Vimal Singh and Varun Khullar team up for Happy mcgarrybowen’s Gurgaon arsenal
Happy mcgarrybowen has appointed Vimal Singh as Senior Creative Director and Varun Khullar as Creative Director in its Gurgaon creative team. Vimal Singh moves from Ogilvy, Gurgaon while Varun Khullar moves from Happy mcgarrybowen Bangalore after a three year stint at the H.Q. to bolster operations at Happy mcgarrybowen, Gurgaon.
Vimal started his advertising career 14 years ago with Ogilvy Calcutta. Since then, he’s worked with other mammoth agencies such as McCann Delhi, Contract advertising, and has done two stints with Ogilvy Gurgaon. He’s worked on numerous award-winning ideas for brands like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Mother Dairy, Domino’s Pizza, Google, Phillips, WWF, and many more. He’s no stranger to national and international accolades such as Cannes, Clio, Lurzer’s Archive, Envies and Goa Fest. Vimal’s classy yet disruptive style and happy demeanor make him a perfect fit for Happy mcgarrybowen Gurgaon.
“I’ve always loved the kind of work Happy mcgarrybowen has done over a decade and when the opportunity to join the team came along, it didn’t take me a moment to grab it. And just a couple of days with the energetic, fun, happy shiny folks here, one realizes how aptly the place is called ‘Happy’ mcgarrybowen and how that shines in their work. I’m really excited about my role and have happily dived headfirst into it.” says Vimal.
Varun graduated with an honors degree in Economics, but then decided that it’s not his cup of tea. An avid coffee addict, Varun has been in the advertising world for the best part of the last decade with stints at Ogilvy, McCann, Creativeland Asia and currently at Happy mcgarrybowen. Over the years he has won various awards and handled a wide array of clients like Sprite, Appy Fizz, Flipkart, Honda, Ola, Myntra, KFC, Pizza Hut, Godrej Aer, Hippo Baked Munchies, Duroflex, Wildcraft and Reebok, to name a few.
“I’ve been a part of the bucktoothed brigade for a good three years now and each has been more interesting and challenging than the previous. I joined the Bangalore office as a glorified daydreamer who helps big brands sell their stuff. But the forging torches at Happy mcgarrybowen moulded and chiseled me into something resembling a Creative Director. And so I felt I was ready to carry the happy flag and their way of working to the newly minted Gurgaon office. The clients are new, the team is new but it has the same vibe. And that’s what Happy is. A feeling. It is an ever-changing, ever-evolving organism that’s full of surprises. Like the opportunity of writing a quote for my first press release.” says Varun.
Kartik Iyer, Co-Founder and CEO says, “It has been a little over six months since we started operations in Gurgaon. The response from the market and the results have been extremely encouraging. We are very happy to have the quality of talent that Vimal and Varun bring to the already energetic team at Happy mcgarrybowen Gurgaon. The fact that they have worked together before shows in the chemistry of how they work together. I look forward to them pushing the envelope of Happy’s creative product. We wish them all the best and look forward to many more successes at Happy mcgarrybowen Gurgaon.”
Happy mcgarrybowen, Gurgaon currently handles the business of Suzuki Two wheelers, MG Motor Company and Jabong.com