even removing ceiling tiles.

However, they were disturbed and made off after the shop’s alarms sounded due to the incident between 6pm and 8.10pm.

A LAPTOP computer and a quantity of jewellery were stolen f rolex watches for sale rom a house near Monklands Hospital during the afternoon last Sunday.

The incident at the property in Heatherbank Walk took place between 1pm and 4.45pm.

THIEVES left empty handed after attempting to break into sheds last weekend.

A man tried but failed to gain entry to a hut in Lochearn Cre rolex watches for sale scent in Thrashbush at 3am last Sunday morning.

He is described as being around 5ft 10in tall, wearing a dark hooded fleece and light coloured jeans.

A shed at Floyd Street in Coatbridge was also broken into overnight last Saturday into Sunday, but nothing was stolen.

ANYONE with information on these or any other crimes are asked to contact Airdrie police office on 01236 505100, Coatbridge police office on 01236 502000 or Crimestoppers, where details can be given anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

Pickpockets swoop on shoppers in Brighton and Hove From The Argus

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