Why we exist.
We believe the people, the ideas and the brands that we grow
help better the world.
We embrace change and complexity, using ideas and technology to outlive, outlast and outsmart expectations.
We bring data and emotions together to create culture, experience and momentum that improve people’s lives.
Global and independent, we are fast, lean and elastic,
driven by outcomes and bottom lines.
within 6 Months
What is your vision?
Lead your market. Create new markets. Inspire your customer experience.
Own your story. Capture market shares. Engage teams to champion your brand.
Unite brands and cultures. Transform to grow. Elevate above crisis.
Position for M&As. Propel for IPOs.
We achieve positive outcomes
Brand Creation and Transformation
Culture and Engagement
Digital and Omnichannel
... an integral part of our team that strategizes, creates and launches our brand identity and products [spanning] all activities across all of our Regions and Business units...
… the passion they have for their clients. I never felt like we were just another client on their list but rather a brand they invested in, were engaged with and treated as their own.
... an outstanding job and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend their services highly to any company that is serious about getting their message out to their selected audience effectively.
Best agency. A great team of creative professionals. Make sure you listen to what they recommend because they will be right 95% of the time.
... a unique aptitude in bridging marketing insights with technical expertise, driving execution through complex organization demands and challenging timeframes.
Professional, highly creative, effective and timely in all the work they produce. Their out of the box thinking, coupled with completely reliable delivery makes working with them very enjoyable!
… truly understand the world of the fashion industry and design product programs that drive real business objectives.
… incredible energy and enthusiasm for the brand combined with rapid fire implementation generated great response.
… numerous CEO’s of Global Providers come up to me personally and say how effective the “Data Center as a Revenue Center” messaging resonates with the entire community.
… your contribution throughout this journey, on strategy, brand and culture, is invaluable and will always remain a part of the TCL DNA.
Why are we so damn qualified?
 We’re tough on ourselves.
 We don’t sugarcoat anything.
 We go out of our way to hire intellectually curious people.
 We don’t care how things were done in the past. We care about what works now.
 We maintain a healthy impatience.
An Account Management whiz, Prashant has passionately devoted over 7 years to Advertising and has worked on some of the top brands in India including Jaguar Land Rover, HDFC Home Loans, Bridgestone, GVK, Adani, Kotak Mahindra Bank and E-City Ventures. When not on top of his accounts, he can be found on top of a bike or a mountain taking in the view.
Shweta is a conjurer of ideas, a creator of content, and a writer of words. She harbors a love for reading and when not lost in her own world, Shweta is busy sipping chai and helping brands get creative with her words and ideas. She's a fandom nerd who loves making people laugh and believes that we can decrease 'world suck' by taking tiny steps together.
Killer of the Night King. The mega cleaner of all turnaround challenges, nothing too insignificant or too grand to be made better. Behind billions of brand value, Sophie is the unknown designer of many notable brand and business outcomes. Has an unquenchable thirst for nurturing and mobilizing both raw and tested talents. Can only be tamed with Krav Maga and Korean ginger tea.
The universal weapon. There is not a market, a country or a project that Stephanie has yet to tackle. From TBWA in Singapore, to Twins for Peace in Paris, to 26FIVE in New York, Stephanie brings in-depth insights to her international projects and impeccable execution on all experiences she orchestrates. Stephanie must eat rice once a day to keep her mojo flowing.
While storm deadlines may rage, Trevor always keeps the ship calmly centered – designing, developing, and guiding projects to perfection. He is an avid traveler, and his two cats have more Insta followers than you do.
The magical mind. A razor-sharp analyst with the plume of a Pulitzer prize, Claire has crafted some of the most intricate and transformative stories of our clients. From Nebraska to Sydney, she brings boundless intelligence in translating complexity into clear outcomes.
Sees things larger than life. Austin is the not-so-quiet giant of making ideas speak louder than words. A master of corporate identity and a black belt in taming the digital maze into a flawless experience, Austin draws, shapes and makes anything that can amaze one's mind. Austin’s passion extends to everything down to his coffee or tea choice.
The proud author. If it’s new media, video editing, brand identity, iconography, doodling or tattoos, Marco is the gentle fighter with a clear-cut punch in his design and precision in production. Marco knows how to transform and power a world of ideas, relentlessly training and perfecting each stroke and each strike.
