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Dentsu Webchutney appoints Avinash Joshi as VP and Head of Social Advocacy

27 Dec 2017

Joshi will report to Anil Kumar, EVP and head - Delhi NCR, Dentsu Webchutney.

Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has recently announced the appointment of Avinash Joshi as vice president and head of Social Advocacy. He will report to Anil Kumar, EVP and head - Delhi NCR, Dentsu Webchutney.

Social Advocacy is aimed at building a network of credible advocates for brand - social media influencers, employees and even customers. In capable hands, it can be powerful ROI driven digital marketing solution, one that can harness the immense power of the digital community for the purpose of building positive brand associations.

Avinash Joshi

Anil Kumar

In a career spanning 18 years, Joshi has worked with Reliance Jio, Cheil, SapientNitro and the United Nations. He worked across businesses into Telecom, Consumer Electronics, Retail, Auto, FMCG, BFSI, Sports, Healthcare, Public Policy and Governance. His last stint was at Reliance Jio where he was AVP and Head of Social.

Commenting on his assignment, Joshi, says in a press release, "Social has fundamentally changed the consumer decision process and purchase path. Today, consumers have access to an exponentially growing number of opinions, tastes, and preferences via social connections. The days of strictly controlled brand messaging are long gone and without a clearly defined purchase path, word of mouth marketing (WOMM) has become more critical than ever. As marketers, we know that it's virtually impossible to duplicate the level of credibility that comes with a personal endorsement from a friend. Personally, I'm on an adventure-uncovering what people are thinking, feeling and doing-with a mission to connect brands with consumers in more meaningful ways and there couldn't be a better breeding ground than Dentsu Webchutney, an agency that always speaks with consumers instead of at them."

Commenting on Joshi's appointment, Kumar, says in a press release, "Today, a brand enjoys the option of being more human than it could earlier. It's no longer just about fans, but also friends. With Avinash joining us, we can now enable the brands that we partner, to harness the complete power of social media and their communities. We are very bullish on Avinash and the Social Advocacy vertical he's setting up, we are also backing them all the way with our talented tech, creative, content and data intelligence teams."