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’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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 after hours with her trusted charcoal pencil. Disha claims to have taken some time off traveling (no one buys it).
The silent spider. Ashwini doesn’t talk much and likes her type the way she likes her coffee – black and strong. On days loaded with work, you can find our in-house Web Designer cropping like it’s hot while munching on ‘kern’ flakes.
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.
Messy hair, baggy jeans, and a word wiz. Saransh is a bike enthusiast who believes that he holds the power to unleash creativity the moment he sits on a beanbag. Give him a gripping book and a cup of coffee, and you won’t see him for hours, well, at least till the coffee runs out. You’ll know it’s Saransh when you hear a random voice saying “I find dark humour repulsive” in a very sarcastic tone.
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.
A talented designer with a pinch of sass. Shamreen loves any form of art ranging from sketching, dancing, and interface design. Her biggest motivation is food and like-minded co-workers who discuss the lunch menu at 9 a.m.
The cool cat from South Bombay. Varun is a fireball when it comes to selling an idea. Having spent 4 years in the land of koalas and kangaroos, he certainly has picked up a lot more than just the slick Aussie accent. In his free time, you could find him whipping up a cocktail or organizing the most rhapsodized parties ever.
The term ‘fernweh’ doesn’t even begin to cover this trailblazer. Starting from Jammu, Sushant explored his way to Chandigarh, Fiji, and has now settled in the city that never sleeps. Having an extensive background in marketing and adequate experience with sports brands, he packs an urge to learn new skills and Grow Great.
The sports wiz! With an electronic and telecommunications engineering background, Kunal relentlessly chases deadlines like he chases the football across the field. Having worked with giants like Hotstar, Mumbai Rockets and Bengaluru Bulls, Kunal strives to explore a 360-degree approach in giving brand solutions.
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.
Suniksha completed her Masters in Media and Entertainment Marketing from Welingkar Institute of Management and Research and comes to us from Jio Studios, part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Scroll Media. She enjoys dabbling in strategy while planning communications for the brands she engages with. Suniksha is an anime and karaoke fan and is already fitting in great with the rest of the in-house Marvel and dog fans.
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.