The Master Planner. Melissa is the engine, driving all projects along with supreme efficiency. With names such as US Airways, Travel Channel, and USA Today under her belt, you can bet that nothing gets past her experienced eye. Melissa speaks four (!) languages fluently, and while she doesn’t do her crossword puzzle in pen, she’s close. She is married with two children, whom she adores most of the time - when they’re not driving her crazy.
Ashika loves movies, painting and solving puzzles. When not being ambidextrously creative, she is busy getting lost in Agatha Christie's books.
The pilot in command! An entrepreneur, advisor and Yoda! The former senior general manager international projects of Jet Airways, Head Aero Business Development, BIAL and CCO of GoAir; the only thing more impressive than Girish’s bio, is his personal best time in the Ironman triathlon. Besides managing his own travel analytics start-up, TravelSpends, he has shifted his focus to nurturing new talent. In his free time, he can be seen outrunning runners half his age.
Having received a Diploma in Commercial Arts from Nirmala Niketon Polytechnic College, as well as hands-on training from Krazy Electrons, Ritam Banarjee and Hive Masons, Sayali has brought a wealth of alternative creative solutions when tackling identity change and brand growth. She is a strong conceptual thinker who loves to sit and sketch to bring her visions and client’s objectives to life.
The man behind the books. Jitendra, or “Jitu”, is the mastermind behind the Mumbai engine. Finance, legal compliance, administration and keeping everyone sane are his specialties. His real power is in his unwavering curiosity to improve processes and efficiencies. He can also teach you how to drink Bailey's cocktails.
Head Honcho of Miscellaneous Stuff. Hana does her best work behind the scenes where she creates spreadsheets, organizes data, schedules meetings, edits documents, and books travel while listening to her favorite 90's playlist. Her background is in biotech so she loves conducting research and can find the answer to almost anything. When she isn't being a Master Juggler, she loves reading and writing online reviews to everything, jet-setting with family and friends, and staying up to date on trends. Delicious food is her Kryptonite.
A multifaceted multimedia specialist, Kirtee is a passionate designer who loves to both draw and paint. 26FIVE’s resident Michelangelo, if you will, she’s experienced in everything digital design, with caricatures and illustrations being her specialty.
Likes his art like his superheroes - darker, edgier, cooler and preferably from the DC universe. In-house illustrator extraordinaire, Rohit believes that his brush talks louder than words. If you can think it, he has probably already created it for a client (and got it approved without changes). On the weekends, he works as an emissary to DC Comics.
It takes a lot for this Thanos fan to ‘snap’. Apart from helping brands stand-out on social media and helping young advertising prodigies realize their potential, Mithil manages to squeeze in some time for his bike trips. With the end of the Avengers franchise approaching - he is currently in search of a new muse.
Been there, done that, got a passport full of stamps to prove that. Disha likes her art like she likes her cars - easy on the eyes and with some serious horsepower under the bonnet. An artisan by the day, and artist by night - she’s often spotted working during the after hours with her trusted charcoal pencil. Disha claims to have taken some time off traveling (no one buys it).
Give this vibrant visualizer a pair of headphones with blaring Eminem rap and he will give you masterstrokes. Having spent 2 years with the Sheikhs of Dubai and gaining a good hold on design and branding, Chiranjeev has an affinity for gradients in his illustrations.
Even with a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice, Sonali is not someone to be trifled with. Being a district level Kabaddi player, she can pummel challenges away at a snap of her finger. She can stretch her anchor point to a vast wavelength to get the job done with finesse. ‘Comic Sans walks into a bar…’ would be the way to get to her heart.
The design churner. Harsh is known to be overly fond of two things – brands and biryani. With a motive in life to never stay idle, Harsh keeps hustling, be it building brands, visualizing design concepts, tapping his feet to rap, reading random stuff over the internet, or simply eating.
A voracious reader, a dancer, and a four-legged furball aficionado. Ashna likes her copy like her puppers – short and full of energy. She is always ready to take on any challenge with a skip in her step and a smile on her face. One can occasionally hear her hum to Mumford and Sons, curse Ramsay Bolton on a Monday morning, or simply squeal when she sees a picture of a dog.
