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
as a Cost Center
What’s 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.
Trutiya Sandesh Gharat
Shamreen M.I Kadar
Mother of dragons. 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 iced caramel macchiatos.
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.
The digital guru. 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.
The Mother of art. The ultimate director of everything creative, Keila brings 15 years of design experimentation, studio management and art direction to 26FIVE. Across all mediums, Keila gracefully guides her projects across the globe. Unable to resist living on the edge of permanent munching, she is mostly the proud Mother of Adrián and Damián.
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.
The campaign virtuoso. Ed is the multi-platform master credited for whipping numbers into shape. Innovative but results driven, Ed's accomplished career spans Microsoft, Adidas and the UAE Government, but his greatest achievement is his daughter who he speaks to in three languages.
To be or not to be - by the book. Adrienne serves as senior advisor for global HR, managing recruitment, immigration, legal compliance and employee relations, across all 26FIVE’s worldwide offices. HR leader for Pokémon and Chuo Mitsui, she navigates the larger picture and the day-to-day small pains with a practical and unexpected sense of humor.
The pilot in command! An entrepreneur, advisor and Yoda! The former CMO 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.
The wizard of all trades. Account management, copywriting, social media planning to business development, Ninad is the epicenter of all energy going into the work. Coming from Text 100, there is nothing Ninad cannot devise and resolve in either a full discussion or 140 characters.
Left brain in overdrive. Swapnil’s storytelling unfolds in full color, by stimulating brands with fresher outlooks and upward growth momentum. Before crafting new styles at 26FIVE, Swapnil was with TING, Accenture and Hosmac India Pvt. Ltd. He received his diploma in Graphic & Web Design from Arena Animation Pvt. Ltd. When he is not at work, you can find him scouring neighborhoods for inspiration.
Creator and communicator. Lover of all things beautiful and delicious. An organizer with an eye for aesthetics, Giorgia returned to her native New York after completing her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Communications and Communication Design in Italy. Enjoys hosting dinner parties and listening to an endless stream of podcasts.
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. In her role as a Graphic Designer, 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.
All with a smile. Gina is rising, flying off to apply her 3D, modeling, drawing and design ingenuity across videos, ads and presentations. Her design feels like her walk, elegant, light and always noticeable. Bakes mean cookies on a regular basis.
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.
Aashna, at your service. She received her bachelor’s in Mass Media from Malini Kishor Sanghvi College, and advertising is her specialty. When she’s not managing accounts for 26FIVE, you can find her practicing any known form of dance. Aashna is a voracious reader who is ready to pounce on whatever falls on her plate.
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.
A fine artist, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, percussionist, trekker and a hobby cook; Nagesh aspires to live life as a complete artist but 24 hours in a day aren't enough to pursue all of them! If he wasn't an artist today, we could have found him in a 5 Star hotel kitchen, preparing delicious south Indian dishes. In the span of the last 15 years he has worked with leading advertising, branding and media industries including Lowe, Turner International, Rediffusion, Dentsu, and M&C Saatchi to name a few.
And, the creative brief was all yellow! Amidst juggling multiple briefs, dealing with clients, and managing to keep designers and copywriters happy, Sabin remains freakishly updated with the world of football and is a die-hard Coldplay fan. A music-lover and fierce loyalist, he has refused to update his playlist for the past 4 years.
The Cat Whisperer! Sneha has yet to come across a brief she can’t conquer. After having worked with major telecom brands for years, she took the next obvious step of teaching people how to talk sports on digital. An integral part of the day-to-day India operations, she looks over everything under God’s glorious clouds of Andheri. She claims to have made solid progress in having taught her two cats how to speak human.
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.
The Mountain Child! No matter how tight the deadline, Vatsal remains as cool as the place he comes from. He can also transition from making spread sheets to picturesque decks without missing a beat. Currently, he is hatching a business plan to sell ‘Fresh Mountain Mist’ to unsuspecting city-folk.
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 afterhours with her trusted charcoal pencil. Disha claims to have taken some time off travelling (no one buys it).