Jagdish Ramakrisnan joins Ogilvy

Updated story: Jagdish Ramakrishnan is to join O&M as Eugene Cheong's deputy.

Said Cheong, Creative President, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific:  "Juggi is a rare talent, he is one of Asia's most respected creatives; I'm thrilled he's joined our team. Despite the downturn, we remain committed to investing in top talent for the sake of our clients and their business. Juggi's remit is to elevate the standard of our overall creative output, with a special emphasis on Southeast Asia."

Working closely with Eugene Cheong, Juggi joins an impressive line-up of creative talent. His adept ability to seed out the big ideas for big clients, and instill creative innovation across all channels, will add a new dimension toward the overall creative process of the agency. Added Eugene; "Superior creative equals new business: Juggi's successful track record is evidence to this."

As the region's number one agency in terms of creativity, new business and effectiveness, Juggi will play a pivotal role in extending this leadership across these three measures. Juggi will also work closely with Gavin Simpson, newly appointed group executive creative director in Malaysia, Robert Gaxiola who recently joined the Singapore team, Gary Caulfield in Indonesia, Wisit Lumsiricharoenchoke, Nopadol Srikieatikjohn and Korn Tenpintarapriaksa in Thailand and the creative teams in Vietnam and the Philippines.

Said Juggi; I'm excited to join a team of true creative professionals, Ogilvy's depth of knowledge, talent and superiority when it comes to integration is rare, there is no other network like Ogilvy."

8 Comments

Anonymous said:

Kim, this news is correct. Juggi will join Ogilvy, working out of the Singapore office, Feb 1 2010. He joins Ogilvy as deputy regional creative director - reporting to Eugene

Anonymous said:

We should expect to see a Christian Dog campaign from O&M very soon.

Anonymous said:

While we wait, here's a quote from Juggis MD....

"Juggi has shown a desire to concentrate on award winning projects, his ambition to continue on this path will be better met at a different agency, as such he will leave the agency at Christmas," Burge said.

"I have an immense amount of regard for Juggi and we all wish him the best, however, it is our responsibility to deliver ideas and produce hard working campaigns for all our clients. As such, we are restructuring our creative department and bringing in the talent that share these ambitions."

Now that doesn't sound very amicable.

Anonymous said:

Yes it's true, Juggi will be joining O&M early next year.

Anonymous said:

I've worked with Juggi. And I can vouch for the fact that he is amongst the best ECDs in town. One of the best writers in town. And an awesome human being to boot. Well done, my friend!

Anonymous said:

Juggi, You are the BEST!

Anonymous said:

Ogilvy is like Real Madrid....they too spend top $$$ for their players....the only difference is that Real Madrid players actually score goals for the club not themselves.

Anonymous said:

Hail Juggi; and Eugene!!!

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