Jiayu graduated from CUNY City College of New York. In her spare time she’s a foodie who likes to explore NYC’s coffee shops and restaurants with friends. Along with yoga, she also loves communing with nature while hiking, going to the beach or just walking in the park.
Apart from listening to and exploring music (A LOT), she has an inexplicable love for bad puns, terrible jokes, and horror movies. She hasn't seen Breaking Bad yet and only watched Shawshank Redemption for the first time this week! Snigdha enjoys delving into the deep dark corners of the internet to look for odd things (and it gets extremely weird in there).
Don’t be fooled by her calm demeanor, Lovely is an all-fire go-getter. Her career is a staple of her long-term commitments, work ethics, organizational excellence, analytical and interpersonal skills. When not working, Lovely loves a little movie binging, loud singing, traveling and exploring Mother Nature. She also loves to decompress by cooking “occasionally.”
Football, cricket, lawn tennis, table tennis... Here are some of Rohan’s very cool sports accolades: he was in the school Athletics team and lead the under-17 cricket team for the England tour (Club level) and was a part of the under-19 Goa cricket team. Rohan joins us from Omnikon and he also worked with Wolfzhowl, a strategy firm as Lead Strategist. Rohan has an MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai.
With vast knowledge, agility, and the easy charm that comes only from experience, Jason leads the team’s client services and relationship management efforts. He has been a driving force behind new client acquisition and development, providing innovative solutions to support customers and boost brand awareness. Jason might well be one of the only marketing experts who can count NASA on his resume. As a communications officer and congressional affairs expert, Jason helped build key partnerships with the space agency and other governmental organizations. What’s more, he has over 20 years’ experience establishing strategic partnerships, building brands, streamlining operations and fostering client success for clients such as L’Oreal USA, the TATA Group and Heifer International. Jason is well versed in the art of managing multiple projects at once. On a personal level, and despite his career experience, this native Arkansan is about as down-to-earth as it gets.
Need a head-turning, awe-inspiring new approach for an event? Find Amelie for a master class in innovative concepts. Amelie is bullish when it comes to executing her clients’ visions, and is as comfortable managing a soiree as she is with product launches for hundreds. Her talent depth spans from the creation of global communication strategies, including website and video development, to post-event lead follow-up and capture. She has deftly overseen event budgets in the million of dollars with such clients as L’Oreal, Swarovski and Sony. Amelie holds a Bachelor degree from Ecole Francaise des Attachees de Presse et des Professionnels de la communication in Paris, and a Masters Degree in Media Management from the New York Institute of Technology.
With a rich history of working across disciplines, Jamili brings a broad, solid set of skills to the 26FIVE team. Detail oriented and accessible, she embraces her dual role as Finance Lead and HR Manager with grace. Jamili’s insights and persistence lead to positive outcomes for clients, vendors, and teammates alike. She also provides her attention to detail to proofreading and copy editing across the company. A hard core New Yorker, she grew up on theatre backstages and knows what it takes to perform magic. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University.
Our in-house equestrian, Harshika loves animals, dancing and yoga. A self-proclaimed fashion and food expert, she is a budding Account Executive from Bengaluru with a Bachelors in Commerce, an irrevocable hatred for avocados and an eidetic memory when it comes to rapping the exact lyrics from Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass.’
A GenZer walked into the midst of millennials… And the rest is history! Himani may be a young soul, but don’t let her fool you. This Account Executive is as sharp as a tack, with the ability to tackle the latest trends just as easily as she can nail that Tik Tok choreography. Aside from managing brands, she also has a knack for writing and singing jingles.
By day a Group Account Manager, by night a Dog father, Kartik is a complete movie buff and a professional binge-watcher (his words). ‘Less talking, more doing’ may be his mantra, but get a conversation started on any of the latest releases and he will jump right in - only when he is not busy curating content or developing a performance analysis report.
A Senior Copywriter who is a high-spirited travel junkie. When she isn't traveling, she surely is dreaming of it. Swasti has donned several hats through her career, starting off as a an anchor, moving onto becoming a reporter, radio jockey, a content writer and finally a program producer before making her foray into advertising.
With a passion towards working closing with brands and delivering end-to-end strategic solutions to them, Niyati is our Senior Account Executive with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. A Mumbai girl through-and-through, she is extremely fond of travelling and aspires to visit every corner of India on a solo road trip.