Ad agency Bates David Enterprise has moved to its new office in Chennai. Subhash Kamath, group CEO, Bates David, who inaugurated the new premises, said: “Chennai is an extremely important and growing market for us. We are ambitious about Chennai and aim to be in the Top 3 Chennai agencies in the next couple of years.’’
Digby Richards has taken over as chief executive officer of BatesAsia 141. He was the company’s COO. Bates 141’s regional president Jeffrey Yu has now been appointed chairman of BatesAsia 141.
Ambika Nehru has joined Rediffusion DY&R Pvt. Ltd (RDYR) as an executive creative director. Nehru has more than a decade’s experience in advertising, and has helped build brands such as Marico, McDonalds, Reliance and Nestle. Say Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar and Ramanuj Shastry, chief creative officers of RDYR: “We want RDYR to be a hub of exciting talent. Ambika is full of ideas, strong in films and is a team player.”
Ajay Verma has joined Percept H Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, as senior vice-president and will be responsible for the Mumbai office. Verma has spent 14 years in the advertising business and moves from Rediffusion DY&R, where he was vice-president and headed the Colgate business.