Mullen Lowe Lintas Group today, through an internal communique sent out by Joseph George (Joe), Group Chairman & CEO, MullenLowe Lintas Group announced the leadership for its flagship agency – Lowe Lintas.
Arun Iyer, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas will operate as Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of the agency. Partnering him will be Lintas veteran Raj Gupta, currently President and Mumbai office Head, Lowe Lintas who will operate as CEO of the agency.
Both these appointments, the communique said were to be effective from April 1st, 2017.
Commenting on the new elevations, Joe said: “Given Lowe Lintas’ consistent brilliant performance over the past 4/5 years, I feel the time is just right to leverage on this momentum and shift gears. But to do so, we need a dedicated and fully empowered leadership. I have worked long, and closely with both – individually and as a team; and I can without a shred of doubt say that Arun and Raj are best placed in experience, expertise and energy to fulfil Lowe Lintas’ business, effectiveness and creative ambitions going forward.”
MullenLowe Lintas Group (MLLG) in India is group of 8 agencies. These include two creative agencies – Lowe Lintas and Mullen Lintas; and another six agencies offering PR, Digital, Activation, Design, Consulting and Video Content respectively.
It may be recalled that when Mullen Lintas was launched in mid-2015, Amer Jaleel and Virat Tandon were handpicked from within the company to lead Mullen Lintas as Chairman & CCO and CEO respectively.
Arun who has been with Lowe Lintas for over 15 years has been the creative genius behind many campaigns across Surf Excel, Idea, Tanishq, Axis Bank, Paperboat, Freecharge, Hotstar, Google, OLX, Fastrack, Flipkart, Hike and many others. He was the youngest Creative Director in the history of Lintas to have been appointed National Creative Director in 2010 and also when appointed Chief Creative Officer in 2016.
Arun Iyer said: “Over the last few years, we have really worked hard to build our reputation as India’s most effective agency on the back of breakthrough creative solutions. Nothing gives us more joy than our brands succeeding in the market. It is with this intent that we are getting ready for the future and the plan is to ensure we have the most contemporary hyper-bundled offering in the industry. This is a huge responsibility, but we are both excited and clear on what we need to be doing going forward.” – Broadcast and CableSat Bureau